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by Jones4381
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Late laying eggs
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Late laying eggs

Put up 3 poles in April. New beginner here. SY showed up yesterday w 2 others I. Couldn't identify and 2 showed up and stopped by around 730 this morning. New but I'd guess its all about the weather. Spring just showed up here in the last week. Almost like Summer today. 2020 continues to be one stra...
by Jones4381
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Too late for martins in Kentucky?
Replies: 10
Views: 382

Re: Too late for martins in Kentucky?

Hi everyone. I'm a newcomer to the forum, hoping to attract a martin colony to my farm in north central Kentucky. Even though I'm an avid birder, my purple martin obsession is a recent development. The area I live is rolling farmland, with scattered trees. We have a few farm ponds and a lot of open...
by Jones4381
Tue May 26, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Got Him! Thankful .22
Replies: 33
Views: 1271

Re: Got Him! Thankful .22

Well I've gotten pretty good at identifying birds the last month. Heard that darn chirp chirp chrip sound only a HOSP makes this morning. Later he went after the BB house and spotted him. The BB ran him off...looks like I'm going hunting again. Think I'll use Great Granddaddies varmit gun this time...
by Jones4381
Tue May 26, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Got Him! Thankful .22
Replies: 33
Views: 1271

Re: Got Him! Thankful .22

Well I've gotten pretty good at identifying birds the last month. Heard that darn chirp chirp chrip sound only a HOSP makes this morning. Later he went after the BB house and spotted him. The BB ran him off...looks like I'm going hunting again. Think I'll use Great Granddaddies varmit gun this time ...
by Jones4381
Tue May 26, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Still Frustrated
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Still Frustrated

Jones4381 you should use the tree swallow protocol set up a Gourd on a shepherds pole on either side of you set up about 30 feet away and let the tree swallows nest in them and they will keep other TS from trying to use your setup. Never let TS or any other bird nest in your PM Dedicated housing. G...
by Jones4381
Tue May 26, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Still Frustrated
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Still Frustrated

Hey grlfriend looks like I'm in the same boat as you. Weather been horrendous this year. Relocated my 3 poles. 1 sk house. 1 sk red barn w 6 B09 gourds below it and 1 pole w 6 B11+ gourds and no PMs even been seen. 6 decoys and songs played for about 2 weeks before the 12 inch rains here all last we...
by Jones4381
Mon May 25, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Got Him! Thankful .22
Replies: 33
Views: 1271

Re: Mossberg 44US WW2 .22LR Training Rifle

On the opposite end of the spectrum is my Mossberg 44US .22LR Training Rifle from WW2. It is in mint condition with original rear peep sight and hooded bead front sight. It cannot compete at long range with any scoped .22WMR or .17 HMR rifles but how can a vintage training rifle be such a tack driv...
by Jones4381
Mon May 25, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Got Him! Thankful .22
Replies: 33
Views: 1271

Re: Got Him! Thankful .22

MarkinMn wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 10:53 pm
savage b22g.png[]thumbnail.jpg[/attachment]....Savage b22g....zero'd at 50yds...then fine tuned at 25yds....hour later shot my first starling (with this rifle) at 75yds in the eye......
Nice shot and gun "Deadeye" Markin!
by Jones4381
Sun May 24, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Got Him! Thankful .22
Replies: 33
Views: 1271

Re: Mossberg 44US WW2 .22LR Training Rifle

On the opposite end of the spectrum is my Mossberg 44US .22LR Training Rifle from WW2. It is in mint condition with original rear peep sight and hooded bead front sight. It cannot compete at long range with any scoped .22WMR or .17 HMR rifles but how can a vintage training rifle be such a tack driv...
by Jones4381
Sun May 24, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Got Him! Thankful .22
Replies: 33
Views: 1271

Re: Got Him! Thankful .22

That's awesome! Love to see some pics. I also have my great granddads Winchester 1906-22 short, long, extra long. Single shot great for squirrels and small game they used to forage for dinner. I use .22 shorts in it. Open sights and tiny little gun. Went and dug it out of storage and may play around...
by Jones4381
Fri May 22, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Got Him! Thankful .22
Replies: 33
Views: 1271

Re: Got Him! Thankful .22

deancamp wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 4:57 pm
That's a sharp rifle for sure Jones. Volquartsen 17hmr semi auto with synthetic stock here.
that is wicked sharp. Wow thanks for the share. I gotta have one now!
by Jones4381
Fri May 22, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Got Him! Thankful .22
Replies: 33
Views: 1271

Re: Got Him! Thankful .22

Black jack and Deancamp and 4th gen I know this is a martin board but would love to see photo's of the rifles you guys mentioned. This Marlin is a special edition as not many were made with the stainless barrels and unique stock. One of my favorite looking rifles. She is loud but perty! Thanks for t...
by Jones4381
Fri May 22, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Got Him! Thankful .22
Replies: 33
Views: 1271

Re: Got Him! Thankful .22

Just bought me a nice Remington 572 and some CCi sub sonic ammo for next year. i had been using a 17 HMR Way to loud around Martins. But i always clean up before the Martins come . My last male english sparrow i shot was 5yrs ago. Knock on wood. Way to go. Jones! A little overkill but this Marlin b...
by Jones4381
Fri May 22, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Got Him! Thankful .22
Replies: 33
Views: 1271

Got Him! Thankful .22

Tried to run him off by tossing a few rocks but came back 4 times and going inside with next building going on....flew onto the ledge and left a clean shot. Only way to deal with these HOSP's. Enjoy
by Jones4381
Thu May 21, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Homemade pred guards for SK Tri-pole
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: Homemade pred guards for SK Tri-pole

I also started with the S&K Tri-Tel setup. Have since replaced the B09s with B011s that hang from longer rods (so the larger gourds don't bump) on the bracket positioned on the lower hole. Bought a second bracket, fitted it with 3' dowels and positioned it on the upper hole to serve as a perching s...
by Jones4381
Wed May 20, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Lumber prices
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: Lumber prices

Lowes reported an all time record for sales in April this year. Definately COVID related. Home projects all time high. Supply low demand high.
by Jones4381
Wed May 20, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Homemade pred guards for SK Tri-pole
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: Homemade pred guards for SK Tri-pole

Nice work, looks well done. The only thing you might check (I can't remember) is how high up the bottom pin of the tri tel pole is. You want to make sure the top of the guard is at least 4 foot off the ground. If it is lower then that some animals can bypass the. I have seen pictures of larger blac...
by Jones4381
Wed May 20, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Red Tail Hawk Question ??
Replies: 13
Views: 893

Re: Cooper's Hawk - Old Nickname was Chicken Hawk

Cooper's Hawks were notorious for raiding and killing Farmers' chickens when the chickens ranged free on their farmyards. So they acquired the nickname - Chicken Hawks. Before the Federal laws protecting Birds of Prey, it was a practice to kill them if possible and as many as possible to reduce the...
by Jones4381
Tue May 19, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Red Tail Hawk Question ??
Replies: 13
Views: 893

Re: Red Tail Hawk Question ??

The larger hawks like red-tailed, red shouldered, and others generally aren't agile enough to catch adult martins: however, the ones in my area DO catch fledgling martins. They grab them off the tops of trees where they rest when learning to fly. The fledgling martins freeze when a hawk approaches ...
by Jones4381
Tue May 19, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Homemade pred guards for SK Tri-pole
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Homemade pred guards for SK Tri-pole

Worked on 3 of these today for 3 tri-poles for houses and gourds. 39.00 for the 8" stove pipe and caps. 15.00 for some nice universal clamps. Easy peasy! If you don't have some Wiss Snipes to cut out the triangle on the caps that will cost you a little more. I'd recommned 2 self tapping metal screws...