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by Kyler
Sat May 30, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What A Year It’s Going To Be!
Replies: 0
Views: 1680

What A Year It’s Going To Be!

Just happened to get done with a nest check. We are going to have close to 40 pair this year. At this moment there is 40 Nests. 27 of them with eggs or babies. I actually have my first nest with 7 eggs. But not just one but two. Pretty crazy. Right now we have 118 eggs and 7 babies so far. Here’s a ...
by Kyler
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Just A Quick Update
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Just A Quick Update

I’m estimating 35-40 birds are here at the main colony. There’s still more coming in every couple days. The subbies should be arriving the first week of May so that will be fun. The martin have really started nest building. I witnessed the first one yesterday evening at my moms house. Yes we finally...
by Kyler
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Wing Entrapment Guards
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: New Wing Entrapment Guards

Dave, Thank you! Brad, I was definitely thinking about it. I was going to try them out for a bit and see what happens. I went ahead and made one that will cover the entire hole. What do you think? Randy, I did see them. They look great. I have always thought about using them for wing entrapment guar...
by Kyler
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Wing Entrapment Guards
Replies: 5
Views: 384

New Wing Entrapment Guards

I decided I wanted to make my own wing entrapment guards. I know you can buy them but I love making stuff so I decided I would take it on. This is a first prototype of what I did it’s made out of wood. But my plan is is to mold that and pour liquid plastic in it to make them plastic and I can make a...
by Kyler
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Just a couple pictures
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Re: Just a couple pictures

Thanks everyone for all the kind words. Flyin-Lowe, That’s awesome. I hope you have a good season! Archer, Yes there in and ready to go. I guess we will see what happens! Thanks for the ideas! Fuzzmeister, That’s funny. It’s always a competition here as well. Good luck and have a good season. Kyler,
by Kyler
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gourd Rack to Nest Material Basket
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Gourd Rack to Nest Material Basket

As you guys know that I decided to not put up the gourd rack this year. I just wasn’t having the luck that I wish I was with the gourds. I would always have a couple pair but that is it so I decided not to put them up this year, but then again I still have the pole up so I decided to go ahead and ma...
by Kyler
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Just a couple pictures
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Just a couple pictures

Definitely a few more starting to make it home. I think we’re up to six at my main colony. Probably close to 6-8 at the other big colony. Then the other colonies are definitely starting to have some a activity. Been a little slow for them. https://i.imgur.com/ocIPFC0.jpg https://i.imgur.com/R8pT3ze....
by Kyler
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Trio rooms
Replies: 6
Views: 424

Re: Trio rooms

The older Trio Castles are put together with rivets. They won’t be a problem to drill the holes to make the rooms larger. Its actually quite simple to do. I have always used a 3 inch hole saw on a drill. I know some people have used a extension on there drill but I have never had a problem without o...
by Kyler
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Let The Fun Begin!
Replies: 5
Views: 867

Re: Let The Fun Begin!

Dave, Thank you! Hope you have a good season! Whippy, Thanks! Oh you know I will be posting a lot of pictures! Finally got around to take some pictures of the colony today. Can’t wait until this is full of Martins. I’m really excited about my multipurpose pole. I moved it from my golf course site. B...
by Kyler
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Let The Fun Begin!
Replies: 5
Views: 867

Let The Fun Begin!

I knew it was going to be any day now. Was out working on a couple of my houses and I happen to look up and there he was. ASY male just gliding through the air. Had a couple other ones show up on the 21st at another one of my colonies I manage. I’m offering 60 Housing Cavities and 11 gourds this yea...
by Kyler
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Not Purple Martins But.....
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Not Purple Martins But.....

I have wanted to do this for a while now. I finally found the perfect location to place a couple boxes. I have always like wood ducks when I was really little. I could never find the perfect pond to do it on. I’m starting a little Wood Duck Project and hoping to get some of the Boy Scouts to help me...
by Kyler
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finally Decided To Smear Mud At Entrances (Pics)
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Re: Finally Decided To Smear Mud At Entrances (Pics)

BirdBrain, That is exactly what I did at my new site back in 2016. I’m still not sure if that is what attracted them or not. It definitely made them very curious if they decided to land. The males never had anything to do with it but the females will definitely mess with it. I actually made a little...
by Kyler
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The BO9’s Are Done!
Replies: 4
Views: 617

Re: The BO9’s Are Done!

Dave,
As always thank you. Can’t wait to hear how your season is going! I know it will be a good one!

MartinBoy,
There is definitely a little more weight on that side. They lean a little bit but I personally don't think it would be that big on a problem!

Kyler,
by Kyler
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Foam/Artificial Nesting Bowls
Replies: 11
Views: 2689

Re: Foam/Artificial Nesting Bowls

Finally got some inch foam. I decided to make a new jig to hold the foam in place while I cut. I made some for the original 6x6 compartments and some for the Trio Mini and Trio Castle compartments. They definitely turned out better than I though they would! https://i.imgur.com/3ENH8kn.jpg https://i....
by Kyler
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The BO9’s Are Done!
Replies: 4
Views: 617

The BO9’s Are Done!

I have always offered 4 Bo9 gourds in my colony. I always have had 6 more setting around, mainly because I didn’t have a place for them. My martins seem to like the gourds. They have always chose them over my modified Bo gourds for some reason. This year I decided to take 6 of my modified Bo gourds ...
by Kyler
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Foam/Artificial Nesting Bowls
Replies: 11
Views: 2689

Re: Foam/Artificial Nesting Bowls

Archer, Yes that’s the main reason why I’m trying these for this year. I have been averaging at least 8 or 9 pair of SY’s every year. I trying to help them be more successful in the long run. I have always had nest trays in my trio M12K’s but in my trio castles I would like to have something. I pers...
by Kyler
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Foam/Artificial Nesting Bowls
Replies: 11
Views: 2689

Re: Foam/Artificial Nesting Bowls

Archer, Thanks for responding! I was waiting to see what you thought about them. You have a really good point. I didn’t think about that. I was actually going to use 2 inch foam because that is what Rick Cruz used with his. But I like that you use the 1 inch. I will definitely try it and see how it ...
by Kyler
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Foam/Artificial Nesting Bowls
Replies: 11
Views: 2689

Re: Foam/Artificial Nesting Bowls

Alright this is my first try. Before I buy a whole 4x8 sheet of 2 inch foam I just wanted to make sure that it works. So I decided to stack a few pieces on each other to see. I would say it is going to work. The only problem I have is it isn't a smooth cut. It leaves these these little ridges. I per...
by Kyler
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Foam/Artificial Nesting Bowls
Replies: 11
Views: 2689

Foam/Artificial Nesting Bowls

I have always wanted to make foam/artificial nesting bowls for my martins. Rick Cruz is the one that I got the idea from. Many people have seen his videos on YouTube of him doing nest replacements and just how easy they actually are. This is my first attempt at making the tool used to carve the bowl...
by Kyler
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Getting Closer
Replies: 1
Views: 2529

Getting Closer

I’m a little late in getting my offseason cleaning done. Been super busy with other stuff. Starting to replace the poles from the damage and getting everything cleaned up. Should be a good season. For 2020 I’m offering 2 Trio M12K’s (Total of 12 cavities) 2 Modified Trio MSS12’s with 3 floors. On a ...