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by DML
Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why the fighting?
Replies: 26
Views: 3624

Re: Why the fighting?

I guess my year is done before it started. This is year #2. Issues: I completed weekly nest checks just like last year. I did kill sparrows, similar to last year when I Had one successful pair. This year the PMs were fighting for 3 weeks I had no idea what to do. I had barn swallows and did not kill...
by DML
Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why the fighting?
Replies: 26
Views: 3624

Re: Why the fighting?

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Do Purple Martins swoop yo the ground? Is this a PM? Second year fir me, I am getting confused?!!
by DML
Wed May 19, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why the fighting?
Replies: 26
Views: 3624

Re: Why the fighting?

Two white eggs, no green leaf? Please see pictures. Is this normal?
by DML
Wed May 19, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why the fighting?
Replies: 26
Views: 3624

Re: Why the fighting?

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by DML
Wed May 19, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why the fighting?
Replies: 26
Views: 3624

Re: Why the fighting?

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by DML
Wed May 19, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why the fighting?
Replies: 26
Views: 3624

Re: Why the fighting?

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by DML
Wed May 19, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why the fighting?
Replies: 26
Views: 3624

Re: Why the fighting?

by DML
Wed May 19, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why the fighting?
Replies: 26
Views: 3624

Re: Why the fighting?

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by DML
Wed May 19, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why the fighting?
Replies: 26
Views: 3624

Re: Why the fighting?

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by DML
Wed May 19, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why the fighting?
Replies: 26
Views: 3624

Re: Why the fighting?

Two white eggs, no green leaf?
by DML
Thu May 13, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why the fighting?
Replies: 26
Views: 3624

Re: Why the fighting?

Are my purple Martin starting to nest? I found this material (previous post) in two gourds.
Thanks,
by DML
Wed May 12, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why the fighting?
Replies: 26
Views: 3624

Re: Why the fighting?

Thank you for the responses. I need some advice. I am in my second year. I just now completed my weekly nest check. I found two nests being started, just a few pieces of grass and a brown leaf or two, very minor. i left it alone. I have two pair of martins that stay close, even at nest check. I have...
by DML
Mon May 03, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why the fighting?
Replies: 26
Views: 3624

Why the fighting?

3 weeks now I have seen females fighting and not allowing entry into gord. Tonight I noticed one had a very dark purple on it. Kinda looked like a blue jay in size. But I don’t think it was a blue jay. My second year and need so advice.
by DML
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: make wood house or purchase gourd?
Replies: 8
Views: 3060

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: 44904

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: 6298

Re: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.

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by DML
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.
Replies: 29
Views: 6298

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: 6298

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: 6298

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: 766

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...