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by white-out
Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: They are here!
Replies: 12
Views: 1262

Re: They are here!

Congrats Brett. The first few years of being a new landlord are critical. I'm sure you will be fine, but now is when you do everything to make their stay safe and healthy. You will be playing the numbers game in the years ahead. 10-15% of the babies will come back to your new colony each year. Best...
by white-out
Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My have to take the housing down this season
Replies: 28
Views: 3173

Re: My have to take the housing down this season

One thing we all have in common is helping the wildlife that are loosing habitat every second, of every day. When I was young, trapping fur was something most country males did to make money. Now, fur is taboo (also males lol) and I have shot more raccoons with distemper in a day than I have in 30 y...
by white-out
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Up to 5 pairs now.. video
Replies: 11
Views: 1493

Re: Up to 5 pairs now.. video

The Chirpy Nests are occupied now. The martins seem to love them (especially me). But the house and gourds are still loved by martins lol Shot this video around noon today: https://youtu.be/1GnKrXPWK90 Did you use the mulched pine needles in the Chirpy Nests? I would love to have that many this yea...
by white-out
Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Had to C
Replies: 3
Views: 788

Re: Had to C

I think you need a higher pole or skinny mail. I need to quit drinking .........
by white-out
Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martin new design houses
Replies: 13
Views: 1739

Re: Purple Martin new design houses

If you look at the first pic, you can see that it's hinged at the bottom with a large bolt or threaded rod.

I would hate to have a cable snap when winching.......you'll see more birds than ever before
by white-out
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martin new design houses
Replies: 13
Views: 1739

Re: Purple Martin new design houses

Very nice! Looks like a lot of hard work.
by white-out
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My have to take the housing down this season
Replies: 28
Views: 3173

Re: My have to take the housing down this season

They issue permits for thinning out deer to protect crops.....I would issue myself a permit to sting em with a few pellets at a min You’re gonna get the hawks lives matter people going now. Take cover Please no..............I respect both sides I'm not a killer of many things and find no thrill in ...
by white-out
Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My have to take the housing down this season
Replies: 28
Views: 3173

Re: My have to take the housing down this season

They issue permits for thinning out deer to protect crops.....I would issue myself a permit to sting em with a few pellets at a min
by white-out
Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I present to you ---- Super Marti
Replies: 21
Views: 2145

Re: I present to you ---- Super Marti

That fishing line will las a couple months at best. I use a 25 lb mono fish leader for a whirly-gig and was digging it out of the pond all the time. I replaced it with a 40 lb steel leader and it has lasted one season and still ticking I like the fiberglass rod idea....glad it has already paid off!
by white-out
Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I present to you ---- Super Marti
Replies: 21
Views: 2145

Re: I present to you ---- Super Marti

brent wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:01 pm
Thanks white-out. I have some vinyl siding and will approach it similarly.
Brent
That vinyl siding may be better....just a slight breeze will make the wings move and appear more real.
by white-out
Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I present to you ---- Super Marti
Replies: 21
Views: 2145

Re: I present to you ---- Super Marti

I made a couple out of soffit panels by drawing them out as one piece. Tin snip them out, paint them black and screw them onto the back of the decoy. You can bend the wings however you like.
by white-out
Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SY male arrival
Replies: 5
Views: 526

Re: SY male arrival

I have some SY males. I used to watch for them to sing but it is just too many birds now I can't tell who is making what sounds. I know they are SY males because they are claiming new gourds I put up and I see the new females going in with them. Have 55 cavities now but I am waiting for a new gourd...
by white-out
Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Chirp-e house review Smile
Replies: 16
Views: 1052

Re: New Chirp-e house review Smile

Well good for you! I think having the ability to "nip in the bud" a bad/misunderstood comment or, fat out false, is a courtesy that all deserve. Also, if it effects your investment directly...10X more. As you say "He is free to share his opinion" well then share it! I thought many things here are sh...
by white-out
Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Chirp-e house review Smile
Replies: 16
Views: 1052

Re: New Chirp-e house review Smile

You are messing with a person's living/business and in doing so, you should post it or keep it to yourself. Do what you will but it says a lot about you!

I spoke with Tom, the owner, yesterday and he is a full-time landscaper trying to build his business for a retirement gig.
by white-out
Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Chirp-e house review Smile
Replies: 16
Views: 1052

Re: New Chirp-e house review Smile

I would trust your review more if you posted it here as to in secret.....just saying
by white-out
Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: T14 house wench.
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Re: T14 house wench.

Here are mine directly from Chuck's Page.
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by white-out
Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: T14 house wench.
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Re: T14 house wench.

Check out "Chuck's Purple Martin Page" and scroll down down to "Build your own T-14". Lots of info and I used this to build mine. later...Doug
by white-out
Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A shareinng story.
Replies: 1
Views: 292

Re: A shareinng story.

Well, if you break metal his way, you'll keep more fingers! lol. Doug
by white-out
Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Convert regular housing to gourd rack...
Replies: 13
Views: 844

Re: Convert regular housing to gourd rack...

I order 2 to hang off a T-14....also bought the HOSP trap. I'll let you all know how it works.

Just finished painting both T-14 and hope they like the updated digs! Doug
by white-out
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PLASTIC CONLEY II REPLACEMENT PLATE
Replies: 2
Views: 386

PLASTIC CONLEY II REPLACEMENT PLATE

I'm prepping my T-14's for the season and noticed all of the Conley plates have have expanded, leaving a gap of 1/8" to 3/16 between it and the door. I fear that a leg could get caught in such a gap so, I drilled two new holes at one end and flipped the plate to flatten the bow. I thought about glue...