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by sugarcreek
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SREHs do appear to work
Replies: 19
Views: 1728

Re: SREHs do appear to work

That's a HOSP alright
by sugarcreek
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My barnies finally arrived, yippee!
Replies: 13
Views: 289

Re: My barnies finally arrived, yippee!

jhcox wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:04 pm
I have bluebirds tree swallows one purple Martin Carolina wrens black capped chickadee‘s how do you go about getting barn swallows. I got a barn but it’s not open. JHCox
Barnies love open barns, probably have to open your barn
by sugarcreek
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Dawn song questions
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Dawn song questions

Hi I have been trying to attract purple martins for weeks and no luck. I have been playing the dawn song on a bose speaker, are any of you familiar with that? I also have a house sparrow problem could the house sparrow be frightening the Martins away from the house . Please let me know what you're ...
by sugarcreek
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Migration kicks into high gear.
Replies: 9
Views: 490

Re: Migration kicks into high gear.

Doug Martin - PA wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:29 pm
Boy someone just opened a can here. A dozen showed up while I was grilling. Lots of fighting though. Game on here!
Still waiting for that to open in Sugarcreek, Ohio....my 3 are getting lonely!!!
by sugarcreek
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: RIP PM
Replies: 14
Views: 622

Re: RIP PM

JHunter wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:57 am
Thanks, I'll order them today.
Your Martins will resist going into new holes once the new ones are installed but they will adapt and you will have less to worry about as far as starlings are concerned
by sugarcreek
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Think I have decided to build another T14
Replies: 51
Views: 4975

Re: Think I have decided to build another T14

Great job, how do you keep the house from swivelling on the pole?
by sugarcreek
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: They are back in Ohio!
Replies: 4
Views: 501

Re: They are back in Ohio!

Wozer, I'm not ready yet....!! Crickets on order today
by sugarcreek
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: twice
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: twice

The sparrows are the problem. You can't let them nest anywhere near your site. They will kill your Bluebirds and the Martins young when they get the chance. Get rid of the sparrows, get the BB back where they belong and close up the Martin house temporarily until the BB start nesting elsewhere. The...
by sugarcreek
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins @ Disney
Replies: 9
Views: 2437

Re: Martins @ Disney

Well thanks for all the replies, we did find the colonies at Epcot saw maybe a dozen or so we had a high of 65 it's still better than Ohio right now
by sugarcreek
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins @ Disney
Replies: 9
Views: 2437

Martins @ Disney

We are in Florida for couple days going to spend a few days at Disney.....can anyone direct us to where the colonies are located at within the park ?
Thanks
by sugarcreek
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Think I have decided to build another T14
Replies: 51
Views: 4975

Re: Think I have decided to build another T14

Before you buy cedar or fir plywood I have to give a vote to a material called MDO Signboard. It's what road signs are made of. I was skeptical at first but built my last set of chalets out of it. I did roof and porches out of eastern cedar because water may sit on horizontal surfaces more. Honestl...
by sugarcreek
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Think I have decided to build another T14
Replies: 51
Views: 4975

Re: Think I have decided to build another T14

I have built/refurbished all of my houses 6 total T14's now, as well as built one for a friend of mine, some out of pine some out of western ceder....the key is keeping them covered in the winter and a fresh coat of paint in the fall all with gourds hanging from the bottom....The total you spend for...
by sugarcreek
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: REPORTING SCOUTS
Replies: 9
Views: 744

Re: REPORTING SCOUTS

Its what I did last yr. Called Them and my username and password is now the same for both!!!! Frustration gone. :grin: :!: :!: :grin:
by sugarcreek
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A new twist to supplemental feeding.
Replies: 10
Views: 804

Re: A new twist to supplemental feeding.

So this stuff is for sale on Amazon for Insect eating birds....It looks very interesting

https://smile.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no ... kton+Tonic
by sugarcreek
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martin Video New Sharon Iowa Spring 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 2694

Re: Purple Martin Video New Sharon Iowa Spring 2018

Nice setup , March can't come soon enough
by sugarcreek
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Disappointing visit to Griggsville IL
Replies: 16
Views: 12896

Re: Disappointing visit to Griggsville IL

Its a new generation of people that hopefully will keep them going.
by sugarcreek
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Off season projects Venting gourds.
Replies: 14
Views: 4921

Re: Off season projects Venting gourds.

I have mine all turned down to keep Rain from entering into them...
by sugarcreek
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: No Longer a Wannabe Landlord
Replies: 18
Views: 5684

Re: No Longer a Wannabe Landlord

You may be surprised, take care of them and they will come in bunches.
We went from 4 pair to 14 pair to 42 pair in 3 yrs
by sugarcreek
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Adding Troyer Tunnel to T14 house
Replies: 7
Views: 3749

Re: Adding Troyer Tunnel to T14 house

Just talked with Adam Troyer from Troyer's bird Paradise over in PA. They highly recommended alternating them from side to front , they have most of their T14's houses converted over to the tunnels and there experience is that the martins love the tunnel add on to their houses.
by sugarcreek
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: final tally New Concord,Ohio
Replies: 11
Views: 2323

Re: final tally New Concord,Ohio

Awesome yr. Dick...you have a great site and take great care of your birds. Enjoyed seeing you and Cathy and can't wait for March 2019 !!

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