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by deancamp
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Arrivals 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: New Arrivals 2020

If he is just wanting to spend the night on his way to my house, I'll give you a big Thank You for helping him on his path home. :)
by deancamp
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Horizontal Pipe Gourd
Replies: 8
Views: 805

Re: Horizontal Pipe Gourd

That's a cool looking pipe gourd. Good work.
by deancamp
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mouse damage to plastic gourds
Replies: 8
Views: 107

Re: Mouse damage to plastic gourds

They definitely put the hurt on them. Glad you were able to figure out a way to repair them. It's good to know there is a possibility of that happening.
by deancamp
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finally Decided To Smear Mud At Entrances (Pics)
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: Finally Decided To Smear Mud At Entrances (Pics)

I'm not an expert on this, but the goal would be to have some dirt up on them to mimic the dirt or filth that the martins leave as they are using the gourd going in and out and hanging out on the porch. I think you have done that, probably didn't need that much but I can't imagine that would be detr...
by deancamp
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mouse damage to plastic gourds
Replies: 8
Views: 107

Re: Mouse damage to plastic gourds

Must have been a sinking feeling, when you happily opened that box of gourds and seen the damage. That LEXEL sounds like a great product I need to check out.Those new racks will be sweet when they're all decorated with gourds.
by deancamp
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: FIRST PAIR RETURNS!!
Replies: 12
Views: 173

Re: FIRST PAIR RETURNS!!

Happy for you, you know there back, just like last year. I am a good 5 weeks out for mine, but we must enjoy the ride. Can't wait to hear the stories of Hot Rod and The Nut bringing in their ladies to raise a family. Living through you guys down South until my birds make it home.
by deancamp
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finished putting up my acquired Trio
Replies: 19
Views: 335

Re: Finished putting up my acquired Trio

Whippy,
Please keep us posted as to how this new house performs this year.
by deancamp
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Duracraft DH12 remodel/color match
Replies: 15
Views: 281

Re: Duracraft DH12 remodel/color match

This is a comparison original vs green grass.
by deancamp
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Duracraft DH12 remodel/color match
Replies: 15
Views: 281

Re: Duracraft DH12 remodel/color match

Hey guys, after much anguish and debate with
myself, I decided on a "green grass" color I found at Menards. It is a little bit lighter than the original color, but I felt it to be the closest I could get.
by deancamp
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: FIRST PAIR RETURNS!!
Replies: 12
Views: 173

Re: FIRST PAIR RETURNS!!

Good news. That's good to hear you can trap and relocate with no troubles. :)
by deancamp
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: REPEATING MARTIN TRAP !!
Replies: 12
Views: 253

Re: REPEATING MARTIN TRAP !!

Hey pmdavid, I bet you would look good on that Harley wearing full Martin plumage in a Mardi Gras parade. If you decide to do it I need pictures. :) :)
by deancamp
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hi
Replies: 17
Views: 292

Re: Hi

Well, i guess I got 2 pictures on. :grin: :grin:
by deancamp
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hi
Replies: 17
Views: 292

Re: Hi

Geno, this might help keep your decoys upright. I learned this from someone on this sight. Get a fairly stiff spring and twist one end of it up into the mounting screw hole on the decoy and then fasten the spring with a screw. He will pop right back up after taking a hit. I'm trying to add a picture...
by deancamp
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Awesome Sharp-shinned Hawk Attack On Female Purple Martin…And Guess What Probably Saved Her Life?
Replies: 11
Views: 204

Re: Awesome Sharp-shinned Hawk Attack On Female Purple Martin…And Guess What Probably Saved Her Life?

Good story Steve, must have been spectacular to watch. Many thanks to " your stunt double" the decoy.
by deancamp
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: first time for purple martins
Replies: 13
Views: 182

Re: first time for purple martins

We're all still learning, part of the fun. Each bird is different and might react differently to the same thing.Keep watching and don't be afraid to tweek things a little bit to see if you get a different (better)reaction.
by deancamp
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Achieving landlord success
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: Achieving landlord success

T-bird, you are light years ahead of where I was my first year trying when I stuck a post in the ground and crossed my fingers. Stay the course and keep learning.
by deancamp
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SY or ASY
Replies: 31
Views: 340

Re: SY or ASY

Dave, that's crazy talk. That ASY must have had more ladies than he could handle and turned one over to his wing man. What a good friend. :)
by deancamp
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Achieving landlord success
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Achieving landlord success

Brads comments in the SY or ASY thread made me wonder. As a successful landlord, can you name one or two things that you might of changed after trying for several years that you can attribute to your success. It is probably different for each of us, but I think this would be helpful for wanna be lan...
by deancamp
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SY or ASY
Replies: 31
Views: 340

Re: SY or ASY

Again this is a very small sample size, so I'm trying not to read to much into it, but the ASY responses are overwhelming in comparison. Some have had a SY stay for a year and unable to attract a mate until it had the adult plumage the next year. It could be as someone suggested that it is very diff...
by deancamp
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nature line gourd colony - new crescents
Replies: 9
Views: 106

Re: Nature line gourd colony - new crescents

I agree, I have them struggle at first to get in a SREH entrance, but then they always seem to pop right out.

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