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by sugarcreek
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The Forum vs Facebook
Replies: 10
Views: 194

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: 107

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: 425

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: 1443

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: 375

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: 2853

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: 1662

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: 1617

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: 36
Views: 9134

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: 2470

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: 42
Views: 14404

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: 3261

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: 911

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: 998

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 ...
by sugarcreek
Mon May 06, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SY Female & Update in central PA
Replies: 1
Views: 424

Re: SY Female & Update in central PA

Good to hear you are gaining some back again, Should have some 70 degree sunny nice weather for the next couple days which revitalizes everything .

Good luck to you and your colony this yr
by sugarcreek
Mon May 06, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Colony Being Destroyed
Replies: 90
Views: 9681

Re: Colony Being Destroyed

I would be sleeping out by the poles or installing a camera if they were mine, that does look like a rat, Wiesel type kill.
by sugarcreek
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why do I not have martins
Replies: 55
Views: 10672

Re: Why do I not have martins

One other thig "Birds" if you are ever in the Sugarcreek Ohio area please contact me would love to have you stop at our house.
by sugarcreek
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why do I not have martins
Replies: 55
Views: 10672

Re: Why do I not have martins

Those pine trees look pretty close. Please Don't give up yet as SY subbies are just starting to migrate to and through the Midwest. One interesting book you should consider reading is "A Purple Martin Journey" Its a book written by Andrew Troyer of Troyer's Bird paradise...So much common sense in it...
by sugarcreek
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SREHs do appear to work
Replies: 25
Views: 8449

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: 3146

Re: My barnies finally arrived, yippee!

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

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