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by Forum Admin
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nimisila Reservior, Ohio
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: Nimisila Reservior, Ohio

Thank you for sharing this Purple Martin Roost! Could you report it on our Project MartinRoost page so others looking for roosts can see that this roost is still active? https://www.purplemartin.org/research/19/project-martinroost/ If you have questions or need help reporting it, please call us at 8...
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Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Bird Cam Activity this morning 7-17-20
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: Bird Cam Activity this morning 7-17-20

All of the young had previously fledged on the 15th and 16th, so they were released when the nest was changed. They'll have a busy day of flight and feeding lessons before they return for the night!
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Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martinwatch nest data sheet, fledged?
Replies: 9
Views: 468

Re: Martinwatch nest data sheet, fledged?

Ed.. Just a question for ya... In years past I would mark a nest has fledged with an "X" meaning the babies have gone and the nest is now empty.. Is putting an "F" in the box for fledged babies something new.. and I missed it... In the passed if you didn't put an "X" in the last box, (meaning empty...
by Forum Admin
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Rehabilitators
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Rehabilitators

We're sorry to hear that. It's best to return the nestling to the same gourd it came from, as you did. Nestlings may fledge prematurely due to overcrowding, heat, or nest parasites. If the nestling was smaller an unattached subadult male may have tried to drag the nestling out as well. We have a lis...
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Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Scout Report
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: Scout Report

It looks like your report is displayed online. Please give us a call if you any questions, 814-833-7656.
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Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Guns N' Roses Cold November Rain in February! Yuk
Replies: 17
Views: 2802

Re: Guns N' Roses Cold November Rain in February! Yuk

For tips on how to provide supplemental food and dealing with inclement weather please visit https://www.purplemartin.org/purple-martins/troubleshooting-problems/62/supplemental-feeding/ There are articles on supplemental feeding as links at the bottom of that page that go more in-depth. Platform fe...
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Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pictures
Replies: 23
Views: 4761

Re: Pictures

To add a photo to an existing post, or a new topic, scroll down to the the bottom of the post, underneath the Save draft/Preview/Submit buttons, and click on the tab that says Attachments. Click on 'Add files' and it should open a window allowing you to browse your computer files, where you can find...
by Forum Admin
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The 2020 Martin Season has begun!
Replies: 3
Views: 8183

The 2020 Martin Season has begun!

We've had our first Purple Martin sightings in Florida and Louisiana! Keep track of the martin arrivals and report your own by visiting the PMCA's Scout-Arrival Study at https://www.purplemartin.org/research/8 ... val-study/
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Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PMCA Purple Martin Conference postponed until 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 13391

PMCA Purple Martin Conference postponed until 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PMCA is postponing our scheduled July 2020 conference at the University of Oklahoma to July 2021. This decision was not made lightly, as we know that gathering with fellow Purple Martin enthusiasts may be just be what all of us would really like to do at this time! ...
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Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PMCA Labor Day sale!
Replies: 0
Views: 3899

PMCA Labor Day sale!

From Friday August 30th-Monday, September 2nd visit http://shop.purplemartin.org and use promo code LABOR19 to receive 10% off all martin products*!

*memberships, donations and bundled items are excluded.
by Forum Admin
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: In the Erie, PA area? Join the PMCA for a roost viewing party on 8/14!
Replies: 2
Views: 5464

Re: In the Erie, PA area? Join the PMCA for a roost viewing party on 8/14!

Are the martins still coming in??
Yes, the martins are still putting on a great show! They will continue to be at this location for the next few weeks.
by Forum Admin
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: In the Erie, PA area? Join the PMCA for a roost viewing party on 8/14!
Replies: 2
Views: 5464

In the Erie, PA area? Join the PMCA for a roost viewing party on 8/14!

We will be having a viewing party at the roost on the evening of Wednesday August 14th. Don't miss it! Join us at 7:30 PM until dark on the South Pier to witness one of our world renowned Erie sunsets followed by the arrival of tens of thousands of Purple Martins as they arrive to rest up before the...
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Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Photo question: how to post
Replies: 9
Views: 3193

Re: Photo question: how to post

Whether or not an image is displayed as a picture within the post, or if it displayed as a link, depends on the dimensions of the image. If your image width or height is larger than 1024 pixels, then it will be displayed as a link. Anything smaller should show up as an image within the post. The ove...
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Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Season Four of MartinTV NestCam is live!
Replies: 2
Views: 9779

Season Four of MartinTV NestCam is live!

Join us as we watch a pair of adult Purple Martins, Jolene and Carl, try to successfully raise their nestlings in Erie, PA. Jolene is currently incubating seven eggs, with the first one laid on June 1st. Hatching should begin June 22nd! Watch inside the gourd here; https://www.youtube.com/c/PurpleMa...
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Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wing Entrapment Survey from PMCA
Replies: 7
Views: 24150

Wing Entrapment Survey from PMCA

To help us have a better understanding of wing entrapment and how it occurs we're asking for your help. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey concerning wing entrapment here; http://bit.ly/wingentrapment We're interested in hearing from all landlords, whether they have or have not experie...
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Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How do I make a scout report?
Replies: 5
Views: 1559

Re: How do I make a scout report?

Re: How do I make a scout report?POST DETAILS QUOTE BILLIEJR Post by BillieJR » Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:16 pm Thanks, tboydshirt - I did go to the scout report page - and I logged in - but it looked like - if I filled out the report - it was going to use "my name" but I dont' want it to - I want it to u...
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Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PMCA Conference Planning Survey
Replies: 0
Views: 1961

PMCA Conference Planning Survey

8 years since the last PMCA Purple Martin Conference? That’s too long We’re conducting a survey to gauge interest and plan for a potential conference in Oklahoma next year. Your help will make this the best one yet! It only takes a few minutes to make your voice heard. Click on the link to complete ...
by Forum Admin
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First arrival videos??
Replies: 2
Views: 1112

Re: First arrival videos??

Are you speaking of the animated arrival maps? Previously the maps were done by hand, however now they are automatically updated. We'll have to determine if we're able to construct an animated arrival map for 2019 at the end of the season.
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Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: REPORTING SCOUTS
Replies: 9
Views: 2803

Re: REPORTING SCOUTS

The forum uses a specialized message board software. Because of this dedicated software, the username/password databases cannot be the same. During the 2015 redesign we were able to keep the same forum software which allowed us to transfer the entire Forum over, including posts and user information,...
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Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Suggestions? Cleaning stained PVC gourds
Replies: 14
Views: 4688

Re: Suggestions? Cleaning stained PVC gourds

bleach vinegar and dawn Thanks for the reply, pmlover. All mixed together or one after the other? Don't mix bleach and vinegar together —vinegar can help to dissolve mineral deposits and kill types of fungus/mold but when you combine bleach and vinegar together it creates chlorine gas which is extr...