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by Doug Martin - PA
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: No room at the inn here.
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: No room at the inn here.

Dick, it’s temping but there is another colony a few acres away as well. A lot of birds for an area away from a large body of water.

My housing is right around my pool and patio as well. 50 pair is plenty at fledgling time lol

Doug
by Doug Martin - PA
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: No room at the inn here.
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: No room at the inn here.

Sounds like you are off to a great start! Sure is good to see. Time to start filling that new T14

Doug
by Doug Martin - PA
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: No room at the inn here.
Replies: 4
Views: 268

No room at the inn here.

A huge wave came through here yesterday and today. As it is getting dark there are several birds not finding an empty room for the night. It snowed this morning after thunderstorms yesterday.

Heads up to the north. Coming your way. I gave them all some grub today.


Doug
by Doug Martin - PA
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A bunch more here today.
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: A bunch more here today.

I think I have a subbie female here. A lot of girls came in yesterday. One certainly looks like a subbie. No males yet but that is usually the last week of April here. Several females seem to arrive first before the subbie males. I usually only have room for a pair or two of subs here. Already getti...
by Doug Martin - PA
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A bunch more here today.
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: A bunch more here today.

Glad you’re getting a few. A bunch more today. The sky is filling and so is the housing. A lot of arrivals for the 9th.
by Doug Martin - PA
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A bunch more here today.
Replies: 10
Views: 387

A bunch more here today.

Wow quite an evening show here. Up about 20 in so far.
by Doug Martin - PA
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I believe I lost my Alpha Male Waldo.
Replies: 19
Views: 770

Re: I believe I lost my Alpha Male Waldo.

The 2nd female to show the other day immediately headed for Waldo’s gourd. This lead to a nasty girl fight with the first one that has been staying with him. I had to lower the rack to break it up. All is well now though. There were plenty of other gentlemen available. The first one took the prize.
by Doug Martin - PA
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hey Doug
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: Hey Doug

Nice to hear Dick. I got a bunch in here too.

You know the saying...... Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn every once in a while. :wink:
by Doug Martin - PA
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Migration kicks into high gear.
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: Migration kicks into high gear.

Boy someone just opened a can here. A dozen showed up while I was grilling. Lots of fighting though. Game on here!
by Doug Martin - PA
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2 males in a gourd fighting
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: 2 males in a gourd fighting

I scold mine for fighting lol. I am always lowering the housing to break up fights. This is unusual that the first 2 would do this. Sounds like a battle for the alpha title.
by Doug Martin - PA
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Report in Western PA
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: Report in Western PA

Another male came in late yesterday. 4 birds seems like so many more. This one already eating off the platform. Dean, I guess I verbally convinced her as well as continued to toss in front of her. At least she let me get within a few feet of her. Watching the other 2 grab them was most helpful. Paul...
by Doug Martin - PA
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Report in Western PA
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Report in Western PA

My first scout came in March 29th about a week ago. A few more settled in a day or 2 afterward. I ended up with 2 males and 1 female at my site. Temperatures dropped like a rock and we had snow for a few days. Since then the last few days have been in the low to mid 50s and windy. The Martins stayed...
by Doug Martin - PA
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Migration kicks into high gear.
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Migration kicks into high gear.

After almost a week long lull with cooler temperatures and unfavorable winds, our biggest migration wave of the season will occur in the northern half over the weekend. This will continue right into the first part of next week. Those with 1 or 2 birds will see many new arrivals come in. Those yet to...
by Doug Martin - PA
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Alpha Male Has Returned!
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: Alpha Male Has Returned!

Two thumbs up!!!
by Doug Martin - PA
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin Success
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Re: Martin Success

Perfect little setups Carl. Glad to see your success down there. Battling the cold with first arrivals up here. At least you don’t have to deal with that. Hoping you have a great season. Doug
by Doug Martin - PA
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Waldo is nest building in the snow!
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: Waldo is nest building in the snow!

I have 3 at my site. 2 males and 1 female. I think there are 2 more males next door. Saw 5 in the sky before the cold front came through Sunday. They stayed inside gourds all day yesterday. Waldo knows the routine and has been eating well. The female would not supplemental feed and is staying in the...
by Doug Martin - PA
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Waldo is nest building in the snow!
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Waldo is nest building in the snow!

:lol: Happy April Fools Day!!!

Doug
by Doug Martin - PA
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I believe I lost my Alpha Male Waldo.
Replies: 19
Views: 770

Re: I believe I lost my Alpha Male Waldo.

Waldo plus 4 more turned in for the evening here. Waldo has a girl already!

Oh the life of an alpha male!
by Doug Martin - PA
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Migration for last week of March - Big Days ahead
Replies: 10
Views: 734

Re: Migration for last week of March - Big Days ahead

They are dropping from the sky here in PA today.

There will be some tired soldiers straggling in after this cold front sweeps through. So keep an eye out even in the cold on Sunday.

Doug
by Doug Martin - PA
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I believe I lost my Alpha Male Waldo.
Replies: 19
Views: 770

Re: I believe I lost my Alpha Male Waldo.

If we were physically able to hug we would have been. lol He literally hovered 3 feet in front of me at my porch flapping his wings and my arms were open wide. haha We truly had a moment. Today he is doing great. He has had his fill of crickets and nekton I tonic. This seemed to bring him around ver...

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