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by tboydshirt
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How do I make a scout report?
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: How do I make a scout report?

get out of the forum, and go to the scout report page. under the map to the right is a button to report a scout sighting. I also searched all over the forum, but it's not there.
by tboydshirt
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Dawn song questions
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Dawn song questions

I just typed an extensive reply and clicked 'submit' but it never appeared! Lost in the ethernet! too busy to type it all again. This has happened before. i'll wait to see if it appears after some sort of delay, and if it doesn't, i'll re-type it. I'm also trying to get martins in NE Ohio. Tim Boyd ...
by tboydshirt
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Camera Recommendation
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Camera Recommendation

If you have wifi and a Windows computer, and If you're not afraid to order from China, I got a really nice one from a company called 'securityshop' through ebay for around $200. You need an ethernet cable to connect the camera to your wifi which allows you to see and record to your computer. setting...
by tboydshirt
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Another newbie question
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Another newbie question

I'm in your same situation here in north central Ohio. I had a SY male hang around 2 years ago, and last summer I started the dawn song early in hopes that that male survived the winter, and return as a fully adult male to the same place. It did not, but what if that persistent male from last year h...
by tboydshirt
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My Quest for Wannabee of the Year
Replies: 11
Views: 592

Re: My Quest for Wannabee of the Year

Mitch, I might just call on you in the near future! I grew up in Massillon, and one of my haunts as a kid was the Nimisila Creek. maybe Mike and I will take a motorcycle hike your way to compare notes. you can get to me by my email, tboydshirt@gmail.com if you want to hook up. also, feel free to com...
by tboydshirt
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My Quest for Wannabee of the Year
Replies: 11
Views: 592

Re: My Quest for Wannabee of the Year

It looks like the higher res picture was indeed rejected.
by tboydshirt
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My Quest for Wannabee of the Year
Replies: 11
Views: 592

My Quest for Wannabee of the Year

attached you might find 2 pictures. one is 1.1mb and the other is .468mb. I've seen where pmca won't publish pictures above a certain resolution. anyway, I hereby submit my efforts to the competition for the hardest working wannabee in the whole pmca community. for this, my third year trying, I have...
by tboydshirt
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pole w/ Winch for T-14
Replies: 16
Views: 823

Re: Pole w/ Winch for T-14

I'll take 5 at that price! Please ship to 4511 Evans creek, Sugarcreek, Oh! :)
Seriously, I built a (sort of) T14 with free wood except the pole, and ended up with around $400 with pole, pully, winch, hardware, cement, etc.
by tboydshirt
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SY Male?
Replies: 18
Views: 518

Re: SY Male?

I vote no.
by tboydshirt
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins pair for season... or life?
Replies: 17
Views: 3027

Re: Martins pair for season... or life?

Thanks for the info. I read/skimmed that lengthy article, and think now that both sexes will have strong imprints to the site of their previous nesting but not to their previous mate. Apparently the second year birds are not so strongly imprinted too the exact location. I'm still trying to get marti...
by tboydshirt
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Identification help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: Identification help needed

in Victoria, Australia, they have swallows which look much like barn swallows with one exception. males and females there have the same length tail forks. I spent a year there in 1984 as an exchange teacher. I wonder if that picture was painted there?
by tboydshirt
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins pair for season... or life?
Replies: 17
Views: 3027

Re: Martins pair for season... or life?

Thanks for the replies, and my question probably is best addressed by actual banding studies. I got the dimorphism angle from a professor while working on my masters degree long ago. it seems to hold here with our geese who arrive each February with their last year brood tagging along. the pair firs...
by tboydshirt
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins pair for season... or life?
Replies: 17
Views: 3027

Martins pair for season... or life?

I've been taught that as a rule, if a species exhibits sexual dimorphism (males looking different from females) they will mate for a season at most. but species with males and females looking the same (Canada geese, angelfish, etc.) tend to mate for life. So, is there evidence like banding which sho...
by tboydshirt
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins @ Disney
Replies: 9
Views: 2415

Re: Martins @ Disney

don't hurry home mike and regina. it's frickin freezing up here.
by tboydshirt
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Update on my colony
Replies: 5
Views: 1211

Re: Update on my colony

i'm curious as to why you can kill a garter snake there in Iowa? they are indigenous and harmless. who makes those decisions?
by tboydshirt
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Update on my colony
Replies: 5
Views: 1211

Re: Update on my colony

I'm pretty sure he meant that the baby martins caused indigestion in the snake which died from that, so no legal problems there...
by tboydshirt
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Think I have decided to build another T14
Replies: 51
Views: 4924

Re: Think I have decided to build another T14

i'm the friend that 'sugarcreek' made the extra t14 for. great work, mike, and tell your wife that you can never have too many martin houses, you can only have too many trees! here's to 2019.
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: 568

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: 3212

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: 2322

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

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