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by DML
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: make wood house or purchase gourd?
Replies: 8
Views: 433

Re: make wood house or purchase gourd?

Hi Jeff, Drive up 32 and visit the Amish, they will answer your question with many options. Here is Gallia County I buy my gourds from the Amish who make them. Also make houses. They have many years experience and will give you excellent advise. Also purchase the “A Purple Marin Journey” by Andrew M...
by DML
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Registering for a forum account
Replies: 3
Views: 37406

Re: Registering for a forum account

I am a registered user also a member. I have a question. What are the circles to the left of our topics? I would appreciate some information on the symbols. Check Mark, Blinking red bot, minus inside the green light circle and check mark on a bolder green check mark. Thank you.
by DML
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.
Replies: 29
Views: 1243

Re: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.

6C7E3344-7365-4208-AF95-58A4FEA7AC02.jpeg 0EB2FD34-EFFB-424A-9720-C7E2F8111AB1.jpeg D2F312CC-D0B1-443B-B061-6B3DCD2A6A6C.jpeg 0EB2FD34-EFFB-424A-9720-C7E2F8111AB1.jpeg 6C7E3344-7365-4208-AF95-58A4FEA7AC02.jpeg Last nest check and new cedar nest / 7 - today. They are 17 & 18 days old. My understandi...
by DML
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.
Replies: 29
Views: 1243

Re: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.

Very early nest check 6:30 am. Two are 10 days old one is 8 days. One was separated and cold in the palm of my hand. Did I have a problem? No worms, flies or signs of distress.
by DML
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.
Replies: 29
Views: 1243

Re: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.

E4392D58-3D22-42B1-8774-508DA22AE4DC.jpeg After a nest check and recheck later in day, I go nervous because I could not find the new babies. I looked and they were off the green leaf and I saw them moving in the cedar shavings. Mom also drug two of the leaves to the entrance of the groud. I removed...
by DML
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.
Replies: 29
Views: 1243

Re: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.

657E7BA6-1447-4984-BE7B-E9D452A186A7.jpeg This evening I had two hatches. Last next check was Tuesday morning early before my travels. I took both out and put in new cedar shavings, small sprinkle of Seven and a few green leaves from my Ash tree. They were clean and no worms, flies etc,...... I hav...
by DML
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Summary of my 2020 season, my third
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: Summary of my 2020 season, my third

Interesting read and much helpful advice, I do not feel “warm & fuzzy” on the single gourd with only 3 eggs. This is my first year and the more I read I realize the ratio is not in my favor. I have noticed last couple fo days 3 Martin flying around and more activity of entering the gourd. I do a nes...
by DML
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.
Replies: 29
Views: 1243

Re: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.

0690DFEA-9043-4E76-B657-F999685FE9C2.jpeg Kinda curious on why so many white eggs shells are left? White egg were from walmart, I eat brown eggs from the farm. Just happened to notice tonight that all the brown egg shells were gone. Comments? Day #14 tomorrow, hopefully my three eggs will hatch thi...
by DML
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.
Replies: 29
Views: 1243

Re: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.

Thanks for the recommendation, I will get the book
by DML
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.
Replies: 29
Views: 1243

Re: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.

Is it wise to close off my remaining 3 gourds? I have one pair with eggs and that one gourd is all that is being used?
by DML
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Totally excited...
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: Totally excited...

Congratulations!
by DML
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.
Replies: 29
Views: 1243

Re: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.

I have three eggs!!! I did a nest check after our bad storm last night and re-set the Troyes Tunnel Trap in another gourd. Saturday no eggs, now three. Please give me specific instructions on what to do. I feed egg shells on a platform. I realize how fortunate I am by reading this forum on getting a...
by DML
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.
Replies: 29
Views: 1243

Re: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.

Red,
Thank you for the coaching. I have learned so much from this Forum. Everyone is here to help one another.
by DML
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Our PMs are feeding chicks
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Our PMs are feeding chicks

Great Picture!
by DML
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.
Replies: 29
Views: 1243

Re: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.

Weed eat all day and this guy was watching me. In the early afternoon he left and another,, lighter color showed up. This one went insid 601A80A7-13C3-466B-A9EB-431825843AC8.jpeg e and out several times. There were a few more swirling around but these two showed much interest in the East Groud. I di...
by DML
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.
Replies: 29
Views: 1243

Re: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.

I am getting confused. One pair is staying here and singing and swirling around each Evening/morning. I did a nest check yesterday and no eggs yet. I will not touch anything for a week and let nature do it’s thing. Is this correct? Also the owl/hawk unit. Who What Where When How?
by DML
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.
Replies: 29
Views: 1243

Re: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.

I really appreciate you folks responding and helping me out. MUCH APPRECIATED!! How many egg shells are too much? I usually eat one dozen per week and with the shells I wash them, freeze them, crush them and microwave them for 3 minutes. I usually put a small fist full at each groud. They really lik...
by DML
Sun May 31, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.
Replies: 29
Views: 1243

Re: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.

Nest check today and I had a green leaf nest. So egg laying should be next? This morning I saw one perching (sure looked to me like one in the book) and eating egg shells and the other squeezed out of the hole. I was unaware of that snug of a fit. I put any egg shell around the perches and some insi...
by DML
Fri May 29, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.
Replies: 29
Views: 1243

Re: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.

Thank you for responding. I have not seen these two birds since Monday. I have not seen any starlings. But I have seen this one bird that has a orange and white breast and royal blue on back. It seems larger than a bluebird, but I really don’t know. Here is the picture. From the book I have it looks...
by DML
Thu May 28, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.
Replies: 29
Views: 1243

Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.

876D9C0C-F628-49F6-A9A4-91E43357968C.jpeg I think I have two purple martins. They could be SY-M OR SY-F OR ASY-F, They for sure are not ASY-M. My first year at this. I have 4 gourds with rope & pully. I have installed a snake guard, I have trapped one sparrow and killed it. It had nests in all 4 of...