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by deancamp
Sun May 19, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Eggs with no green leaves
Replies: 4
Views: 1104

Re: Eggs with no green leaves

I have always seen green leaves. This year they are bringing them in well before egg laying started.
by deancamp
Sat May 18, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Blue martin
Replies: 8
Views: 1480

Re: Blue martin

I wouldn't consider myself a veteran, but I've never heard of it. I would love to see a picture if you can get one.
by deancamp
Sat May 18, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New to this!
Replies: 12
Views: 3561

Re: New to this!

Adding a picture can be difficult. It has to be greatly downsized. Really haven't figured it all out yet myself.
by deancamp
Fri May 17, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Distressed ASY Purple Martin on ground
Replies: 9
Views: 1643

Re: Distressed ASY Purple Martin on ground

No way to know for sure, but it sounds like it was his time to go.
by deancamp
Fri May 17, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Small rat snake on gourd rack
Replies: 4
Views: 1347

Re: Small rat snake on gourd rack

I hate to hear that and sorry I'm not knowledgable enough to answer your question. Do you also have a metal baffle that it was able to get around?
by deancamp
Fri May 17, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Scared away a female???
Replies: 9
Views: 1701

Re: Scared away a female???

Good to hear. I think your fine lowering the housing from time to time. Just don't overdue it and pick your times. Keep after the invaders.
by deancamp
Thu May 16, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Scared away a female???
Replies: 9
Views: 1701

Re: Scared away a female???

I'm thinking no as well. Sometimes it is easy to miss them coming in or other times I think there is none in the housing and then one comes out of a nest. I have noticed they get more comfortable with the housing being lowered as they realize you are doing no harm and it becomes parr of the routine.
by deancamp
Wed May 15, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Blue birds and Sparrows and Martin's... Oh my
Replies: 6
Views: 1206

Re: Blue birds and Sparrows and Martin's... Oh my

I have a blue bird house that is 130' away from my Martin housing. Further away than is recommended, but that happens to be where it's always been. The blue birds use the Martin housing to set and hunt from, but I've never had a problem with them trying to nest. Your biggest problem might be getting...
by deancamp
Wed May 15, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Starlings & help with Troyer Vertical Gourds and Wing Entrapment Protectors
Replies: 13
Views: 2583

Re: Starlings & help with Troyer Vertical Gourds and Wing Entrapment Protectors

I see no problem in leaving the nesting material in. No different than prenesting. Just my 2 cents.
by deancamp
Tue May 14, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I HAD A LOOKER!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1039

Re: I HAD A LOOKER!!!

Not sure where your at in PA, but the scout report is showing sy birds in PA. Nevertheless keep playing the toons and don't give up. Your efforts will be worth it when they stay.
by deancamp
Sun May 12, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Starling ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2112

Re: Starling ?

I do, if there not causing a problem now they might in the future. I also figure they are stealing a nesting cavity from another native bird somewhere else so I take the opportunity to eliminate them when it arises.
by deancamp
Sat May 11, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I’m growing in numbers
Replies: 16
Views: 2667

Re: I’m growing in numbers

That's great, waiting to see what my end result will be when the sy birds get into full swing.
by deancamp
Thu May 09, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Curious Behavior
Replies: 3
Views: 1010

Re: Curious Behavior

That's the only thing that makes sense to me as well. I have seen them do some low feeding over the tops of the pasture grass here from time to time. I does seem they adapt to what's available.
by deancamp
Wed May 08, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Dawnsong
Replies: 6
Views: 1757

Re: Dawnsong

Probably going to get different opinions on this one. Martins are the best Martin attractant and your nesting pair might very well draw more in. I don't think it hurts to play it as long as you don't see that your nesting pair is taking exception to it. My thought process is that if you can help you...
by deancamp
Tue May 07, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Colony Being Destroyed
Replies: 95
Views: 19722

Re: Colony Being Destroyed

Here it is.
by deancamp
Tue May 07, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Colony Being Destroyed
Replies: 95
Views: 19722

Re: Colony Being Destroyed

That may not work based on what your predator is which is unknown. They could climb your bucket and then reach to the top of your pipe. The concept is to have your pipe 2' off the ground so they can't reach the top of the pipe and pull their self up. This means they have to start climbing the pole. ...
by deancamp
Tue May 07, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Colony Being Destroyed
Replies: 95
Views: 19722

Re: Colony Being Destroyed

As much as I would like to know what has been causing the destruction, I hope this solves your problem and it goes away.
by deancamp
Tue May 07, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A lot of recent activity
Replies: 6
Views: 1133

Re: A lot of recent activity

I agree with the previous advice you received. Just because you don't get them this doesn't mean you won't get them. Stay the course and let them continue to visit. This could very well be laying the ground work for next year. Are you playing the dawn song, decoys, prenesting?
by deancamp
Tue May 07, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Colony Being Destroyed
Replies: 95
Views: 19722

Re: Colony Being Destroyed

In addition to being 2' long it should be 2' off the ground.
by deancamp
Mon May 06, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Colony Being Destroyed
Replies: 95
Views: 19722

Re: Colony Being Destroyed

If you only have netting, maybe add a metal predator guard.

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