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by SCleland
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Replacement Pole for Martin House
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: Replacement Pole for Martin House

Thanks, Red, for your helpful post and advice about the multi-purpose pole. The compartments in the existing house are already enlarged, so yes, if we added another similar house we would have 12 compartments total. Cheers, Stuart
by SCleland
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Replacement Pole for Martin House
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: Replacement Pole for Martin House

Thanks Courtney and Mark. I will suggest getting one of these poles for next year's martin season. Cheers, Stuart
by SCleland
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Need Advice on Activity Under Martin House
Replies: 12
Views: 426

Re: Need Advice on Activity Under Martin House

Mark, thanks for your advice. I'm aware that martins generally ignore human activity near/under PM houses. However, this is not an established colony, and I worry that a pair of early morning SY's who like what they see and want to become the first residents will be frightened off when a dozen golf-...
by SCleland
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Replacement Pole for Martin House
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Replacement Pole for Martin House

Hello again… This is related to my earlier post about possibly moving a martin house. It’s a 12-room Nature House Pioneer, 10-15 years old and in pretty good shape. However, it’s on a three-part telescoping pole that’s a bit heavy for this older martineer. If we decide to move the house and pole, ca...
by SCleland
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Need Advice on Activity Under Martin House
Replies: 12
Views: 426

Re: NEED ADVICE ON ACTIVITY UNDER MARTIN HOUSE

Actually they are very bird-friendly but are trying to devise alternate activities in this Covid-19 era, hence the newly created putting area. And I should have included the fact that the house is not near the actual golfing area -- it's on a route that golfers take between holes. So there's no chan...
by SCleland
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Need Advice on Activity Under Martin House
Replies: 12
Views: 426

Need Advice on Activity Under Martin House

Dear Friends, I’m trying to attract SY martins to a house on a golf course. The location has open fly space, nearby water, and an active colony about 1.5 miles away, so I've been hopeful. (It's also not near the actual playing area, so there's no chance of a ball hitting it.) But now the golf course...
by SCleland
Thu May 21, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Subadults in northern Illinois
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Re: Subadults in northern Illinois

Both the martin houses I'm managing are about a mile from my own home (in different directions, alas): one in a park and one on a golf course. So all I can do is visit daily and root out sparrow nests. At the golf course I've created a way to play back dawn song from an old phone, which I hope will ...
by SCleland
Mon May 18, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Subadults in northern Illinois
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Re: Subadults in northern Illinois

Dear Friends,
Thanks for the thoughtful and helpful advice!
Stuart
by SCleland
Sun May 17, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Subadults in northern Illinois
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Subadults in northern Illinois

Hello, Like a lot of would-be martin landlords, I'm trying to figure out when to open my compartments. So far there are a only a scattering of subadult reports from all of Illinois, and none from my area, the Lake Michigan shore north of Chicago. We're in a rainy/cool period that will become sunny a...