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by Hanaho01
Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nashville Roost
Replies: 0
Views: 9102

Nashville Roost

Martins started showing up Nashville roost. Went down Friday evening and estimate Around 60,000 martins so far. Was amazing to see. Been playing tape in evening as quite a few fly over house toward roost. (117 counted in hour tonight and that’s just ones I saw). Been playing tape and quite a few com...
by Hanaho01
Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Maybe next year
Replies: 1
Views: 632

Maybe next year

No luck this year. I did manage to get tree swallows to nest away from my Martin pole by setting up a gourd on other side of yard. Bluebirds continue to use existing boxes so no problems with them trying to get into housing. Martins from nearby colony have been over the house the past two days. Have...
by Hanaho01
Sat May 22, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: No luck yet
Replies: 1
Views: 1561

No luck yet

Still hoping for a late arrival. Continue to play tape. Got the tree swallows away from my Martin housing by setting up a gourd on the other side of the property where they are now nesting.

Not giving up hope yet but know it’s a slim chance
by Hanaho01
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 1st year....no martins.....too late now?
Replies: 6
Views: 2760

Re: 1st year....no martins.....too late now?

Thanks for replies. Will keep fingers crossed
by Hanaho01
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 1st year....no martins.....too late now?
Replies: 6
Views: 2760

1st year....no martins.....too late now?

Established sites near me have had martins now for several weeks. Is it to late at this point of possible martins at my new site in middle Tennessee? Still playing tape but no luck yet
by Hanaho01
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tree swallows checking gourds
Replies: 5
Views: 2282

Re: Tree swallows checking gourds

Yep have closed the housing off and do have a box setup for Tree Swallows near the site. I went from 1 pair this morning to 3 pairs at lunchtime. Looks like some have been driven off and the remaining pair is checking the neighbors old martin housing where the tree pair nested last year. Keeping fin...
by Hanaho01
Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tree swallows checking gourds
Replies: 5
Views: 2282

Re: Tree swallows checking gourds

Answered my own question after further reading
by Hanaho01
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tree swallows checking gourds
Replies: 5
Views: 2282

Re: Tree swallows checking gourds

See typo. Tree swallows are checking housing
by Hanaho01
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tree swallows checking gourds
Replies: 5
Views: 2282

Tree swallows checking gourds

Just came home and pair of swallows checking gourds. Lowered my gourds. No martins yet, first year, scouts arrived in area only so far. Should I block my gourds for a few days? I have nest boxes suitable for tree swallows that are available. A pair of trees nested in my neighbors old Martin house la...
by Hanaho01
Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Newbie - opening gourds
Replies: 7
Views: 2409

Re: Newbie - opening gourds

Will give it a try. Thanks
by Hanaho01
Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Newbie - opening gourds
Replies: 7
Views: 2409

Re: Newbie - opening gourds

Well just walked outside and tree swallow was circling the gourds. Dang it
by Hanaho01
Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Newbie - opening gourds
Replies: 7
Views: 2409

Newbie - opening gourds

Have been checking nearby established sites by my house for arrival of martins in Nashville. Nothing so far. I have been playing recording for about 2 weeks now from 430 am till noon. I had two (of 8) gourds open but tree swallows that nested in neighbors martin house last year (he had no martins) h...
by Hanaho01
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Question from middle Tennessee
Replies: 1
Views: 950

Question from middle Tennessee

Checking past eBird reports looks like early March is about time for first birds to show up. Have a couple of nearby locations that are ongoing nest sites show a little later As a new site when should I start playing dawn song? With snow on the ground have been using time to trap starlings coming to...
by Hanaho01
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: new birds
Replies: 11
Views: 3605

Re: new birds

Awesome........just put out tray feeder... hoping. A few reports in Tennessee so far. Number of Siskin's crazy this year. Over 30 this morning at my feeders
by Hanaho01
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mounting Troyer tunnel on BO9 ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1629

Re: Mounting Troyer tunnel on BO9 ?

Thanks will check it out
by Hanaho01
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mounting Troyer tunnel on BO9 ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1629

Mounting Troyer tunnel on BO9 ?

I have a few sk Bo9s and was wondering if anyone mounted Troyer Tunnel with Collar on this gourd? What modifications did you make? Looks like it might work.
by Hanaho01
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 1-1/2 schd pipe question
Replies: 7
Views: 3138

Re: 1-1/2 schd pipe question

Ok thanks for info. Thinking I will just hang a few gourds off it then and continue to look for a heavier pole. If nothing else will at least have something up for martins in spring until I save my coin for maybe 3x3 pole for wood house
by Hanaho01
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 1-1/2 schd pipe question
Replies: 7
Views: 3138

1-1/2 schd pipe question

Picked up 13 ft piece of 1-1/2 schd 40 black pipe today. The price was right, free, so couldn’t turn it down. I am building 2x3 boxes basically T-6. Out of pine. Plan was to hang the boxes with probably 4 gourds underneath My question is will this pole be able to handle the weight or would I be bett...
by Hanaho01
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Moving forward toward spring 2021
Replies: 1
Views: 1594

Moving forward toward spring 2021

Well decided the route I will take with goal to having first attempt housing up for spring. Am going to offer both gourds and hosing to see if I and get some interest. So to that means am building a T6 and from it will hang a few Troyer vertical gourds and see what happens. Have finished the basic b...
by Hanaho01
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: T-14 Contruction Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 3335

Re: T-14 Contruction Questions

Nice......are those the S&k tunnels. Actually since my first try at martins thinking I may only build the 2 - 3 room units and add gourds...save weight seeing mostly gourd setups close to me. Went to Amish area today one family had a T-18 setup