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by Bkhollan
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Overnight Stay (Pictures and Video)
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Overnight Stay (Pictures and Video)

Follow-up to earlier posts about my first year trying to start a colony... With the bad weather the last couple days, I didn't see many PMs before or after work. Today the weather cleared up and I saw a couple a few times throughout the day. I decided to sit out on the deck the 30-40 minutes before ...
by Bkhollan
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New landlord survey
Replies: 22
Views: 511

Re: New landlord survey

I'm in southern Indiana, but I've been seeing visitors everyday in my first year trying to establish a colony. I have two decoys up, play the song most days, and have housing located in a very open area about 10'-11' off the ground. I usually see them later in the afternoon or evening.
by Bkhollan
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins and Blue Birds
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Martins and Blue Birds

So I'm no expert but I have seen this posted. I believe this applies to people trying to start a colony versus an established colony. However I think it has some information that applies. https://www.purplemartin.org/uploads/media/treeswallowemergency-377.pdf Someone else will post with a better ans...
by Bkhollan
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Visitors Question
Replies: 16
Views: 382

Visitors Question

So in another post I had some pictures of my visitors to my housing. While I haven't been home much over the past 2-3 days, I have seen visitors every day for the last 4-5 days. I added a CD player to play the dawnsong on a timer then switch it over to the chatter later in the morning. When I've see...
by Bkhollan
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Southern Indiana (Hopefuly First Time Landlord) & update from earlier post
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: Southern Indiana (Hopefuly First Time Landlord) & update from earlier post

I have the one on the PMCA Repeating Bait Trap. I haven't even seen many HOSPs in my yard until the last 2-3 days. I moved my trap to that area and threw out some bird seed. We'll see if I can catch a couple of those tomorrow.
by Bkhollan
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Southern Indiana - First Visitors
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Southern Indiana - First Visitors

So I had multiple visitors today. The first picture is when just one was landed with his head in the entrance, the rest were gliding overhead at the time. The second is a different male sitting on the other end gourd. I zoomed in as far as I could, but I didn't want to scare them off by approaching ...
by Bkhollan
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Southern Indiana (Hopefuly First Time Landlord) & update from earlier post
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: Southern Indiana (Hopefuly First Time Landlord) & update from earlier post

I baited it with bread. I've still only got one HOSP. However the S&S controller house has caught two more Eastern Starlings. It seems to be working really well.
by Bkhollan
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Southern Indiana (Hopefuly First Time Landlord) & update from earlier post
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Southern Indiana (Hopefuly First Time Landlord) & update from earlier post

So I made a post a month or so ago about getting all setup for my first year trying to establish a colony. I've been checking on PMs houses in my surrounding area without seeing any until yesterday. As I was leaving my house, I saw closest neighbor (~500' away) had a PM male sitting on one of his go...
by Bkhollan
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First time landlord (Hoping for PMs)
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: First time landlord (Hoping for PMs)

Well I hope I am able to get them this year, but if not I will keep trying. I am setting up housing at my parents house about 4 miles away so maybe one of us will get lucky. I have two houses in my garage I built and never used. I will add one closer to the housing 30-35' away. I went to check the o...
by Bkhollan
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First time landlord (Hoping for PMs)
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: First time landlord (Hoping for PMs)

Thanks for the replies. There are a lot of PMs in my area. On the other side of Daviess County (Indiana) there is a large Amish population which is probably 18-20 miles from me. It seems nearly every house in that area has PM housing up. In my area, it's not quite that common but I'd say 6-7 houses ...
by Bkhollan
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Think I have decided to build another T14
Replies: 51
Views: 5012

Re: Think I have decided to build another T14

Housing is coming together nicely!
by Bkhollan
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First time landlord (Hoping for PMs)
Replies: 7
Views: 398

First time landlord (Hoping for PMs)

First year attempting to get a purple martin colony established at my property in Southern Indiana. I have multiple neighbors in the area (live out in the country so I mean within a mile of my house) with housing that you can find at TSC (8-12 room house types). I had groups of them over the summer ...
by Bkhollan
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I don’t want to get too ANTSY but....
Replies: 6
Views: 2984

Re: I don’t want to get too ANTSY but....

I'm in southern Indiana so I still got a while, but it's my first year so I'm excited for them to start coming north.
by Bkhollan
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Future Landlord - Building a house
Replies: 2
Views: 657

Future Landlord - Building a house

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