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by Black Jack
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Is something eating this baby's feathers?
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Is something eating this baby's feathers?

I have been keeping up with your struggle. Wishing the best for both of you. Just my 2 cts, i would not use cedar shavings they do tend to keep wet once they are wet.

Regards
by Black Jack
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Alpha Male ??
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Alpha Male ??

I got a SY female that loves to beat me down and when i am not around she dive bombs my decoy to death. She has 3 little ones.
by Black Jack
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Is this a pair?
Replies: 9
Views: 225

Re: Is this a pair?

The one on the right looks to be a female.
by Black Jack
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Need Advice on Activity Under Martin House
Replies: 12
Views: 299

Re: NEED ADVICE ON ACTIVITY UNDER MARTIN HOUSE

Sounds like the manager doesn't want purple martins flying around his precious golf course. I would not endanger martins by attracting them to a golf course. I never forgot when i saw a deranged golfer take out his vices on a red shouldered hawk by driving a ball into the bird and killed it. Just be...
by Black Jack
Fri May 29, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Landlord By Mistake
Replies: 9
Views: 345

Re: New Landlord By Mistake

More gourds hanging the better. I tried the BO gourds for 2 yrs w/porches. Never had any takers. Would land on porches and GAWK! Grew me some gourds m/self and this year i am run over with Martins. Try growing your own and read up on how to preserve them to not rot. Search the web for info.
by Black Jack
Thu May 28, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nestlings from two nests banded here in 2018 find each other
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: Nestlings from two nests banded here in 2018 find each other

That is great. I know that is a wonderful filling. Thank you Ed for sharing this story with us here.
It is really hard to believe such fragile creatures can survive in this ruthless world. I sure wish there were more folk like you on this earth. :grin:
by Black Jack
Thu May 28, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I haven't experienced this before. Bed time.
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Re: I haven't experienced this before. Bed time.

Yes they slip in real easy. Not wanting to attract the bad guys. When i watch them zooming and soaring i say to myself they are kings in the air but when time to roost is there weakness. Everything put on this earth has its downside.
by Black Jack
Wed May 27, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Ready For The Season
Replies: 8
Views: 488

Re: Ready For The Season

Good luck this season. Have you ever had martins before in that set up? The only reason I ask is that I started out with S&K gourds myself and tried them for many year, Big Bo's and Bo 9's. I never had any takers in them. In the beginning that is all I had on my gourd rack along side a T14. In the ...
by Black Jack
Tue May 26, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Happy Martins
Replies: 0
Views: 687

Happy Martins

Here are some pics of my set up with martins attached. Also got a pic thrown in of my pirated bluebird box taken over by my first tree swallows. The last 4 pictures are taken from inside my bedroom window. I have had great success so far this year. Have counted 22 birds. Regards
by Black Jack
Mon May 25, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Got Him! Thankful .22
Replies: 33
Views: 956

Re: Mossberg 44US WW2 .22LR Training Rifle

On the opposite end of the spectrum is my Mossberg 44US .22LR Training Rifle from WW2. It is in mint condition with original rear peep sight and hooded bead front sight. It cannot compete at long range with any scoped .22WMR or .17 HMR rifles but how can a vintage training rifle be such a tack driv...
by Black Jack
Sun May 24, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Got Him! Thankful .22
Replies: 33
Views: 956

Re: Got Him! Thankful .22

Brad Biddle wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 3:35 pm
Dang, I've got gun envy...

I have located a CZ 452 with 16" threaded barrel that will be mine before weeks end....
Brad,
Can't go wrong with a 452. Threaded +
by Black Jack
Sun May 24, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Got Him! Thankful .22
Replies: 33
Views: 956

Re: Got Him! Thankful .22

MarkinMn wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 2:40 pm
....oops! when I said furniture, I was referring to the stock on the cz....mrk
Thanks for the compliment. I gave up on painting years ago when lead was banned.
Now we got to worry about our sticks being banned!
by Black Jack
Sun May 24, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Got Him! Thankful .22
Replies: 33
Views: 956

Re: Got Him! Thankful .22

Jones,
Here is my CZ 452-2E ZKM 17 HMR. 2003 YEAR
by Black Jack
Fri May 22, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Got Him! Thankful .22
Replies: 33
Views: 956

Re: Got Him! Thankful .22

17 hmr is what I use. Very accurate Martins will flyoff rack but come right back. You are right about them coming back. I just fill better myself using a more stealth round. The 17 is a tack driver for sure. Regards
by Black Jack
Fri May 22, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Babies being attacked
Replies: 12
Views: 542

Re: Babies being attacked

I know my martins want let a mockingbird stay around long. I wouldn't think a mockingbird would do such. I see no reason why.
by Black Jack
Fri May 22, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Got Him! Thankful .22
Replies: 33
Views: 956

Re: Got Him! Thankful .22

Just bought me a nice Remington 572 and some CCi sub sonic ammo for next year. i had been using a 17 HMR Way to loud around Martins. But i always clean up before the Martins come . My last male english sparrow i shot was 5yrs ago. Knock on wood. Way to go. Jones!
by Black Jack
Sun May 17, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: VA looking for new Colony question
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: VA looking for new Colony question

I can tell you from my experience. I had 2 poles of 8 ea. Heath round plastic gourds set up 3 yrs ago and i attracted 1pr. of SY the first year. Fledged 2. Next year i added 2 S&K TRI POLE w/6 BGO9 plastic gourds w/ porch. I had the same pr come back and fledge 5 in the heath gourds. I had alot of ...
by Black Jack
Sun May 17, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: VA looking for new Colony question
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: VA looking for new Colony question

I can tell you from my experience. I had 2 poles of 8 ea. Heath round plastic gourds set up 3 yrs ago and i attracted 1pr. of SY the first year. Fledged 2. Next year i added 2 S&K TRI POLE w/6 BGO9 plastic gourds w/ porch. I had the same pr come back and fledge 5 in the heath gourds. I had alot of ...
by Black Jack
Sun May 17, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tree Swallows
Replies: 8
Views: 391

Re: Tree Swallows

Do you currently have an active martin colony? If active, tree swallows are not an issue. If you are still trying to establish a martin colony, tree swallows are not desirable. Ed Ed, I have a active colony of martins and the Swallows have decided to stay. The male likes to hang out with the Martin...
by Black Jack
Sun May 17, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: VA looking for new Colony question
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: VA looking for new Colony question

I can tell you from my experience. I had 2 poles of 8 ea. Heath round plastic gourds set up 3 yrs ago and i attracted 1pr. of SY the first year. Fledged 2. Next year i added 2 S&K TRI POLE w/6 BGO9 plastic gourds w/ porch. I had the same pr come back and fledge 5 in the heath gourds. I had alot of v...