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by brent
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The Lone Chick seems to be pulling through.
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: The Lone Chick seems to be pulling through.

Hi Diane! I am so excited and happy. This is the nicest heart warming story. What a healthy looking little chick. And a lucky one to have a caring landlord like you. Keep us posted!

Brent
by brent
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Help
Replies: 9
Views: 86

Re: Help

Best news I heard today!! I was worried for them too. Thanks for the update. You're a caring landlord.
by brent
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Help
Replies: 9
Views: 86

Re: Help

Good to hear that he's back. I had to feed a chick this year for 5 days. I fed it crickets. Also fed meal worms, dragon flies and June beetles. It did fine and fledged with another nest of chicks. I think mom will be back. I had a female take care of 4 chicks by her self.
by brent
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Help
Replies: 9
Views: 86

Re: Help

They might show. These birds have to go through a lot just to get here. Let us know if they show or not. One suggestion would be to make your wild life center aware.
by brent
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Egg?
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: Egg?

Sometimes the parents will remove an egg or push it to the side. I usually give unhatched eggs a week or so before removing them. I have removed eggs once it was obvious that they will not hatch. It is possible that only one was fertile in the clutch. I had a nest of 6 eggs once and none hatched but...
by brent
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Chick with ruptured air sac
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: Chick with ruptured air sac

I never heard of this before. I learn something new every time I visit this forum. Thank you for sharing.
by brent
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Is something eating this baby's feathers?
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Is something eating this baby's feathers?

That's great news! Thanks for keeping us up to date.
by brent
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Alpha Male ??
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: Alpha Male ??

I've had scoldings too but never really paid much attention. Some were more aggressive then others. You have me curious. Can't wait to hear what others say.
by brent
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martinwatch nest data sheet, fledged?
Replies: 9
Views: 123

Re: Martinwatch nest data sheet, fledged?

Yes, the missing birds could have fledged. I run into that often when I am doing my last nest checks. I count them as fledged.
by brent
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Is something eating this baby's feathers?
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Is something eating this baby's feathers?

I noticed that the little chick I found on the ground earlier this season had an area where there appeared to be missing feathers around it's neck behind it's head. I concluded that it was probably pecked on. As I cared for it the feathers filled in. Is it possible that your little one is being peck...
by brent
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tried universal deluxe in box sparrow trap...but
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: Tried universal deluxe in box sparrow trap...but

Ok. Going to give it a try. In the mean time I set my repeating bait trap near the house. I put soft cotton nest material and bread. Hope that that will attract them to the trap. Thank you.
by brent
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Fourth of July Babies
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Fourth of July Babies

Congratulations! Happy 4th everyone!
by brent
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tried universal deluxe in box sparrow trap...but
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: Tried universal deluxe in box sparrow trap...but

Guns are not an option at this time. Thank you for your reply. Any one else have experience with these traps? Help!
by brent
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tried universal deluxe in box sparrow trap...but
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Tried universal deluxe in box sparrow trap...but

Hi everyone, I tried the "in box" sparrow trap and nothing. I placed it in the compartment after moving the nest to the side. I even put some grass and straw on the porch...nothing. They were curious but neither entered. Now they moved to another compartment and started nest building all over again....
by brent
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: NEW MEMBER EXPERIENCE
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Re: NEW MEMBER EXPERIENCE

Welcome! This site is a great place to get all the information you need. Although I cannot answer your question about SY male behavior I can say that the more I observe the more I am fascinated by these beautiful birds. I have experienced the destructive behavior of the SY male. I was once told that...
by brent
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Has this baby been wounded? UPDATE 7-1-20
Replies: 13
Views: 233

Re: Has this baby been wounded? UPDATE 7-1-20

Great to hear of the chick's improvements. Keep us posted.
by brent
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Deluxe Universal HOSP trap
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Deluxe Universal HOSP trap

Hi all, I never had to use my "in nest box" HOSP trap until now. Today a pair began building a nest after I tried countless attempts to scare them away. I have 3 active martin nests in the same house. I do not want to cause the male sparrow to harm the martin nestlings. My plan is to remove the nest...
by brent
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Late hatchling?
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Late hatchling?

John, This is an interesting year. I already had 70 chicks fledge this season and I thought it was all over but I was surprised to find late nesting. Right now I have 4 new nest with chicks and another with eggs that are slated to hatch this week. My last fledging is dated for August 2nd. Can you be...
by brent
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The Babe lives
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: The Babe lives

Hi Diane, Oh so beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I wanted to let you know, too, that the little one that was found on the ground here did survive. He ate as many crickets, June beetles and dragon flies I could feed him and after about 5 days I put him in a nest of chicks that were ready to fledge. Sur...
by brent
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A great season has been extended.
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: A great season has been extended.

I'm not sure. I do know that all the nest are new. No old nest was reoccupied. I'd say it's probably late arrivals.