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by Rpthomp5
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Adding More Perching Space To Gourd Racks And Houses
Replies: 31
Views: 5046

Re: Adding More Perching Space To Gourd Racks And Houses

Hi Dave, I'm trying to decided between DIY owl guards with #9 ga wire for my Gemini gourd rack or make a cage. I think the cage would probably provide more protection and perches. Are you doing nest checks/bedding changes? If so, how do you access the gourds? Did you make individual gourd access by ...
by Rpthomp5
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Adding More Perching Space To Gourd Racks And Houses
Replies: 31
Views: 5046

Re: Adding More Perching Space To Gourd Racks And Houses

Thanks tboydshirt!!! Found it with your great help!!! :grin: Tried to add photo attachment to another post and that didn't work for me either! Maybe they should do a forum segment at the July conference.
by Rpthomp5
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Adding More Perching Space To Gourd Racks And Houses
Replies: 31
Views: 5046

Re: Adding More Perching Space To Gourd Racks And Houses

Hello, I have a question about adding owl guards to my Gemini gourd rack but can't figure out how to start a new topic on this subject on the forum. Sorry to ask different topic but hope someone can help. I've been searching online and have found owl guards on PMCA website but they don't look like I...
by Rpthomp5
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Help with new housing
Replies: 12
Views: 3456

Re: Help with new housing

Hello, Sounds good. I wanted to show a nest tray I made for my Goliad. Just went by dimensions of nest box. I haven't built things in past so some trial and error and rebuilding went on. Made out of foam 1st year but Starlings made mince meat out of section by door. Changed to wood the 2nd year.
by Rpthomp5
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Help with new housing
Replies: 12
Views: 3456

Re: Help with new housing

Hi, I had the same barn style house for 1st 2 years. Held up to some strong KS storms/winds. Martins loved it...so did the starlings that squeezed in and destroyed the eggs and scared off the adults. Sparrows loved it too. After seeing broken yolk all over nest box I ordered the Goliad and Martins c...
by Rpthomp5
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wichita Kansas 2019 roost???
Replies: 1
Views: 5564

Re: Wichita Kansas 2019 roost???

Hello, Hopefully by now you've found the roost at the Waterfront. It's been there all month and I was just there last week and surprised there were still a good amount of birds there. I saw alot of males. I know my nesters were laying late this year I think because the weather stayed cool and wet fo...