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by suem
Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Any big roosts yet?
Replies: 9
Views: 2976

WOW! Thanks Scott! I will try this in morning. I been looking at NOAA but can't get zoomed in.. I'll let you and everyone else know what I see!
by suem
Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Any big roosts yet?
Replies: 9
Views: 2976

I've been checking radar also. Which radar do you monitor? I use NOAA but can't get detailed than regional. Thanks for info.
by suem
Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Any big roosts yet?
Replies: 9
Views: 2976

Any big roosts yet?

Sadly, at least half of my Martins have left. Seems early to me. But am wondering when they start their big roosts. I really need to see one this year! Thanks!!
by suem
Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Bird netting for snake guard
Replies: 10
Views: 3285

Too funny for us humans! I grew up on farm. I cannot tell you how many times my Dad tricked, or tried, us kids with electric fences. If the pole is out from the electric source, is the power from solar? Work on metal or wood poles?
by suem
Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Bird netting for snake guard
Replies: 10
Views: 3285

GeneP- I'd be afraid my dog would get shocked when he pees on the pole! LOL
by suem
Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:28 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Bird netting for snake guard
Replies: 10
Views: 3285

Learned my lesson!

Never thought I had a snake problem. Until I was doing nest checks and one was sticking out his tongue. Got the eggs and a parent dead, trapped in doorway. Got my long grabbers (for us older folks) to get him out of gourd. Went next morning and got my netting and zip ties. Used old wire coat hangers...
by suem
Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Too funny!
Replies: 6
Views: 1511

They sometimes swoop at my dogs and cats, but never make contact. Glad they are so protective!
by suem
Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Too funny!
Replies: 6
Views: 1511

When I did 3 hot air balloon rides, I learned horses, cows, and lots of animals can't look up so the sound of the burners scare them. Guess the birds have the advantage when it comes to hunting. Love nature!!
by suem
Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Too funny!
Replies: 6
Views: 1511

Too funny!

Living in the country is a blessing! I looked out the window and saw my young 6 point buck who visits my yard. As he wandered the yard the Martins started dive bombing him!! They never made contact but he jumped a few times. I don't know why the Martins felt threatened by a deer. Nature is a wonderf...
by suem
Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: VIDEO What do they feed the young? Inside a Gourd
Replies: 10
Views: 4290

Thanks Larry! Love your videos and knowledge!!
by suem
Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:40 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PMCA Video, Baby eats HUGE bug. Inside a Gourd
Replies: 5
Views: 2090

WOW Larry. Talk about being a "fly on the wall". So interesting to see activity in the gourds! Thank you!!!!
by suem
Sun May 24, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Will they renest?
Replies: 3
Views: 1366

Thank you so much for easing my fears!!
by suem
Sun May 24, 2015 6:36 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Will they renest?
Replies: 3
Views: 1366

Will they renest?

Unfortunately, I had a gourd fall during a storm, losing 4 eggs. :-( Got it cleaned up and got it back up AND reinforced the others. I've seen couple still going in, but will they lay another clutch???
by suem
Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hatchlings
Replies: 11
Views: 2926

I forgot- I saw a man use the smaller Folger coffee cans as access ports. Do you have something like that you can use as a cap??
by suem
Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hatchlings
Replies: 11
Views: 2926

NO I'm not a lawyer! LOL It's my name and last initial... I figured since you had longer season, you all would have more than one brood. Thanks
by suem
Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hatchlings
Replies: 11
Views: 2926

Congratulations

Since you already have babies, do you usually have more than one brood from same pair each year? I was blessed with 2 broods from my oldest/earliest arrivals last year.
by suem
Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Minimun Number of Gourds. New site
Replies: 17
Views: 4712

Hope this helps

Brian- Found out the road is Rt 236 between Rt 5 and 234. Coming from 5 the house is on your right. Hope they have some for you. Let me know if I can help anymore. Susan
by suem
Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:06 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Minimun Number of Gourds. New site
Replies: 17
Views: 4712

Great source for you up there.

My best friend lives on Cobb Island and she took me on a road between Buggs Creek and Amish area. There is a farm who sold gourds. This was many years ago but she tells me they still have the sign up. Check out the Amish community and let me know if you need more specific info. I can ask her the roa...
by suem
Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:05 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Minimun Number of Gourds. New site
Replies: 17
Views: 4712

Great source for you up there.

My best friend lives on Cobb Island and she took me on a road between Buggs Creek and Amish area. There is a farm who sold gourds. This was many years ago but she tells me they still have the sign up. Check out the Amish community and let me know if you need more specific info. I can ask her the roa...
by suem
Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:04 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Minimun Number of Gourds. New site
Replies: 17
Views: 4712

Great source for you up there.

My best friend lives on Cobb Island and she took me on a road between Buggs Creek and Amish area. There is a farm who sold gourds. This was many years ago but she tells me they still have the sign up. Check out the Amish community and let me know if you need more specific info. I can ask her the roa...