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by j6745l@gmail.com
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Near super colony status, Silver lake WA
Replies: 10
Views: 3286

Re: Near super colony status, Silver lake WA

Wow,
Congratulations, that really some accomplishment. Here I thought most Purple Martins were on the East Coast.

Keep up the good work.

John
by j6745l@gmail.com
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Not today Mr. Owl
Replies: 2
Views: 1004

Re: Not today Mr. Owl

Thanks for the picture. Good luck.

John
by j6745l@gmail.com
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martins Using My Modification
Replies: 4
Views: 1347

Re: Purple Martins Using My Modification

Very Nice looking addition...
by j6745l@gmail.com
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Another unsuccessful year
Replies: 12
Views: 2495

Re: Another unsuccessful year

It has been yet another unsuccessful year trying to attract PM here in East Tennessee. We just returned from 3 week vacation all over the northern mid west area. Ten states in 3 weeks Yellowstone, The Grand Tetons, Mount Rushmore, The Crazy Horse monument, The Bad Lands and so much more. But the wh...
by j6745l@gmail.com
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Attracting Martins in South East Mass
Replies: 13
Views: 2712

Re: Attracting Martins in South East Mass

j6745l@gmail.com wrote:Where in South Eastern Ma. are you located?? There is a large colony located in Lakeville MA. that has been there for a number of years.

Do you have a Morning song recording going to attract the Martins???

John
Sorry I just saw where you are located.
by j6745l@gmail.com
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Attracting Martins in South East Mass
Replies: 13
Views: 2712

Re: Attracting Martins in South East Mass

Where in South Eastern Ma. are you located?? There is a large colony located in Lakeville MA. that has been there for a number of years.

Do you have a Morning song recording going to attract the Martins???

John
by j6745l@gmail.com
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Season Two of the PMCA's Nest Cam is now live!
Replies: 82
Views: 24297

Re: Season Two of the PMCA's Nest Cam is now live!

Thanks for your efforts. Good stuff, I check it out frequently. Keeps this Newbie/ wantabe going.
by j6745l@gmail.com
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First Fledge tonight June 20 SW Ohio
Replies: 8
Views: 1593

Re: First Fledge tonight June 20 SW Ohio

Great Information for all of us hope full Newbies

Thanks,
by j6745l@gmail.com
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Use Lexel in place of silicone
Replies: 7
Views: 1661

Re: Use Lexel in place of silicone

Lowered the house this morning for minor repairs to the elbow vents that I placed on the gourds ( storm coming in). Found out the hard way that silicone doesn't adhere well at all to Troyer gourds. No problem, Lexel works great. Taking advantage of having the house lowered, I snapped a couple of pi...
by j6745l@gmail.com
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: In Warwick,RI - new to being a landlord - need help
Replies: 15
Views: 3769

Re: In Warwick,RI - new to being a landlord - need help

My gosh, you have a great set up; it screams location! bear down on those sparrows, start with the males, shoot and trap...the TTS wont be successful all the time; sounds like you gave them alternatives...someone here let the TTS nest in a gourd then moved it and they were fine. There's hope! My po...
by j6745l@gmail.com
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New landlord update
Replies: 9
Views: 2269

Re: New landlord update

Happy to say we have 10 nests with eggs! 5 eggs seem to be the most in one nest so far. First due to hatch in a few days. First timer here with martins always wanted to start a colony but didn't live in good habitat. The new place is perfect, wide open area established colonies less than a 1/4 mile...
by j6745l@gmail.com
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: About to pack it in
Replies: 15
Views: 3547

Re: Modern Recommendations help attract and keep Martins

Rodger, I had a similar experience as you did. My father was very successful attracting martins during the 1950s and 1960s in south Texas. When I settled into my own home, everything was different because of the European starlings in this area. I had fair success attracting martins but very bad exp...
by j6745l@gmail.com
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: About to pack it in
Replies: 15
Views: 3547

Re: About to pack it in

Don't give up. You never know when a storm could damage an existing colony. Predators could scare martins away from a colony. A few years ago, a friend picked up an ASY pair late in June and his colony started from that point. They abandoned wherever they had been before that and nested again, rasi...
by j6745l@gmail.com
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: About to pack it in
Replies: 15
Views: 3547

Re: About to pack it in

Grab a map and compass and point the dawnsong speaker directly at that colony 5 miles away. You'll draw martins in. Mark your house and that colony on a map, draw a line and use a compass to point the horn. I wish I had a colony that close. My closest is 27 miles. At this point in the season, targe...
by j6745l@gmail.com
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: About to pack it in
Replies: 15
Views: 3547

About to pack it in

Well, I guess it's about time to pack it in. Discouraging saw one Martine in early April and have nothing since... Mirrors mud, you name it Morning song. Nothing. Have a large colony within 5/6 Miles. Bummin :| :-( :???:
by j6745l@gmail.com
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finally getting some activity at my place.
Replies: 3
Views: 1297

Re: Finally getting some activity at my place.

Mhoover wrote:I have had a SY pair start building a nest after the first of July so don't give up hope. It can still happen to you.

That's good news I'm still waiting and Hoping for some arrivals..
by j6745l@gmail.com
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Attracting Purple Martins - what worked for me
Replies: 4
Views: 1150

Re: Attracting Purple Martins - what worked for me

Hello all. New member here. I thought I'd share something very simple that we did that I think finally gave us success after 3 years of trying to attract PMs. I'm a newbie so this is probably common knowledge but it's a revelation to me. We have 12 Bo11 Plus Gourds but our site is not optimal at al...
by j6745l@gmail.com
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How long to hold my breath in SE PA?
Replies: 22
Views: 4704

Re: How long to hold my breath in SE PA?

To all of you wannabe's. KEEP TRYING and HANG IN THERE. I was trying since 2005 in northwest PA and had one pair in 2012. I didn't have any nesters again until last year. Two pairs of SY birds and 2-3 SY bachelor males. They all showed up within 48 hours of each other. This year, I had three ASY ma...
by j6745l@gmail.com
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Just about to write off 2017....
Replies: 14
Views: 2859

Re: Just about to write off 2017....

So happy for you! You are the third person that I know of who has got a pair of martins this year that didn't have any last year. The other two are taxidermy lady and Mitch Booth. Normal activities in the back yard will not disturb them. They actually do better with humans nearby. You can probably ...
by j6745l@gmail.com
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Season Two of the PMCA's Nest Cam is now live!
Replies: 82
Views: 24297

Re: Season Two of the PMCA's Nest Cam is now live!

Forum Admin wrote:Watch along with the PMCA as a pair of Purple Martins try to successfully raise a brood at a PMCA colony site on Presque Isle State Park in Erie, PA.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eFUbvCCslo
Very cool. I'm sure many folks on this forum will spending lots of time watching this.