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by glfriend
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Status of Martins in Virginia
Replies: 5
Views: 1157

Re: Status of Martins in Virginia

Dave
I live in the Lynchburg area about a possible 1-1/2 drive from you. I had 36 eggs laid about 8 are soon to start fledging (according to chart) 7 are in early days of growth, 5 more just laid, 4 still to hatch& about 12 may not develop. But no more nest building going on. I had 7 pairs

Garry
by glfriend
Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wooden House Observations
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Wooden House Observations

Observation 1 I have a remodeled T14 wooden house (now T10) with troyer tunnels with conley opening on one half & crescent open tunnels on the other half. It appears the martins prefer the Troyer Observation 2 The wooden house is cedar with cedar trays but has no drainage from rain water when the ma...
by glfriend
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Devastated by Rat Snake
Replies: 17
Views: 423

Re: Devastated by Rat Snake

I use a tomato plant cage trimmed down to go under my crank and gourd stop (so not to interfere with their use) Fixed to the pole with zip ties then stuff the cage from top to bottom with 3/4 netting then drape some on outside from top to bottom. A day after i put it on I caught a black rat snake at...
by glfriend
Sat May 08, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: MY FIRST EGG!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1018

Re: MY FIRST EGG!!

Deancamp......I was just trying to do inventory this afternoon..... at least six pair!
by glfriend
Sat May 08, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: MY FIRST EGG!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1018

MY FIRST EGG!!

Its been a long time coming......I'm also trying to be a better photographer :grin:
by glfriend
Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: IT WILL NOT BE LONG.......ANOTHER FIRST
Replies: 2
Views: 1334

IT WILL NOT BE LONG.......ANOTHER FIRST

Its been a long time coming!!
by glfriend
Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First SY
Replies: 2
Views: 854

Re: First SY

TERRIBLE WITH PICS HAVE NOT MASTERED THE IPHONE GUESS WILL HAVE TO GO BACK TO A CAMERA OF SOME SORT ...THAS EASY :grin:
by glfriend
Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First SY
Replies: 2
Views: 854

First SY

Spotted my first female SY and the boys are going wild showing off their room :)
by glfriend
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I Haven't said much ....but!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2074

Re: I Haven't said much ....but!!!

One other thing...I was constantly on this forum asking experienced landlords advice.....Very Helpful
by glfriend
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I Haven't said much ....but!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2074

Re: I Haven't said much ....but!!!

In answer to what I did.... 1) I cut a few tress down opened up the area 2) I followed Drews step by step on interference with the Tree Swallows...it worked! 3) I purchased horizontal troyer gourds......they love them 4) I remodeled by T14 to a T10 ...larger compartments & tunnel entrances. Staggere...
by glfriend
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I Haven't said much ....but!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2074

Re: I Haven't said much ....but!!!

First year!!! After trying for 9 years. The difference this year was I listened to you folks on this forum. to the letter.
by glfriend
Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I Haven't said much ....but!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2074

I Haven't said much ....but!!!

For the past three days the sky opened up with 4 ASY males.......they are checking out my gourds & modified T14. Moving in and out. So now I see 6 with one lone female. The female & male stay the night only...the rest come in the mid morning.
by glfriend
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: STARTED OFF GREAT DAY!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1107

STARTED OFF GREAT DAY!!!

This morning we had a fairly good rain for about 3 hours. As Dawn broke I was watching the one pair of ASY I have had for a 6 days. Then out of the blue three PMs flew in ...everyone getting wet and talking a lot. The rain challenged me to try and figure out the "stages" each PM was in. I could easi...
by glfriend
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pole Guard
Replies: 3
Views: 1274

Re: Pole Guard

Thanks ...I have a pair of ASY staying
by glfriend
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pole Guard
Replies: 3
Views: 1274

Pole Guard

When should you put your pole guard up ?
by glfriend
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Male demoniation
Replies: 4
Views: 1043

Re: Male demoniation

Then let then squabbleeeeeee Thanks Im new at this but really learning a lot from this forum
by glfriend
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Male demoniation
Replies: 4
Views: 1043

Male demoniation

I suppose this is a natural thing ...I have one pair male / female ASY who have stayed with me two nights and protect the six gourds though they only stay in one. This morning another male ASY dropped in and the other male would not allow him to check the other 5 gourds out. I suppose there is nothi...
by glfriend
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Troyer Horizonta trap
Replies: 2
Views: 849

Troyer Horizonta trap

So if I use the Troyer Trap in my gourd will it not capture a martin as well?
by glfriend
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: TO PLAY OR NOT
Replies: 7
Views: 1589

TO PLAY OR NOT

Ok as I posted last night I have ,my first ever male and female ASY staying the night. So should I continue with the dawn song. I have read past comments and see this can be a yes and no response. Just looking for any updates to this question.
by glfriend
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: FIRST STEP TO NEW COLONy
Replies: 3
Views: 1029

FIRST STEP TO NEW COLONy

So for at least a week a ASY male came in and out checking out my gourds. The tree swallows within 35 feet appeared to be protecting the gourds from the other TS. Well tonight "my" ASY male brought home a female ASY and I saw them enter the gourds for a night visit!!!! Thanks for all the replies to ...