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by Robert
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: So what kind of green leaves do your PMs like?
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: So what kind of green leaves do your PMs like?

My PMs usually use very small oak and wild cherry leaves .
by Robert
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: When to expect nest building?
Replies: 11
Views: 619

Re: When to expect nest building?

Joe W you can start nest checks when they start bringing in green leaves that way you will have a good idea on when the first eggs are laid , they will lay one egg a day usually in the morning before noon , be sure to look under the green leaves because sometimes the eggs will be under them , eggs b...
by Robert
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Martins!
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Wisconsin Martins!

Good luck asop I hope you get some better weather around there for you and your martins soon , hope you have a great season .
by Robert
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: T14 Full
Replies: 12
Views: 290

Re: T14 Full

Congrats on the full house rrmartins I hope you have a great season with lots of fledglings
by Robert
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Reproduction
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Re: Reproduction

Delma the male and female will pair up raise their young and defend their nest for the season . However having said that it is common for the male’s to breed with more than one female by doing this it helps to spread the gene pool around , I hope this helps to answer your question.
by Robert
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First SY-M today
Replies: 8
Views: 234

Re: First SY-M today

Hello Fuzzmeister I’m sorry I should have said that I’m located in COLUMBIA , SOUTH CAROLINA the PMs have been here since mid February and yes there is a lot of pre nest activity going on , and the first eggs laid should be in about two weeks.
by Robert
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First SY-M today
Replies: 8
Views: 234

Re: First SY-M today

Thanks Fuzzmeister and good luck to you this season,it would be nice if he started a new colony somewhere but this young SY-M is a southern boy I don’t know if he’d survive all that cold and snow LOL :grin:
by Robert
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First SY-M today
Replies: 8
Views: 234

Re: First SY-M today

Thanks Dave , and Bird Brain and good luck to both of you this season . You are right Bird Brain many colony’s have started from another’s overflow, I believe mine started two new colony’s a few blocks away from me last season.
by Robert
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First SY-M today
Replies: 8
Views: 234

First SY-M today

Hello everyone I had the first SY-male show up this afternoon good luck to him on finding an unoccupied gourd because the adults have been here since mid February , and they won’t be giving up their gourd or their female to some young whippersnapper without a scuffle :grin:
by Robert
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gone but never forgotten
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Gone but never forgotten

Thank you rrmartins and I’m sorry to hear about your lab Hannah.
by Robert
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gone but never forgotten
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Gone but never forgotten

Thank you RobnDebby , very kind of you.
by Robert
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gone but never forgotten
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Gone but never forgotten

Hello everyone it is with sadness that today my beloved cat speedy passed away after a two year battle with cancer . We got her 15 years ago after my father passed away and she sure helped us through a very rough time in our lives . I write this because our precious pets bring such great joy in all ...
by Robert
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Egg shells
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Egg shells

Badger I like to use egg shells and crushed oyster shells like John Miller and pmlover , I have mine out when they arrive I have noticed that they sometimes would eat some around nest building time , but really bring a lot in to the young chicks as they grow.
by Robert
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Louisiana-maybe a first pair
Replies: 56
Views: 2381

Re: Louisiana-maybe a first pair

PMDavid hang in there the SYs have not passed you yet it is still early in your season , my colony started with six gourds three ASY males and two SY females and one ASY female .
by Robert
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SY Male?
Replies: 18
Views: 536

Re: SY Male?

Looks like an ASY female to me the SY will be showing up a little later
by Robert
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Louisiana-maybe a first pair
Replies: 56
Views: 2381

Re: Louisiana-maybe a first pair

PMDavid it looks to me like this is gonna be your year I do believe the PMs have have picked your place to raise their kids .
by Robert
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hawk
Replies: 56
Views: 2633

Re: Hawk

So sorry to hear about the hawk attack , I like to use dove decoys I have them on a cable wire near the martin rack it helps to distract the hawks hopefully giving your martins enough time to escape , but unfortunately even that sometimes won’t help , be sure your colony has as many open flyways as ...
by Robert
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First Arrival
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: First Arrival

Congratulations on your first arrival , and it’s nice to know he showed up in fine shape , hope you have another great season.
by Robert
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Touchdown in Raleigh, NC
Replies: 4
Views: 1903

Re: Touchdown in Raleigh, NC

Congrats on your ASYs return , and thank you Courtney for all that you and the NC PM Society members do , helping to fill the sky with purple Martins , have a great season.
by Robert
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First arrival in
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Re: First arrival in

Congratulations Tom on your martins arrival I’m sure it won’t be long and he’ll find some friends to bring home hope you have a great season.

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