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by sugarcreek
Tue May 04, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Colonony Site
Replies: 0
Views: 169

Colonony Site

Found this cool site in Murrysville Community Park (MCP)

It is a real joy to watch the martins

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Sorry i forgot you cant post a link but its on YouTube just look up Murrysville Community Park in PA
by sugarcreek
Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I Haven't said much ....but!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1033

Re: I Haven't said much ....but!!!

One other thing...I was constantly on this forum asking experienced landlords advice.....Very Helpful Congrats ......The most important thing you did was open the place up and cut a few trees down....It is by far the thing most landlords just dont quite understand. The other is getting the tree swa...
by sugarcreek
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My Unsuccessful Male From Last Year Is Back
Replies: 4
Views: 741

Re: My Unsuccessful Male From Last Year Is Back

I wouldn't give up this soon....at least you are having action....Took me 10 plus yrs....
by sugarcreek
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: .
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Re: .

I agree !!
by sugarcreek
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First bird of the season
Replies: 26
Views: 4290

Re: First bird of the season

Not to late for the SY to mate and nest in Florida....Congrats and hoping he finds a mate soon...
by sugarcreek
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I think i'm getting close!!
Replies: 19
Views: 3191

Re: I think i'm getting close!!

I remember well the first time i got martins i couldn't sleep very well and woke up early in the morning to see if everything was okay.....Good Luck to you sir
by sugarcreek
Thu Mar 11, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Early Bird In PA
Replies: 11
Views: 1784

Re: Early Bird In PA

Wow good for you, they seem early this yr. how much earlier than in past yrs. for you
by sugarcreek
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:50 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Questions For Steve Kroenke
Replies: 5
Views: 1472

Re: Questions For Steve Kroenke

Believe he's on the PMCA facebook page a lot.
by sugarcreek
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: If you could give 1 piece of advice to New Landlords, what would it be?
Replies: 29
Views: 6531

Re: If you could give 1 piece of advice to New Landlords, what would it be?

Lots of great advice, one two add is please don't open your box too soon. One of the worst mistakes new landlords make is opening it as soon as they see Martin's in their area, and those are usually site specific martens Wait until you see sub adults in your area that is your best opportunity for st...
by sugarcreek
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PMCA Purple Martin Conference postponed until 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 23306

Re: PMCA Purple Martin Conference postponed until 2021

Any idea about this summers 2021 plans ?

Thanks
by sugarcreek
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sevin dust.
Replies: 4
Views: 1421

Re: Sevin dust.

Here is what i use, you can fill with 7 dust and shoot it in right under the nest when you have babies....Just a little squirt, wont bother the babies , i have no nest mite or bug problems Southern Homewares Pesticide Diatomaceous Earth Hand Bellows Powder Duster - Garden Powder Bulb Applicator - Gr...
by sugarcreek
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nimisila Reservior, Ohio
Replies: 6
Views: 2510

Re: Nimisila Reservior, Ohio

Reports of well over 200,00 birds this past Labor Day weekend
by sugarcreek
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nimisila Reservior, Ohio
Replies: 6
Views: 2510

Re: Nimisila Reservior, Ohio

Had the opportunity to visit the Nimisila Reservoir on Saturday evening Aug 22nd and it had a lot of birds, I guessed 10,000 + and my wife thinks that guess is way to low....A lot of birds for sure if you have a small trolling motor on your boat you can get out there real well and close in a kayak o...
by sugarcreek
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nimisila Reservior, Ohio
Replies: 6
Views: 2510

Re: Nimisila Reservior, Ohio

i tried putting it in to the roost, Yes its active !
by sugarcreek
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nimisila Reservior, Ohio
Replies: 6
Views: 2510

Nimisila Reservior, Ohio

There is a Purple Martin Roost started up in NE Ohio at Nimisila Reservoir https://www.mapquest.com/search/result?slug=%2Fus%2Fohio%2Fnimisila-reservoir-424982780&query=Nimisila%20Reservoir&page=0&mqId=424982780&index=0 Its located up around Green Ohio you can see it off of Dock 6 with binoculars Su...
by sugarcreek
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The Grim Reaper In Action At Her Favorite Tree On June 10 and June 21, 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 1740

Re: The Grim Reaper In Action At Her Favorite Tree On June 10 and June 21, 2020

My goodness that grim reaper is the benefit of your thoughtfulness, I could not do that he/she would come to its death ....God Bless you for your willingness to donate to the grim reaper !!
by sugarcreek
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: MY BRUTAL 2020 SEASON
Replies: 11
Views: 2822

Re: MY BRUTAL 2020 SEASON

Don't know if you do 5 day nest checks or not but that would help you in finding things that might hurt your martins.....I put a very small amount of seven dust under the nest every 5 days after they hatch and that keeps the little guys clean until fledgling day. Also all my gourds get new white pin...
by sugarcreek
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.
Replies: 29
Views: 5626

Re: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.

Would strongly suggest you call Troyers Bird Paradise and buy his book on Purple marins...It would be so helpful for you...also this website has so much to offer as far as help goes and questions you may have.
by sugarcreek
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Newbie Day 10 Update
Replies: 4
Views: 1102

Re: Newbie Day 10 Update

Congrats on your success , Incubation normally does not start until 2nd to last egg is laid. And if they are normal they'll lay between 4-6 eggs...
by sugarcreek
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Is it over?
Replies: 3
Views: 1000

Re: Is it over?

My son just had a couple subbies show up yesterday and they were hanging around pretty well all day....I believe the season is a couple weeks later this yr than last yr....Central Ohio