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by Birds
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Dawn song questions
Replies: 15
Views: 5129

Re: Dawn song questions

Thanks !
by Birds
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Dawn song questions
Replies: 15
Views: 5129

Re: Dawn song questions

Well today I saw a pair of Martin's fly over . I didn't have my housing up shoot but I'll put it up i now.
by Birds
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Dawn song questions
Replies: 15
Views: 5129

Re: Dawn song questions

Does anyone know if I should be playing the day time chater or the morning song thx? .
by Birds
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Dawn song questions
Replies: 15
Views: 5129

Re: Dawn song questions

Just another question . Should I still be playing the dawn song is it to late? And if so do I put away my housing away for the year? Still new at this.
by Birds
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The Season Is Ending For Our Two Purple Martin Colonies
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: The Season Is Ending For Our Two Purple Martin Colonies

Yes amazing accomplishment I would rather visit your colony vs a zoo !! For real. Good work 👍
by Birds
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The Season Is Ending For Our Two Purple Martin Colonies
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: The Season Is Ending For Our Two Purple Martin Colonies

Seeing the Martin s leave always gives me a depressed feeling. It helps me to think of next year .
by Birds
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Chicadee Interference
Replies: 39
Views: 15480

Re: Chicadee Interference

What works for me is to take down the Martin house for a couple days. Put the insert trap in a wooden box on a pole and wait patiently... I have noticed that after a male hosp clams a house he is less likely to go in. So by setting up a new nest compartment for him will encourage him to go in. Just ...
by Birds
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why do I not have martins
Replies: 55
Views: 15831

Re: Why do I not have martins

Geez thanks for the plans I really appreciate it. I have a 7 ft by 4ft by 1 inch thick sheet so I think that's enough. I just had another flyby today I could not tell for shore if it was a ASY or a SY but their coming around. The Martin seemed very interested in my speaker. Do you think I should jus...
by Birds
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why do I not have martins
Replies: 55
Views: 15831

Re: Why do I not have martins

Bernie nikolai has a good information on chalet. There is sheets of Styrofoam laying round in my garage. So it won't coast me anything to build one and see what happens. :roll:
by Birds
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why do I not have martins
Replies: 55
Views: 15831

Re: Why do I not have martins

I have found something that I can build right now. It's called a Styrofoam chalet that doesn't require a saw to be built. I plan on using my own porch and entrance hole instead of buying ones from AS&K like they suggest. Im having trouble adding a link but here is a screen shot tell me what you thin...
by Birds
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My Three Favorite Natural Gourd Styles
Replies: 5
Views: 1468

Re: My Three Favorite Natural Gourd Styles

Great info on the natural gourds . I have been having some trouble myself finding natural gourds at a decent price. I will have to wait till fall before I can get a hold of some naturals . I'm thinking about building some boxes out of insulation and hanging those . I would add an attachment but I'm ...
by Birds
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Can't believe it, but I have one hanging around
Replies: 36
Views: 16413

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

I'm willing to pay you to send some of your Martins this way .lol :mrgreen:
by Birds
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why do I not have martins
Replies: 55
Views: 15831

Re: Why do I not have martins

Today I saw a Martin land on my house look at the entrance hole and then it left. I have been using decoys and have recently herd decoys bother martins. do you think I should remove them.
by Birds
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why do I not have martins
Replies: 55
Views: 15831

Re: Why do I not have martins

Unfortunately I can't play the Martin song 24-7. I can only play it in the morning because it annoys the kids throughout the day. Thanks for the pics I will be using it as reference for my future gourd projects.
by Birds
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why do I not have martins
Replies: 55
Views: 15831

Re: Why do I not have martins

Ok yes I have been having some trouble finding natural gourds lately. I was thinking if it was ok if I just cut a crescent hole on the gourds instead of excluder, the excluder seems to have to be very precise or I doesn't work. I'm not sure if a crescent would work with out a porch tho. So I will co...
by Birds
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why do I not have martins
Replies: 55
Views: 15831

Re: Why do I not have martins

Sorry I'm having a hard time understanding this. But I can relate to letting the birds take care of there young. Once my tree swallows have a nest of eggs and the HOSPs are taken care of. I just let the nest go and the parents do the rest of the work. I wasn't planning on doing nest checks regularly...
by Birds
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why do I not have martins
Replies: 55
Views: 15831

Re: Why do I not have martins

I'm glad my site is open enough.
by Birds
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why do I not have martins
Replies: 55
Views: 15831

Re: Why do I not have martins

gee thanks for all your help it's greatly appreciated. I'm not sure what a WDC is but thanks. Do you know where I can find plans to build one of these setups or is it something that i just figure it out. One problem is I don't know how I would lower or raise one of these setups, or do nest checks in...
by Birds
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why do I not have martins
Replies: 55
Views: 15831

Re: Why do I not have martins

Wow ya I had no idea that they were so attracted to gourds instead of housing. So maybe I will talk to the guy just for the heck of it. I do believe he uses natural gourds with round entrances. So do you think I should take the heath house down And go for a gourd string. Or do leave it up and tie th...
by Birds
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why do I not have martins
Replies: 55
Views: 15831

Re: Why do I not have martins

I was just driving 5 miles down the road and a saw a a guy who had a bunch of gourds on a clothes line, that had Martin's Going in and out of them!!. Is it possible that they might draw the Martin's to my house.

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