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by MartinMama
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Better storage of my gourds
Replies: 8
Views: 2595

Re: Better storage of my gourds

Nice! I store mine in mesh ball bags, the ones used for soccer balls. Then I can hang the whole bunch of them on a hook on the wall or from the ceiling.
by MartinMama
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First ASY male returned today! SE Iowa
Replies: 3
Views: 1185

First ASY male returned today! SE Iowa

Had the windows open, as it was so nice out, and what should I hear around suppertime, but the most beautiful song that I've missed all winter, a Purple Martin of course! He flew around the gourds a few times then landed and preened well. Just him, but hoping more show up soon. Preferably after the ...
by MartinMama
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Supplemental feeding & Purple Martins
Replies: 7
Views: 40568

Re: Supplemental feeding & Purple Martins

Yes, and some areas almost 2'! I saw that scout reports are as far north as St. Cloud, MN :( This does not bode well for those early birds, unfortunately. Heartbreaking when a big Spring storm of this magnitude hits so late.
by MartinMama
Thu May 10, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Iowa Martin Migration Status Inquiry
Replies: 9
Views: 1844

Re: Iowa Martin Migration Status Inquiry

I've had my same 5 ASY birds since the middle of April (new colony at my home). I noticed a SY female stop in yesterday, but she did not stick around. Looking back on my records from last year, I got my SY birds (that founded this colony) the 24th of May, so we are well within "normal" yet and I wou...
by MartinMama
Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: West Des Moines Update 6/10/17
Replies: 3
Views: 733

Re: West Des Moines Update 6/10/17

Don't lose heart for this year quite yet, I'm in SE Iowa and have had SY's returning this past week yet. At least you have some Martins at your satellite site if you do not get any this year at home.

Fawn in Iowa