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by Ravens5281
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Just arrived.
Replies: 8
Views: 1949

Re: Just arrived.

Provide tree swallow houses & or gourds so that they have a place to nest & they shouldn't bother the martins!!!

Stu III
by Ravens5281
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nor'easter
Replies: 15
Views: 3067

Re: Nor'easter

Ok thanks ToyinPa, gotcha & never heard of this bc I've always been told to get rid of them all lol :lol:!!!

Thanks again Stu III
by Ravens5281
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nor'easter
Replies: 15
Views: 3067

Re: Nor'easter

ToyinPa, what's the post called about the house sparrows trap!!!

Thanks Stu III
by Ravens5281
Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: OMG, OMG, OMG It just happened to me!
Replies: 72
Views: 16073

Re: OMG, OMG, OMG It just happened to me!

That's the only way to go!!!
by Ravens5281
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: OMG, OMG, OMG It just happened to me!
Replies: 72
Views: 16073

Re: OMG, OMG, OMG It just happened to me!

Keep everything close before u actually see a Martin!! Just leave the traps set & by closing all the other cavitys it will discourage the trash birds from wanted to come & look!!

Stu III
by Ravens5281
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gourd Question
Replies: 17
Views: 4902

Re: Gourd Question

If ur just starting out trying to attract martins I would go with natural gourds for sure!! They r really lite & martins seem to pick them 1st!!
by Ravens5281
Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What an Honor to have Met Larry Melcher!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 1785

What an Honor to have Met Larry Melcher!!!

Well I got the privilege of meeting Larry Melcher today!! He met me close to where he works on his lunch break so that I could buy one of his famous Melcher NBT's!! It was an honor to have been able to meet him & talk Purple Martins with him! I'm forever grateful & glad I can now call him a friend &...
by Ravens5281
Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2017 Season under way
Replies: 11
Views: 3061

Re: 2017 Season under way

Ok thanks Chuck!!! Yes this is what I want to do is prevent any attacks!!!
by Ravens5281
Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2017 Season under way
Replies: 11
Views: 3061

Re: 2017 Season under way

Hey Chuck, very nice & great news!! Also do ur predator flashers work??!!! I bought some & put them up this yr!! I assume they don't scare the martins!!

Thanks Stu III
by Ravens5281
Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: March 1st And I'm Ready
Replies: 8
Views: 1515

Re: March 1st And I'm Ready

Kyler, looks good man!! It won't be long now bc today there was a report in Kansas!!! Get ready brother bc they r headed ur way!!

Stu III
by Ravens5281
Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Blue Bird Predator Control Suggestion
Replies: 5
Views: 1408

Re: Blue Bird Predator Control Suggestion

Ok thanks ed!! Yea I put my where I did bc I read that in an article to put it along the edge of a woods facing out towards a meadow/ pond which I did!! But we used to have blue birds & the sparrows & tree swallows ran them off & haven't seen any for years! But decided to try again this year to see ...
by Ravens5281
Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Blue Bird Predator Control Suggestion
Replies: 5
Views: 1408

Re: Blue Bird Predator Control Suggestion

Ed I'm trying to attract blue birds what do i do in drawing them in!!!??? Here's my site!! Image

Thanks Stu III
by Ravens5281
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Help - inheriting a colony...
Replies: 13
Views: 3547

Re: Help - inheriting a colony...

Jon, u may want to try & keep the same or as close as u can of Housing that the previous owner had!! & putting it back up in the exact same spot bc they say if u want to add or remove or replace existing houses than u can't move them very far or they won't come back & being an established colony I w...
by Ravens5281
Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Crescent entry
Replies: 5
Views: 1490

Re: Crescent entry

Please Make sure u have a repeater nest box trap to catch & kill the trash birds bc that's the only way to have a successful colony!! Just thought I would let u know!!
by Ravens5281
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Friend or Foe
Replies: 65
Views: 15499

Re: Friend or Foe

Haha yea I know man!! They say that they go a good distance away from the colony to keep it clean that way!! But I would say that they just wanted to make it hard on u & had to make up some excuse! At least u won & u keep just keep on enjoying ur martins!!!
by Ravens5281
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Friend or Foe
Replies: 65
Views: 15499

Re: Friend or Foe

DavidJ preach brother!!! You have done nothing wrong which u can expand ur colony if u want!! I wouldn't worry about them just keep enjoying ur martins & I read a book that Andy Troyer wrote & he has 2 Hugh colony & only been pooped on twice in 25 yrs & he has it right by his house & one at his busi...
by Ravens5281
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Friend or Foe
Replies: 65
Views: 15499

Re: Friend or Foe

Haha told ya there's nothing they can do & to bad they will just have to the the other way!! & I use the Photobucket app & just upload ur pic then click on it then click on the i that has a circle around it at the bottom left & then click on the IMG link at the bottom of that page & it will say u co...
by Ravens5281
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Friend or Foe
Replies: 65
Views: 15499

Re: Friend or Foe

Yea & even if its martin poop it's a natural part of life nothing illegal about birds pooping!! & what is 5 minutes out of her life to wash her slide off gezz!!
by Ravens5281
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Friend or Foe
Replies: 65
Views: 15499

Re: Friend or Foe

I tell you what Dave!! I think that they r just being dicks pardon my French!! But its a free country & it's ur yard so u can do whatever u want! I wouldn't try to please ppl that can't be pleased! They want u to take the whole thing down! I mean putting up a hawk decoy! They have done their researc...
by Ravens5281
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Friend or Foe
Replies: 65
Views: 15499

Re: Friend or Foe

I tell you what Dave!! I think that they r just being dicks pardon my French!! But its a free country & it's ur yard so u can do whatever u want! I wouldn't try to please ppl that can't be pleased! They want u to take the whole thing down! I mean putting up a hawk decoy! They have done their researc...