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by jpp77
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Bo Nine Plus Gourds
Replies: 10
Views: 395

Re: New Bo Nine Plus Gourds

Bo 9 vs Bo11+
by jpp77
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Bo Nine Plus Gourds
Replies: 10
Views: 395

Re: New Bo Nine Plus Gourds

I have 33 Bo 11+ (gourd within a gourd) divided between two of the Gemini round racks. Gemini can hold more than that, but since the Bo 11+ weigh a little more I went with fewer. I love the Bo11+. They cost a little more, but I feel over the last two years I've had less jumpers because of them. Gour...
by jpp77
Fri May 29, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 15 eggs on ground in 3 days
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: 15 eggs on ground in 3 days

I have Starling resistant entrances. Eggs have all been cracked in half. Was sitting outside this evening and saw a male sparrow land on gourd rack for the first time in about 2 weeks. Let’s just say he isn’t with us anymore. Maybe that will take care of it
by jpp77
Fri May 29, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 15 eggs on ground in 3 days
Replies: 3
Views: 237

15 eggs on ground in 3 days

I always have a few eggs on the ground throughout the year that were probably deemed "bad eggs" by Martins. This is way more than normal though. All in the same vicinity of one of my racks. Have had a lot of Martins fighting this year. More so than normal. No sparrows or starlings around to speak of...
by jpp77
Wed May 27, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Fighting
Replies: 0
Views: 703

Fighting

Lots of fighting going on at my site. Birds all the way on the ground fighting. Way more than a normal year. Found 6-7 broken eggs on the ground today. Always find some early in the season that I’m guessing they just deem “bad eggs” and push them out. I do not have a sparrow problem. Have a pair of ...
by jpp77
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Are Everyone's Martins Doing OK During the Very Late Cold Snap?
Replies: 17
Views: 814

Re: Are Everyone's Martins Doing OK During the Very Late Cold Snap?

I'm doing alright in Lawrence, Ks area. Got to 57 yesterday with light winds so plenty of feeding going on for the 20 or so Martins I have so far. Today and tomorrow will only be upper 40's with some off and on rain, but back into the 60's for the weekend.
by jpp77
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Distance between racks
Replies: 8
Views: 580

Distance between racks

Putting up a second Gemini rack to max out my colony size. About how far apart should I place the ground stakes?
by jpp77
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pole Question
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: Pole Question

Not a bad idea. Thanks
by jpp77
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pole Question
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Pole Question

Anyone know of anything for sale to transition a tri-tel trendsetter triangular pole to a 2” round pole?
by jpp77
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: All Gourds In Storage
Replies: 3
Views: 1740

Re: All Gourds In Storage

Thanks for the info. I plan on maxing out at two racks with 16 gourds on each, so won't be as big of a deal for me to take them down each year. I could see how your setup would be next to impossible to take all of them down.
by jpp77
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Texas Landlords. How Many Years Did You Wait For That First Pair
Replies: 17
Views: 5900

Re: Texas Landlords. How Many Years Did You Wait For That First Pair

Took me 3 years. I remember when I was younger it took my parents 5 years. They now have a colony of about 30-40 pair every year and they don't have an ideal setup. Trees fairly close to the housing, etc.. Martins don't seem to mind now. They actually sit in the trees which most people state NEVER h...
by jpp77
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: All Gourds In Storage
Replies: 3
Views: 1740

Re: All Gourds In Storage

Very nice! Curious about one thing and I suppose it depends on where you live? Does leaving the racks up during the "off season" cause in problems? Rust, etc..? I have 1 Gemini rack but purchasing a second. The last two years I have taken the whole thing down and stored in my shop. However, I live i...
by jpp77
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Better storage of my gourds
Replies: 8
Views: 2595

Re: Better storage of my gourds

Sounds nice!
by jpp77
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Better storage of my gourds
Replies: 8
Views: 2595

Re: Better storage of my gourds

Thanks! I'm not here to push housing on people, but man my Bo11+ (gourd within a gourd with vent caps) worked like gangbusters this year. Had many days with babies in 105 degree temps with heat indices over 110 and I didn't lose a single baby to heat. I was just sure I would. Can't hang as many on a...
by jpp77
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Better storage of my gourds
Replies: 8
Views: 2595

Better storage of my gourds

Needed a better way to store my gourds in the off-season, so built this in my shop. Nothing fancy, but it's definitely a space saver. Room for another row below if I decide to expend by one more gourd rack.
by jpp77
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Bad Storm = Bad Damage
Replies: 6
Views: 3279

Re: Bad Storm = Bad Damage

Damn. That's rough. Glad your birds where gone, but still.
by jpp77
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The Forum vs Facebook
Replies: 10
Views: 3054

Re: The Forum vs Facebook

Quite Facebook years ago and never looked back.
by jpp77
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Heat Index 110
Replies: 1
Views: 1178

Heat Index 110

Have a few nests that haven't fledged yet which is late for me. I'm not sure they will make it through these next few days. Should be fledge by this weekend, but temps and heat index not getting better over next few days.
by jpp77
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Storm! Missing Martins
Replies: 5
Views: 1768

Re: Storm! Missing Martins

If the housing was not damaged, I doubt the Martins left. Have storms almost weekly where I live, and it's never bothered them.
by jpp77
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First successful year
Replies: 4
Views: 3386

Re: First successful year

Congrats!!!

Sure hope I never have to deal with snakes, luckily my dogs do a pretty good job of keeping any preditors out of the back yard.