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by JJ Jones
Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The Grim Reaper…Twelve O’ Clock High…Purple Martins Beware!
Replies: 8
Views: 3163

Re: The Grim Reaper…Twelve O’ Clock High…Purple Martins Beware!

Steve, as always you really know how to spell it out (Exactly the way it is). Wow! You described the way the "grim reapers" dive; turning in flight; In the sun (Twelve O'clock High); and running very low. I have seen what you are describing about here at my colony. Early in the morning; then late in...
by JJ Jones
Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finally Here (Martins)
Replies: 21
Views: 7188

Re: Finally Here (Martins)

Great News James! That first one is especially nice. Such a thrill. Anyway, good luck and hope you have a wonderful purple martin season.

JJ Jones
Shelbyville, IN
by JJ Jones
Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: We have one in Ohio!
Replies: 26
Views: 6569

Hey there Ohio Bird Brat! Congratulations on the scouts. Always a wonderful feeling when they first come in. My gourd racks are up & running and hopefully mine will be coming in soon. Mine arrived on the 11th of March last year. The weather is suppose to be good this week so they just might make it....
by JJ Jones
Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:32 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Supplemental Feeding made easy
Replies: 7
Views: 1998

Tim,

Would you do me a favor and send me a picture of your supplemental feeder tray. Thanks!
by JJ Jones
Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: An ASY Female Purple Martin Arrived
Replies: 21
Views: 6062

Great News Steve! And away you go! Hope you have a fantastic purple martin season.

JJ
by JJ Jones
Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Replacing Glide Pins In Hub
Replies: 9
Views: 2293

Thanks for your valuable input Tim. I was wondering if there was another way to do this without taking down the entire apparatus.

JJ
by JJ Jones
Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Replacing Glide Pins In Hub
Replies: 9
Views: 2293

Tim,

Do you think it is possible to replace glide buttons without taking the hub off the rack? Thanks!

JJ
by JJ Jones
Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:47 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My Martins are Here
Replies: 34
Views: 11716

Congratulations Jim! You definitely have worked very hard with establishing a colony. I'm glad that you didn't give up. I knew it would happen. As Steve stated; now your colony will grow & grown. Enjoy!

JJ
by JJ Jones
Thu Dec 25, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My first martin of this new upcoming season....
Replies: 49
Views: 14879

Congratulations Mike ! And the Martin Beat Goes On.......
by JJ Jones
Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: If you enjoy Chimney Swifts
Replies: 15
Views: 5187

I was down at the marina in Aurora, IN this past weekend and observed several chimney swifts feeding around the boat docks. My hummingbirds have been gone about a week now. They were a treat this season!
by JJ Jones
Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Indiana Martins - One Last Time
Replies: 1
Views: 1308

Indiana Martins - One Last Time

Yesterday at approximately 2:00 p.m., I heard and looked up and there were (2) PMs hovering above my gourd racks. This is the latest I have ever seen them here at my East McKay Road Colony site. Just unbelievable. Anyway, they stayed for about five minutes or so and then left. I'm sure that they wer...
by JJ Jones
Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Indiana Martins
Replies: 1
Views: 1424

Indiana Martins

My last martins fledged on the 21st of this month. Hadn't seen them until this evening. About 5 of them came over the property and dove into several of my gourds. It was great to see my friends again before that long trip to South America. I called my wife (nurse) at the hospital and she was also el...
by JJ Jones
Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:07 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What are the chances
Replies: 9
Views: 2713

James,

I have had this happen at my site a few years ago. All fledged at the end of August. My records show - August 24th, 2012.
by JJ Jones
Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Very few subs
Replies: 12
Views: 3060

Ray,

Same scenario here in Indiana. I have many ASYs this year. But hardly any SY's. Just a few.
by JJ Jones
Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Indianapolis new Landlord
Replies: 13
Views: 4758

This is the status in S/E Indiana area that I have observed: Shelby County (Shelbyville, Morristown & Blue Ridge) area (3) colonies that have ASY Martins; Bartholomew County (Hope) (1) colony that I have observed ASY Martins; These are the ones that I have personally observed at their sites. Everyda...
by JJ Jones
Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nature Society Scout Reports - 2014 Season
Replies: 0
Views: 1294

Nature Society Scout Reports - 2014 Season

Just an FYI, I received an email from Karen Martin today that stated the web page for Scout Reporting (2014) season is up & running.

www.naturesociety.org
by JJ Jones
Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2nd ASY Male today in Indiana
Replies: 13
Views: 3362

Seth,

Can you explain to me about how to make these corncob platforms? I've never heard of that before. I really like the Barn Swallows. I have seen them around here; but no nesters to date. Thanks !
by JJ Jones
Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2nd ASY Male today in Indiana
Replies: 13
Views: 3362

Hey Chickadee,

Hang in there ! I really believe that within the next week, everything is going to change in a hurry with both the Tree Swallows & Purple Martins. I bet they are just as anxious to get to your residence.
by JJ Jones
Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2nd ASY Male today in Indiana
Replies: 13
Views: 3362

Seth, You are right ! The birds really know what's going on. Anyway, to answer your question about the Tree Swallows, I saw a few about (2) days ago; then they have disappeared. The weather as you know is fluctuating so much that the swallows probably can't determine what to do next. I would almost ...
by JJ Jones
Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2nd ASY Male today in Indiana
Replies: 13
Views: 3362

2nd ASY Male today in Indiana

I just can't believe it. Do they know something that we don't? Another ASY Male just came in a few minutes ago. He is one happy camper. Of course, I'm sure the other one is saying; what took you so long? It's suppose to warm up in the 50"s & 60's this week. That of course is great for them. Come on ...