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by JohnC
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: An Albino!
Replies: 9
Views: 2367

An Albino!

See what fledged today:
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John C
Fisherville, Ontario, Canada.
by JohnC
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Louisiana!!!!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 10359

Re: Louisiana!!!!!!

We are in Gulf Shores, AL at a State Park with a large martin colony. We will be on the lookout and will report when we see them. Very cold here today, so perhaps not yet.
by JohnC
Fri May 11, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Please report your Subbies
Replies: 31
Views: 6649

Re: Please report your Subbies

I am no expert at ID-ing subbies, but a sudden population jump makes me think some must have arrived here on the north shore of Lake Erie (across from Erie, PA).

JohnC.
Haldimand County, Ontario.
by JohnC
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Ice bound martins
Replies: 9
Views: 1751

Re: Ice bound martins

Sorry, I accidentally posted this twice. deleted most of this unintended posting.
Yesterday (Monday) I discovered that ...

JohnC
Ontario, Canada.
by JohnC
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Ice bound martins
Replies: 9
Views: 1751

Re: Ice bound martins

Yesterday (Monday) I discovered that our local pet store does carry crickets ($5 for 50). The staff also told me that they do sell them to other people for feeding purple martins. One person apparently has some sort of spring loaded device to shoot them into the air. Anyway I stuffed about half of t...
by JohnC
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Ice bound martins
Replies: 9
Views: 1751

Re: Ice bound martins

Thanks everyone. Martins are still active, temp is now about 34F. Will try to find some food for them tomorrow. Nothing open around here today.
by JohnC
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Ice bound martins
Replies: 9
Views: 1751

Ice bound martins

Well, the martins that have arrived in Southern Ontario over the last week or so, sure picked a bad time to arrive. Ice storm and sub freezing temperatures. They were out flying around last evening, I can only think that they were trying to feed on the ice pellets that were falling. I tried throwing...
by JohnC
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Presque Isle Roost in Erie PA
Replies: 15
Views: 4687

Re: Presque Isle Roost in Erie PA

Our TV tower and antenna seem to be providing a mini-roost. We are located almost due north of Erie, PA on the north shore of Lake Erie. Just when I thought all the martins had left, I noticed about six up there this morning, September 4. (I have counted up to 80 at peak times). I assume that our "m...
by JohnC
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New to forum and curious about fall behaviour
Replies: 3
Views: 894

New to forum and curious about fall behaviour

We live in Southern Ontario roughly across Lake Erie from Erie, PA. We have had martin houses for many years, but only in the last two years have we had any successful nesting. This year we had five pairs fledge about 20 offspring. The only significant change to our environment was the erection of 6...