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by Buckeyefarmer
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Think I have decided to build another T14
Replies: 51
Views: 8888

Re: Think I have decided to build another T14

Looks great, I like the red trim.
by Buckeyefarmer
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Think I have decided to build another T14
Replies: 51
Views: 8888

Re: Think I have decided to build another T14

I’ve also built another T-14 for my colony. This will be number 3. I hope to see them soon!
by Buckeyefarmer
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: End of season report.
Replies: 13
Views: 3027

Re: End of season report.

Outstanding!
by Buckeyefarmer
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest check Hebron,OH
Replies: 38
Views: 6800

Re: Nest check Hebron,OH

My Martin’s have been gone since last Tuesday but I did see a few past over on Saturday evening. They didn’t stop in but they did sing a few notes as they flew by. The barn swallows are still here.
by Buckeyefarmer
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: final tally New Concord,Ohio
Replies: 11
Views: 2454

Re: final tally New Concord,Ohio

Amazing numbers! Good job Dick.
by Buckeyefarmer
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest check Hebron,OH
Replies: 38
Views: 6800

Re: Nest check Hebron,OH

Yes I still have about 30 here in the evenings. They come in around 8:30 and leave before 7:00 the next morning. I never see them at all through the day.
by Buckeyefarmer
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest check Hebron,OH
Replies: 38
Views: 6800

Re: Nest check Hebron,OH

Thanks Dave. Are you still seeing Martins there along the river. I’ve had about 3 dozen here in the evenings the last few days.
by Buckeyefarmer
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest check Hebron,OH
Replies: 38
Views: 6800

Re: Nest check Hebron,OH

Coupler and pole.
by Buckeyefarmer
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest check Hebron,OH
Replies: 38
Views: 6800

Re: Nest check Hebron,OH

Dave, I use 5” galvanized air system tubing from our grain storage facility. I set a 60” piece in concrete leaving 2 feet above the ground. I use a 4 bolt galvanized coupling to attach the pole. The pole is 12’ long and at the top I cut a 1-1/4” x 6” long slot for the pulley and attach it with a 3/4...
by Buckeyefarmer
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Central PA end of season report....
Replies: 15
Views: 4068

Re: Central PA end of season report....

Wow! That has been some terrible weather. Surely you’ll have better luck next year. You need to be commended for flipping that many crickets, job well done!!
by Buckeyefarmer
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest check Hebron,OH
Replies: 38
Views: 6800

Re: Nest check Hebron,OH

I’m an empty nester as of 15 minutes ago. I took the last T-14 down for a nest check of my final family of chicks, really wasn’t sure that they hadn’t already fledged. When I opened the door I found the last two chicks and suddenly one took flight. That was pretty cool! It came out and dropped to wi...
by Buckeyefarmer
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest check Hebron,OH
Replies: 38
Views: 6800

Re: Nest check Hebron,OH

Quite a gathering this morning. I had around 85 Martins visiting the barnyard. Twenty or so were perched on the T14’s and 65 perched on the entrance wire from the road.
by Buckeyefarmer
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 1 Nest to go
Replies: 3
Views: 864

Re: 1 Nest to go

You’re due for a less stressful year!
by Buckeyefarmer
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Fun Yr in Sugarcreek, Ohio
Replies: 3
Views: 873

Re: Fun Yr in Sugarcreek, Ohio

Great job!
by Buckeyefarmer
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest check Hebron,OH
Replies: 38
Views: 6800

Re: Nest check Hebron,OH

Still have seven more to go, three are still little gray fuzz balls, but are strong and healthy. I found 2 late sleepers in one of the empty nests cavities. They didn’t mind me a bit checking the housing. They flew out about half way up as I raised the house. Still have about 2 dozen PM staying the ...
by Buckeyefarmer
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest check Hebron,OH
Replies: 38
Views: 6800

Re: Nest check Hebron,OH

Dave,
It’s been several years since we got fertilizer there. We loaded material from a barge location north of town I believe. It’s a two hour trip for us to get there from our farm.
by Buckeyefarmer
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest check Hebron,OH
Replies: 38
Views: 6800

Re: Nest check Hebron,OH

Fantastic!
by Buckeyefarmer
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest check Hebron,OH
Replies: 38
Views: 6800

Re: Nest check Hebron,OH

Dave, I was in your neck of the woods a couple weeks ago. We passed a golf course that had a couple of Martin houses but it wasn’t Oxbow. We were near Wittens farm market. Glad to see you had good success!
by Buckeyefarmer
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Funny fledge
Replies: 3
Views: 903

Funny fledge

This evening my wife and I were walking around the flower beds. I turned to ask her something and just then a new fledgling flew around the corner and landed on her shoulder. I carefully captured it and placed it on a crabapple limb. It didn’t stay long and flew across the barnyard to the neighbor’s...
by Buckeyefarmer
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest check Hebron,OH
Replies: 38
Views: 6800

Re: Nest check Hebron,OH

Thanks Mike. I thought my numbers were thinning until this morning. Every perch was loaded with martins. Maybe some of yours stopped in for a visit. :mrgreen:

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