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by white-out
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Can't believe it, but I have one hanging around
Replies: 35
Views: 21856

Re: Can't believe it, but I have one hanging around

Really like this thread and rooting for your success! Great pics and a beautiful pole of houses. Not sure what or why but, It makes me feel a touch sad? I've read this thread to my wife and stated after "I hope he gets a colony even before I do". Have I gone nuts?

P.S. tie your shoes...lol
by white-out
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What to do.....
Replies: 3
Views: 1557

Re: What to do.....

Thanks for the replies! I'm using a pellet gun and it's not consistent in its placement or I'm just a bad shot. I fear the travel of a 22 shooting at those elevated angles. I will try to make a trap and get after them.

Is it too late in Ohio for attracting a breeding pair? Thanks again!
by white-out
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What to do.....
Replies: 3
Views: 1557

What to do.....

Hello all, I have been trying to shoot a pair of relentless Sparrows, at my T-14 and 4 gourd pole, on an off for over a month. I've dumped 2 nests with eggs from the T-14 and they still keep trying. Two days ago I closed all openings on the 14 and left the gourds open. I was working (with ear buds j...
by white-out
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: worried newbe
Replies: 41
Views: 13199

Re: worried newbe

Time has slipped away but did move the back house to the front. I still need to move the other house away from the fence and put it on a new pole. I started a 3 1/2" round galvanized pole that was a pay phone mount. Am I to late for any hope this year? Here are a couple pics of what's done and what'...
by white-out
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: worried newbe
Replies: 41
Views: 13199

Re: worried newbe

Are martins messy and having them within 5 to 10 feet of the driveway a no-no? They're birds, they poop on the fly and while sitting whenever and wherever they choose. They will develop preferred fly-ways and leave "presents" along them. Some folks with large colonies wear hard hats. -- John I know...
by white-out
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: worried newbe
Replies: 41
Views: 13199

Re: worried newbe

Well, I'm making a new pole (and moving it's location) for the house by the fence. Currently it's a 29' aluminum mast from a small sailboat that sways more than I like. Also moving the house in the garden to the front somewhere................I was hoping another year wouldn't slip away but it's not...
by white-out
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: worried newbe
Replies: 41
Views: 13199

Re: worried newbe

I would love to cut down those 3 messy and water s-sucking willows but they are my neighbor's.

Are martins messy and having them within 5 to 10 feet of the driveway a no-no?
My first Martin.....
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by white-out
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: worried newbe
Replies: 41
Views: 13199

Re: worried newbe

That's it! Maybe 2 cars an hour average on this country road. Just behind the dock is the fence and the t-14 is mounted on the left side closer to the driveway. How important is the distance from a human structure and what is that max distance? If I mounted one or both between the drive and pond wil...
by white-out
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: worried newbe
Replies: 41
Views: 13199

Re: worried newbe

Yes, I see all four photos. In the 1st photo, south to the perpendicular street is my 2nd pond (it's very light colored water in photo) that's between the really straight driveway to the west and the dark colored pond (same color as my pond back at the house) to the east. I have a log cabin close to...
by white-out
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: worried newbe
Replies: 41
Views: 13199

Re: worried newbe

Thank you TheSmiths, the 1st pic is of our house approx 1800 feet from the road. This is where one t-14 in a raised garden bed is located. It is really closed in back here and as I have recently learned, not ideal at all. If you can post the area between the street and the woods is the place I hope ...
by white-out
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: DIY winch system?
Replies: 21
Views: 8883

Re: DIY winch system?

Your Welcome Doug. As I said before, I think the house you have by the fence looks good to me. I tried to post a video of my first colony 2018 but I wasn't able. Might be my be because of my computer skills are not the best. If you your interested in seeing it you will also see I'm kind of close to ...
by white-out
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: DIY winch system?
Replies: 21
Views: 8883

Re: DIY winch system?

Ingenious! My father always said "when you going to find time to do it again so, do it right this time. It must have missed me by a mile and struck you. I don't think I have a spot for my house that won't have tall trees close by. A gracious member is going to post an aerial map of my property for e...
by white-out
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: DIY winch system?
Replies: 21
Views: 8883

Re: DIY winch system?

GFB, nice pole system! May I ask what the white ring around the pole is and made of? thxs
by white-out
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: worried newbe
Replies: 41
Views: 13199

Re: worried newbe

Oh, I'm paying attention to everyone's comments and hope I have enough time to get things straightened out. I've been so looking forward to hopefully attracting martins this year. Thanks for the input.....side note, I like the quote "probably not what you want to hear" but it is exactly what I want ...
by white-out
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: worried newbe
Replies: 41
Views: 13199

Re: worried newbe

Not the best pics
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by white-out
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: worried newbe
Replies: 41
Views: 13199

Re: worried newbe

I have not been successful uploading it here(don't know how). I was going to private message someone my address but I think I'm not allowed yet.
by white-out
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: worried newbe
Replies: 41
Views: 13199

Re: worried newbe

Thanks. I'll take a pic from the road tomorrow and maybe you can pick the best spot for both houses. Thanks again all!
by white-out
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: worried newbe
Replies: 41
Views: 13199

Re: worried newbe

No apologies, I'm trying to crash course the "Martin Landlord" thing and glad you and others are willing to share! Owls, hawks, raccoons and sometimes water snakes are here and need help/ideas to deter. I do own the area on the other side of the fence and approx 40 feet to the right of the driveway....
by white-out
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: worried newbe
Replies: 41
Views: 13199

Re: worried newbe

Yours look very nice! Here is a close-up pic of the house by the fence that the bluebirds are currently using. With the tunnels (that have porches to attach) on two boxes and dowel porches for the other two, do I need more/better owl protection?
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by white-out
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: worried newbe
Replies: 41
Views: 13199

Re: worried newbe

Thanks! The last pic with the two trees in close to my house and these trees must stay to shade the pool area. I was hoping for more interaction with the martins but......do you think I should move this house close to the other house in the 1st pic. I want to help the martins more than have a view o...

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