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by Fuzzmeister
Mon May 11, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Yet another sparrow question - any native?
Replies: 13
Views: 728

Re: Yet another sparrow question - any native?

It is really hard to believe when I put my houses up this spring about 2 weeks before the martins were supposed to arrive I never noticed much interest from house sparrows the odd one would poke his nose around the house, but since the martins have arrived it is a constant harrsement from the sparro...
by Fuzzmeister
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Starling Trap working
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: Starling Trap working

Dean
That sounds good I will search for it and hope I can irradiate them rat birds! Do you catch sparrows in it also?
by Fuzzmeister
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Starling Trap working
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: Starling Trap working

Hi Dean Just wondering if you have plans on paper for this starling trap? I was never bothered with starlings until this year, 3 days ago I had 3 PM arrive and the starlings just came from out of no where I ended up shooting one but they come right at sunrise and try to make the martins think that t...
by Fuzzmeister
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Almost PM time in North Dakota
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Re: Almost PM time in North Dakota

Caroline I’ve been watching the scout map and I see you have 2 reports in North Dakota, I’m from southern Saskatchewan and in the last 2 years mine have arrived on April 22 but the weather here is just fridged for this time of the year, snowed last night again -10 for the temp, winter just doesn’t w...
by Fuzzmeister
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Starling elimination special forces unit!
Replies: 26
Views: 1854

Re: Starling elimination special forces unit!

Pmdavid
Good job on the tactical force on that starling!! Those rat birds should be all wiped off the the earth!!
by Fuzzmeister
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin Head Games
Replies: 16
Views: 1346

Re: Martin Head Games

My thoughts are this! Nature can take its course and you might have more sparrows then purple martins Over time! If you allow them! Sparrows are a invasive species that invade a lot of other birds that are protected and do not deserve to be here. My neighbor has a purple Martin house and he never ma...
by Fuzzmeister
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Just a couple pictures
Replies: 13
Views: 1021

Re: Just a couple pictures

Archer When the martins arrived back here in the last 2 years that I have been a landlord the weather has been fairly warm and they were able to look after themselves, but every year is different from the next and maybe this year might be one that I will have to feed them. We live in a farming commu...
by Fuzzmeister
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Just a couple pictures
Replies: 13
Views: 1021

Re: Just a couple pictures

Hi Archer Nice to hear from you again! You can tell it’s getting to be Martin season again here we are discussing when there going to arrive! I believe I told you last year that I thought my colony got hit by a 747 jet but they came back right after that, but I sure hope it warms up real fast becaus...
by Fuzzmeister
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Just a couple pictures
Replies: 13
Views: 1021

Re: Just a couple pictures

Nice pictures Kyler I’m really getting excited about mine returning, but it will be at least 2 weeks also I’m hoping mine come this year before archers do,😀his came before mine did last year! It is very cold here for this time of year.
by Fuzzmeister
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: On the board for 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 582

Re: On the board for 2020

I will catch one in one compartment and then it will take 2 to 3 weeks and then another sparrow will come around and go to a different compartment so I will have to move my insert trap to that compartment to catch him, very slow and there are lots of sparrows around it’s like they have 6 senses, oh ...
by Fuzzmeister
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: On the board for 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 582

Re: On the board for 2020

Flyin-lowe When you are trapping hosp are you using a trap inside of your t14 or a repeating trap? Because I am experiencing that when I put a trap inside a compartment in my t14 I catch the male sparrow and then things go dead for a long time before another sparrow comes along, they are smart and a...
by Fuzzmeister
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: One pair + one male
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: One pair + one male

My thoughts on that are if you have enough rooms available to accommodate them they will stay! As long as you don’t have other birds competing for rooms you should be ok.
by Fuzzmeister
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: While we wait
Replies: 11
Views: 1141

Re: While we wait

Jhcox I know exactly how you feel waiting patiently for them to return! Last year was my second year and I kept thinking there not coming and then one day it was cold and snowing and I looked up at the Martin house and there was one with his head sticking out of the hole, then 2 days later another o...
by Fuzzmeister
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Cool picture I took. Add yours.
Replies: 29
Views: 4250

Re: Cool picture I took. Add yours.

Practise on how to down load pictures!
by Fuzzmeister
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Cool picture I took. Add yours.
Replies: 29
Views: 4250

Re: Cool picture I took. Add yours.

Took this one a couple years ago,it’s an eclipse of the moon, I took it with my iPhone 7 and a spotting scope!
by Fuzzmeister
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gadget to use your Cell Phone: Film your birds
Replies: 6
Views: 4107

Re: Gadget to use your Cell Phone: Film your birds

I use a product called phone scope, it is similar to the one you are talking about only it will mount on a spotting scope or a pair of binoculars works fantastic.
by Fuzzmeister
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin House build along
Replies: 54
Views: 11728

Re: Martin House build along

Gun The compartments are accessible the roof comes off as one level and then the second level comes off of the bottom level, the levels are screwed together on each side of each level. I built this not knowing any thing about purple martins after I learned a lot about martins from the knowledgeable ...
by Fuzzmeister
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Frustrating year
Replies: 36
Views: 3790

Re: Frustrating year

Steve
Over the past 10 years that you have been a landlord, what dates do your martins usually return?
by Fuzzmeister
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Site fidelity
Replies: 11
Views: 1025

Re: Site fidelity

That’s very interesting archer, even though she did not show up last year it would be something if she showed up this year, I’m not sure what the life span is of a purple Martin, she would be 5 years old this year.
by Fuzzmeister
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Return of the acquired Trio ASY Male
Replies: 12
Views: 767

Re: Return of the acquired Trio ASY Male

Whippy
Congrats on the start of your season! It must feel good! I will have to wait at least another month and a half to start watching the sky’s for flying martins.