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by Buckdog122
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A little worried
Replies: 2
Views: 383

A little worried

Morning everyone, I was just wondering what you thought my chances were of having some adults still show up here in south eastern Ohio before the subs show up? Last year I had an S&k barn with some gourds under it an and had two pair raise 5 apiece and I also had many sy hanging around. I built a t-...
by Buckdog122
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Winter sparrows
Replies: 13
Views: 5841

Winter sparrows

Does anyone shoot/trap sparrows in the winter ? I have several feeders and at times piles of sparrows come flooding in. I was just curious ?
Thanks
Buckdog
by Buckdog122
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Additional house for Newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 3268

Re: Additional house for Newbie

GFB, I am planning on putting up the original housing and the new box is approximately 15 feet away so I think everything should be good. MY main concern was that While looking through the Troyer plan book I read in the "Commandments" that a additional houses should not be put up before they return ...
by Buckdog122
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Additional house for Newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 3268

Additional house for Newbie

Good Morning all, I had a question about adding a new house to a new site. Last year was my second season and I was fortunate enough to get get a couple pair and fledged 8. There was several birds at the end of the season hanging around so I am hopeful for the next season to have success. I had been...
by Buckdog122
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Clinger tunnel installation hole size
Replies: 1
Views: 2990

Clinger tunnel installation hole size

Hi all, the was thinking about using clinger tunnels in a t-14 I was building an was wondering about what size hole to drill? I had just read some conflicting info and didn’t know if anyone had any experience?
Thanks
Buckdog
by Buckdog122
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pole for T-14
Replies: 11
Views: 6662

Re: Pole for T-14

Thanks for the Quick responses! I’m working on the houses now in the garage and have a half dozen Martins singing their heads off so that’s pretty cool! I have the boxes built and am starting on the roofs. I’m pretty excited to get it built an up. Since this was my first year of success I can’t wait...
by Buckdog122
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pole for T-14
Replies: 11
Views: 6662

Pole for T-14

Hey all, I have been in the midst of building a T-14 and was wondering what pole and length you may have used on your setup. I’m amazed at how heavy the house is going to be and was just curious what you all were using. Thanks for the advice!
Buckdog
by Buckdog122
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Missed the finale:( how did it end?
Replies: 6
Views: 3159

Re: Missed the finale:( how did it end?

Thanks for all the nice comments. I did get to enjoy the days leading up to there fledging. It was very cool to see 8-12 martins gathering and carrying on. Just mowed the yard and it was fairly quiet:( Now I’m starting to think about next year and getting a more established colony and upgrading my h...
by Buckdog122
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Missed the finale:( how did it end?
Replies: 6
Views: 3159

Missed the finale:( how did it end?

So I had been trying for two years and finally got a two pairs to nest, each had 4 babies, and was just getting ready to fledge when..... we went on vacation. The way I had it figured it was going to be the morning of or the morning after we left for the first nest to be fledged. Wife even said we c...
by Buckdog122
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Snake question?
Replies: 2
Views: 3213

Snake question?

Good morning, I was wondering about the effectiveness of the S&K predator guard for the tri tel pole. Caught a pretty large black snake that was just a bit smaller than my wrist in my barn which is only 20 yards or so away. I didn’t know whether I should use the black mesh cloth above it as well. My...
by Buckdog122
Thu May 23, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wind question?
Replies: 11
Views: 7588

Wind question?

I was wondering what your feelings were on lowering the Martin box in heavy winds. U have an S&k barn on a tri tel pole and also have 6 gourds hanging underneath. I’ve only had birds for a couple weeks and things are going good and was nervous about lowering the pole a section. It’s going to be 40mp...
by Buckdog122
Wed May 22, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What to expect?
Replies: 2
Views: 2539

What to expect?

Good morning, I just had a couple of questions as to what to expect (I know it’s impossible to really tell) from a newbie landlord. I have had 3 birds an adult male and an sy male, and a female staying for a couple weeks. The female does seem to favor the adult and they are often together but the yo...
by Buckdog122
Thu May 16, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Scared away a female???
Replies: 8
Views: 2771

Re: Scared away a female???

So can to much activity around the house cause problems early on if you are a newbie? I have an adult male and an sy competing for a female? Will they be disturbed if there is lots of activity by humans? Or the more the merrier?
by Buckdog122
Tue May 14, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New landlord survey
Replies: 42
Views: 29282

Re: New landlord survey

Was waiting on pins and needles this morning and they emerged:) keeping my fingers crossed!
Good luck to all!
by Buckdog122
Mon May 13, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New landlord survey
Replies: 42
Views: 29282

Re: New landlord survey

Finally had some overnight visitors, 2 asy and another which I couldn’t identity. 4 nights in a row lots of activity and was using one gourd a lot, and then the weather went to crap and I really hadn’t seen hide not hair for 2 days. Is that common or am I back to square one:(
Buckdog
by Buckdog122
Sun May 12, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I’m growing in numbers
Replies: 15
Views: 4551

Re: I’m growing in numbers

This is my second year and I had lots of visitors last year, and 4 days ago had an adult pair show along with another I can’t tell yet. Now there are 4. I’ve been waiting anxiously in the evenings to make sure that they return. Pretty exiting waking and seeing the action around the house. Good luck ...
by Buckdog122
Sun May 12, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Starling ?
Replies: 13
Views: 4032

Starling ?

Does anyone indiscriminately shoot them in their yards whether they are bothering things or not. Seems like they are always around but not bothering anything yet. Would you shoot if given the chance or only nuisance birds?
Thanks
Buckdog
by Buckdog122
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Best way to dispatch a sparrow?
Replies: 15
Views: 6926

Best way to dispatch a sparrow?

When using a sparrow trap, what is the best way to kill the sparrow?
Thanks
Buckdog
by Buckdog122
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Bluebird question
Replies: 2
Views: 2315

Bluebird question

I have a bluebird box not far from my wannabe Martin house and it has always had bb and they always had young. This year I had 5-6 eggs and everything was going good and then wammmo, Something got them. No trace of the eggs makes me think black snake. I would’ve thought a raccoon would’ve cracked th...
by Buckdog122
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New landlord survey
Replies: 42
Views: 29282

Re: New landlord survey

I had an adult pair hang around most of the evening and even spent some time together in the gourd. and possibly are in the gourd now! My daughter and I were able to enjoy the show before the rain and cold ran her out. I saw her on the checking it out at about 15 minutes before sunset. I can’t wait ...