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by catoscar
Thu May 17, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Troyer Gourd Sparrow Traps - Do They Work?
Replies: 6
Views: 1125

Troyer Gourd Sparrow Traps - Do They Work?

Has anyone used or tried the Troyer gourd sparrow traps? Are they any good? Also I take it that the sparrow nest needs to be removed before installing the trap?

Anyone have pictures of how to set this trap up?

Thanks
by catoscar
Thu May 10, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: House Sparrows Cohabitating?
Replies: 25
Views: 4697

House Sparrows Cohabitating?

Hello I have a Gourd rack set up with 12 Troyer gourds. My question is can HB cohabitate with Martins? 3 of my 12 gourds are occupied with HB and now all 3 HB pairs have laid eggs. My Martins who nest in the other 9 gourds do not seem to mind the HS's. Should I just leave the 3 house sparrows gourds...
by catoscar
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Opening Up PM Houses in Ontario?
Replies: 5
Views: 1212

Re: Opening Up PM Houses in Ontario?

Thanks for everyone's responses. Throughout the season I use the Trio house sparrow door traps as well as my BB gun to eliminate house sparrows. I just wanted to see what other landlords did with respect to opening up their houses. I am always open to any recommendations or advice as the responses t...
by catoscar
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Opening Up PM Houses in Ontario?
Replies: 5
Views: 1212

Opening Up PM Houses in Ontario?

I love this forum and learn a lot from everyone. I have a question about when to open up my Martin houses. I live in Southern Ontario Canada. I have been a landlord and have successfully raised Martins for the past 10 years. I have 4 Trio houses and a gourd rack with 12 Troyer gourds so I can house ...
by catoscar
Tue May 30, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Broken Martin Eggs?
Replies: 5
Views: 1212

Broken Martin Eggs?

Doing nest checks I had 5 Martin eggs in one nest in a Trio house. There was also a pair of sparrows in the same house a couple of nests over. So I removed their nest and eggs and set my sparrow trap and caught one sparrow. However next day I found 2 Martin eggs on the ground broken and the other 3 ...
by catoscar
Fri May 19, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Too Late For A New Martin House or Not?
Replies: 5
Views: 1124

Re: Too Late For A New Martin House or Not?

Great thanks everyone for your advice. I will put up my new Trio Martin house this weekend. :grin:
by catoscar
Fri May 19, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Too Late For A New Martin House or Not?
Replies: 5
Views: 1124

Too Late For A New Martin House or Not?

I currently have 3 Trio Martin houses and a gourd rack with a set of 12 Troyer gourds. I have about 20-25 Martins occupying the houses and gourds. I however was able to obtain this week another Trio Martin house and was wondering if I should put it up or not? Will it confuse my current Martins or no...
by catoscar
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gourd Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1320

Re: Gourd Advice

Also seeing that I only currently have 3 martins should I wait till more martins possibly arrive to put up my 6 or 12 gourds on their rack?
by catoscar
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gourd Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1320

Gourd Advice

I just put up a SDGR gourd rack that can have up to 12 gourds on it and have purchased 12 Troyer vertical gourds. I currently have 3 trio houses but wanted to try out gourds. Currently I have 3 ASY martins (2 male and 1 female) which is the slowest start in my 10 years of being a landlord. They arri...
by catoscar
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Concern in Western Pa. ????
Replies: 8
Views: 1991

Re: Concern in Western Pa. ????

I have been a successful landlord in Southern Ontario Canada for the past 10 years. Last year my scouts came the earliest ever on April 3rd. This year however they have come the latest ever and that was on April 15th and only 3 ASY to date have shown up (2 male and 1 female). Normally in the years p...
by catoscar
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 12 XL Gourd Rack Any Good?
Replies: 7
Views: 1417

Re: 12 XL Gourd Rack Any Good?

Thanks for the response . I believe its made by Creative Universe.
by catoscar
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 12 XL Gourd Rack Any Good?
Replies: 7
Views: 1417

Re: 12 XL Gourd Rack Any Good?

Sorry I just realized links are not allowed. Here attached is a photo of the XL Gourd Rack. Any comments appreciated. Thanks
by catoscar
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 12 XL Gourd Rack Any Good?
Replies: 7
Views: 1417

Re: 12 XL Gourd Rack Any Good?

Sorry. Here is another link that hopefully works:

https://link not allowed.com/deluxe-su ... p-176.html
by catoscar
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 12 XL Gourd Rack Any Good?
Replies: 7
Views: 1417

Re: 12 XL Gourd Rack Any Good?

Here is a link to the picture of the 12 XL Gourd Rack. Thanks


https://link not allowed.com/images/CUED12XL.jpg
by catoscar
Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 12 XL Gourd Rack Any Good?
Replies: 7
Views: 1417

12 XL Gourd Rack Any Good?

I have 12 Troyer vertical gourds that I am looking to hang up this year and am searching for a good but not super expensive gourd rack. I am thinking of getting the 12 XL Gourd Rack. Here is the description of it: The 12XL gourds rack accommodates 12 gourds and stands 14 feet tall with easy to attac...
by catoscar
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Which Troyer Horizontal or Vertical Gourds ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1517

Re: Which Troyer Horizontal or Vertical Gourds ?

Thanks everyone for your input. I have had PM successfully for the past 6 years. I just wanted to try out something new this year and add some gourds. The weather in my area is actually very nice during the spring and summer. I am located in Southern Ontario and temperatures now are about 8C and dur...
by catoscar
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Which Troyer Horizontal or Vertical Gourds ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1517

Which Troyer Horizontal or Vertical Gourds ?

I was hoping to obtain some advice as to what Troyer gourds to purchase. Should I get their horizontal or vertical gourds. I plan on hanging up 8 of them with 4 under one Trio house and another 4 under my second Trio house. I plan on drilling a couple holes through my telescopic pole right under the...
by catoscar
Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Where Can I Buy Gourds In Canada?
Replies: 6
Views: 2024

Where Can I Buy Gourds In Canada?

I want to add some gourds underneath to my 4 Trio martin houses. The problem that I have run into is that every place I look they don't ship from the USA to Ontario Canada. I really like the Super gourd as well as the Troyer gourds but cant find a place to order them from that will deliver as no sto...
by catoscar
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SREH vs Round Entrances ?
Replies: 2
Views: 804

SREH vs Round Entrances ?

I live in Southern Ontario Canada and have had 3 Martin Trio Houses for a number of years now with round entrances and have had good success with my Martins. This year I decided to try out gourds and picked up the Heath plastic gourds and pole. The Heath gourds come with SREH that can be punched out...
by catoscar
Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: More Male Martins Then Female Martins?
Replies: 1
Views: 488

More Male Martins Then Female Martins?

Between my 2 Martin sites I noticed that I have about 12 Martins so far. However most of my Martins 9 of them are male and only 3 are female. Will the male Martins who can't find a mating partner eventually leave? Is it usual or not to have more male Martins then female Martins? Thanks