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by BillieJR
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Do SY's return to their birth colony?
Replies: 20
Views: 1711

Do SY's return to their birth colony?

I know I've read many times that this year's fledgings usually don't return to the colony they were born at......but a friend of mine was talking the other night and said they do. So.......in your opinion, which way is it?
by BillieJR
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Second Brood
Replies: 3
Views: 1109

Re: Second Brood

How fun is this? But sad that they aren't taking care of the 2nd batch. I hope the one makes it.
by BillieJR
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gourd racks and gourds - Going out of business
Replies: 9
Views: 1521

Re: Gourd racks and gourds - Going out of business

I wish I lived closer and I would donate to the cause and take one or two off your hands but we're too far apart. This is such a sad thing for you - I feel so badly. I wish you could find another way to make it work for you. I'm so glad you've had 10 good years, tho. ((hugs))
by BillieJR
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How many is enough?
Replies: 6
Views: 1305

How many is enough?

I'm just wondering - how many purple martins do you feel you need to make you happy and content? I have a friend who keeps adding to their colony and I just feel if they would just be happy with what they have (well over 100) then their overflow would have to move on and find new housing and maybe s...
by BillieJR
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Another question about the Dawn Song
Replies: 4
Views: 3432

Re: Another question about the Dawn Song

Thanks, Ed. I turned it off. But it's on stand-by. lol!

I appreciate all your help and advice. It has paid off so far. I hope some day I am as lucky as you are with your purple martins. :)
by BillieJR
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Another question about the Dawn Song
Replies: 4
Views: 3432

Another question about the Dawn Song

I've had this ASY male here for 8 days now - he has brought in a female - they come and go during the daytime - yesterday they had a 3rd one with them that did not stay. This morning they had 2 with them that did not stay. I always hope they eventually come back but who knows. I'm also going to be h...
by BillieJR
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finally Lucky.
Replies: 7
Views: 2897

Re: Finally Lucky.

Good for you, Ladybug! I can only imagine how excited and ecstatic you are with your one pair. I hope you get more but one pair is a start. Good luck!
by BillieJR
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Opinions please
Replies: 9
Views: 2889

Re: Opinions please

I'm sorry they didn't come back, vman! I hope you still have time, I think, for this year. This fella has hung around since Saturday so today is day4 and he is usually here in the morning and again in the evening and disappears during the between hours - I like to think he's out looking for a lady f...
by BillieJR
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Opinions please
Replies: 9
Views: 2889

Re: Opinions please

Thanks, Ed!!! I really appreciate your ideas. This gives me some hope. Thanks for sharing. I've got your Dawn Song going every day. :) I really am grateful for your support.
by BillieJR
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Opinions please
Replies: 9
Views: 2889

Re: Opinions please

I am wondering if maybe he had a mate but that maybe something happened to her at the colony they were at and so he is out looking for a new place to hang out. Just a thought. He stayed around here til tonight - I'm not sure if he is here overnight or not. I was outside working all afternoon and eve...
by BillieJR
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Recent Gourds Maintenance
Replies: 13
Views: 5553

Re: Recent Gourds Maintenance

Yikes - snakes is one of my biggest fears!
by BillieJR
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pinkies in central PA
Replies: 2
Views: 1403

Re: Pinkies in central PA

That's great news!!!
by BillieJR
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Opinions please
Replies: 9
Views: 2889

Re: Opinions please

Thanks Brad Bittle and Black Jack - I appreciate your encouraging thoughts. I've got my fingers crossed but also prepared to be disappointed.
by BillieJR
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Opinions please
Replies: 9
Views: 2889

Opinions please

I've had an ASY male here for almost 2 hours now - I know that doesn't really mean a whole lot - but I am just wondering.......what are my chances he may stay at this point? I mean - it's pretty late in the season - I'm in Southern Wisconsin. He may be gone by the time I get done typing this - I'm n...
by BillieJR
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Will martins lay a second clutch?
Replies: 10
Views: 4076

Re: Will martins lay a second clutch?

Great story - never ever thought of a fish eating a bird. lol! Love it!
by BillieJR
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Can't believe it, but I have one hanging around
Replies: 36
Views: 12665

Re: Can't believe it, but I have one hanging around

Oh, Ryan, I hope he is still there and maybe has brought in more by now. I love your housing and the pictures are excellent. Good luck - let us know how it's going.
by BillieJR
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: June 6th Update
Replies: 1
Views: 1024

Re: June 6th Update

Having a great year so far - it looks like they like the houses better than the gourds. Thanks for the update. Continued good luck to you!
by BillieJR
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Too late for new pairs?
Replies: 4
Views: 2294

Re: Too late for new pairs?

Welcome to this forum, TravisF. I don't have the answers for you but I think there's still time to get a pair (or more) this year. That's what I've read several times. And I sure hope so cuz I don't have any yet, either, and I'm hoping to get lucky, too. Good luck!
by BillieJR
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finally....
Replies: 2
Views: 1470

Re: Finally....

Thanks so much for the words of encouragement. I can use them at this point. :) I was concerned about the dawn song - maybe it would confuse and frustrate the visitor - but I left it on. It's left now and not sure it'll be back. I'm living in a fantasyworld and hoping it went to bring more back late...
by BillieJR
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finally....
Replies: 2
Views: 1470

Finally....

The 1st one I've seen this season was just here. It's trying to figure out where the other ones are at that he/she is hearing from the dawn song on my deck. Thank you, God, for sending one for me to see. I'd love to think it will stay but I've been disappointed in the past so I'll be surprised if it...

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