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by gotham
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Advice for wanna be landlord
Replies: 21
Views: 10610

Re: Advice for wanna be landlord

Really enjoyed that footage, Andrew! Thanks very much for having posted it. After seeing your video, even though we are north of you, next year we may try leaving our house up and playing the dawnsong until later in the season. Hope you get tenants in 2020 and look forward to hearing of your experie...
by gotham
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Some fun video
Replies: 6
Views: 3133

Re: Some fun video

Rob, Definitely did enjoy watching. Hope to have a bit of that activity here next season, rather than just on the lot adjacent to ours :)

Thanks for having posted.

Gotham
by gotham
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Texas Hummingbird migration
Replies: 21
Views: 4442

Re: Texas Hummingbird migration

So that's where "our" orioles, that were still here last week, have disappeared to :)

Gotham
by gotham
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Advice for wanna be landlord
Replies: 21
Views: 10610

Re: Advice for wanna be landlord

I am amazed, given that we, also in Ontario but east and a bit north of you, haven't seen a single martin since the colony next door left 4 weeks ago. If anything like that happens again I would sure get a kick out of seeing a picture of them flying around your setup.

Gotham
by gotham
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Advice for wanna be landlord
Replies: 21
Views: 10610

Re: Advice for wanna be landlord

Have found this thread very interesting. Agree Ryan's drone video was great! Also appreciated the link to the eBird site. Was very interested to hear that Andrew is getting martin flyovers this late in the summer. As per my post ("Chicadee" Interference) I took our martin house down in mid August, s...
by gotham
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Texas Hummingbird migration
Replies: 21
Views: 4442

Re: Texas Hummingbird migration

So, that's where "our" hummingbirds have gone :)

Gotham
by gotham
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Colony Being Destroyed
Replies: 95
Views: 32481

Re: Colony Being Destroyed

RRMartins, I found this thread very instructive. Since you reported no trouble after May 14 I assume the addition of the predator guard (+/- possibly having killed the rat with the poison) solved the problem. It would be of interest to hear how your colony did throughout the rest of the purple marti...
by gotham
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2019 Year End Report
Replies: 1
Views: 2102

Re: 2019 Year End Report

I am really impressed, not only by your success in support of the Purple Martin population in your area, but also very much by your thoughtfulness and kindness in locating your colony on the grounds of an assisted living facility and then going to the trouble of making several informative presentati...
by gotham
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Chicadee Interference
Replies: 39
Views: 16891

Re: Chicadee Interference

Toy,

Thanks very much for this additional helpful advice.

I will print it out so as to have it to refer to in case this posting is no longer available next spring.

I will also let you know how I fare next season.

Gotham
by gotham
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Chicadee Interference
Replies: 39
Views: 16891

Re: Chicadee Interference-End Note

As per my last post, on July 20, 5 days after the male HOSP had flown away, I again raised our martin house. The HOSP was not seen again until 4 days ago when he returned with 2 others in tow. He briefly looked into the compartment from which I had earlier removed the nest he and his partner had bui...
by gotham
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Small colony results with active managemen- Best practices
Replies: 3
Views: 2274

Re: Small colony results with active managemen- Best practices

Ed, Hopefully, this post will garner a lot more readings. As I indicated elsewhere, I have printed this advice and plan to refer to it next year, along with useful recommendations from others on this forum, such as from ToyinPa. Wishing us all well in attracting and supporting the purple martins nex...
by gotham
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Updates from north of Toronto, Canada
Replies: 9
Views: 3808

Re: Updates from north of Toronto, Canada

Ed, The unmanaged martin house on the nearby property cannot be accessed for nest checks. It is high up on a massive steel pole that is anchored at its base by an enormous nut and bolt system. To get it down these nuts and bolts have to be undone and the pole slowly tilted to lie horizontally on the...
by gotham
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Updates from north of Toronto, Canada
Replies: 9
Views: 3808

Re: Updates from north of Toronto, Canada

Andrew, An update from the northeastern shore of Lake Ontario- When I checked this morning the martins in the house on the property close to ours had gone. They may actually have left yesterday. Their departure this year has thus occurred about a week earlier than usual. I have to say I am concerned...
by gotham
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A Promising Start Pt. 2
Replies: 40
Views: 25420

Re: A Promising Start Pt. 2

Farmerharv,

How do you upload your photos which, in addition to being great, are large and seem to have a good resolution?

Gotham
by gotham
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Updates from north of Toronto, Canada
Replies: 9
Views: 3808

Re: Updates from north of Toronto, Canada

Hi Andrew, I am a bit north of you but significantly east of you, in Wellington, Ontario, on the north-east shore of Lake Ontario. While, for a number of reasons, we have been frustratingly unsuccessful this year in having martins settle in our new martin house (see "Chicadee interference" on this f...
by gotham
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Do SY's return to their birth colony?
Replies: 20
Views: 6638

Re: Do SY's return to their birth colony?

It seems clear from all of the above that only a relatively small (6% or 5-10%) of nestlings that fledge from a colony return the following season to the same site as SY martins. On this forum I have often seen colony histories similar to this one: 2016-1 pair, fledged 4 2017-3 SY pair, fledged 10 2...
by gotham
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Can't believe it, but I have one hanging around
Replies: 36
Views: 17981

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

Just read your thread again, Ryan.

How did you upload such large photos with such apparently high resolution?

Gotham
by gotham
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Small colony results with active managemen- Best practices
Replies: 3
Views: 2274

Re: Small colony results with active managemen- Best practices

Ed, Although we did not succeed in having purple martins settle in our new martin house this year (instead they settled in an unmanaged martin house on a property adjacent to ours that they had been returning to for decades) we feel we have learned a lot from having tried and, while doing so, having...
by gotham
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What a season, central PA
Replies: 7
Views: 3561

Re: What a season, central PA

Wow, Toy. You and your husband each deserve a medal! It is sobering to hear that despite your experience and knowledge, as well as your heroic effort, there were so many fatalities. I hope this was a particularly bad year and not representative of what we can expect if we succeed in attracting purpl...
by gotham
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Late nesting
Replies: 3
Views: 791

Re: Late nesting

Could you give us an update on those 4 eggs?

Gotham

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