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by tboydshirt
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Outdoor Amazon Speaker
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: Outdoor Amazon Speaker

Ignore this post if you don't want to get lost in tech weenie world, but jump to the last paragraph if you have 1. a spare cell phone and 2. access to a blue-tooth speaker. there you'll see a fairly simple way to get a repeating dawn song going. ok, tech weenies, 2 years ago I found in a drawer an o...
by tboydshirt
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 7 adult martins at ohio wannabee location
Replies: 4
Views: 254

7 adult martins at ohio wannabee location

I've been burned before, so I'm tempering my expectations, but while waiting for subbies to get to northern Ohio, look what spent a miserable weather day at my houses yesterday! They are all ASY so might have just been sitting out bad weather on their way to their homes but hope springs eternal here...
by tboydshirt
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Outstanding photo from St. Louis
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: Outstanding photo from St. Louis

Are you sure it's not multiple shots of one bird landing? Look at the identical white marking under the wing in 2 of them.
by tboydshirt
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SY's Heading North!
Replies: 5
Views: 339

Re: SY's Heading North!

-ready, willing, and waiting
by tboydshirt
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: While we wait
Replies: 11
Views: 807

Re: While we wait

rrmartins. lighten up. :evil:
by tboydshirt
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: ASY at my daughter's
Replies: 2
Views: 192

ASY at my daughter's

Hey, this is Tim Boyd from Just south of Sugarcreek, Ohio. I've been trying for 5 years and this year, I've Moved a couple houses down to the pond. They're further from trees, and closer to water, but sadly, pretty far from the house. But this post is regarding my daughter's successful first year an...
by tboydshirt
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A newbie with calendar and ID questions
Replies: 9
Views: 609

Re: A newbie with calendar and ID questions

you have tree swallows now. did the birds last year have the distinctive loud melodic chirping? if not, i'll bet you have returning tree swallows which are territorial and might defend keeping martins away. if you put a tree swallow style box up about 50' away, and block the opening on the martin ho...
by tboydshirt
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: a scout to early in New Concord,oh
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: a scout to early in New Concord,oh

Hi, Dick. Tim Boyd here. I'm surprised you reported ahead of southwest Ohio since they usually report more than a week ahead of your area. I wasn't planning to start my morning drives through Sugarcreek Amish country for a couple weeks yet, but maybe that will change? I'm still getting ready for ope...
by tboydshirt
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 1000 scout dropoff in 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: 1000 scout dropoff in 2016

Thanks
by tboydshirt
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 1000 scout dropoff in 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 354

1000 scout dropoff in 2016

Could someone who has been around for a while give me a suggestion as to why there was a huge drop off in martin scout sightings in 2016? I was playing around with the scouting reports going back through the last few years, and see that the records show around 3700 reports per year till 2016 when th...
by tboydshirt
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Adding More Perching Space To Gourd Racks And Houses
Replies: 31
Views: 5276

Re: Adding More Perching Space To Gourd Racks And Houses

you're welcome. pictures are another problem in this website. a large or high def picture is simply dropped out with no warning that it is too large and needs reduced in quality. However you can link to pictures and videos already on the web. the good thing in the web site is the scout arrival map. ...
by tboydshirt
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Adding More Perching Space To Gourd Racks And Houses
Replies: 31
Views: 5276

Re: Adding More Perching Space To Gourd Racks And Houses

rpthomp5, I also struggled to find where to post a new topic in this awkwardly (sorry) designed forum, but write this down so you can find it next time you want to post. From the PMCA home page, click on FORUM then the only thing you can click on that works from there is: find inside the purple rect...
by tboydshirt
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: tboydshirt
Replies: 6
Views: 1869

Re: tboydshirt

son of a gun, there it is! my ptz camera is 1080p and too high quality for this forum, but the reduced .jpgs came through. as you can see, a snow has just started and i'm guessing we'll get a few more inches tonight. I will post again once the new t14 gets attached to the lower right post and the we...
by tboydshirt
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: tboydshirt
Replies: 6
Views: 1869

Re: tboydshirt

hey! I am tboydshirt, and my birthday is dec 2, but belated thanks. i'm about to begin my 5th year trying for martins. one thing I've done is to move 2 houses down by the pond. one is a 12 gourd troyer horizontal and the other is a t14 which only has the pole up at the moment. I just snapped a photo...
by tboydshirt
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: i'm wondering if i have a subadult female visiting?
Replies: 4
Views: 2689

i'm wondering if i have a subadult female visiting?

I was about to give up on this year, but then I got 3 visitors 4 days ago. they hung around for 20 minutes, then left. Now yesterday morning and this morning a lone bird has been checking out houses for about 3 hours, and keying on one troyer vertical gourd. It is awfully white underneath, but not l...
by tboydshirt
Thu May 02, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Any time now, martins!
Replies: 10
Views: 2306

Re: Any time now, martins!

Thanks for the replies and I since could wait no longer so I put up the rest of the houses this morning. as for Billie JR's request here is a snapshot attached reduced to 420kb so it should hopefully appear. Zoom in to see a few swallow houses around the pond. still no subbies reported in my area or...
by tboydshirt
Wed May 01, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Chimney Swifts are back.....
Replies: 4
Views: 1611

Re: Chimney Swifts are back.....

I'm seeing both swifts and hummingbirds, and for the night niche, I'm trying something new. I put up a large nursery bat house over the winter. I don't know when they arrive but we always have them in the summer starting at dusk and doing the 'night shift' at insect patrol. these are the little brow...
by tboydshirt
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Any time now, martins!
Replies: 10
Views: 2306

Any time now, martins!

I'm here in North central Ohio waiting my turn to get a shot at martins. I'm in my 3rd (or 4th) year trying in a decent location to get something started. I see that I can use the scout study to check subbies coming to Ohio from last year, and see that they should start showing up any day, but patie...
by tboydshirt
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Crazy in New concord,oh
Replies: 6
Views: 3272

Re: Crazy in New concord,oh

Just tell those subbies to head north when they arrive! I'm ready and waiting. I see a subbie report in Hillsborough, Ohio this am. I'll keep you posted, Dick.
Tim
by tboydshirt
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New landlord survey
Replies: 42
Views: 26620

Re: New landlord survey

Yeah, now somebody just needs to tell the martins that! I've done all I can. Now the waiting game.