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by lockharttaylor
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: purple martins
Replies: 1
Views: 190

purple martins

After the loss of 7 , se send one, but in a day and half haven't seen any. We have been have 8 days of freezing . We have a pair of qeese with 8 babies living in the park near our home. the pond is frozen we having taking over some corn for them. broke some the ice so they could get water. right now...
by lockharttaylor
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: lost purple martins
Replies: 4
Views: 477

lost purple martins

The last two days with the temperatures so low, we lost a total of 7, two yesterday and 5 today. Last night temp was 5 degrees with 6 inches of snow.


gary taylor
by lockharttaylor
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: nest check 7/9 one new nest
Replies: 1
Views: 1375

nest check 7/9 one new nest

Check the houses this evening, found that we have two new babies born between 7/6 and7/9 in a nest that earlier had o 5 that fledged.
We now have 11 babies left , with a total so far of 304 fledged.

Gary and Susan Taylor
by lockharttaylor
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: nest check 6/9
Replies: 0
Views: 2408

nest check 6/9

So far this year we have 73 raising right of 28 eggs left, 206 babies, and a total of 106 fledged. Even after the bad weather last night, no causalities. Still so far no lost, have been treating for bird mites , but not many nests are infected. The sparrows have been not giving us much of a problem,...
by lockharttaylor
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: roost in Round Rock, texas this year
Replies: 5
Views: 2687

Re: roost in Round Rock, texas this year

Have a couple of video from my phone, posted on youtube under purple martins round rock, you can pull them up. They are short.

Gary Taylor
by lockharttaylor
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: nest check 7/7
Replies: 1
Views: 873

nest check 7/7

We have fledged a total of 273 so for , for now we have one house outfront with 4 babies with one to go any day. And other 3 in about two to three weeks. We have had 72 nests this year in all our houses and guords. With the guords having the most.



Gary Taylor
by lockharttaylor
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: roost in Round Rock, texas this year
Replies: 5
Views: 2687

roost in Round Rock, texas this year

Gary has been on radar looking for the roost , found a large ring leaving a area close to hwy 79 and hwy 35 in round rock, texas. Tonight after he got off work when to see if could found, he did. It is locate off of Parker Rd & sundance pkwy circle in Round Rock , Texas right off of 45, the area whe...
by lockharttaylor
Sun May 21, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: nest check 5/21
Replies: 2
Views: 911

nest check 5/21

we have a total of 90 compartment with 76 filled at this time. we now have 168 eggs and 194 babies. we have 8 eggs in one nest, and
another nest has 10 eggs, both in the same house next door to each other
Gary & Susan
by lockharttaylor
Thu May 11, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: nest check 5/11
Replies: 0
Views: 1423

nest check 5/11

We did our second nest check , we have 250 eggs, 78 babies in 62 nests. One of the nest has 10 eggs in it. We lost one nest with 5 eggs to the sparrows. We only had to clean out 3 nests of sparrows which is down from last year.

Gary Taylor
by lockharttaylor
Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2016 year report
Replies: 1
Views: 1074

Re: 2016 year report

Still have few visit in the am and pm. Today we took our last one to rehabbitor because he did not have his flight fleathers, hope that helps him to grow He will stay during the winter and if every thing goes ok will be released in the spring. Hope he makes it, I had grow to love him, since we feed ...
by lockharttaylor
Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: help what to
Replies: 4
Views: 1559

Re: help what to

Are there any rehabber in our area?

Gary
by lockharttaylor
Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: help what to
Replies: 4
Views: 1559

Re: help what to

There has been no change in him, they have all fledged but. We have seen a pair hanging around pretty much all day, night I seen the male feed the small bird, he still jumps from the nest to the ground at least once a day which we then feel him crickets and mealworms. He also takes water from a syri...
by lockharttaylor
Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2016 year report
Replies: 1
Views: 1074

2016 year report

We had 56 pairs with 216 to fledged, one is still not ready, birds are still coming in the morning , quite a few with around 4 to 5 stay all day, then
a large group visit again before dark.


Gary Taylor
by lockharttaylor
Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: help what to
Replies: 4
Views: 1559

help what to

I have a young martin, that is not developing the way they sure, I have been feeding him crickets every morning, after he jumps from the nest to the ground and then after he is feed I put him back in nest where the other birds come by, I have seen him being feed only one time by adult bird. I feel t...
by lockharttaylor
Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: first arrival at our house
Replies: 0
Views: 1930

first arrival at our house

This morning about 9am went outside and hear singing , the martins are here. We have 6 adult males, 2 adult females,
and one unknown.
P.S. At around 6pm , look in the sky counted 12 in all, they flew around for awhile and then proceeded to go to the
houses and seems to go in the houses.

Susan Taylor
by lockharttaylor
Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: May Have to downsize next year. or lose site
Replies: 11
Views: 4312

Our houses

We still have a family of two and mother and father coming back tonight. Last night we seen only one , tonight one came in and then three more. The form for the house behind has started, it is going to be about 30 feet from the houses on the back side of new house, which it then gets farther away to...
by lockharttaylor
Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: May Have to downsize next year. or lose site
Replies: 11
Views: 4312

may not downsized

Found out today who our new neighbors will be. They have a 8 and 10 year old. The boy is very interest in everything, grandma states that he would probably be interested in the birds. Right now the houses are about 23 feet from our one story house. We do have one on the fence next to a empty lot, we...
by lockharttaylor
Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: May Have to downsize next year. or lose site
Replies: 11
Views: 4312

May Have to downsize next year. or lose site

We have a family of two , they come back every night and stay the night , but are gone all day. They having been flying for more than a week. Ever other day a bunch come in the morning, we keep thinking that they will leave with them, but later in the evening they are back. We may have to downsize n...
by lockharttaylor
Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: final nest check for 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 940

final nest check for 2014

On July 5, did our last nest check. We had three just born babies and a nest of 4 left to go. This year we fledged a total of 226. And now we have a few stay at night and in the morning quite a few come and stay for about 4 hours and then leave.
by lockharttaylor
Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2013 season
Replies: 1
Views: 1184

2013 season

We had 59 nests, fledging 190 birds total. We still have 3 birds left here, but they could go any day. Pretty have visitors each and every morning , but they usually leave around noon.


Gary and Susan Taylor