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by T-Bird
Wed May 27, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Something has been going on in one of my rooms....
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Something has been going on in one of my rooms....

Well I guess that's what happens when you're told to stay inside. :lol: On a side note. My first ever pair was a real trip. The stuff I found in their nest as nesting material was crazy. They had a zip tie, a twisty tie, a ticket stub, and all kinds of weird stuff. Your nest in the photo reminded m...
by T-Bird
Tue May 26, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Something has been going on in one of my rooms....
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Something has been going on in one of my rooms....

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First year landlord, and now anxiously awaiting babies!! :grin:
by T-Bird
Tue May 19, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finally!
Replies: 15
Views: 608

Re: Finally!

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Still here!
by T-Bird
Sun May 17, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: THUNK! OH NO!
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: THUNK! OH NO!

Brad Biddle wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 3:16 pm
Sounds like a good reason to put some of the window treatments on there that are designed to prevent that
I’m not sure what you are referring to. Do you mind providing some more information on this?
by T-Bird
Sun May 17, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: THUNK! OH NO!
Replies: 4
Views: 285

THUNK! OH NO!

I was sitting in my living room, watching my Purple Martin house, and noticed a martin land, and go into one of the cavities. A few moments later, I watched him come out of the cavity and take flight....Flew right into one of my windows. I heard a loud “Thunk”, so I went outside. Saw a mark with fea...
by T-Bird
Sun May 10, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finally!
Replies: 15
Views: 608

Re: New Landlord Anxiety

Have you got the martins used to you yet? By this time, I would have gone outside talking to the martins and gotten them used to me walking to within the closest corner of your pool's shallow end without flying away. While I talk to them, they chatter back at me. By the middle of the season, I can ...
by T-Bird
Sun May 10, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finally!
Replies: 15
Views: 608

Re: Finally!

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I think they have decided to stay!
by T-Bird
Sat May 02, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finally!
Replies: 15
Views: 608

Re: Finally!

Way to go T. I've seen a lot of housing poolside and for some reason they are usually full. I think you have a great chance of having a pair or two this year then it will Multiply every year after that. I'm sure you read my stories. 5 years in the making starting with a pair my 2nd year, two pair m...
by T-Bird
Fri May 01, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finally!
Replies: 15
Views: 608

Re: Finally!

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That greenery in the first pic looks like it’s right on top of the house, but in reality its about 25’ away.

Thanks everyone for your replies! I’m very excited, and hope they show back up tonight/tomorrow. :grin:
by T-Bird
Fri May 01, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finally!
Replies: 15
Views: 608

Finally!

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Put up new house mid January. May 1st, 2020, I have some visitors. Hope they stay! My heart jumped out of my chest!
by T-Bird
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Help me identify a nest inside my new house...
Replies: 13
Views: 1461

Re: Help me identify a nest inside my new house...

Hey T-Bird, The advise everyone has given you is right on.! I have a Repeater Trap for Starlings and one for Sparrows. I keep a 5 gallon bucket close by the traps and just drown the little rats when I catch one. I used to pull their heads off, but that got a little messy on a few occasions so now I...
by T-Bird
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Help me identify a nest inside my new house...
Replies: 13
Views: 1461

Re: Help me identify a nest inside my new house...

I know how this will sound,but this is how it is........ 1. Hold sparrow in left hand with head sticking out 2. Grab head and neck between thumb and forefinger. 3. Pinch neck firmly with thumb and twist head at the same time. Done. 4. Deposit in nearest rubbish receptacle. Do not just remove nest a...
by T-Bird
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Help me identify a nest inside my new house...
Replies: 13
Views: 1461

Re: Help me identify a nest inside my new house...

Definitely partial sparrow nest,feathers, paper ,varied materials etc. remove it immediately and kill the sparrow. I have a cavity trap. I assume that I should take the nest tray out and put the trap in? I hate to sound stupid, but this is my first attempt and being a martin landlord. If I trap it,...
by T-Bird
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Help me identify a nest inside my new house...
Replies: 13
Views: 1461

Help me identify a nest inside my new house...

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Is this a Martin nest, or do I have a sparrow problem?
by T-Bird
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Cool picture I took. Add yours.
Replies: 29
Views: 2985

Re: Cool picture I took. Add yours.

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My dog. He’s cool. :grin:
by T-Bird
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Return of the acquired Trio ASY Male
Replies: 12
Views: 432

Re: Return of the acquired Trio ASY Male

Very nice Whip!
by T-Bird
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: So, I lowered my Trendsetter yesterday...
Replies: 2
Views: 239

So, I lowered my Trendsetter yesterday...

And the whole time I kept hearing chatter. Chatter chatter chatter. I’m looking into all of the cavities, and see nothing. I’m looking around the yard, don’t see anything. I lowered it to add a couple of decoys to the perches. As I am trying to attach one of the decoys to the house, I look up into t...
by T-Bird
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hello from NE Texas
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: Hello from NE Texas

Hello from McKinney!
by T-Bird
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Worried PM Landlord
Replies: 15
Views: 508

Re: Worried PM Landlord

Whippy wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:40 pm
Lisa,

Where in North Texas are you? Are you near the DFW area? I have a place I have shared with others where I get pine needles.

Coolwhips.
Great place indeed!
by T-Bird
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finished putting up my acquired Trio
Replies: 19
Views: 914

Re: Finished putting up my acquired Trio

Hey Whippy found this thread searching for Wasp remedies. I have screen over the roof vents on my trios but not the door vents/holes. Did you screen the holes on your trio doors? I had horrible wasp population last season and had to be vigilant especially on unused trios. How did you attach your sc...