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by PMDavid
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Our Mission in Retrospect
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: Our Mission in Retrospect

Phldave, I almost choked when I read your post! Your” food for thought”strikes home with me dude. I think I’ll go next door to the rat bird landlord and ask to erect a house and gourds! I have an extra in the shed...WOW.
by PMDavid
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Louisiana!!!!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 2887

Re: Louisiana!!!!!!

Thanks Dave ,but truth is... this is one of those folks that are better left alone. He lives about 40 minutes away from his buisiness and has martins there at his home,he said. He strikes me as one of those obstinate folks that just can’t be helped. I offered a full and complete service asking nothi...
by PMDavid
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Louisiana!!!!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 2887

Re: Louisiana!!!!!!

Hey Clivia , yes he actually knows better but doesn’t wanna bother. I told him plug all the holes for the off season and open when he spots martins. He said he doesn’t have any plugs,and I said I would quickly empty out the house and gourds,loan him my plugs and just leave a few holes open for the m...
by PMDavid
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Louisiana!!!!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 2887

Re: Louisiana!!!!!!

OMG ! It’s drivin me nuts!!!!! Come to find out today there is a small site about 2 miles from here that I pass everyday,and have been looking everyday. So today I pass there and there is one lone Martin sitting on the lectric line with dropped wings. It’s at a feed store and the 18 hole Coates hous...
by PMDavid
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Louisiana!!!!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 2887

Re: Louisiana!!!!!!

BLUEBIRD........ Ok me and a certain pesky bluebird are fixin to be at odds! Little stinker has ducked into one of the gourds for two nights now and I go shake him out. He’s got a bluebird box about 80ft away and two more about 200ft away. All three raised broods last year and two of em raised two b...
by PMDavid
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Louisiana!!!!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 2887

Re: Louisiana!!!!!!

Congrats Conrad! I know ur happy about ur birds showing up. These next days ahead will seem like an eternity. Awwww the waiting is killin me. I’m all set up this year and sure hopin to get some residents........
by PMDavid
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Louisiana!!!!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 2887

Re: Louisiana!!!!!!

Hey guys..... y’all gettin pumped up? I am!!! Yeah I’ve been watching those Texas posts come up,and a couple more here in la. Several new ones in this area. The one that says Alexandria is actually on the northwest side of town right about where I live. It’s called Boyce ,but it’s really just the ed...
by PMDavid
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Louisiana!!!!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 2887

Re: Louisiana!!!!!!

Hey there Roy,I’m lookin and lookin close everywhere I go. There have been three reports really close to me here in Alexandria. Two in bunkie,la and one in marksville,la just southeast of me by about 20-30 miles. Hope ur birds show up soon.
by PMDavid
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Scout Arrival Study Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1193

Re: Scout Arrival Study Question

Sharon and Robert,I’m in Louisiana and it is doing the same thing to me..mine also said request denied,but it did say the geo locator was unable to.............
by PMDavid
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Louisiana!!!!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 2887

Re: Louisiana!!!!!!

Well errrbody I see on the scout report that there’s a couple more sneakers showin up! About two weeks or so and they oughta be up around central la.!!!!! They are on they’re way now!! Y’all keep lookin up.
by PMDavid
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Scouts spotted in Raceland, Louisiana!!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1314

Re: Scouts spotted in Raceland, Louisiana!!!!!

Hi jerry ,I see our bad weather has reached you. It’ll blow through pretty quick and looks to have lessened as it’s gone your way,it got ruff around here about 2:00am! The sun is coming out ,but the temp is dropping already. I’ll be checking to see if those birds hung around or traveled on..good day
by PMDavid
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Scouts spotted in Raceland, Louisiana!!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1314

Re: Scouts spotted in Raceland, Louisiana!!!!!

Good morning jerry, I’m full of anticipation now that you’ve sighted a wave of birds arriving ! I know you are excited as I am. And don’t worry if any of those were “your” returning birds they know where home is. They ar very sight faithful,those whose raised successfully there last year will certai...
by PMDavid
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Louisiana!!!!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 2887

Re: Louisiana!!!!!!

Thanks Dave,I promise ya, I’ll take all the rootin and luck I can get. ! I’d like to see 20-30 Pr established in the next three years. There is an old sight about a mile away at the sheriffs dept training area. The houses (wooden) have become run down and some of the poles tilted a bit,I think I’m g...
by PMDavid
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Louisiana!!!!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 2887

Re: Louisiana!!!!!!

Hey Dave your right ,they’re a bit behind at this point. I went back and looked at 18 like you did. I hope your right about the big wave. I hope they come piling in,I’m loaded for bear around here. I’m REALLY hoping to get started this year,I feel like I’ve done everything right and am well ready th...
by PMDavid
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Louisiana!!!!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 2887

Re: Louisiana!!!!!!

Thanks John, believe me I will be checking like 3-4 times a day. I absolutely know it’s about threee weeks out for this area yet find myself everywhere I go scouring the sky looking for pm’s. Crazy ain’t it! Keep in touch and I’ll be checking,Thanks David.
by PMDavid
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin colony near Stockport, Ohio
Replies: 3
Views: 1153

Re: Martin colony near Stockport, Ohio

Hey mike,in the case of SERIOUS predator issues. Federal,Winchester,and Remington make some very effective control tools. :grin:
by PMDavid
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Just Waiting
Replies: 5
Views: 1274

Re: Just Waiting

Hey mike and Clivia, I’m in the same boat as y’all. I’m waiting about to climb the walls even though I know it’ll be three more weeks before a bird shows. I had visitors all summer last year which was my first trying. I had built a house and a gourd rack with sixteen naturals,but was late gettin all...
by PMDavid
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Louisiana!!!!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 2887

Re: Louisiana!!!!!!

Thanks joe . I hope those few that have arrived in La. found em a warm spot because we’ve got a drop in temp coming for Friday and Saturday along with some more rain. It should all be short lived though so they should fair ok. I live right in the center of the state and we (my Martin friends)usually...
by PMDavid
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Completed Natural Gourds
Replies: 9
Views: 2237

Re: Completed Natural Gourds

Wow Keith your gourds look great. I’ve got 22 naturals with canopies and wire perches. I need to do some of what you’ve done with the access and venting. I just didn’t get around to it. I’ll address that probably after this season. It’s one thing at a time with me,I’ve been very busy with work. Good...
by PMDavid
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: You might be a Purple Neck if....
Replies: 10
Views: 1445

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

I think I’ve turned into a purple neck....newly re- sighted in pellet gun and 20ga. Sittin at back door. We don’t have starling or chee chee problems but we do see about one or two of each early on ,then no more . The neighbor keeps that in check and says there has never been more than that and then...

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