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by zatn02
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Time to change the name SCOUT
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Time to change the name SCOUT

Many people think that they show up, check things out and turn around and head back south to report back to the rest of the flock. Heck the definition of Scout in the dictionary pretty much states that very thing. "a soldier or other person sent out ahead of a main force so as to gather information ...
by zatn02
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Time to change the name SCOUT
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Time to change the name SCOUT

Scout definition as it pertains to purple martins: For those that are new to the world of Purple Martins. The term scout, as it applies to purple martins, does not mean what the term scout means as listed in the dictionary. A purple martin scout is really just the first returning adult birds to thei...
by zatn02
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tulsa Purple Martin Roost Watch Party
Replies: 1
Views: 1921

Tulsa Purple Martin Roost Watch Party

Tulsa Audubon Purple Martin Roost Watch Saturday, August 17, 8:15 p.m. North end of parking lot at Hilton Garden Inn Tulsa Airport All invited to join us at 6:45 p.m. for dinner at the Tulsa Airport Hilton Garden Inn Every summer Tulsa hosts a Purple Martin roost, and this year the martins are back ...
by zatn02
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Are Southern States Too Hot for Metal Houses ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2323

Re: Are Southern States Too Hot for Metal Houses ?

I am in Oklahoma where it gets very hot in the summer. I have several aluminum houses. I have added PVC vents to my Trio M12K expanded houses, I also added insulation to them and I use shade panels on top during the hottest part of the summer. The Trendsetter 16 has internal vents and has an insulat...
by zatn02
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martin Help!
Replies: 7
Views: 1493

Re: Purple Martin Help!

Rhonda, are you a member of the Purple Martin Conservation Association Facebook page? If so, I would post this request on there. It might have a bigger audience. I would be happy to help but I live in Oklahoma.

Good luck.

Anita Harp
by zatn02
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Trio Blank doors that are vented..
Replies: 19
Views: 7802

Re: New Trio Blank doors that are vented..

The only issue I see with these vented doors is that the vents are too low on the door. Given that most of us use nest sub floors/trays and then add the nesting material on top of that. The vents could be covered up by nesting material. I think this is a great idea but think they need to be higher o...
by zatn02
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tulsa Roost 2018 located at Tulsa Airport again
Replies: 10
Views: 3267

Re: Tulsa Roost 2018 located at Tulsa Airport again

Yes, the martins are still at the Tulsa airport and we have a roost watch party scheduled for this Saturday evening the 11th of August. Best viewing location is the top of the airport parking garage, NE corner. Cost is $2:00 to park for an hour. Birds were starting to come in last night around 8:15p...
by zatn02
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tulsa Airport Roost update from 8/6/18 visit
Replies: 1
Views: 916

Tulsa Airport Roost update from 8/6/18 visit

Update on the Tulsa airport roost: Dick Sherry and I went to the airport last night to observe the use of the Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) which has proved to be effective in controlling wildlife at other locations. These devices are capable of emitting a directed sound in the range of 130 to 1...
by zatn02
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tulsa Roost 2018 located at Tulsa Airport again
Replies: 10
Views: 3267

Tulsa Roost 2018 located at Tulsa Airport again

Unfortunately the Tulsa Roost will be back at the Tulsa International Airport for the 2018 season. I went out searching tonight and went to the Tulsa water supply lake which is where many of the birds staged up during the day last year. I found a large number of purple martins sitting on the power l...
by zatn02
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Crescent door plugs?
Replies: 5
Views: 1208

Re: Crescent door plugs?

I use the ones from S&K for all my crescent openings. They fit the Trio houses, Trendsetter houses, Coates houses and of course the S&K houses and gourds with crescent opening. link not allowed/Starling-Guard-D ... info/SG12/


thanks
Anita Harp
by zatn02
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tulsa Roost
Replies: 0
Views: 1753

Tulsa Roost

Anyone know yet if the Tulsa Oklahoma roost has started building and if so are they back at the Tulsa airport this year?

thanks.
Anita Harp
by zatn02
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Guord Size
Replies: 18
Views: 3257

Re: Guord Size

I also believe the larger the compartment the better and all of my housing has been expanded and the gourds are at a minimum 10 inches with tunnels. But let's not forget the housing of past and how many martins were raised in that housing. Those rooms were 6x6 inches so even though a martin is 7 1/2...
by zatn02
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Trio subfloors
Replies: 5
Views: 1280

Re: Trio subfloors

You can order them through PMCA or directly from naturehouse.
by zatn02
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Trio subfloors
Replies: 5
Views: 1280

Re: Trio subfloors

You can order them through PMCA or directly from naturehouse.
by zatn02
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I like my gourds to swing but...
Replies: 15
Views: 2768

Re: I like my gourds to swing but...

Have you had any problems with the fountain rack on top? I just purchased a fountain rack top and bottom and finished hanging 12 Troyer Vertical gourds yesterday. We are experiencing very high winds yesterday and today and I noticed the gourds are bouncing up and down. I am trying to figure out a wa...
by zatn02
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martins are back!
Replies: 16
Views: 4384

Re: Purple Martins are back!

It is still pretty cold there.... hopefully it will warm up soon.
by zatn02
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Trio and wing entrapment
Replies: 5
Views: 1711

Re: Trio and wing entrapment

If these are the ones that come from PMCA, they are probably the ones that came from Hilltop Specialties. I have the instructions if you would like me to email them to you.

Let me know. You can private message me in Facebook.

thanks
Anita Harp
by zatn02
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Just 4 Martins at Tulsa Roost
Replies: 4
Views: 1377

Re: Just 4 Martins at Tulsa Roost

That is great news Dick. Hopefully the majority have made the migration down to south america.

thanks,
Anita Harp
by zatn02
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sub flooring
Replies: 13
Views: 3929

Re: Sub flooring

I have expanded Trio's and the nest tray or sub floor goes in the back and use traction tape in the front near the entrance. You can buy traction tape at any hardware store if you choose to not order from PMCA. The nest tray may stick up too far if you have it in the front entrance. Especially if yo...
by zatn02
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Still Martins at Airport Roost - Harrassing Has Stopped
Replies: 5
Views: 1825

Re: Still Martins at Airport Roost - Harrassing Has Stopped

Thanks for the update Dick. Good news on the one bird. At least it might have a chance to migrate south.

thanks
Anita Harp.

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