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by klcretired
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins arrived finally in Grand Prairie, Texas
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Martins arrived finally in Grand Prairie, Texas

Martins arrived finally in Grand Prairie, Texas , now let the Games Begin!!!!!!
Man I'm Happy now
by klcretired
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My First Scouts arrived this Morning @ 8:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2573

Re: My First Scouts arrived this Morning @ 8:45 AM

Thanks for The Reply's Everyone , wishing each of you Many Many Martins This Year
by klcretired
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A very sad day
Replies: 9
Views: 2266

Re: A very sad day

Emil , Our Prayers are with you & Your Family , I have no words , i am shocked about this happening
by klcretired
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My First Scouts arrived this Morning @ 8:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2573

My First Scouts arrived this Morning @ 8:45 AM

Hello Everyone , My First Scouts arrived this Morning @ 8:45 AM , 2 ASY Males in Great Shape and very Vocal.
I'm Ready , Let The Games Begin!!!!!
by klcretired
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: S a S repeater trap
Replies: 7
Views: 1784

Re: S a S repeater trap

Hello Bird Brain, Sorry the S & S Repeater did not work for you , every PM Land Lord has a different scenario at their Location. along with the S & S I had alot of other traps Like insert traps that fit my SG's along with nestbox traps that were just above my fence line. A long with my Trapping I al...
by klcretired
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: S & S Repeating Controller Pole Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1342

Re: S & S Repeating Controller Pole Question

Good Morning tboydshirt , Yes there are 2 Bolts about a Foot apart at the bottom of that trap Pole that go into the 4 X 4 Ground Socket. I leave one bolt in and take out the Other One to Lean over the House & Pole ,The Trap House is Very Heavy and well built , I Love this House , it works for me all...
by klcretired
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: S a S repeater trap
Replies: 7
Views: 1784

Re: S a S repeater trap

They are a Great Trap to have , once erected you can see what you Catch in the wire basket below, They work all year long even when the Martins are long gone , also during all the years I have had Mine up (Since 2008) I have never caught a Martin , the reason is because i erected my S & S right Besi...
by klcretired
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: S & S Repeating Controller Pole Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1342

S & S Repeating Controller Pole Question

S&S Repeating 500 kb.jpg I have had my S & S up since 2008 and now with my Disabilities & Health I am Having a very difficult time Laying over the Pole & Trap House and getting it back up again . almost Impossible for me. Has anyone ever tried to Make a Pole with Hub & Winch & Cable to raise & Lowe...
by klcretired
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: More martin arrivals
Replies: 8
Views: 2157

Re: More martin arrivals

Thanks for the Arrival date James , I still have not seen or Heard any Martins here at my Site in Grand Prairie as of yet Had a Squirrel to give birth inside my S & S repeating Controller , had to lay it down and dismantle to get the Squirrel nest & Babies out This is a First for me ,had the S & S u...
by klcretired
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Female Martin update
Replies: 4
Views: 1583

Re: Female Martin update

Good Morning James, It is me Kenny over here in Grand Prairie, Tx Congrat's on the return of your Martins, I did not see any entry's from you on the Scout report page , If you can please report I like to see who gets martins around my surrounding area and what dates When did your female come in????,...
by klcretired
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Need Help on Scout report
Replies: 5
Views: 1611

Need Help on Scout report

Hello Louise or someone from Admin, My name is Kenny Crawford and i have been Mentoring Bruce Woodall of Lake Fork, Tx for a few years because bruce does not have Internet access he asked me to List his Scout arrival on 02/05/18 @ Lake Fork , Tx @ the pmca I tried to List his name but because i logg...
by klcretired
Mon May 08, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Decoys
Replies: 8
Views: 2350

Re: Decoys

For decades I have had up Decoys (Many Decoys), They help during Hawk attacks and give the martins a Chance to bolt to freedom thus saving martin Lives , In answer to your Question , When the Martins come so do the Hawks .....This year I did not Put up an Decoys and Lost several Martins to Hawk atta...
by klcretired
Fri May 05, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hawk!
Replies: 3
Views: 975

Re: Hawk!

I need help....our well established colony is about 18 years old. For the last 2-3 weeks I'll look out at the boxes around dusk and a sharp-shin or cooper's hawk (not sure which) is sitting on one of the boxes! Last night it took an ASY male, and the martin cry was terrible. We can't let our colony...
by klcretired
Fri May 05, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hawk!
Replies: 3
Views: 975

Re: Hawk!

I forgot to mention in the search Subject Type in Cages or Owl attacks and you should see some pictures posted of the cages Land Lords built around their Colonies
by klcretired
Fri May 05, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hawk!
Replies: 3
Views: 975

Re: Hawk!

Sorry about your Hawk attack , It hurts when your Colony has been hit and you hear that Martin Screaming for his Life while being carried off in those Talons. There are several things as a PM Land Lord that you can do this Subject has been talked about for Decades here, a lot of the Land Lords are b...
by klcretired
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: cavity clean out
Replies: 2
Views: 967

Re: cavity clean out

Probably a dumb question but does the female eat the egg shells after hatching babies or does she carry them outside? Getting close to 16 days now and I have been watching the ground for egg shells and so far nothing. I know we can feed them crushed egg shells so I was just wondering if her body ne...
by klcretired
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Lost a Martin tonight
Replies: 5
Views: 1481

Re: Lost a Martin tonight

Sorry for your loss Loco For Purple, I know how bad it hurts when it happens , I too have had a lot of Hawk attacks here in Grand Prairie both w/ me standing out there under my Gourd Rack and LS Goliad PM House and me watching from inside my house , all we can do as Martin Landlords is The Best we c...
by klcretired
Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Leucistic Martin
Replies: 5
Views: 2197

Re: Leucistic Martin

Hi Curt, It's Kenny Crawford from over here in Grand Prairie Texas, don't know if you remember but several years ago I bought some HZ Troyers from you, I still have them , modified them a little and added tunnels and 2 1/2" 90 Degree elbo's for ventilation to each one. In answer for your question ab...
by klcretired
Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The barrow pit is coming down!!!!,
Replies: 20
Views: 3427

Re: The barrow pit is coming down!!!!,

Sharon that is great news. more martins for you in the future
one of my problems at my location is my neighbor's trees...I am being encroached
by klcretired
Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sharp Shinned Hawk.
Replies: 1
Views: 952

Re: Sharp Shinned Hawk.

I'll be damed!! I was out in the yard checking my Troyer Gourds trying to figure where I was going to put the Songbird Magnet.. I had turned on the songbird to make sure it was working and went back in the house for something and I look out and here is one very Large Sharp Shinned Hawk sitting on t...