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by starling shooter
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Just had a PM killed by starling...
Replies: 16
Views: 1212

Just had a PM killed by starling...

got some video and some pics of it. I saw tree swallows fighting over a gourd for several minutes a couple of days ago or so. When it was over, I said I wished I would have videoed that. This morn, under my gourd rack (all SREH), I noticed a big fight going on the ground. Figured two PMs. Got my cam...
by starling shooter
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: And so it begins
Replies: 7
Views: 2329

And so it begins

Good luck all in the 2019 season
by starling shooter
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The awful has happened...daggone starlings!
Replies: 17
Views: 3288

Re: The awful has happened...daggone starlings!

Get a nest box trap and the spring loaded wire trap. Hang under pole and bait with feathers.

You will catch every sparrow and statling in the neighborhood.

The best box trap - just place near trees or buildings.

I would not even see starlings grazing in neighborhood- caught them all.
by starling shooter
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Where to order crickets?
Replies: 4
Views: 1094

Where to order crickets?

Been a few years since I ordered any. Any recommendations??
by starling shooter
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How to attract barn swallows??
Replies: 4
Views: 1625

How to attract barn swallows??

I put up nest cups under car port. No luck. Anybody use a electronic caller. Tape exist. Thx in advance.
by starling shooter
Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Looking for pics of gourds on lines
Replies: 3
Views: 884

Re: Looking for pics of gourds on lines

Thanks John! I know of two sites near by with 6-7 houses that have no PMs...have lost the all due to no management. I know one hanging on, 6 or 7 houses, completely tree encroached. Defies logic but site fidelity is amazing. My first pair, went into a round hole gourd on a shepard's hook. It is 5' o...
by starling shooter
Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Looking for pics of gourds on lines
Replies: 3
Views: 884

Looking for pics of gourds on lines

Looking for ideas. Thx in advance.
by starling shooter
Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Looking for pics of gourds on lines
Replies: 7
Views: 1527

Looking for pics of gourds on lines

Looking for ideas. Thx in advance.
by starling shooter
Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: barn swallows & bluejays
Replies: 2
Views: 1143

Re: barn swallows & bluejays

[ Barn Swallows nested in floor joists of Hay Lofts. These are practically predator proof. Cats, black snakes, nothing could get to them. It was dark so blue jays, crows, woodpeckers woud not go after them. Black snakes cannot climb horizontally. They were nesting as if suspended in mid air. Saw a U...
by starling shooter
Wed May 04, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My pair in TS gourd, 5' off ground
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Re: My pair in TS gourd, 5' off ground

Got a trio and numerous other gourds on rack. Choose this one??
by starling shooter
Wed May 04, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Anybody got any larger horizontal gourd seeds
Replies: 1
Views: 755

Anybody got any larger horizontal gourd seeds

Had some outstanding genes that I had kept for years but lost them in a move...left them in a fridge:(.

Looking for some gourd seeds that have been used for horizontal PM gourds. Thick shells, long neck....
by starling shooter
Wed May 04, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My pair in TS gourd, 5' off ground
Replies: 3
Views: 693

My pair in TS gourd, 5' off ground

Has 6 eggs. Very old gal...she is as dark as any female I've seen. Central MO
by starling shooter
Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PM in gourd on shepherd's hook
Replies: 1
Views: 706

PM in gourd on shepherd's hook

Hung gourds for tree swallows- pair of older PMs have taken up residence. Nest building and roosting
by starling shooter
Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Snake #4
Replies: 4
Views: 1589

They are amazing climbers. What lives in trees?? Birds. They are misnamed. Moving them condems the local birds where they're released. No need to sugar coat it.
by starling shooter
Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Snake #4
Replies: 4
Views: 1589

Snake #4

Most are fledged but caught my 4th black rat (bird) snake. This is the 3rd year I've caught 4 snakes and I think the 28th since I put netting up 12 years ago. Never had a year when I did not get at leas 1. I see many, many, many vacant houses. People come up to me and say, 'had a colony, the didn't ...
by starling shooter
Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: After Trying for 15 Years - Finally Two Nesting Pairs!
Replies: 28
Views: 14192

Way to go! Super Colony on the way....
by starling shooter
Fri Jul 03, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Unusual and lesser know facts of the purple martin.
Replies: 17
Views: 4290

They forage where the bugs are! Seen them skimming trees, skimming water, skimming cows and up in the clods. They go to the best hunting sites One cool scene I saw was a huge flock of dragonflies hovering near the ground. 20 or so birds made pass after pass. The dragon flies would just hover and 'ju...
by starling shooter
Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins eat hard bodied Beatles...
Replies: 3
Views: 999

Maybe mine just like eggs... They pass on the beatles
by starling shooter
Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:54 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins eat hard bodied Beatles...
Replies: 3
Views: 999

Martins eat hard bodied Beatles...

Jap Beatles??? Tried to feed some and they acted like a kid eating beats...