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by C.C.Martins
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Eggs
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Eggs

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by C.C.Martins
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Eggs
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Eggs

Good looking group!
by C.C.Martins
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finally
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Finally

Great news, hope u have a good season!
by C.C.Martins
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Let The Fun Begin!
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Let The Fun Begin!

Kyler,
Great news! It seems to be more of a celebration when you are out working on their homes and they arrive, sometimes i think they are as excited as we are to see them.
Good looking set up, hope it fills for you.
Stay safe and wish you a great martin season!
Tom
by C.C.Martins
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Texas Arrivals
Replies: 13
Views: 599

Re: Texas Arrivals

Whippy, lots of what i think are SY birds arrived (they went into occupied gourds, were allowed to stay) last few days cold front stalled them, but it was short lived. Had 6 new birds come in looking for homes, females stuck around most of the males may have moved on, will see tonight. I have one un...
by C.C.Martins
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Modified Super Gourd Using Old Friend Dap
Replies: 23
Views: 529

Re: Modified Super Gourd Using Old Friend Dap

Well shoot, at least it gives good memories! I think we are as young as we feel, despite the rice krispie sounds my knees make in the morning☺
by C.C.Martins
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Texas Arrivals
Replies: 13
Views: 599

Re: Texas Arrivals

Whippy, Good numbers! Hope your regulars made it. Have good numbers here, first 4 arrived on feb 10, 8 days early. Kept that number for a few weeks, females started arriving with some new males, with unoccupied gourds it was hard to keep track because they kept switching gourds and claiming 2 caviti...
by C.C.Martins
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Modified Super Gourd Using Old Friend Dap
Replies: 23
Views: 529

Re: Modified Super Gourd Using Old Friend Dap

Wow Terry that was a thick (accurate!) Substandard martin house Description! I have added porches with 3 inch pvc tunnels to a few supergourds as well but didnt roughen up the surface, think ill do some adjustments like yours looks solid! I roughen up the inside of the weps over the crescents, didnt...
by C.C.Martins
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PM outreach ops in the front yard
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: PM outreach ops in the front yard

Whippy, thats funny! My wife too would say they are just birds. Now she knows the diffrence between males/females, some of their habbits and calls me in the morning to report the goings on. She went home on vacation in november for 2 weeks and left me all alone...strict rules not to get up to mischi...
by C.C.Martins
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PM outreach ops in the front yard
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: PM outreach ops in the front yard

Well, like anything else good with the bad. Personally, ill encourage it.as much as i can... like mud on the wall some will stick. Its my belief that some folks that are reached will form a real attachment to their martins and through that attachment will take measures they wouldnt have normally com...
by C.C.Martins
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PM outreach ops in the front yard
Replies: 7
Views: 215

PM outreach ops in the front yard

Well, the 8 gourds have sure atttacted attention! Martins: So far 3 pairs...as of yesterday. People: Have had folks drive up and stop to ask what the gourds are, they all seem very interested, open and curious. Gives me the opportunity to talk the birds up and build some martin-human awareness. I wa...
by C.C.Martins
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Cool picture I took. Add yours.
Replies: 29
Views: 1361

Re: Cool picture I took. Add yours.

Ill add when i figure out the darn picture!
by C.C.Martins
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Almost threw in the towel.
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: Almost threw in the towel.

Duke, Thats the spot, a few Trios and a beat up Heath she uses to deflect sparrows. they are good folks. I walk there for lunch, saw them in the yard years ago and walked up to talk martins. the northern most house, west side has a house too I believe. Theres a plastic house Starling central on the ...
by C.C.Martins
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Almost threw in the towel.
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: Almost threw in the towel.

Duke, great news! Glad they returned, the Ll at west guth had late arrivals so i was hoping they were just delayed. Your lesson had me out and about checking the bases and area for ants, killed one nest in the middle of the yard. Liberally axle greased one of the poles, just have to watch. I think i...
by C.C.Martins
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mites
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Mites

Yep sounds like it, some sounds are distinctive...the female scratching out her nest bowl is distinctive. Scratching the mites is as well. Good looking out!
by C.C.Martins
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Big drama in natural gourd
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Big drama in natural gourd

Had a lot of new arrivals, must have been 20 martins try to come in tonight. Im offering natural gourds for the most part, a pair has taken up residence in a tunneled natural gourd, this gourd has a "horn" that curves out and parallel to the entrance, so it was turned on it side when it was being ma...
by C.C.Martins
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Getting close to doubling colony size!
Replies: 18
Views: 393

Re: Getting close to doubling colony size!

It is a challenge to count them, even at night, its over so fast! Exceedingly fun to try though. Those are good numbers, congrats. They are in good hands. Hope you fill up.
Tom
by C.C.Martins
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Return of the acquired Trio ASY Male
Replies: 12
Views: 237

Re: Return of the acquired Trio ASY Male

Man thats great, poor guy. Hes very sure it will appear if he keeps trying! Glad you are getting some action whippy, im sure the females will return. Ours played hard to get, visit in the morning and take off, show up in the afternnon but it was days before they decided to stay. Sounds like you have...
by C.C.Martins
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Big increase here
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Re: Big increase here

Duke,
Thanks and hope your martins come back. lots of birds your way, have a friend at west guth park who hosts martins. sorry to hear about the dang fire ants, i hate them. had two dove chicks in a plant hanger killed by them, they get everywhere.
increases are on the way!
Tom
by C.C.Martins
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Big increase here
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Re: Big increase here

Thanks, i hope the numbers go up for all of us.

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