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by brent
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Chimes used to confuse owls?
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Chimes used to confuse owls?

Hi everyone,
Does any one know if setting up wind chimes around martin houses helps to confuse and deter owls. I read a couple of past postings that seem to support that. Thoughts any one?
Brent
by brent
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Trendsetter 8 compartment owl guard
Replies: 9
Views: 105

Re: Trendsetter 8 compartment owl guard

Thanks Dave. This gives me some idea of how to approach this. Where would I buy goat fencing? Is it the same as cattle panel? The cattle panels are heavy.
Brent
by brent
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Trendsetter 8 compartment owl guard
Replies: 9
Views: 105

Re: Trendsetter 8 compartment owl guard

Hey Dave, can you send me a picture? I might not be able to get it on top of the pole but perhaps design it in such a way as to have it meet my needs. I haven't had an owl attack yet but last year I saw one investigate the house right at sunset. I went out a d chased it away. Thanks, Brent
by brent
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finally one has returned
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Finally one has returned

Just beautiful.
by brent
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First arrival!
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: First arrival!

Great news! I've had one since the 15th. Waiting for the others to arrive. Good luck!
by brent
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Trendsetter 8 compartment owl guard
Replies: 9
Views: 105

Trendsetter 8 compartment owl guard

Hi everyone,
Has anyone built an owl guard around a Trendsetter 8 compartment house?
Brent
by brent
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Another Year Full of HOPE
Replies: 6
Views: 122

Re: Another Year Full of HOPE

If I were a Martin I'd be there asap.😊
by brent
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Trendsetter 12 Housing, pole square or round
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Trendsetter 12 Housing, pole square or round

I have 2 Trendsetter 8 houses and both have 3 inch square poles. So the 3 inch square is available. I bought mine with PMCA.
by brent
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Conley II Entrances
Replies: 13
Views: 506

Re: Conley II Entrances

I have 2 Trendsetter 8 houses both have SREH entrances and have wing entrapment guards but I've had birds get wing trapped. Could I attach the Conley ll entrances to the outside of the current SREH entrances?
Brent
by brent
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sevin dust.
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Sevin dust.

Hi everyone, Getting ready to apply my first sevin dust soon. Can someone review how much to apply and how often? Last year I put some at the end of February under the pre nest material and then again when I saw nest building. I used about 1/8 teaspoon around the periphery of the nest tray. I had no...
by brent
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sub-Adult in Florida already ??
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: Sub-Adult in Florida already ??

Me too. I still have my lone ASY male. Leaves by the clock and returns about the same time every day. I think this week will bring more house guests. Hoping anyway.🙂
by brent
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How resilient are martins?
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: How resilient are martins?

Whippy aka Coolwhips,
He seems to be doing fine. Temps in the am will be in 30's so I put hand warmer like you suggested. He might never leave. Already enjoying the season. 🙂 Love these birds.
Brent
by brent
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First Arrival
Replies: 11
Views: 248

Re: First Arrival

Oh no. So sorry to hear that. My very early arrival seems to be doing fine. He leaves about the same time every day and I look for him to return at about 4:30. It worries me that he is here so early. Can't wait for the others to arrive so he'll have company.
by brent
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How resilient are martins?
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: How resilient are martins?

Hi everyone,
Well this little fella is resilient. He left the house at about 8 this morning and returned at about 5. He seemed happy and strong. I bet he can't wait for his friends to arrive.
Brent
Ps...so far I haven't seen other arrivals. Soon I'm sure.
by brent
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How resilient are martins?
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: How resilient are martins?

Thank you SSMartin. I am relieved.
by brent
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How resilient are martins?
Replies: 6
Views: 219

How resilient are martins?

Hi everyone, My 1st martin arrived 1-5 here in south Louisiana. The weather was nice with highs in mid 60's. But by the 8th the weather got colder. Today the high will be in the upper 40's and low 50's. That's cold by southern standards. This makes me concerned about the lone ASY male. Should I be? ...
by brent
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First arrival in Raceland, Louisiana!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: First arrival in Raceland, Louisiana!!!!

It's cold out. I was worried about the little fella but today about 4 pm I saw him wiggle his way into compartment #2. I know he's safe. Brave Heart! No other sightings, yet.
by brent
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Vandal-Proofing
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: Vandal-Proofing

I use cable ties on my winch system. Not as secure as a pad lock but provides some security especially from mischievous youngsters.
by brent
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First arrival in Raceland, Louisiana!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 249

First arrival in Raceland, Louisiana!!!!

Hi every one, This morning (1-5-21, Tuesday) at 9:41 I saw my first arrival. I know he is mine because I didn't have the houses up and he was looking for them. He perched on perch B and then sang a little then flew around as if he was telling me to lift the house. I was so excited. I quickly got 2 n...
by brent
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I am ready!
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: I am ready!

I am getting the nest trays ready this week. I've never used snake netting. Where do you get it and how do you use bungie cords to fix the netting? Do you put the netting above the pole guard?