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by randy741985
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Natureline Entrances
Replies: 20
Views: 5674

Re: Natureline Entrances

This what I did for traction getting out. I also added some porches to a few that will be the ones I open first if they like them I can add them to the rest.
by randy741985
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Scout Question for experienced landlords
Replies: 11
Views: 1137

Re: Scout Question for experienced landlords

Don’t get hung up on the term scout, that’s what the early arriving Martins are offended referred to but they are no different then any other returning Martins. As was said above they have strong site fidelity so if you have adult Martins staying at your site more then likely there was/is a problem...
by randy741985
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Scout Question for experienced landlords
Replies: 11
Views: 1137

Re: Scout Question for experienced landlords

If someone had asy "scouts" take to a new site early I understand they dont start nesting immediately, would they defend it from tree swallow swallows etc.

Thanks in advance
by randy741985
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Scout Question for experienced landlords
Replies: 11
Views: 1137

Re: Scout Question for experienced landlords

That's encouraging,

Thanks
by randy741985
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Scout Question for experienced landlords
Replies: 11
Views: 1137

Scout Question for experienced landlords

I plan on opening a few of my gourds as soon as my established neighbor's do. Or when I hear or see martins. I know the scouts are asy Martin's, I have read that some people believe that asy Martin's will sometimes leave their previous site for a site they like better. Would anyone like to weigh in ...
by randy741985
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: You might be a Purple Neck if....
Replies: 10
Views: 1445

Re: You might be a Purple Neck if....

If your spot a ragged tv antenna in the land field and think that would make a nice perch for my Martin Pole, Take and use it...
by randy741985
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: When to open martin house?
Replies: 9
Views: 1350

Re: When to open martin house?

clivia98, how many houses do you have? How many apartments are in each house? I would only open a couple apartments in one of the houses to allow the Martins access. I would then open a couple more apartments after more Martins start to show up. I would not open all compartments this early though. ...
by randy741985
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: When to open martin house?
Replies: 9
Views: 1350

Re: When to open martin house?

I'm a wannabe myself but if you look on this site "purple martins/attracting/timing" it says unless you have close neighbors with a established colony wait 4 weeks after the scouts arrive to open your gourds. If your lucky and have neighbors with established colony you can open as soon as your areas...
by randy741985
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Which birds migrate here first barn swallows or martins?
Replies: 8
Views: 1399

Re: Which birds migrate here first barn swallows or martins?

I think the barn swallows around my place eat their share of flying insects seem to be a great benefit to have around. I wish I had more of them. :grin:

Thanks for the feedback,
by randy741985
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Natureline Entrances
Replies: 20
Views: 5674

Re: Natureline Entrances

Randy, its true that the gourd floors are slick. Martins will make such gourds their last choice. I have some side entrances, and I make sure that there is a ramp there so that they can get out at the steep sides real easily. I have some paint which the grit in it, going to paint inside floors up t...
by randy741985
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Which birds migrate here first barn swallows or martins?
Replies: 8
Views: 1399

Which birds migrate here first barn swallows or martins?

Does anybody know Which birds migrate here first barn swallows or martins? Just wondering.
by randy741985
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Clearing trees before they arrive
Replies: 11
Views: 1609

Re: Clearing trees before they arrive

Do you know if any one relative to you have martins nest in the s&k brand gourds? It could be that your martins come from troyer type gourds.

I have heard alot of good things about s&k gourds. How many troyer gourds do you have?


Thanks
by randy741985
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Natureline Entrances
Replies: 20
Views: 5674

Re: Natureline Entrances

Randy, its true that the gourd floors are slick. Martins will make such gourds their last choice. I have some side entrances, and I make sure that there is a ramp there so that they can get out at the steep sides real easily. I will get some traction tape and install around the inside entrance befo...
by randy741985
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Clearing trees before they arrive
Replies: 11
Views: 1609

Re: Clearing trees before they arrive

Hi Randy, Thanks for sharing your post. If you are referring to a red-tailed hawk, martin easily out fly these predators. But, the Cooper's hawk and sharp shinned hawks are the worst of hawks with martins. Red-tailed hawks are much to slow to catch a martin in flight. No these are red shouldered ha...
by randy741985
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Natureline Entrances
Replies: 20
Views: 5674

Re: Natureline Entrances

Hi, I have had natureline gourds for several years. Mine are with the cresent entrance without any porches. My martins love them. No problem coming and going with them. My natureline gourds are some of the first to fill up with birds, and they are very productive as well. Meaning eggs are a plenty....
by randy741985
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Clearing trees before they arrive
Replies: 11
Views: 1609

Clearing trees before they arrive

I have been clearing trees before the martins arrive trying to make the site better. I have 6-bo9, and 8 of natureline gourds, I'm also going to put up a tree swallow house and several natural gourds on Shepard hooks for the blue birds. Hope this year I get my martins. Good luck to all trying to get...
by randy741985
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My Treeswallow house
Replies: 5
Views: 2235

Re: My Treeswallow house

I will.post later
by randy741985
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My Treeswallow house
Replies: 5
Views: 2235

My Treeswallow house

This is my solution to treeswallow.
by randy741985
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mail Box Cavities
Replies: 33
Views: 5584

Re: Mail Box Cavities

Thanks Dale. I will look at lowes.
by randy741985
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mail Box Cavities
Replies: 33
Views: 5584

Re: Mail Box Cavities

mwren, I have designed to slide onto my existing GMA's and pinned the same as gourd. I have 3 poles all with winch and cable. These 4 mail box cavities will go on my B&B rack with 4 Bo9 gourds. This still has to be painted white. Dale D where could I find vents like you used here? I want to make so...

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