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by LisaJ
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Have they already left?
Replies: 12
Views: 1122

Re: Have they already left?

Dave911, That is how it was for me this year! One day, I was watching the flurry of first flights, lots of noise and encouragement, then bam, it was silent. Over a few days, I would have 4 - 6 young ones that still hung around for a couple of hours. I just had a single pm show up today. I believe so...
by LisaJ
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Update / feedback welcome
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Re: Update / feedback welcome

Thank you for the feedback! This morning, there are three males and one female.
I will go put some nesting back in there. Gives it that lived in look!
LisaJ
by LisaJ
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Update / feedback welcome
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Update / feedback welcome

Landlords, I guess I spoke too soon yesterday about having not lost any babies. Late yesterday afternoon, I lowered the house and was cleaning out all of the cavities. I found out I did lose one hatchling that had begun to get his fuzzy feathers. Then, I found 6 eggs in one cavity that never hatched...
by LisaJ
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Have they already left?
Replies: 12
Views: 1122

Re: Have they already left?

Thanks, Joe! Mine all left too, but some came to spend the night, or early in the morning. Have not taken house down yet. Always kinda makes me sad! Safe travels, my sweets!
LisaJ
by LisaJ
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: ASY males just showed up...
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: ASY males just showed up...

I had a very successful season! I don’t have a huge pm house, and doubled the cavity size in 10 nests. Had 42 eggs, all hatched, did not lose a single baby and all fledged. I still have the house up, but is it just me, or did this seem to happen so fast? Maybe I just miss them, but it seemed they al...
by LisaJ
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Have they already left?
Replies: 12
Views: 1122

Re: Have they already left?

Thanks, Coolwhips. Yes, this evening I watched a pair feeding the two yet to fledge. All others are gone. Oh, how I will miss them all. I had the best year yet with my sweet PMs! Nothing like their songs! Happy that I did not lose a single hatchling. My heart feels sad too. Counting the days till th...
by LisaJ
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Have they already left?
Replies: 12
Views: 1122

Have they already left?

The past two days in N. TX, I only have 2 PMs, one adult is still feeding one that has not fledged yet. I had over 35 fledge and the adults are gone too. It seems to be too early for them to all leave?? Plus worried about this last little guy. Would it be strange for most of them to head out already...
by LisaJ
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Flight School Day!!
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Flight School Day!!

:grin: I am SO happy today! I have been watching my “babies” take their first flight, following mom or dad and peppering the blue sky with loud song!! It was hard to count for certain, but I believe 15 have earned their wings!! It is such joy to see this! So many nest checks, being a rescue mom for ...
by LisaJ
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New PM house just went up
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: New PM house just went up

I am thrilled to have a new PM house! I have learned so much over the 3 years I have loved being “my babies” landlord. This forum was and is a huge help! I did a nest check today and had one escapee. Fully feathered but not ready to fly. Got him back in his apartment with the rest of the brood. Ligh...
by LisaJ
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New PM house just went up
Replies: 2
Views: 352

New PM house just went up

My PMs we’re raising a huge, loud, fit a few minutes ago. I thought maybe that hawk was close. When I went out back, a saw what all the fuss was about. My neighbor just finished putting up a new apartment house. I am thrilled to have more PMs and fun to watch and help a new landlord. My question is ...
by LisaJ
Fri May 29, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: HAPPY in Texas!
Replies: 0
Views: 1699

HAPPY in Texas!

Nest check resulted in 18 live babies, 5 eggs yet to hatch. one cavity has nesting material, but no eggs or babies. ready to see the relay of dragonfly feedings. Pretty mild temps so far. Now the fun begins as a landlord!! The Starlings and Sparrows gave up a long time ago since working from home al...
by LisaJ
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New colony (maybe) near St. Louis
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: New colony (maybe) near St. Louis

That is great!
I have a hawk that comes around once in a while but I go nuts and all of the pm’s chase him out of here, screaming at him all the way. Looks like I have a tough family! So cool to think I knew them when they were in the egg!
Keep us updated!
by LisaJ
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Will they come back?
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Will they come back?

Yes, they will. I worried the same thing every spring. Be patient and keep clearing out any HOSP nest, every day.
by LisaJ
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Technology
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Technology

Hey PM family! I got a new phone and am still learning. Put up a new house with larger apartments. Update: 3-1; Scout spotted 3-5; Scout on porch 3-12; First pair 3-20; 3 pair 3-31; 4 pair 4-2; 5 pair No nest building yet. I put some pine straw around for them. So happy to hear their morning songs. ...
by LisaJ
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Worried PM Landlord
Replies: 15
Views: 990

Re: Worried PM Landlord

I will look them up. Thanks!
by LisaJ
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Worried PM Landlord
Replies: 15
Views: 990

Re: Worried PM Landlord

That's a good point! Stay tuned as I wait and watch! :grin:
by LisaJ
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Worried PM Landlord
Replies: 15
Views: 990

Re: Worried PM Landlord

Thank you, Brad. I am finally relieved that I am just being anxious. House is in the same spot. I tried Lowe's, but they looked at me like they had never heard of pine straw. I am set for many seasons with what I have now. Watching and waiting!!
by LisaJ
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Worried PM Landlord
Replies: 15
Views: 990

Re: Worried PM Landlord

I can't wait to see them again! Thank you!
by LisaJ
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Worried PM Landlord
Replies: 15
Views: 990

Re: Worried PM Landlord

Thanks Brad and CC,
I am on my 3rd year as Landlord. I took down the old house and put a new one up. I wondered how the returning pm's would react to new digs.
Yes, I have put the pine straw in. Mud is my next step to give it that lived-in look!