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by Vixen55
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pros And Cons Of Using Porches On Purple Martin Housing
Replies: 39
Views: 35975

Re: Pros And Cons Of Using Porches On Purple Martin Housing

Hey thanks for this article! Even though it is an older one, it is still relevant to those of us who are newbies! I just got my 4 unit excluder gourd system and they come with porches. I was wondering about whether to use them or not , searched the forum and I found this article. My gourds are for n...
by Vixen55
Sat May 15, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: No wonder!!! Definitely a rant!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1525

Re: No wonder!!! Definitely a rant!!

Oh my gosh such helpful advice! I'm on it. I feed the song birds here but ONLY black sunflower seeds. I had no idea sparrows were as aggressive as they have shown. They just seemed to swarm as soon as I opened the house! Thank y'all so much.
by Vixen55
Fri May 14, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: No wonder!!! Definitely a rant!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1525

Re: No wonder!!! Definitely a rant!!

Ok I'll try a better gun. Bb's ok right? Ill definitely have to hide. I didn't see a trap that would work in this old house- the S & K. I think I'm just going to start over and get a house that traps will fit in. May be gourds? What's y'alls opinion about either a house or gourds? Sorry! What a newb...
by Vixen55
Fri May 14, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: No wonder!!! Definitely a rant!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1525

Re: No wonder!!! Definitely a rant!!

Ok no laughing! I'm kind of a girly girl! I did try with my Daisy. It scares them that's all. And now they see me coming! Am I going to shoot a hole in the house with a better one? Do I need one with a scope? I really REALLY want to get them! It seems to be the male who's instigating all this. Ugh!
by Vixen55
Fri May 14, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: No wonder!!! Definitely a rant!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1525

No wonder!!! Definitely a rant!!

I've decided that I hate sparrows. I thought I just disliked them because they're invasive, aggressive, non native etc... but NOW!! I was out early this morning enough to see four purple Martins flying around my little S&K barnhouse. Great right?? Then I saw 2 sparrows chasing them and not letting t...
by Vixen55
Thu May 13, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Too late?
Replies: 12
Views: 2103

Re: Too late?

I think so too. Dang sparrows. I set the trap with cracked corn and bread pieces but they're smart and won't come near it. I can't shoot them or I sure would! I'd more than likely blow a hole in the birdhouse or pepper my neighbor's house as they're relatively close. I'm determined to catch them tho...
by Vixen55
Wed May 12, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Too late?
Replies: 12
Views: 2103

Re: Too late?

I pulled out all the straw and crap the sparrows had in there. I took it down again today and emptied it again. They're persistent. The martins did fly around again tonight but didn't stay. I hope I catch a sparrow tomorrow!
by Vixen55
Wed May 12, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Too late?
Replies: 12
Views: 2103

Re: Too late?

Bummer. I guess they're choosing not to stay. They fly around in the evening and early morning but don't stay. I guess they already have a colony somewhere else? I'm disappointed but will try again next year. Maybe I'll build a different house. And to top it off, dang sparrows moved in. At least I f...
by Vixen55
Sat May 08, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Too late?
Replies: 12
Views: 2103

Re: Too late?

They're bringing sticks!! I'm beyond excited.
by Vixen55
Fri May 07, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Too late?
Replies: 12
Views: 2103

Too late?

Hey y'all. I have such a newbie question! I put up my house every year at the end of Jan beginning of Feb. No takers. For years! This year I cut down a couple of trees I didn't like, added a wishing well but still never saw any!! I know they're in the area because I hear them early in the mornings. ...