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by iluvbirds
Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Attention-Houston, TX Area Landlords!!!
Replies: 33
Views: 23438

Donna, I just wanted to tell you how AWESOME I think you are for taking these babies in :!: You deserve a long vacation after this season... :)
by iluvbirds
Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Bad Day at Black Rock for Gus (fotoman) Help
Replies: 6
Views: 5500

I finally was able to watch the house cam yesterday, and just saw the runt and one of the other nestling's. I didn't know if the other four had fledged or not. I didn't even see the runt for the longest time, as I guess it was out on the porch. I wasn't able to get the Toshiba cam to load, so I coul...
by iluvbirds
Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New lens on my NestCam, sharper video - check it out
Replies: 1
Views: 3240

Very nice nest cam Gus! I just saw the little runt get a juicy dragonfly.... :grin:

I really enjoy watching your nest cams. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to watch them... :)
by iluvbirds
Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:21 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Live Video inside Sunset Inn House with 6 Baby Martins
Replies: 13
Views: 9675

I think they're all in there, and seem to be doing fine. Mom and dad has resumed feeding again. Good luck, I hope he doesn't come back! :)
by iluvbirds
Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:07 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Live Video inside Sunset Inn House with 6 Baby Martins
Replies: 13
Views: 9675

Whew, he left. I hope he doesn't bother them again... :grin:
by iluvbirds
Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:04 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Live Video inside Sunset Inn House with 6 Baby Martins
Replies: 13
Views: 9675

Gus, I was almost freaking out here. A subbie male was in the gourd with the babies pecking around on them. Momma came in and started whipping up on him. He just laid there playing possum. I was getting ready to start a new post to let you know, but then I heard the rack start coming down, and you m...
by iluvbirds
Fri May 16, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest Material
Replies: 10
Views: 7728

I started out using scissors, but I found it a lot quicker, just to stack them on top of each other, then grab an edge, and start ripping.... :)
by iluvbirds
Fri May 16, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Much clearer NestCam
Replies: 6
Views: 5888

OMG, I just saw daddy try to cram a dragonfly (I think) down one of their throats, but the baby couldn't get it down, so the daddy pulled it back out and crammed it down again. Whew, the baby got it down the second time. Man, this can been nerve racking watching this.... :wink:
by iluvbirds
Fri May 16, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Much clearer NestCam
Replies: 6
Views: 5888

Good clear picture Randal! They are so cute! For some reason my sound isn't working. Do you have it turned off, or is it something on my end?
by iluvbirds
Fri May 16, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest Material
Replies: 10
Views: 7728

Liz, I bought some corn husks at Wal-Mart. The kind you wrap hot tamales with. I ripped them into about 1-2 inch strips. My birds like them too, but they seem to use the straw up before the husks.
by iluvbirds
Fri May 16, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Folke Peterson UPDATE-Fledgling
Replies: 11
Views: 9245

That's wonderful news Susan! Let us know how his maiden voyage goes... :grin:
by iluvbirds
Fri May 16, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest Material
Replies: 10
Views: 7728

Daryle, I had a big box of pine needles that I had collected this past winter, but my hubby thinking it was trash, burned them. I had a bale of straw here, so I threw some of that on the ground in front of the gourd racks. My birds starting using the straw, and they love it. I put the rest of the ba...
by iluvbirds
Thu May 15, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martins on Talk radio show in Louisville Kentucky
Replies: 16
Views: 10442

I just got done listening to the interview Larry, and you did a fine job! You didn't sound nervous one bit. I'm sure it was very informative to future landlords. Great job!.... :grin:
by iluvbirds
Fri May 09, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Larimore, ND...They're HERE!
Replies: 8
Views: 7169

Woo Hoo! Congratulations Caroline! I hope they bring in many more!... :grin:
by iluvbirds
Thu May 08, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: MAYDAY MAYDAY! All FIVE of my Barn Swallow babies are GONE!
Replies: 22
Views: 24095

Gus, I'm so sorry..... :-(
by iluvbirds
Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hard to Believe
Replies: 7
Views: 5968

Delma, here's a link to a site that shows you how to do it.

http://www.sialis.org/wingtrim.htm
by iluvbirds
Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: You can grab snapshots from my MartinCam - here's how
Replies: 9
Views: 8816

It's working now Gus. Thank You! I think my problem was a pop up blocker. When I gave it permission to allow pop ups, it started working. :grin:
by iluvbirds
Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:29 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: High Tech Nest Checker Tool
Replies: 11
Views: 10297

OMG, you guys are cracking me up!..... :lol:
by iluvbirds
Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:27 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Great Year So Far.......
Replies: 6
Views: 6547

WOW Troy! That's an awesome number for the first year!... :) .... I had a couple of Bo Gourds, but my Martins wouldn't use them either, so I took them down. They really love the Big Bos, and the Combo Plus gourds I have from S&K. I also have the S&K Red Barn, (which I modified into bigger rooms) and...
by iluvbirds
Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:18 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Maybe they WILL finally nest! Y'think?
Replies: 5
Views: 5025

Great pics Gus! I believe they are committed to your site... :) .....Also, they really seem to love your perching pole. I see them hanging out quite a bit on it. Good luck to you, I hope you get lots more!.... :)