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by glfriend
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Getting Ready
Replies: 6
Views: 79

Re: Getting Ready

Thanks !
by glfriend
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Getting Ready
Replies: 6
Views: 79

Re: Getting Ready

you see last year I placed the tree swallow nest 35 feet away from the PM gourds. I also had one in a different area than PM gourds & the first tree swallow nest . Everything was closed except tree swallow nests > There were about three to four pair of TS flying around . They were going after the Bl...
by glfriend
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Getting Ready
Replies: 6
Views: 79

Re: Getting Ready

No they have not been in the gourds....their nest was 35 feet away last year but they would perch on the PM gourd pole occasionally. And if PM's came by they would chase them off. That is why I'm thinking of 100 feet or more away from PM gourds....or no tree swallow nesting at all.
by glfriend
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Getting Ready
Replies: 6
Views: 79

Getting Ready

Last year the Tree Sparrows I have had returning for past 4 years chased off my purple martin opportunity. After reading several articles of dealing with tree swallows I would like thoughts on which would be the best option: 1. Do not put up the nests at all this year. Eliminate any interference. / ...
by glfriend
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: pine needles
Replies: 8
Views: 1107

pine needles

As I prepare for sprng 2021....in my area there are quite a few white pine trees. I am concerned if I rake some in a neighbors yard where they use round up that some of the needles could have been sprayed. Now the round up was used in the Spring & summer months of 2020. Or should I just purchase the...
by glfriend
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: T-14 Contruction Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1465

Re: T-14 Contruction Questions

I mixed Troyer with S&K tunnels. Mostly Troyer. I use to have gourds underneath (2) but I setup a gourd pole about 20 feet away
by glfriend
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: T-14 Contruction Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1465

Re: T-14 Contruction Questions

Decided to change my T14 to a T10.....read a previous posting on designs and went with alternating tunnels. each box is 12 inches long and 7 inches wide. Also around 7 inches high. Cut down a few tress....just maybe next year:)
I attached some pics.

Garry
by glfriend
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest Trays
Replies: 1
Views: 465

Nest Trays

What should be the dimensions of a nest try ? length, width, thickness. Should they be flush with hole if full length of compartment?
by glfriend
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Taking gourds down?
Replies: 4
Views: 819

Re: Taking gourds down?

Thanks Ed ...yes I have them prenested. Will follow the other colony's lead
by glfriend
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Adding Troyer Tunnel to T14 house
Replies: 9
Views: 5813

Re: Adding Troyer Tunnel to T14 house

Either way you go side or door mount I would suggest a 3" hole where you mount your tunnel. ΒΌ" hole in each corner of the tunnel and attach with nylon push pins. I have done Clinger Tunnels this way for years and they hold well. This is a T-10 I built last season with side mount Clinger tunnels. Th...
by glfriend
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Taking gourds down?
Replies: 4
Views: 819

Taking gourds down?

I live in Central Virginia. I have not seen a PM fly by for weeks. I have a PM colony about a mile away I am visiting today. If the PM's are gone should I go ahead lower the gourds and plan next year? Or keep it up?
by glfriend
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Fl;y By
Replies: 0
Views: 2360

Fl;y By

So this afternoon around 4:30 three PM did a fly by. I had the dawn song playing....so I assume they were checking out if those decoys were real? Or were they checking out the site for potential next year?
by glfriend
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Design Question
Replies: 5
Views: 763

Re: Design Question

Good info ....how wide and how high are your compartments .? Also do u use nesting trays?
by glfriend
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Design Question
Replies: 5
Views: 763

Re: Design Question

good point . Could vent the sides of the compartment with 3/4 holes
by glfriend
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Design Question
Replies: 5
Views: 763

Design Question

Was thinking of using a Troyer Tunnel with Collar / Porch and attach to one of my T-14 Compartments. Anyone ever tried this? For next year
by glfriend
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Preparing for next year
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: Preparing for next year

White-out The T-14 is on a winch system & I have a 6 gourd pole. I just read that the "new" compartment size is a little bigger. I made another Landlord a two compartment cedar with taller compartment height and inch wider. He has two pair of PM;s in each. But he does have an established colony & I ...
by glfriend
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Preparing for next year
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Preparing for next year

So I have a t-14 I built over 8 years ago. I have never had PM's. I used a design plan from PM assoc. with cedar wood painted white. With pullout trays. I have it on a 3"X 3" steel pole in concrete. I am thinking of replacing it with a aluminum house less compartments. Or switch to more gourds (whic...
by glfriend
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What to expect
Replies: 2
Views: 417

What to expect

After several weeks of seeing the Purple Martins Fly over & swoop down at box...last week no sign of them . So whats going on? They made a decision to stay another place? All the suggestion were used .....should I continue with dawnsong?
by glfriend
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Next Steps...Still Frustrated
Replies: 9
Views: 1138

Re: Next Steps...Still Frustrated

Thanks for all the thoughts......I have done all which was recommended...except for decoy inside ...I'll try that today. According to the book I have it appears to be an adult female. She frequents daily mostly fly over and swooping down approach to land but doesn't . Like she is trying to see who c...
by glfriend
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Next Steps...Still Frustrated
Replies: 9
Views: 1138

Re: Next Steps...Still Frustrated

So just keep it open and keep out the other birds until pm season is over ?