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by Okie
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Project Martinwatch
Replies: 17
Views: 5078

Re: Project Martinwatch

Kyler I really enjoyed your article in the magazine. Thanks so much for writing and sending it. I think I can safely say that most all of us "adults" on the forum are endeared to both you and Marcus and love hearing what you have to say. It is so encouraging to watch the future of Purple Martins unf...
by Okie
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Fledgling HOSP
Replies: 1
Views: 875

Fledgling HOSP

Someone posted about trapping fledgling sparrows with a feeder trap. I thought it was Kathy Freeze but was unable to locate the post. Anyway I read it and thought yeah that would be great but my Blaine has been out for weeks with no interest. However the fledgling Sp are flying into the windows and ...
by Okie
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tulsa Roost 2018 located at Tulsa Airport again
Replies: 10
Views: 3834

Re: Tulsa Roost 2018 located at Tulsa Airport again

red finch
I"m in Claremore area too. Would you mind contacting me by email? Would love to get acquainted.
We just need to pray for those PMs. So scary to be flying in around the planes.

Anita do you have any updates?
by Okie
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Checking in
Replies: 3
Views: 1503

Checking in

Have not posted for long long time so I thought I'd catch everyone up on Okie's on again, off again, on again "colony". 2017 was very disappointing. ASY pair failed to get any other birds to stick to the site although they tried HARD. They half heartedly started nest building but abandoned and presu...
by Okie
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: After 12 days of looking she did it!
Replies: 8
Views: 2156

Re: After 12 days of looking she did it!

I feel your excitement. I saw my first PM this evening. One ASY male and one SY male chirping away. Why do these birds excite us so much? Because they are so, well Royal! They are the royalty among the bird population. Good luck this year and great job feeding. Wish me luck that some are attracted t...
by Okie
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: And the Battle Begins
Replies: 14
Views: 3197

Re: And the Battle Begins

Hi Okie! Glad your giving it another go this year! You can do it! Trap and trap is all you can do! I think in time you win! I don’t see any trash birds here! When I do see them I’m looking out the shop window and I can’t be fast enough any more! Their gone! They are scared of me! I like it that way...
by Okie
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Heads Up Troyer Tunnel Trappers
Replies: 8
Views: 1738

Re: Heads Up Troyer Tunnel Trappers

Yeah Dan that happened to me with a NBT too only I did not get pecked. It was my own fault. I was trying to see if it was a male or female and kept turning the box until the shutter opened. It only takes a nano second for them to take advantage. I too felt rather stupid especially since I could have...
by Okie
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Heads Up Troyer Tunnel Trappers
Replies: 8
Views: 1738

Re: Heads Up Troyer Tunnel Trappers

Thanks Dave I just noticed your bio. You are a wishn and a hopen too. I have only traps open right now as I'm not expecting any ASY but hoping for some SY in the gourd rack. The plan is for the gourd rack have SY and the Trio traps for the HOSP. Anyone know how to communicate that to the birds? Just...
by Okie
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: And the Battle Begins
Replies: 14
Views: 3197

Re: And the Battle Begins

Bird Brain I agree. It is so sad to see how many hang out inside the stores. Makes me want to cry. Flyin-lowe that is good info. Guess we never give up huh? Dan G Yeah I wonder if it really would make a dent in the population if more people were on duty. I've read they raise 3 to 4 clutches a season...
by Okie
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Heads Up Troyer Tunnel Trappers
Replies: 8
Views: 1738

Heads Up Troyer Tunnel Trappers

Decided to start a new thread for this info. The trap was tripped so I lowered the gourd rack & enclosed the gourd in a plastic bag & unscrewed the lid. Nothing flew out so I peaked inside. Could not see anything so I found the wire & the rubber band was missing. Not wanting to leave it for a nestli...
by Okie
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: And the Battle Begins
Replies: 14
Views: 3197

And the Battle Begins

Set up the traps yesterday after watching a male sparrow hanging around the Trio. So far this year ie in 2 days; 2 male sparrows, 1 female sparrow, 1 starling. Hardly saw any this winter but the martin housing is definitely a lure during breeding season. Sure wish I had help in this area as I am sin...
by Okie
Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Lost a female inside an excluder II gourd.
Replies: 10
Views: 2314

Re: Lost a female inside an excluder II gourd.

Sorry I was off the forum last year after my pair abandoned my site and I got discouraged. Hoping to attract some SY this year. I'm in Verdigris just south of Claremore and north of Tulsa. I see this year you posted on the Watch and already have PM Congratulations. Hope you have a great & productiv...
by Okie
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Lost a female inside an excluder II gourd.
Replies: 10
Views: 2314

Re: Lost a female inside an excluder II gourd.

Sorry I was off the forum last year after my pair abandoned my site and I got discouraged. Hoping to attract some SY this year. I'm in Verdigris just south of Claremore and north of Tulsa. I see this year you posted on the Watch and already have PM Congratulations. Hope you have a great & productive...
by Okie
Mon May 29, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: You know you're a PM Nut when.....
Replies: 52
Views: 11426

Re: You know you're a PM Nut when.....

. . . when you occasionally get excited by a new angle glimpse of one of your . . . decoys! (Aw c'mon, those rascals do look real.) :lol: Love this one. Yep your'e a PM nut alright. Funny how we get to the point [us wannabees that is] that we want to see a martin so bad that it's easy to envision a...
by Okie
Mon May 29, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I have 2 pair now!
Replies: 28
Views: 7473

Re: I have 2 pair now!

Sharon you certainly deserve your elation. Soooooo happy for you. Can't wait to hear about the pinkies.
by Okie
Fri May 12, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Curiosity Solved
Replies: 1
Views: 880

Re: Curiosity Solved

That's wonderful Delma. Just don't drink tooooo much coffee while you're sitting watching all this PM activity. :grin:
by Okie
Thu May 11, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Put me on the Wannabe List
Replies: 5
Views: 1182

Re: Put me on the Wannabe List

Thanks for the encouragement Dave. I hope so. Oh I hope so. They've been gone almost 2 weeks.
by Okie
Thu May 11, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The wave of subadults
Replies: 13
Views: 2987

Re: The wave of subadults

Interest in the housing means they are looking for a place to settle down. I find that encouraging. Good Luck
by Okie
Thu May 11, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Just A Little Update (Lots of Martins)
Replies: 7
Views: 1618

Re: Just A Little Update (Lots of Martins)

Kyler I agree maybe they followed you home.
Colony of happy birds with a happy landlord. :)