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by Cloudwalker
Sat May 18, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: new to forum
Replies: 2
Views: 1222

new to forum

:roll: I am just trying to talk to someone here. Get some help with my colony. One sparrow is tenacious and I am weary and ready to commit murder. Ordered a pellet gun with a scope.
by Cloudwalker
Sat May 18, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Dealing with neighbors while trapping sparrows
Replies: 16
Views: 6436

Re: Dealing with neighbors while trapping sparrows

I am trying to figure out how to post on this forum...newbie here. I have had small scale Martin success for years and always deal with sparrows. This year I have tons of Martins...well I have 8 compartments 4 that are two bedroom. One bottom 2 bedroom always has the sparrow nest with eggs that I di...
by Cloudwalker
Fri May 03, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: So upset!
Replies: 30
Views: 13612

Re: So upset!

Lisa....a fellow sparrow hater here......I just ordered 2 gourds and a trap. I plan to hang 2 gourds (1st time) under my existing house which I raise and lower with a pully system (not the deluxe type) I am wondering if anyone has info. for me as I would like to trap a sparrow in the housing but can...
by Cloudwalker
Fri May 03, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Dealing with neighbors while trapping sparrows
Replies: 16
Views: 6436

Re: Dealing with neighbors while trapping sparrows

I just ordered 2 gourds and a trap. I plan to hang 2 gourds (1st time) under my existing house which I raise and lower with a pully system (not the deluxe type) I am wondering if anyone has info. for me as I would like to trap a sparrow in the housing but can't find a trap that works. I tried two on...
by Cloudwalker
Thu May 03, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins Have Arrived
Replies: 1
Views: 441

Martins Have Arrived

I am in Carroll, Iowa somewhat upper half of state. The Martins came last week. It is always such a joy to hear their chatter. I bought some sparrow traps because I have some very determined sparrows and last year I am sure one of the eggs was pierced by a sparrow! I had the holes plugged until the ...
by Cloudwalker
Thu May 03, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: FINALLY!!! I had a pair of purple martins here!
Replies: 13
Views: 1745

Re: FINALLY!!! I had a pair of purple martins here!

That first visit to your site has to be the most exciting moment for a purple landlord. I will never forget exactly where I was and the feeling I had. I was ecstatic. Then when we moved and I tried establishing again it took two years and I remember looking out at my house and just saying, " Why, Go...
by Cloudwalker
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I had some lookers should I open compartments
Replies: 20
Views: 3212

Re: I had some lookers should I open compartments

I only have one house. I was having trouble getting Martins until last year when I plugged up some entrances and created larger compartments as I removed the plug in the connecting wall. I really think that is why they liked the sight. Who knows but I was so ecstatic as all of us enthusiasts are. I ...
by Cloudwalker
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Iowa-Other species coveting Martin House
Replies: 1
Views: 525

Iowa-Other species coveting Martin House

I had left my house low in the off season. Well I decided the Martins will soon be here so I unplugged the few I had plugged and cleared out a few large nests! Sparrows...I guessed, and raised the house. At first I saw what I thought was an immature grackle on top of the house with its parents comin...
by Cloudwalker
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My oldest birds are all no shows..
Replies: 11
Views: 2532

Re: My oldest birds are all no shows..

I am trying to figure out how to post a new topic here so will reply to you. The Martins are arriving here in Carroll Iowa I am sure soon. I have not seen any but put my house up and for the first time had some aggressive starlings jump all over it making nests! I am sure they will keep the returnin...