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by sugarcreek
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PMCA Purple Martin Conference July 24 & 25, 2020 in Norman, OK!
Replies: 1
Views: 879

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: 9
Views: 870

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: 1039

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: 4253

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: 2415

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: 6599

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: 1499

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: 834

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: 3490

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: 5076

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: 5
Views: 1301

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...
by sugarcreek
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Best time and direction for dawnsong
Replies: 14
Views: 4620

Re: Best time and direction for dawnsong

Ryan,
Nice site and nice houses....I live in Ohio and our males as of this morning were still out singing dawnsong at 4:30 am. So sy 's they must still be travelling through.....usually they are out at 4:30 every morning.....wish you luck. Dont give up it can and will happen.
by sugarcreek
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nests with eggs abandoned
Replies: 11
Views: 2912

Re: Nests with eggs abandoned

Number1 get rid of your house sparrow's and that will more than likely solve your problem, ripping out Hosp nest rages the sparrow's and they'll very likely go on a rampage and torment who they think did it....(the martins) martins have white eggs so whatever is laying brown eggs isn't a martin.
by sugarcreek
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Question about bluebirds
Replies: 4
Views: 2358

Re: Question about bluebirds

They will remove it when they are ready
by sugarcreek
Thu May 30, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A Promising Start Pt. 2
Replies: 40
Views: 25403

Re: A Promising Start Pt. 2

Thanks for sharing your pic's ...Wish i knew the secret on how to share pics because it brings so much life to a post.
by sugarcreek
Wed May 29, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Dawnsong Vocalization
Replies: 1
Views: 3005

Re: Dawnsong Vocalization

We are just a little south of you (Sugarcreek) and have approximately 70 active nests with a lot of eggs, "Not all nest yet" and ours are out at 4 - 4:30 each morning. So i would think yours will start anytime now or once the eggs are in the nest.
by sugarcreek
Tue May 28, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New landlord survey
Replies: 43
Views: 20918

Re: New landlord survey

Subbies are still arriving daily in Ohio ...It will slow down the first week of June but there are always some late ones, Older fella's used to call them June Martins
by sugarcreek
Tue May 21, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Three Photos Of Some Of My Gourd Racks
Replies: 9
Views: 4365

Re: Three Photos Of Some Of My Gourd Racks

Steve

What a great setup for martins always enjoy reading and looking at your pic's. Question do you not have starlings in your area and why not go with Starling resistant entrance holes ? Or are all your martins trained on round holes....Sorry if someone asked before.
by sugarcreek
Mon May 20, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How often should I do nest checks
Replies: 5
Views: 1653

Re: How often should I do nest checks

Last yr I tried checking mine every Sunday afternoon, This yr i changed to every 5 so i can tell if trouble is pending...Seems like seven is just to long of a wait
by sugarcreek
Thu May 09, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SNOW....!
Replies: 8
Views: 1632

Re: SNOW....!

I managed to train mine to supplemental feed really Glad we took the time to do it, they now come down right in front of the house and eat out of a tray as for me its always nerve racking when cold weather comes and it sticks around for a couple days because that third day they get really hungry. I ...

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