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by Dale D
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Cool picture I took. Add yours.
Replies: 29
Views: 1006

Re: Cool picture I took. Add yours.

Here is a photo of a night launch of one of the Shuttle missions I took years ago.
by Dale D
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins 1/28/2020
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: Martins 1/28/2020

Hey Dale, Great photo’s Dale. Here we are into the 2020 season finally. Congrats on your first Martin’s. I’ve trapped 2 Starlings so far. Are you keeping stats on these species again this year.? You probably have plenty of insects for your Bird’s to eat down there in Fla. It’s still rather cold her...
by Dale D
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins 1/28/2020
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: Martins 1/28/2020

Thank you Tom, and they are doing really well at this time due to the nice Florida weather. Best of luck to you this season!
by Dale D
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins 1/28/2020
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: Martins 1/28/2020

Thank you, Dave!
by Dale D
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins 1/28/2020
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Martins 1/28/2020

Here is a couple picture of 4 Martins at my Central Florida site yesterday morning.
by Dale D
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Bad news
Replies: 5
Views: 3077

Bad news

It is with sincere regret that I need to make this post this morning. I just received an email from Glynn Blankenship this morning for which I know many of you know Glynn letting me know that he was diagnosed with terminal cancer on New Years day.. They have given him 7 to 12 weeks . He is under Hos...
by Dale D
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Plastic Gourds Weight Comparision
Replies: 9
Views: 2952

Re: Plastic Gourds Weight Comparision

You're welcome Anthony and Dave. With the help of others I have gotten the weights to many gourds, houses and racks over the years.
by Dale D
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Plastic Gourds Weight Comparision
Replies: 9
Views: 2952

Re: Plastic Gourds Weights

I believe a THG with tunnel weighs about 28 oz
by Dale D
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: problem with break winch
Replies: 4
Views: 1356

Re: problem with break winch

The winch requires a minimum of 50 lbs weight to function properly. If you don't have the gourds on there is probably not enough weight.
by Dale D
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Better storage of my gourds
Replies: 8
Views: 2305

Re: Better storage of my gourds

Very organized! Nice job!
by Dale D
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New landlord
Replies: 35
Views: 14492

Re: New landlord

Hi Steve, 16 cavities is plenty to start with. Some colonies do start with 1 pair while others such as myself managed to attract 2 pairs my first season. I have read where others have been fortunate enough to get as many as 7 pairs their first season but, I am guessing that was the result of a colon...
by Dale D
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: AAA Rack Issue-Help
Replies: 4
Views: 3526

Re: AAA Rack Issue-Help

They can be replaced and they are $7.75 for 4 of them. If the PMCA Shop doesn't carry them you can probably get them thru Troyer's. I know a Vendor that carries them but, I don't believe I am aloud to say here on the forum.
by Dale D
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How Many Gourds on 2" Pole ??
Replies: 11
Views: 7140

Re: How Many Gourds on 2" Pole ??

In my opinion the pole will handle the extra weight but just keep in mind you're adding more wind resistance so when those thunderstorms are in your forecast play it safe and lower the rack to 8 or 10 feet and I think you will be alright.
by Dale D
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Clinger tunnel installation hole size
Replies: 1
Views: 2747

Re: Clinger tunnel installation hole size

You can drill a 3' hole and the tunnel will cover fine. The T-10 in this photo has 3" holes behind the Clinger Tunnels.
by Dale D
Mon May 06, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 6th Nest Check - old landlords, check my projections
Replies: 3
Views: 1089

Re: 6th Nest Check - old landlords, check my projections

My colony is at 13 nesting pairs, 69 total eggs laid and 33 of the 69 have hatched at this time. 1st Fledged Martins should be on or near 5/13/2019.
by Dale D
Mon May 06, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nighttime artificial lighting
Replies: 4
Views: 1618

Re: Nighttime artificial lighting

I have a set of Motion Activated Flood Lights that face directly at my housing and it doesn't have any affect on the Martin's when they come on.
by Dale D
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: When to expect nest building?
Replies: 15
Views: 7013

Re: When to expect nest building?

Dale, your right on the money. Eggs in the nest by Easter! I lowered the gourds Monday following Easter to check the security of one of the gourds after the high winds we had on Good Friday. I only checked the one gourd and it had 5 eggs plus mom. She stayed put the entire time while I re-capped th...
by Dale D
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 4th Nest Check
Replies: 2
Views: 2329

Re: 4th Nest Check

Congratulations, mjfog on your Martin eggs. I did a nest check here again yesterday. To date my Martins have laid a total of 63 eggs in 12 nests averaging 5.25 eggs per nest. Of the 63 eggs I have one nest with 6 hatch-lings.
by Dale D
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: When to expect nest building?
Replies: 15
Views: 7013

Re: When to expect nest building?

Joe W, as I predicted Easter is coming this Sunday and I did a nest check yesterday and found 9 nests with 34 eggs.
by Dale D
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Numbers Way Down
Replies: 3
Views: 1472

Re: Numbers Way Down

Dale. It seems like overall there might be a decline in Central Fl. I’ve not seen as many flying around the near by lake. We had a total of 12 come in last night. The only hawks I see around are the red tailed and no problems with owls as I use the load music to keep them away. Might be just a decl...

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