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by tboydshirt
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wireless Motion Camera Upgrade to my Site with Night Vision
Replies: 9
Views: 237

Re: Wireless Motion Camera Upgrade to my Site with Night Vision

wow! 2 years on 2 AA batteries including ir night lights? I'm interested because if you check my last year's posts, you'll see my efforts at a similar thing. it's a point/tilt/zoom camera which I can control from the keyboard and review recorded activities. unfortunately, I'm still waiting for marti...
by tboydshirt
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2019 Season!
Replies: 9
Views: 2881

Re: 2019 Season!

here's to 2019! I've been trying earnestly for 3 years now with several housing styles but no keepers yet. i'm putting up a satellite site at my daughter's place on the top of a hill and wide open flyways hoping to at least get a colony going there. at home I've cut down a row of big trees between m...
by tboydshirt
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: final tally New Concord,Ohio
Replies: 11
Views: 1950

Re: final tally New Concord,Ohio

awesome year, dick and cathy!. still waiting here, but not for want of effort. stop by and see some of the changes made with more to come after I get over my setback (fractured spine) heals. over the winter i'll see to getting more trees cleared in the area.
tim and sharon
by tboydshirt
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: i have a plan
Replies: 5
Views: 985

i have a plan

despite my best efforts I failed to attract martins this year but I have a plan! mike troyer (known as sugarcreek in the forum) is on vacation. he has a thriving colony with at least 41 active nests. so, while he is gone, I plan to go to his place and steal 100 pre fledged babies, bring them here, a...
by tboydshirt
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SY's still migrating
Replies: 5
Views: 1023

Re: SY's still migrating

ray of hope. dawnsong is off but still hoping for a late start here in ohio
by tboydshirt
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Do Unsuccessful SY Male Bachelors Return?
Replies: 7
Views: 1078

Re: Do Unsuccessful SY Male Bachelors Return?

that was my hope last year. had a male all summer, but no return for me. could have died over winter though.
by tboydshirt
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: about 1 more week of hope for me.
Replies: 8
Views: 1107

about 1 more week of hope for me.

at the end of my second year trying everything I can think of I have: 4 cd alarms playing the dawn song at assorted times through the day. 40 t14 style holes with nesting boxes, some with thermostatic heating. 28 troyer horizontal gourds. 16 vertical gourds of a generic variety. no starlings. no suc...
by tboydshirt
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: June 3rd Nest Check New Concord,ohio
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Re: June 3rd Nest Check New Concord,ohio

well done, dick and cathy! if I ever get martins, I will tend them just like you do.
tim
by tboydshirt
Fri May 25, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Camera
Replies: 7
Views: 564

Re: Camera

mike, next time you stop by, I could give you my camera app for controlling my point, tilt, zoom camera if you want. you need to be inside my local net for the first time, then it will work from anywhere. I won't give it out to many people simply because other lookers might move the camera and forge...
by tboydshirt
Fri May 25, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: egg check New Concord,Ohio
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: egg check New Concord,Ohio

i'm glad I got to meet you, dick and cathy! you will definitely help the population in ohio. i'm still in the waiting mode here. I've done about all I can do here including dropping a bunch of pines to give a clear path to the pond on the north, and a longer glide path to the south. don't forget to ...
by tboydshirt
Wed May 23, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: is it a bad year for subbies?
Replies: 19
Views: 1539

is it a bad year for subbies?

just wondering from longtime members, is this an unusually low turnout year for subadults? as I watched this year in the scout arrival study, the adult population grows to nearly 3000 sightings, but even a month later the subadult spottings barely crack 300. was it this way in past years, or has a w...
by tboydshirt
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Weather Delay for SY's ?
Replies: 5
Views: 494

Re: Weather Delay for SY's ?

hey, pmlover, would a drive by some day be ok with you someday? i'm a wannabee only 30 miles north of new concord if I've figured it right. we are trying everything we can think of and this is our second year trying.
thks, tim boyd of Sugarcreek.
by tboydshirt
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: No Adult Martins Again!!
Replies: 28
Views: 2749

Re: No Adult Martins Again!!

thanks, kim! thought i'd tried everything... have a good martin season.
by tboydshirt
Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: No Adult Martins Again!!
Replies: 28
Views: 2749

Re: No Adult Martins Again!!

i, too, am patiently awaiting my chance at subbies in north central ohio. good luck to all of us... sorry to change the subject here, but i have started new topics before, but can never remember how to proceed to get to 'new topic'. i might not have permission, though i was able to do this before. i...
by tboydshirt
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SUBBIES ARRIVE IN NEW CONCORD,OHIO RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH
Replies: 15
Views: 1236

Re: SUBBIES ARRIVE IN NEW CONCORD,OHIO RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

would you be ok with a visit some nice evening from the north? i replied earlier that i am 30 miles north of you and . my wife and i have 2 friends who like small motorcycle trips and we'd love a chance to head your way for dinner at a local spot and a quick looksee at your martin setup. i don't kno...
by tboydshirt
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SUBBIES ARRIVE IN NEW CONCORD,OHIO RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH
Replies: 15
Views: 1236

Re: SUBBIES ARRIVE IN NEW CONCORD,OHIO RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

could you spare just 2 or 3 of them? send them 30 miles north to sugarcreek. thanks
by tboydshirt
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: in for the night!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: in for the night!!!

it's 6am and still dark but i made a quick, raising tray overnight and put scrambled eggs on it. i also lowered the neighboring gourd rack to remove a hsp trap and while down, put egg on some of the landings. i have a security cam zoomed in on it so i can review any action. here's hoping they know t...
by tboydshirt
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: in for the night!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 435

in for the night!!!

this is unbelievable. i had a single juvie male all last summer, but no pairs or nests. so i was ready, but waiting for the 'yellow dots' to arrive in a month. anyway, at 7:41pm tonight in central ohio, a pair landed, went into one of my heated holes (i have heat tape wrapped around the core of a t1...
by tboydshirt
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Will there be new interest in heating elements for martin houses ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1793

Re: Will there be new interest in heating elements for martin houses ?

if your martin house has the t14 look, you might want to check out my first post this year describing my use of heat tape. it is intended for wrapping barn water pipes in the northern winters to keep them from freezing. i wrapped a 25' length round and round the core before connecting the 4 sides to...
by tboydshirt
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hypothetical on returning Martins
Replies: 26
Views: 3199

Re: Hypothetical on returning Martins

here's a thought on that. i read somewhere (forum or in the book, "a purple martin journey") that according to banding studies, most martins change mates regularly. most animal species exhibiting sexual dimorphism (males looking different than females) will not mate for life. each year the surviving...

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