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by sugarcreek
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: a scout to early in New Concord,oh
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: a scout to early in New Concord,oh

Good to hear from you Dick, Happy Nancy is okay....Hope the snow stays away...I know you have your crickets ready for what/when you need them....they can just stay down their for another couple weeks.
by sugarcreek
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin House build along
Replies: 52
Views: 9022

Re: Martin House build along

Okay, same thing I do with my T14 build's.....very nice house!!
by sugarcreek
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin House build along
Replies: 52
Views: 9022

Re: Martin House build along

Very Nice house , can you explain how it will work going up and down your post ?
by sugarcreek
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: tboydshirt
Replies: 6
Views: 1700

Re: tboydshirt

Fingers crossed, almost done with your T14....I will put in my used nest boxes maybe they'll smell the martin use and hang around
by sugarcreek
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Early Arrivals
Replies: 1
Views: 1349

Re: Early Arrivals

:lol: :lol:
by sugarcreek
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Early Arrivals
Replies: 1
Views: 1349

Early Arrivals

After doing some checking it seems like martins are migrating back earlier this spring....From some of you that already have martins are they earlier this spring than in past yrs. ? or am i imaging things ?
by sugarcreek
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I’ve inherited Martins! How to do the right thing?
Replies: 32
Views: 4193

Re: I’ve inherited Martins! How to do the right thing?

Good to see you on here, You will love the companionship that you create with your martins they love humans around the colony for there safety. They get very used to lowering there nest boxes and will sit above on the purchase's until you put the house back up. Martins are a very friendly chatty bir...
by sugarcreek
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Help with new housing
Replies: 12
Views: 3335

Re: Help with new housing

I would change that house in a min. especially with that non kept neighbor of your's thats not tending to his birds.....you'll fill up with his if you take care of them, feed some egg shells and that'll entice them right on over.
by sugarcreek
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gourds under T14
Replies: 3
Views: 1276

Re: Gourds under T14

Make sure you mount them out towards the front of the house and the wont bother you much at all.
by sugarcreek
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PMCA Purple Martin Conference postponed until 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 10340

Re: PMCA Purple Martin Conference July 24 & 25, 2020 in Norman, OK!

Any idea as to which airport's you'd fly into?
by sugarcreek
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Better storage of my gourds
Replies: 8
Views: 2323

Re: Better storage of my gourds

Very impressive
by sugarcreek
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Great Horned Owls
Replies: 3
Views: 1836

Re: Great Horned Owls

Oh Yes they will wreck havoc on your Purple martin colony !!! Here is what I did, snuck out the back door at 12:30 am and took my shotgun with me and shot straight up in the air...Not sure if they have stopped flying yet or not, but scared the crap out of them I wanted them out of there and didn't c...
by sugarcreek
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pole for T-14
Replies: 11
Views: 5813

Re: Pole for T-14

I have 6 - T14 Houses and have all treated 18' x 4" x 6" which i let dry for 2 weeks in my garage and then paint them white. Have worked well for me for all my houses
by sugarcreek
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Akron Ohio Roost
Replies: 0
Views: 3322

Akron Ohio Roost

Does anyone know if there is a roost in Akron this yr.
by sugarcreek
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Do SY's return to their birth colony?
Replies: 20
Views: 9534

Re: Do SY's return to their birth colony?

Makes you wonder if they don't return or is the morality rate that high that only a few return because they don't make it.
by sugarcreek
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The Forum vs Facebook
Replies: 10
Views: 2825

Re: The Forum vs Facebook

I do use Facebook and enjoy it very much, Lots of Information on both sites, the traffic on facebook is much more active than on this forum but it has its drawbacks just like these forums...So it all depends on what you want to use...
Either one has its good points as well as its not so good points
by sugarcreek
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Time to expand?
Replies: 4
Views: 1612

Re: Time to expand?

Toy makes a very good point, the idea of more housing is always fun, but make sure you can care for what you put up.... We started with 14 openings and we are up to 108 openings now We have increased 20-25 pr. per yr over the last 3-4 yrs. and each yr i added another house but we are now done with m...
by sugarcreek
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Taxidermy Lady
Replies: 10
Views: 4805

Re: Taxidermy Lady

Nice to here from you!! Glad you have a ton of martins, lord knows you deserve them after your yrs of patiences, wishing u a great finish to your yr. Your comment about opening thing's up can't be underestimated as it has to be the number 1 determining factor in people not attracting martins. I also...
by sugarcreek
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martins Eating Egg Shells
Replies: 11
Views: 5828

Re: Purple Martins Eating Egg Shells

I feed egg shells all summer long....put them in a container and freeze them, then take amount you want and microwave for 2 minutes let them cool for a minute and they crush/crack very easy.
by sugarcreek
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What to do.....
Replies: 3
Views: 1557

Re: What to do.....

I have a couple pair of subbies that have not laid there eggs yet...But they are paired up and in nest building mode right now we expect them to lay in the next few days....Acquiring new subbies to your site this late in June is going to be tough but i have heard stories of others who have so not im...

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