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by J and J
Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Can we save abandoned babies
Replies: 1
Views: 925

Can we save abandoned babies

A nest of 5 babies soon to fledge, but female adult is dead and the male is doing nothing. The babies are alive but lethargic. Any thing we can do?
by J and J
Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: KS Landlords--Question about Migration
Replies: 28
Views: 26350

Subbie here today

We had an adult couple here for a day around April 15 and then nothing until today, except for pesky sparrows that we have eradicated for the moment...Then this morning after the rain cleared we have had a number of adult couples checking out the house and the first sub-adult male we have seen this ...
by J and J
Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Need Sparrow Trap for Heritage Farms Quad Pod House
Replies: 7
Views: 7297

Thanks for your help...Yes, you are right, the predator guard does snap out...We have ordered the Universal sparrow trap....Thanks again for the help. We did just catch one with by using a smaller entry hole and sticky trap, but will feel better with the Universal trap as we will know when we captur...
by J and J
Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:28 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: KS Landlords--Question about Migration
Replies: 28
Views: 26350

North Kansas City

We are just east of you Candace, in north KC and got our first pair yesterday. They are both adults (male and female). We are originally from Omaha, NE and this is our first year trying for martins in Missouri. Hopefully they are just waiting for better weather.
by J and J
Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Need Sparrow Trap for Heritage Farms Quad Pod House
Replies: 7
Views: 7297

Thanks for responding. The internal predator guards are molded into the floor of the pod, so are not removable.
by J and J
Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Need Sparrow Trap for Heritage Farms Quad Pod House
Replies: 7
Views: 7297

Need Sparrow Trap for Heritage Farms Quad Pod House

We recently purchased a Quad Pod House from Heritage Farms and have not been able to find any commercial sparrow traps that will work. Does any one know of one or have suggestions for how to make one that will work on the house. Thanks, Jodi
by J and J
Thu Apr 13, 2006 12:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Video camera for martin watching
Replies: 5
Views: 6202

Thanks everyone for the input.
by J and J
Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:53 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Video camera for martin watching
Replies: 5
Views: 6202

We would buy one at like Best Buy, etc. or where do we begin to look. I am assuming when you say the nest cam would work, that we can hook it up to our cable? Thanks Dave.
by J and J
Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:30 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Video camera for martin watching
Replies: 5
Views: 6202

Video camera for martin watching

We are interested in putting a video camera on our house that will allow us to watch the Martins on a television. Just can't spend all of our time at the window, even though we would like to. At this point we are not looking for a video recorder or camera inside the nests, but just so we can observe...
by J and J
Sat Sep 03, 2005 8:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Diameteous earth
Replies: 1
Views: 4134

Diameteous earth

This was our second year to have Martins and we did have mites and dusted with seven per the instructions we found on the forum. Since then, I have had a long-time martin landlord recommend that we use diameteous earth because it is safer than Seven. I understand that diameteous earth is the crushed...
by J and J
Thu Jun 23, 2005 2:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Cedar chips
Replies: 9
Views: 26295

It was suggested by a landlord in Nebraska to use pine chips, rather than cedar chips...When I put cedar chips in last year, the female pushed many of them out....So will try the pine this year. The first nest check (10 days) is due tomorrow. Last year I took everything out of the nest and replaced ...
by J and J
Sat Jun 18, 2005 11:42 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How PMCA forum is perceived by some...
Replies: 14
Views: 38728

Just finished reading the Bird Forum thread. Whew!!! Mark really took a lot of heat. Thanks Mark for your efforts. My opinion of the thread was that there were a lot of folks there who had their own opinion and basically did not want to be "confused by the facts. ". I agree, Mary, it may be best to ...
by J and J
Sat Jun 18, 2005 7:32 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: We've got Babies!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 16201

Yes, Kathi- You were one of the posts I was referring to. You gave me hope with your post....We had about given up....Not that we would have thrown out the eggs, but we were feeling a bit discouraged. Thanks again for all you advice...I am an avid reader of the forum...and always appreciate your com...
by J and J
Fri Jun 17, 2005 7:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: We've got Babies!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 16201

We've got Babies!!!!

Finally, after much hand wringing and lots of questions....We have hatched! 5 eggs and 5 babies! First egg was layed May 25th, and I had calculated June 9th as "hatching day"....but probably due to the inclement weather...June 17th was the day. So to those of you worrying about "late" hatching...Kee...