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by deancamp
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Newbie from NC
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: Newbie from NC

That sounda like typical behavior for the pair claiming your site. It is common for other birds to come back with them and not stay the first time. They might eventually stay the night or could be from a neighboring colony. Only time will tell. Your pair attracting sy birds is a good possibility as ...
by deancamp
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2” Square Troyer Pole Question
Replies: 12
Views: 166

Re: 2” Square Troyer Pole Question

I have a little movement with mine. I think it's the nature of the beast as the joints will have a little bit of play so they can slide over each other. There was a thread, not that long ago where someone had run bolts through the ground stake and first section. Then they welded the sections togethe...
by deancamp
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin Head Games
Replies: 10
Views: 188

Re: Martin Head Games

If the sparrows are living in the house can you use a nest cavity trap? When they go into their nest they will be trapped one at a time. Be persistent and keep working the numbers down.
by deancamp
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A bird I call Half Tail
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: A bird I call Half Tail

I hoped no one would notice. I haven't taken down my Christmas decorations yet. 😁
by deancamp
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A bird I call Half Tail
Replies: 3
Views: 121

A bird I call Half Tail

While the Martins were flitting between the two gourd racks I noticed there was something up with one of them. I got the binoculars out and could see an ASY male is missing at least half his tail. May have had a run in with a hawk on his travels back home. Check him out setting next to a full tailed...
by deancamp
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Birds are TUFF
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Birds are TUFF

Looked outside at the gourd racks and the Martinns are sitting on their porches at 30 degrees. After closer inspection there are ice cycles over the entrances that they would have had to break through to get out. Walked out to get a picture and they have now started morning socializing, crazy!
by deancamp
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Birds are TUFF
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Birds are TUFF

Glad you were there to let him in. That's some nasty weather to be coming home to. Makes you wonder what kind of weather they caught in and had to endure for their journey.
by deancamp
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First time landlord
Replies: 32
Views: 5505

Re: First time landlord

That behavior would not be abnormal at all. If they are spending the night it is looking good for you. They will also bring back other Martins from time to time. You may only see the extra birds occasionally as they might not stay the night. Then eventually they might. If you have an ASY pair, I wou...
by deancamp
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Lexel Vs. Alex Plus Dap
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: Lexel Vs. Alex Plus Dap

That's a solid test with a fair analysis. Should be very helpful to anyone wanting to make modifications.
by deancamp
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Birds are TUFF
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Birds are TUFF

Ok, after a nice day yesterday brought in new arrivals it's 31 degrees here today, with intermittent rain. Ice cycles hanging off the gourds and gourd rack. In between periods of rain the Martins come out and fly around and set out on the porches. Tuff enough! Temperatures bouncing back tomorrow so ...
by deancamp
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: "Blue boy" is back!
Replies: 6
Views: 92

Re: "Blue boy" is back!

That's cool! I hope he keeps coming back for years to come. I'm interested to know if he picks the same nesting cavity as last year. There's not many birds you can know that on as an absolute.
by deancamp
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How do I discourage Starlings
Replies: 13
Views: 219

Re: How do I discourage Starlings

There are definitely birds still coming into your area. You have time. Are you playing the dawn song? This would really help attract some lookers.
by deancamp
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Female ASY sightings today
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Female ASY sightings today

Do you have a house dedicated to sparrows? If you do, that's not a good idea. Regardless the sparrow house should be cleaned out.
by deancamp
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Southwest Missouri arrivals
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Southwest Missouri arrivals

I'm just South of KC and have a couple pair, but they haven't started coming in strong yet. It's too early to worry.
by deancamp
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How do I discourage Starlings
Replies: 13
Views: 219

Re: How do I discourage Starlings

I have the Conley 2 entrances and have not seen a starling be able to push into it although many have tried. There have been a few reports of them being breached, but I don't believe it's common. I still like to shoot or trap them so there is no chance they can figure it out. I'm not always home so ...
by deancamp
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Starling plague
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: Starling plague

Hmmm, I built the teeter totter style with the 4" pipe out the back that will deliver them into a holding cage this weekend. I'm going to try and catch some of the ones that are trying to get into the sreh's.
by deancamp
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Starling plague
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: Starling plague

Brad, have you ever tried a repeating nest box trap. Looks like that would be the perfect spot to set one up and let them find the round hole.
by deancamp
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Trio rooms
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: Trio rooms

If you decide to use a drill and hole saw, there is a 90 degree adapter for drills if needed.
by deancamp
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I need more Females
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: I need more Females

Perfect office set up Whippy and good to here your numbers are up. Which do they prefer, your gourds or trio?
by deancamp
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Newbie hear from Ga
Replies: 8
Views: 149

Re: Newbie hear from Ga

That's a good sign, be patient and keep playing dawn song or start if your not already. He could be from a neighboring colony just checking it out or looking for a place to call home. I hope the latter.

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