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by jhcox
Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nashville fall roost
Replies: 4
Views: 2434

Re: Nashville fall roost

Thanks for the info but does anyone know when the Martins start to roost there in Nashville.
by jhcox
Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nashville fall roost
Replies: 4
Views: 2434

Nashville fall roost

I live north of knoxville TN and Nashville is just a 3 hour drive from my house. I was wondering if anyone knows where the roost in Nashville is address would be great. Other ?? What time of the year do they start show up to that roost site. I’ve then seen them in those numbers before would like to ...
by jhcox
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hundreds of Martins?
Replies: 11
Views: 2280

Re: Hundreds of Martins?

Looks like young Martins to me. My fledglings do the same thing on the power line beside my house. And all of mine have a distinctly whiter belly than the females especially when the sun is shining on them. I have a lot of tree swallows at my place they hatch 30 or so babies a year. But I have never...
by jhcox
Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Questions from a PM nube
Replies: 7
Views: 2028

Re: Questions from a PM nube

Hey pm nine I would not recommend using the round entrance as this will allow starlings to use the gourds. And they are one of they Martins worst enemies. If you are worried about the falling out if don’t have them already I would suggest putting tunnels and porches on all your gourds. Good luck and...
by jhcox
Tue Jun 22, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Fledging begins today
Replies: 4
Views: 1502

Re: Fledging begins today

I should still have quite a few here through the end of July and then it’ll start getting pretty quiet around here.
by jhcox
Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Fledging begins today
Replies: 4
Views: 1502

Re: Fledging begins today

I was not here I was in Alabama so I didn’t have a chance to lower the rack. It didn’t bend it too bad I think I can straighten it. I have 66 compartments up 45 with eggs or Babies. I hope I have enough next year to feel all 66. I have enough room for 60 more gourds if I get these 66 full.
by jhcox
Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Fledging begins today
Replies: 4
Views: 1502

Fledging begins today

Several young fledging this morning one hanging upside down from the Gourd porch and another hanging from the one that was hanging from the gourd. It’s hilarious to watch them trying to learn how to fly all the other birds trying to provoke them to come out of the gourds. Very loud when it’s all goi...
by jhcox
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Eggs and Babies count 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 1496

Eggs and Babies count 2021

Third nest check numbers 45 nesting pairs so far , 153 babies and 27 eggs yet to hatch. Several nests with green leaves not sure but may be to late in the season for these to produce eggs and fledgelings. I hope everyone is having a great season. ( if you didn’t get your first pair this year do not ...
by jhcox
Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest check 6/6/21
Replies: 1
Views: 643

Nest check 6/6/21

Got home from vacation today and did an afternoon nest check. I found out I have 43 nest with eggs and in those 43 nests I have a total of 40 young birds. Must’ve had a large influx of SY birds because I still have several nest that are just getting ready to start laying eggs have fresh green leaves...
by jhcox
Fri Jun 04, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How in the world do you guys count Martins?
Replies: 21
Views: 4340

Re: How in the world do you guys count Martins?

Your welcome MJM
by jhcox
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How in the world do you guys count Martins?
Replies: 21
Views: 4340

Re: How in the world do you guys count Martins?

I noticed that somewhere in this post it was mentioned the old myth that birds will leave the young if touched by humans. It is exactly that a myth. I have Martins, Tree swallows, Blue birds, Chickadees, Tuft Titmouse, Purple Finch, Gold Finch, Doves. And amen other birds nesting on my property and ...
by jhcox
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Epcot Martin colony
Replies: 6
Views: 1252

Re: Epcot Martin colony

Gourd rack just outside the entrance of Animal Kingdom in Disney. I was told by several staff members that there is a very large colony back stage. They are doing a study on them with tagging and tracking. Hope everyone enjoys the pictures.
by jhcox
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Epcot Martin colony
Replies: 6
Views: 1252

Re: Epcot Martin colony

Going to try to get some pictures of the setups at animals kingdom as well. Tomorrow sometime.
by jhcox
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Epcot Martin colony
Replies: 6
Views: 1252

Epcot Martin colony

We have been at Disney all week and went to Epcot today to see new gourd racks that I didn’t see last time we were here. 5 racks with 24 gourds each troyers horizontals with tunnels and porches. They were beside a large lake area. Was nice to see. I miss sitting and the back patio or front porch and...
by jhcox
Wed May 26, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Put up a Martin House for Looks... it's covered in Birds! Now What?
Replies: 9
Views: 2478

Re: Put up a Martin House for Looks... it's covered in Birds! Now What?

Hey if you build it they will come ha ha. But seriously you can’t blame the birds it looks like you have the perfect site for Martins open fields and a 3 acre pond. That’s Purple Martin heaven and consider your self very luck I’ve heard on the forum of people trying diligently for 10 years to get Ma...
by jhcox
Mon May 24, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest check
Replies: 0
Views: 10065

Nest check

I did a midday nest check Found 29 nest with eggs another ten nest with green leaves. And one of the 29 nest with eggs had two little pink babies in it today. It was one that had a shell capped over another egg so I remove that hopefully they’ll be more hatch off later today or tomorrow. I have 66 c...
by jhcox
Sun May 09, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Subadults in northern Illinois near Lake Michigan?
Replies: 5
Views: 1938

Re: Subadults in northern Illinois near Lake Michigan?

My colony was started by ASY birds several years ago. You never know when a colony is taken down or are ran out by predators or just over populated and need a place to go. Make the site look lived in pre nest the cavities with pine needles smear a little mud on the landing and on the entrances. I fo...
by jhcox
Sun May 09, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Getting them to Stay?
Replies: 10
Views: 3858

Re: Getting them to Stay?

Put the bird magnet on a timer to run from 2 hours before dawn to dusk. This way you don't have to worry about turning it on or off or forgetting. Once you get a few more martins you will not need it. The martins will do all the calling and attracting. good luck.
by jhcox
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tips on attracting Martins to my house.....HELP
Replies: 30
Views: 8685

Re: Tips on attracting Martins to my house.....HELP

Hey TN22 I hadn't heard any up date from you lately. Have you had any visitors.
by jhcox
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest building is under way
Replies: 4
Views: 1779

Re: Nest building is under way

I agree the more the better. Those are just the 4 small rack I started out with. The are 4 more racks in the from yard that hold 24 gourds on each of them. Last year was the first year that they were up. So it will take some tome to get enough Martins to fill them.