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by Whippy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Bird’s, Bird’s, and more Bird’s...!
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: Bird’s, Bird’s, and more Bird’s...!

Yep. Sounds like we are in each others back yard. My wife thinks I'm crazy. She walks by as I'm working on my laptop sitting in my recliner a few minutes ago and asks what I'm doing. Me: "I'm trying to lease a couple of 747's for an operation me and the boys are working on." Her: "You're going to le...
by Whippy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Bird’s, Bird’s, and more Bird’s...!
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: Bird’s, Bird’s, and more Bird’s...!

That is great. I can relate to your enthusiasm. It is cool watching them. I watch mine almost all day. Up until this year I wasn't able to because I only had 4 pair. Now there is so many of them that they come and go all day long. I'm covered up in ASY males right now and hoping more females begin t...
by Whippy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Made the Entrance Change
Replies: 11
Views: 138

Re: Made the Entrance Change

Yeah, but most of the others are warranted. I don't think anyone would not be able to house martins solely because of SREH. I agree. Not saying one is better than the other. Just trying it out since I've seen hardly any starlings in my area. Maybe one every year stops by then leaves. I did have a s...
by Whippy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Made the Entrance Change
Replies: 11
Views: 138

Re: Made the Entrance Change

We could probably add a boatload of landlord anxieties on top of that one. :lol:
by Whippy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Owl Cage Inquiry
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: Owl Cage Inquiry

Aves, I don't have any experience with owl cages on my colony but I have seen a lot of Martins interacting with them. Once they get used to it they just bust right on through the squares to their cavity. I've seen many using the cage as a perch. Site fidelity is strong with the Martins so I really d...
by Whippy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Made the Entrance Change
Replies: 11
Views: 138

Re: Made the Entrance Change

I've observed that even at established colonies when martins first arrive the don't always go into cavities. They will stick their heads in checking things out before eventually going in to make their decision. I think many people mistake this causing SREH anxiety. I agree with you on that. I've se...
by Whippy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Made the Entrance Change
Replies: 11
Views: 138

Re: Made the Entrance Change

Brad, I do tend to over think things and at the same time quite anxious to grow my colony. I'm seeing more Martins in my airspace and on my gourds than I ever have since starting 5 years ago. My desire to grow my colony makes me do strange things with the idea I'm helping. In any case, I do believe ...
by Whippy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Trio rooms
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: Trio rooms

Sorry.

Didn't see the castle part of Trio. I was thinking of the 12 room houses since I have one.


Thanks for clearing that up, Kyler.

Coolwhips.
by Whippy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Made the Entrance Change
Replies: 11
Views: 138

Made the Entrance Change

Much discussion has been had about round holes vs SREH's. I've also put a lot of thought into it. Since I don't have a starling problem I've decided to change 6 of my Horizontal Troyers from the Conley to the Round hole entrances. Most of my decision was due to viewing the reluctance of females sitt...
by Whippy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First SY just arrived!
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: First SY just arrived!

That's pretty cool. Glad he made it out of the water. I was working at my make shift desk in my yard this morning and noticed a light colored Martin was not being pursued by the 10 or so ASY males so I figured it to be an SY male. He hung out above the flock of ASY's as they were chasing females. He...
by Whippy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Trio rooms
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: Trio rooms

The older Trios were all put together by nuts and bolts. Small ones of course. They also make room dividers to allow you to enlarge the compartment and provide added protection. https://naturehouseinc.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=272_45_55&products_id=877&zenid=8t85i8tj50qje9r0p1nh3i2f...
by Whippy
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I need more Females
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: I need more Females

Perfect office set up Whippy and good to here your numbers are up. Which do they prefer, your gourds or trio? Right now I have 3 ASY Males for sure in the Trio and one who is hanging out in the day Today a couple of females were hanging out with them. I have 6 compartments open. Two of them have be...
by Whippy
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I need more Females
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: I need more Females

Its typical having more males than females at this stage of migration. Males more often arrive before females in all age classes except with the SY'S where the females arrive before the males. By your numbers it looks like you are set up for a major increase this year. Have a great one. Thanks. Loo...
by Whippy
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I need more Females
Replies: 4
Views: 91

I need more Females

I know. It sounds bad coming from a guy but I have 8 to 10 ASY males going crazy out here over three Females. I hope more are on the way because if not, things could get pretty rough around here. On a side note. I guess they are comfortable with my dogs now. They just sat up on the gourds and watche...
by Whippy
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Newbie hear from Ga
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: Newbie hear from Ga

Yep. He was having a look. He may return so keep on looking up. I have a bachelor group of 8 ASY males working my gourd rack in the last 4 days. They each seemed to have selected a gourd for themselves but only half of them will return to roost in them in the evening. I believe when they get a femal...
by Whippy
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Cool picture I took. Add yours.
Replies: 29
Views: 989

Re: Cool picture I took. Add yours.

The Smiths,

It is a black vulture. Sorry for the dirty window.

Coolwhips
by Whippy
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Let The Fun Begin!
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: Let The Fun Begin!

Very nice indeed. You should be loaded this year.

Thanks for the photos.

Coolwhips
by Whippy
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Let The Fun Begin!
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: Let The Fun Begin!

Great news Kyler.

Be sure to post pictures when you get them all filled up in the next week or so.

Stay safe.

Coolwhips
by Whippy
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gemini Gourd Rack Photos And A Short Update
Replies: 15
Views: 261

Re: Gemini Gourd Rack Photos And A Short Update

Very well said, Steve. I changed all of my S&K Big Bo and Bo-11 gourds over to round holes a couple of days ago. Up to this change, Martins had shown no real interest in the gourds with the crescent openings. They did kneel down and have a look in but none ever entered. They went to the Troyers with...
by Whippy
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New hobby I picked up for the martins when they arrive.
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: New hobby I picked up for the martins when they arrive.

With you arms flailing all over the place like that your arms will be sure to be more tired than the wings of your returning Martins. :lol:

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