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by Petermcc~Canada
Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martins in Ontario, Canada
Replies: 11
Views: 2340

Re: Purple Martins in Ontario, Canada

Hello, if you search the Forum for "Best Martin Housing For The North Part of PM Range" there is some very helpful information.
by Petermcc~Canada
Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martins in Ontario, Canada
Replies: 11
Views: 2340

Re: Purple Martins in Ontario, Canada

Wooden housing is a lot warmer than metal housing. Most northern landlords use wooden housing. It helps early arriving martins
survive those cold spells.
by Petermcc~Canada
Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin's went for a ride! Roofs and Martins on ground?!?
Replies: 3
Views: 1410

Roofless martin house

My neighbour here in New Brunswick Canada, who had a large purple martin colony, told me that once a wind storm ripped the roof from one of his martin houses. To his surprise, the martins continued to feed their young and had successful nests. The funny part of the story is the martins continued to ...
by Petermcc~Canada
Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:29 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins are special report from New England
Replies: 6
Views: 1800

Purple martins in New Brunwick Canada

Hi Ray, Yesterday, I checked the larger of the only 2 remaining colonies in NB. There are 14 active nests in the colony, The oldest young are about 3 weeks old. It seems there are 30 adults, 18 ASY and 12 SY (2 non-breeding). This colony appears to be thriving....3 houses on winches, all SREH with t...
by Petermcc~Canada
Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:47 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins are special report from New England
Replies: 6
Views: 1800

Hi Ray, I am wonderng when you lose a parent martin like that, have you ever considered taking one or two of the single parent nestlings and placing them in another compartment with two parents? That could ease the burden on the single parent martin. I did that once with tree swallows. The mother di...
by Petermcc~Canada
Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:02 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Much higher population of martins New England
Replies: 9
Views: 2641

Ray, have you seen this article about PM's in Maine?

I hope you are having a successful season. Purple martins started hatching up here in NB on July 1. SY birds arrived June 27. I did some google searches on PM's in Maine and found this article...very encouraging. I bet you would be a good source of advice to these people. If you scroll through the p...
by Petermcc~Canada
Tue May 19, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Much higher population of martins New England
Replies: 9
Views: 2641

Hi Ray, I visited one of our few remaining colonies last week. There were 13 ASY martins flying around, and the landlord later told me she counted 27 adults feedign young last year. I don't believe any SY birds have arrived yet. so it appears this colony is doing well. The housing there is a wooden ...
by Petermcc~Canada
Sun May 17, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Much higher population of martins New England
Replies: 9
Views: 2641

Hi Ray, FYI the purple martins are still struggling in New Brunswick with only a few colonies left. It's good to hear you have has so much succees growing the poplulation in RI....maybe some birds will continue northward to boost our population. Hope you have a great season!
by Petermcc~Canada
Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A Brutal Fight ALMOST to the death--ASY female v. SY male
Replies: 6
Views: 4890

My first and only brood of nestlings was killed by an ASY male. He drove off the SY male and the mother SY watched calmly as he pulled each of her nestlings from the compartment and dropped them to the ground. I repeated replaced the nestlings in the compartment, but the ASY male finished the strugg...
by Petermcc~Canada
Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Would like to contact any PM landlords in Maine
Replies: 1
Views: 1998

Would like to contact any PM landlords in Maine

I am in New Brunswick, Canada and would like to get in contact with purple martin landlords in Maine. I see were 2 scout reports from Maine, so I am wondering if there are many active colonies in the state. There are less than 10 in New Brunswick.
Peter
by Petermcc~Canada
Sat May 30, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Are there any purple martin colonies in Maine?
Replies: 1
Views: 2815

Are there any purple martin colonies in Maine?

Just wondering about the existance of the any purple martin colonies in Maine. We have several active colonies in New Brunswick, Canada most along the Saint John river system. Would like to contact any landlords in the stare of Maine.