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by steger424
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Cool picture I took. Add yours.
Replies: 29
Views: 3155

Re: Cool picture I took. Add yours.

Hopefully this year is my year to get some Martin's
by steger424
Mon May 13, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gourd Cam
Replies: 9
Views: 2534

Re: Gourd Cam

I too am curious what type of camera you are using.
by steger424
Mon May 06, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Colony Being Destroyed
Replies: 95
Views: 43932

Re: Colony Being Destroyed

A deer camera is sometimes quite inexpensive at a local sporting goods store or walmart. Ive seem them for around $50. It would be a huge purchase to find your culprit. I myself am curious.
by steger424
Mon May 06, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Opinions on my setup
Replies: 26
Views: 9557

Re: Opinions on my setup

At one point i have about 8-10 birds visiting and hanging out for 1-2 days then they moved on. for now i seem to have 1 male that is focused on 1 of the gourds and leave to bring new followers. Just gonna be more patient. I also agree. Im gonna try to keep different houses and offer what they like t...
by steger424
Thu May 02, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Opinions on my setup
Replies: 26
Views: 9557

Re: Opinions on my setup

Ok so I made an investment in the purple Martins! Got me a 3” deluxe rack with winch to hold 24 houses. I will be upgrading some of my houses to Troyer gourds down the road, so room to grow! This pole was a little pricy but it is very nice and should last me a long time. Got a predator guard too. Ca...
by steger424
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Opinions on my setup
Replies: 26
Views: 9557

Re: Opinions on my setup

Windy day today and not many visitors. My houses are moving all over the place with this tri-tel pole. I think im gonna bite the bullet and buy a deluxe gourd rack or something else that doesnt sway soo much. Prob too late to put it up this year though. Any suggestions on this pole or being to late ...
by steger424
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Open Vacancy!! New ChirpyNest
Replies: 7
Views: 3931

Re: Open Vacancy!! New ChirpyNest

I agree. I bought 1 just to see how it was made and how it installed on my pole. It is very well built and designed. Already had a few Martin checking it out. It’s like a new generation of housing. I like the fact you can do a nest check / change very easy and quickly. I hope to switch over to these...
by steger424
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hello
Replies: 12
Views: 6600

Re: Hello

That looks awesome! I hope one day i can upgrade my telescopic pole to the one you have. How tall is that pole, it might just be the phot but looks very short.

I also have been playing the songs and trying to get a pair to stay. Good Luck!
by steger424
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Opinions on my setup
Replies: 26
Views: 9557

Re: Opinions on my setup

Thanks flyin-lowe and deancamp. :grin:
by steger424
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Opinions on my setup
Replies: 26
Views: 9557

Re: Opinions on my setup

Ok so no one spent the night. I had one late evening go in the gourd but didnt stay. Maybe too mach activity at the house or having the daytime chatter playing too long. Looking forward to what tomorrow brings.
by steger424
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Opinions on my setup
Replies: 26
Views: 9557

Re: Opinions on my setup

Here is a video of my first pair to check out the houses. Only took 3 years. I hope they stay and eventually move into the better houses. Also there is a HOSP on one of the top gourds.Gonna make a trap for that.

https://youtu.be/hxohNPTsmpU
by steger424
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Opinions on my setup
Replies: 26
Views: 9557

Re: Opinions on my setup

Thanks mjfog. Yea here lately its has just been me enjoying adult beverages looking at just the houses lol. Hopefully they stay. Now I have house sparrows too and they go right into the cresent opening. Guess you cant buy an entrance to stop HOSP. Gonna keep my pellet rifle handy and also prob make ...
by steger424
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Opinions on my setup
Replies: 26
Views: 9557

Re: Opinions on my setup

The one on the right side of the house is the only one i can see with my cameras so that is all i know at the moment. Adding BlinkXT cameras to the poles later today when I get home.
by steger424
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Opinions on my setup
Replies: 26
Views: 9557

Re: Opinions on my setup

So i added my old traditional gourds below each S&K house and also played the purple martin sounds. Ive had a few fly bys today and also a few that landed in the traditional gourds and stuck their head out. They dont seem to like the S&K with owl tunnel and guards. oh well i just hope they stay!
by steger424
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Opinions on my setup
Replies: 26
Views: 9557

Re: Opinions on my setup

deancamp & rrmartins , thanks for the advice!
by steger424
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Dawn song questions
Replies: 15
Views: 7170

Re: Dawn song questions

So I played the song this evening and same old thing, just a fly by
https://youtu.be/KD8RPcCsH1Q
by steger424
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Dawn song questions
Replies: 15
Views: 7170

Re: Dawn song questions

Great idea! I put my Bose waterproof speaker and battery pack on my pole. Have a scheduled task to play the morning song from my computer. We will see how it goes.
by steger424
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Opinions on my setup
Replies: 26
Views: 9557

Re: Opinions on my setup

Thanks Billiejr & flyin-lowe. I will keep an eye on the poles. They help up well with 2 gourd racks and 25 mph winds. Hopefully they will be better now that i have only 1 rack per pole. I didnt think about being too close to my neighbor. I hope im far enough away. Do you think my 2 poles need to be ...
by steger424
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Opinions on my setup
Replies: 26
Views: 9557

Opinions on my setup

Just wanted to post a few pictures of my setup and layout to make sure I am doing this correctly. Any suggestions are appreciated. I have 2 tripoles and gourds from TSC. Some of the pictures show 2 racks per pole but i split them up into 1 rack on each of the 2 poles. Also all of my round entrances ...
by steger424
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Dawn song questions
Replies: 15
Views: 7170

Re: Dawn song questions

What kind of Bose speaker are you using? Also where is the speaker and how loud is the volume. I am also trying to play the dawn song. I tried automatically playing the song from 4-6am on my front porch speakers but it is about 50 ft from the PM houses. I was thinking of putting a speaker on the gou...