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by BillieJR
Mon May 04, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: So far so good!
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: So far so good!

Congratulations - glad all seemed to improve.
by BillieJR
Fri May 01, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finally!
Replies: 15
Views: 608

Re: Finally!

Hooray for you! How exciting! I hope they stay for you.

And I was surprised to see you have your pool ready to go already - when I realized you are in Texas - I am in Wisconsin and it'll be a month at least before we have our pool ready to go.
by BillieJR
Fri May 01, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How many times?
Replies: 10
Views: 378

Re: How many times?

You all are making happy to know I'm in good company with the watching and waiting game!

And yes, Tor - I am playing the Dawn Song whenever it's not raining. :)
by BillieJR
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How many times?
Replies: 10
Views: 378

How many times?

Those of you who are like me - still waiting for your first martin(s) to arrive - how many times do you look out at your purple martin housing every day? I look at the housing, the electrical wires that they like to sit on, the skys.........I must look out at least 50 times a day. Maybe more.
by BillieJR
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Just A Quick Update
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Just A Quick Update

Love your picture, Coolwhips!

Kyler - I'd love to see your nest material bag pictures. Sounds like you're on your way to another great year.
by BillieJR
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Keep the Martins coming
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Keep the Martins coming

Thanks for the pep talk, jhcox! :) Sounds like you're going to have a good year. :)
by BillieJR
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Frustrated PM Landlord Looking for Tenants
Replies: 43
Views: 990

Re: Frustrated PM Landlord Looking for Tenants

Welcome, Gary!

I'm waiting for tenants, too......in Wisconsin. I hope we'll both be lucky this year. Good luck!
by BillieJR
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gourd trap question
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Gourd trap question

Thanks for that explanation. It's doesn't sound too complicated even for someone like myself that has no imagination when it comes to things making sense. lol! I appreciate your help. I guess I better be ordering one of these. Thanks again. :)
by BillieJR
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gourd trap question
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Gourd trap question

Awesome, Deancamp - thanks!
by BillieJR
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gourd trap question
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Gourd trap question

Is this easy enough to install? https://www.purplemartin.org/uploads/media/sgt-627.pdf Is this the same thing basically? https://www.purplemartin.org/shop/product/egt/pmca-excluder-gourd-insert-trap/ I see these two similar traps with a small price difference. I have troyers.....will they work in th...
by BillieJR
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SY's Heading North!
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: SY's Heading North!

Yup, me, too......can't wait. It's what I've been dreaming about for months. :) Good luck, everyone!
by BillieJR
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Vacancy light is On.
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Vacancy light is On.

Hopefully they're headed up to Wisconsin cuz we're waiting for them, too. haha! :)
by BillieJR
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Female ASY sightings today
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Female ASY sightings today

I bet you were thrilled to hear them.

Are you going to eliminate the sparrows?
by BillieJR
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Just had a PM killed by starling...
Replies: 16
Views: 739

Re: Just had a PM killed by starling...

I'm so sorry you had to see that happen. I 'm sure you musta been totally shocked to realize it was a starling and not another PM. It's so sad when these things happen. :(
by BillieJR
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Southern Indiana Arrivals
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: Southern Indiana Arrivals

Hooray - I'm sure you're loving it!

I'm impatiently waiting for them to get to Wisconsin. I am only about 10 miles north of the Wisconsin/Illinois border so it won't be long now. :)
by BillieJR
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Landlord
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: New Landlord

Welcome, Ryan! It's nice to have you here with us. I'm sure you'll get lots of good advice from seasoned landlords. You are very lucky to have just put up your housing 2 weeks ago and already have guests. I hope you have a good first season. :)
by BillieJR
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Advice needed on what to order
Replies: 8
Views: 515

Re: Advice needed on what to order

Thanks
by BillieJR
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Advice needed on what to order
Replies: 8
Views: 515

Re: Advice needed on what to order

Thanks MartinBoy and elyin-lowe........I appreciate your advice.

So - how did you attach the plates to the factory entrance plate? With screws or glue?

Thanks again!

Billie
by BillieJR
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Advice needed on what to order
Replies: 8
Views: 515

Advice needed on what to order

I have 4 Troyer vertical gourds with round holes on the tunnel. What do I order to replace these with SR holes? Would it be the same item as for the Troyer horizontals? I can find that easy enough - but I can't see what I need to order for the veritcals. Thanks!