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by Martinear
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First Timer planning for Spring 21
Replies: 14
Views: 673

Re: First Timer planning for Spring 21

Yes, I also bought the tractor supply S&K 9's, and have 18 of them this season. Added the excluder tunnels to them. The tunnels come with these plastic push rivets that sometimes don't seat well, so I also caulked the tunnels to the gourds with silicone. One thing to make SURE to do, is to cut out t...
by Martinear
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Farewell flyby
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Re: Farewell flyby

I still seem to have a few FY martins, and a couple SY trying to fledge the last babies. I hope they get the last of them fledged before they all leave!
by Martinear
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Have they already left?
Replies: 12
Views: 841

Re: Have they already left?

The majority of my colony left at the beginning of July this year, which was almost a month early. Not really sure why. Had a good fledging though, so I guess it was all good!
by Martinear
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Birds all gone
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: Birds all gone

Most of my colony has flown the coop, so to speak, but there were two late pair finishing up their broods until this week. Now, my gourd racks are absolutely teeming with fledgling martins! All the SY and mature birds are gone, but the light bellies are here. It is almost like a pre-roost roost. Or ...
by Martinear
Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: All Birds gone
Replies: 5
Views: 1525

Re: All Birds gone

Most of mine are gone now too, although I do see a few stragglers occasionally. Whether they are the 'resident' birds, or transients, not sure.
by Martinear
Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Royal wing 9" purple martins gourds
Replies: 9
Views: 3763

Re: Royal wing 9" purple martins gourds for tractor supple

Yes, I bought those gourds (they came in a 6 pack) to add to my existing colony. I ordered and added the tunnel porches with the crescent holes. All 6 were occupied within days, and I expect fledglings in a few days. The lids are hard to pop off, so be careful doing nest checks.
by Martinear
Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Last Baby Fledged Today
Replies: 7
Views: 1274

Re: Last Baby Fledged Today

Congrats on your success! My first batch all fledged from my established rack too. My second rack went up about 10 days later (due to demand), so I expect a second wave of fledglings in a few days.
by Martinear
Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Fledglings on ground under House.
Replies: 16
Views: 2634

Re: Fledglings on ground under House.

I have had fledglings on the ground for the last week, but I don't think they are "jumpers" really. I initially wanted to replace them into the nest they came out of, but after reading a couple of articles, this behavior can be interpreted as fledging. Maybe a day or two early for full fledging, as ...
by Martinear
Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Is it important to build "pre-nests" prior to arrival?
Replies: 7
Views: 1371

Re: Is it important to build "pre-nests" prior to arrival?

Last year (my first in many years), I just put up the bare plastic THG and they built their nests, no problem...all gourds occupied. This year, I left the mud base to the nests and removed the loose stuff. Added 6 more bare plastic gourds and again, no problems...all occupied and a few currently fle...
by Martinear
Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hello again friends
Replies: 5
Views: 1367

I can't get the picture to upload. Also, how do I delete my post, if desired?
by Martinear
Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Friend or Foe
Replies: 65
Views: 13101

Re: Friend or Foe

That much poop sounds more like a Grackle invasion, not Martin.
by Martinear
Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hello again friends
Replies: 5
Views: 1367

Re: Hello again friends

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Picture of colony. That sparrow was dispatched.
by Martinear
Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hello again friends
Replies: 5
Views: 1367

Hello again friends

Hello again friends, It has been many years since I signed on, (Martineer) mostly due to the fact that my previous house was too tree covered to have any takers and I was dejected. I have since moved to the country out in Justin, TX, and now have lots of open space. In the spring of 2015, I modified...