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by Lhawk
Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: BB gun
Replies: 10
Views: 2654

Hi Robert, Like some of the others have posted I too tried the cheap pump ups with very poor results. I finally broke down and bought a Hammerli 850. What a wonderful gun! It has a 8 shot magazine that you preload then just work the lever to chamber another pellet. It uses a 88 gram CO2 cylinder tha...
by Lhawk
Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Have you ever witnessed wing entrapment at your site?
Replies: 11
Views: 5320

Jeanne, I have had wing entrapment issues in the past, but after reading all the great information posted here I have greatly reduced the problem. I have a total of 34 cavities here in town, 24 in aluminum houses and 10 gourds, all the gourds have 3" tunnels and have never been a problem. The houses...
by Lhawk
Wed May 30, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How did you get started as a Purple Martin Landlord?
Replies: 29
Views: 11752

This is how my love affair began. My dad first built a six room wooden house after they moved to the country from their long time home inside of Memphis. He did not have any luck attracting Martins though he tried for many years. Many years later I bought a five acre lot in Mississippi that had a ni...
by Lhawk
Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Bold Predictions for 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2427

That theres funny I don't care who you are
by Lhawk
Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New for 2011, Now We Can Share Our Colony Pictures
Replies: 11
Views: 6650

Hughrichards,
What a great idea. I uploaded some of my shots of our "Ample Acres" colony. I will look foward to seeing more photos of other's colonies. Thank you very much for starting this site.

Lee
by Lhawk
Mon May 10, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Question on wing entrapment
Replies: 4
Views: 1460

Dick, Just my experience,I have 33 compartments here in town 16 are crescents in Wateredge Suites 8 excluders in a Trendsetter and 9 WDC on 3" PVC tunnels into Natureline and SuperGourds. The only entrances to ever have WE are the Excluders. This happened 3 different years before I added the 3/4"wea...
by Lhawk
Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Question..how to hang gourds below Trendsetter
Replies: 6
Views: 3956

Nancy, Here is how I did mine. The rods are some 3/8" aluminum perch rod that came with a Multi-Purpose pole. I drilled out 4 of the rivets holding the plastic slider to the bottom of the house then used those holes to bolt short pieces of 3/4" aluminum angle to the house. The rods go thru 3/16" eye...
by Lhawk
Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Missouri sighting
Replies: 31
Views: 12073

Bedrock,
What I did with mine. Drill the 3/8" holes out to 5/8" insert a 3" long piece of 1/2" CPVC water pipe and chalk it in. No more leak. Hope you have a great Martin year.
Lee
by Lhawk
Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Material Selection
Replies: 4
Views: 2515

Sluggo, I'm in Memphis myself and am in the process of building a T-14 style house out of cypress. I got my lumber from Wilson Lumber on McLean near Chelsea. They have 4 foot long pieces of 1" rough cut cypress they call shorts for around $1.00 per foot. As Flyin Lowe said you will have to plane it ...
by Lhawk
Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gourds from Buckets
Replies: 2
Views: 3812

Eddie,
great idea for a nice roomy compartment. Just an idea if you could somehow get that bail to stick straight out, maybe attach it to the porch it would be a great perch area. Hope you have a great Martin year.
Lee
by Lhawk
Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A very late nest in Oklahoma
Replies: 7
Views: 7972

Ron I had a nest with two young fledge today. This is the first August fledge for our site here in Memphis ever in the 5 years we have hosted these wonderful birds. Our martins began arriving here before February 24 so we have had a long and productive season. Looking forward to next year already. Lee
by Lhawk
Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Yet another question about starlings
Replies: 7
Views: 6035

Lily,
Check out this post by Bernie. This makes sense to me, and I'm going to try it at my remote colony" Ample Acres" in Mississppi.





http://www.purplemartin.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10008
by Lhawk
Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Non-Lethal Starling and Sparrow Elimanation
Replies: 8
Views: 9535

Thanks for the info Bernie,I will definatly try this at my remote colony, Ample Acres, down in Mississippi. Since I can't be there to trap and shoot on a regular basis I am always looking for a better way to control the SS. Lots of luck this .
Lee
by Lhawk
Sun Mar 09, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: More photos of the Alley Colony
Replies: 22
Views: 24258

Oops,
I see burntdog posted nearly the same thing while I was slowly two fingering my post. Any way it may work.
Lee
by Lhawk
Sun Mar 09, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: More photos of the Alley Colony
Replies: 22
Views: 24258

Scully, I would like to respectfully add a third option to Mary's list. That would be to leave the nest and let the HS lay eggs, then addle the eggs. This can be done by shaking the eggs very hard,, and then coating them with oil. You can use vegtable oil, mineral oil, or whatever is available. This...
by Lhawk
Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: hanging Troyer Horizontal gourd with tunnel
Replies: 5
Views: 5924

K.C.
I'm sure you mean't 3/8" rod didn't you. If you bent 5/8" like that I sure would not want to arm rassle with you.LOL
Lee
by Lhawk
Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What do you do????????
Replies: 23
Views: 39545

Dick,This year I'm trying something a little different. In my natural gourds just a handful of pine straw,the super gourds got a floor of 3/16 peg board and then the pine straw. In the Watersedge Suites I am trying half shelf liner and half styrifoam to cover the slick metal subfloor before adding a...