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by Kegger
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First Arrival
Replies: 12
Views: 324

Re: First Arrival

Cape Coral and N Fort Myers are about 35 miles south of me. I had ASY visit my site last year but only had 2 pair of SY fledge broods. It will be at least a few more weeks for me to see or hear them. Still installing a perch line and snack trey. 8) I have 4 or 5 flying around today just hope somebo...
by Kegger
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 1ST 2 male ASY sighted this AM
Replies: 3
Views: 76

1ST 2 male ASY sighted this AM

8) First I heard one, then I went out to their house and opened some doors.
a male did some low fly byes, then left and brought back his buddy. I whistled
back a few times. Awesome! Welcome back!! 8)
by Kegger
Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Black ops underway tonight!!
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: Black ops underway tonight!!

stay tuned, to be continued 8)
by Kegger
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My first arrivals
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: My first arrivals

Good going Mike! 8)
by Kegger
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finally one has returned
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Finally one has returned

congrats CC Martins!!!
by Kegger
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First Arrival
Replies: 12
Views: 324

Re: First Arrival

Cape Coral and N Fort Myers are about 35 miles south of me. I had ASY visit my site last year but only had 2 pair of SY
fledge broods. It will be at least a few more weeks for me to see or hear them. Still installing a perch line and snack trey. 8)
by Kegger
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martins in Melbourne, Florida!
Replies: 14
Views: 335

Re: Purple Martins in Melbourne, Florida!

Quite a resume you have Mike! Best wishes and good luck this year! 8) Mike P
by Kegger
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Trio Duracraft Castle nest box build
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Trio Duracraft Castle nest box build

nice job Deancamp your nest box does look very sturdy! I needed some flexibility in mine to make them
work better for my build. Happy new year and stay healthy! 8)
by Kegger
Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New satellite rack with naturals all prenested and painted
Replies: 7
Views: 233

Re: New satellite rack with naturals all prenested and painted

nice job on the new rack PM David!
Here's to health and some Martins for 2021!! 8)
by Kegger
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Double Taverner Martin House Project
Replies: 17
Views: 672

Re: Double Taverner Martin House Project

This photo of a T-14 with an offset winch/pole setup would work nicely for what you have in mind chicken man. The fixed spire at the top holds a pulley and is tapered to mate up with the sliding center section of the house. A seal would be a good idea where they butt up. The offset requires another ...
by Kegger
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I’m ready for some Purple Martin Scout Reports
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: I’m ready for some Purple Martin Scout Reports

hoping the same to all and a better new year!! 8)
by Kegger
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: No leaky gourds !
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: No leaky gourds !

good idea PMDavid! nice post! I too am doing a little gourd repositioning because of the elements.
I am moving my horizontals under the house as opposed to the outskirts. more shade and more rain cover!
by Kegger
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: new birds
Replies: 11
Views: 795

Re: new birds

cool looking bird!
is this a baby owl of some kind?

Image
by Kegger
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Any bets on the first arrival southern tip of Texas or Florida ?
Replies: 18
Views: 895

Re: Any bets on the first arrival southern tip of Texas or Florida ?

I'll say December 26th here in SW Florida, Texas January 11. I better get crackin on my new nest treys. 8)
by Kegger
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2020 good things
Replies: 4
Views: 698

Re: 2020 good things

Tom

I am quite amazed that those chicks fledged the day after the heavy winds.
Truly a team effort! 8) Mike
by Kegger
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Troyer T-14 vs Lonestar Alamo in Louisiana
Replies: 10
Views: 1447

Re: Troyer T-14 vs Lonestar Alamo in Louisiana

the basic plans for my 18/9 6 sided martin house are on cad, but i would have to edit some
changes i made during the build before sharing the geometry.
by Kegger
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Troyer T-14 vs Lonestar Alamo in Louisiana
Replies: 10
Views: 1447

Re: Troyer T-14 vs Lonestar Alamo in Louisiana

I built a 18/9 6 sided house out of 1/2"Veranda PVC cellular sheet from Home Depot last year. Glued and screwed together, light and held up to 2 Florida tropical storms. I did a temperature check during a 92-94 degree hot day after my Martins left and found a 1.5 to nearly 2 degree difference betwee...
by Kegger
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Ideas wanted for housing portable base
Replies: 12
Views: 2341

Re: Ideas wanted for housing portable base

hang a rental gourd or house from a tree or a building or suspend between 2 points??
tripod?
by Kegger
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Summer Pictures
Replies: 4
Views: 1007

Re: Summer Pictures

Great pictures! these came out good! I have to try the telescope trick. 8)
by Kegger
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: An Albino!
Replies: 9
Views: 2041

Re: An Albino!

Please take more pictures!! They are as rare as your fledgling!! 8)