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by Nanette
Wed May 07, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Astrid: Purple Martin Weathervane
Replies: 8
Views: 3787

Thank you Matt!
I am so sorry to hear the maker of my lovely weathervane passed away. I feel honored to have a piece of his legacy.
by Nanette
Tue May 06, 2014 7:51 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Astrid: Purple Martin Weathervane
Replies: 8
Views: 3787

Thank you All, I found the info. The forum is such a great place to 'chat' with like-minded (bird crazy) people!
by Nanette
Mon May 05, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Astrid: Purple Martin Weathervane
Replies: 8
Views: 3787

Thank you!
by Nanette
Mon May 05, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Astrid: Purple Martin Weathervane
Replies: 8
Views: 3787

Astrid: Purple Martin Weathervane

Hi Astrid,

Do you remember where we got the Purple Martin weathervanes??? I have a friend who is interested in purchasing one.[/img]
by Nanette
Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Jewelry Sales Support Geolocator Research
Replies: 3
Views: 2325

Hi Again, Just thought I would bump this up for those of you that haven't seen it yet. While geolocator season is getting nearer, funding, unfortunately, is taking it's time! Take a look at the Birds with Backpacks website and see if there is some jewelry or even just some information that you find ...
by Nanette
Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Jewelry Sales Support Geolocator Research
Replies: 3
Views: 2325

Hi, I am not sure which bird you are talking about but there could be a few reasons why a particular data point is not included. First would be if it is considered an important data point. Does it yield valuable information about the migration or does it only serve to clutter the map? Another reason...
by Nanette
Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Jewelry Sales Support Geolocator Research
Replies: 3
Views: 2325

Jewelry Sales Support Geolocator Research

Hi, Some of you my know me from my participation in geolocator research but what you may not know is that I am also an artisan of fine silver jewelry. I am dedicating all profits from the sale of my jewelry to support geolocator research from my Mid-Atlantic PUMA colony. If you are interested in hel...
by Nanette
Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pictures from my Cell Phone
Replies: 22
Views: 9686

I can't really tell from the pictures but it looks to me that the one on the right in the first picture and the one in the 6th and 7th picture may be SY birds. The crissum area looks pretty white. Get a closer look with some binoculars. The one in the first picture appears to have a very dark head, ...
by Nanette
Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: VIRGINIA MARTINEERS GET READY
Replies: 53
Views: 18507

Hi Dennis, I think you should have a Purple Martin Field Day...or at least a Purple Martin Party!! My colony is 22 feet from my deck. We are on a hill so the deck is level with the housing. For the past 5 or 6 years, I have a "Meet the Martins Party". Last year when I invited all the group that help...
by Nanette
Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Banded Female PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9968

Tim, I couldn't agree with you more!! I have seen very experienced banders break legs when trying to remove a band. Bird legs are very fragile as is the thorax area.
by Nanette
Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: VIRGINIA MARTINEERS GET READY
Replies: 53
Views: 18507

Thanks for letting me know about the post! Are you going to play the dawnsong again this year?
by Nanette
Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: VIRGINIA MARTINEERS GET READY
Replies: 53
Views: 18507

Hello Fellow VA Landlords! I have a colony in Woodbridge Va. of approx. 65 pairs. I have a T-14 and a SS-36 gourd system. My T-14 is home made (Kathy can attest my crying on the forum when I was trying to patina the copper roof!) as are 18 natural gourd cavities. The gourds are from Lance Wood's (Mr...
by Nanette
Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Banded Female PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9968

The fact that there is no federal band indicates that the yellow (poorly fitting) band was put on illegally. I agree, it was probably put on so that someone could see if their martins were returning. Several requirements must be met in order to qualify for banding permit. Among them are: a valid rea...
by Nanette
Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Anyone know the approx weight of baby ready to fledge?
Replies: 3
Views: 3780

I would venture to say that you can still have healthy fledglings at around 48 grams, perhaps even a little less. They actually begin to loose weight as they get close to fledging. They can loose up to 10 grams from their highest weight! I have found that their weight is highest somewhere around the...
by Nanette
Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mite problem solved??
Replies: 14
Views: 10131

Emil,

You are full of good ideas :grin:
by Nanette
Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mite problem solved??
Replies: 14
Views: 10131

Hi Emil, The gourds are usually dry except when we have a driving rain with heavy wind. All the gourds hang from gourd hanging arms and the natural gourds I made a few years back, were made with what I remember as one of your ideas. I used a piece of PVC to run through the neck of the gourd, glued a...
by Nanette
Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mite problem solved??
Replies: 14
Views: 10131

Hi, I am glad to hear that I am not the only one who has issues with Sevin not working. At one point I was putting in a heaping tsp of the 5% Sevin every week and it was barely making a difference. I ended up doing another (3rd!) nest replacement and spraying with a fly-repellant for horses. That co...
by Nanette
Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Picture Of Dilapidated Houses
Replies: 7
Views: 6569

Hi John,

Do you have a full picture of it? Does it have a predator guard? I need a vertical picture which exemplifies "What not to do".
by Nanette
Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Andy Troyer's Colony DEVASTATION
Replies: 4
Views: 5507

Andy Troyer's Colony DEVASTATION

Hi Everyone, I just got off the phone with Andy Troyer. They just had a solid week of rain. The rain effected several states including Ontario, PA, NY, WI, and OH. Andy's colony lost 483 nestlings. Within 1 square mile of his house, over 700 nestlings perished. Andy said not to send condolences but ...
by Nanette
Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:27 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Picture Of Dilapidated Houses
Replies: 7
Views: 6569

Picture Of Dilapidated Houses

Does anyone have a picture of an old, sparrow-infested, bent pole, doors falling off metal house picture??