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by Babsi
Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tulsa Martin
Replies: 14
Views: 3379

Thanks for the update Stan, if you get too many just send them on to Oologah Lake. :grin:
by Babsi
Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Clean or not ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2648

I have done it both ways,but I found out that I would have bad mite problems when I didn't clean the nests.
by Babsi
Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Predation by what?
Replies: 5
Views: 5822

I had the same thing happen last year, and it turned out to be an owl. I put up owl guards and drilled holes through the flooring and put a rod through it , so the owl will not be able to open the doors. I also went out several times at night and scared the owl off with an airhorn. Hope this helps! ...
by Babsi
Sat Mar 22, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Update from Oklahoma
Replies: 4
Views: 3732

I am glad your Martin is back, more will show up soon! I finally have 3, 2 males and one female. I am located 12 miles North of Claremore, on the south side of Oologah Lake. This is the latest in 16 years that I got Martins, and they would not land until I took the decoys down. (it was the first tim...
by Babsi
Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: hanging Troyer Horizontal gourd with tunnel
Replies: 5
Views: 6276

hanging Troyer Horizontal gourd with tunnel

How do you hang this gourd with wire so that the gourd is hanging horizontal ? Do you have to drill a hole towards the neck ? Any advice would be appreciated.
Barbara
by Babsi
Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martin Update 3…March 1, 2008
Replies: 8
Views: 7422

Thanks for the advice on Gourds, Steve. I am going to get the Troyer Gourds with the tunnel, I lost a lot of Martins to Owls last year. I found the gourds at http://www.cuent.com/troyergourdtunnel.htm.
Barbara
by Babsi
Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: size of crescent holes
Replies: 2
Views: 4588

size of crescent holes

Hi, I got my new Martin House today, it is a Coates Waters Edge with crescent holes. These crescent holes are not big enough for a film canister to fit through them. Should I enlarge them? I did on my gourds last year and the martins love it! I do not have a big starling problem, trapping sparrows a...