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by gotham
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Has any one experience having a nest with chicks abandoned by parents?
Replies: 9
Views: 906

Re: Has any one experience having a nest with chicks abandoned by parents?

Just read these posts. Did the 2 surviving nestlings eventually fledge?

gotham
by gotham
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Roosts!!! Wichita, KS
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: Roosts!!! Wichita, KS

I did finally view your video on You Tube and enjoyed it-thanks for posting. I will have to try to find out where the PM's that leave our property (at present more correctly the adjacent property) go to roost before embarking on their migration south. I wonder how one does get that information and w...
by gotham
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Roosts!!! Wichita, KS
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: Roosts!!! Wichita, KS

Given that many (most) of us are unable to get there, but would be interested in seeing it, are you able to post a video?
gotham
by gotham
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A Promising Start Pt. 2
Replies: 41
Views: 31340

Re: A Promising Start Pt. 2

Hi Farmer Harv,

I, along with many others, followed your posts with great interest last year and am hoping things went well in West Saskatchewan this year. Do you have any more of those great photos?

gotham
by gotham
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Can't believe it, but I have one hanging around
Replies: 53
Views: 25026

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

Hi Ryan, Read your posts last year and was really rooting for your guy to return as an ASY. Have been away from the forum for awhile but returned recently and sought out your entries for this year. Very sorry your fellow didn't make it back. Glad you are going to keep at it and will be following you...
by gotham
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Chicadee Interference
Replies: 41
Views: 22866

Re: Chicadee Interference

Adjacent1.jpg Adjacent2.jpg Abandoned1.jpg Abandoned2.jpg In my earlier post, on April 12, I said we were reluctantly delaying going to our summer home, so as to honor the request of the locals that, because of Covid-19, seasonal home owners stay away. Regrettably, we then did not make it to our la...
by gotham
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Chicadee Interference
Replies: 41
Views: 22866

Re: Chicadee Interference

Today is April 12, Easter Sunday. The Purple Martins usually reach Prince Edward County, where we have our seasonal home on the north eastern shore of Lake Ontario, about April 15, and last year I reported their arrival on April 13. As per my account posted above, last season was very disappointing,...
by gotham
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Advice for wanna be landlord
Replies: 21
Views: 13833

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: 3
Views: 4141

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: 8399

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: 13833

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: 13833

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: 8399

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: 45684

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: 2792

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: 41
Views: 22866

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: 41
Views: 22866

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: 3143

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: 5238

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: 5238

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...