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by Tim Mangan-Kansas
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Loss of long time landlor
Replies: 8
Views: 2561

Loss of long time landlor

Just saw a message from Laura Laxton, that her father Dick Laxton passed away last night. RIP Dick
by Tim Mangan-Kansas
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Trio and wing entrapment
Replies: 5
Views: 2009

Re: Trio and wing entrapment

I responded to your email request.
by Tim Mangan-Kansas
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Carthage, Mo Roost Report
Replies: 7
Views: 2330

Re: Carthage, Mo Roost Report

For the past few mornings, the radar I am looking at indicates a slight ring which could be a roost. The center of the ring appears to be right at Hwy. 44 due south of Carthage.
by Tim Mangan-Kansas
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Alert! Red banded martins
Replies: 19
Views: 4830

Re: Alert! Red banded martins

Please keep in mind that a red band does not necessarily mean it originated in Central Wisconsin. My permit allows me to paint federal bands different colors to distinguish the landlord site where I conduct banding sessions. I currently use red bands on the right leg at my site here in S.E. Kansas a...
by Tim Mangan-Kansas
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Photobucket
Replies: 10
Views: 3130

Photobucket

Photobucket is no longer allowing pictures stored on their site to be copied to 3rd party sites unless the photobucket owner pays an annual fee of $400. All pictures from my photobucket account that I have shared on this forum over the years have been removed by photobucket. I am sure this affects a...
by Tim Mangan-Kansas
Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Earliest banding age
Replies: 3
Views: 1154

Re: Earliest banding age

As a general rule, I band nestlings between 12 and 22 days of age. If you have a nest of only one to three nestlings, the parents possibly have fed them very well and these nestlings will be a little more developed than a nest containing four or more nestlings. If I see this, I have banded nestlings...
by Tim Mangan-Kansas
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A little help with the plug and string method,please
Replies: 10
Views: 3085

Re: A little help with the plug and string method,please

In addition to plugging holes at my own site, I also find the need to plug holes at various landlord sites while conduction banding sessions. If nestlings are over 24 or 25 doa, I recommend plugging the hole. Both John and Louise make good points. It is best to have at least one helper when plugging...
by Tim Mangan-Kansas
Fri May 19, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Banded SY Pair
Replies: 12
Views: 3299

Re: Banded SY Pair

Yes, that is my normal height of the housing on my pole. Right now it has been about 10" lower due to all the storms we have had. When we get past all the spring storms, I will raise it a little, especially if I have nestlings ready to fledge. All of my gourds and houses are vented. Yes, I installed...
by Tim Mangan-Kansas
Thu May 18, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Banded SY Pair
Replies: 12
Views: 3299

Re: Banded SY Pair

I have one pole with 12 house cavities and 12 gourds. All cavities are taken or dominated by ASY pairs. The SY pair in question were raised in a gourd and that particular gourd is one of two gourds being dominated by an adult pair. I have had SY martins nest at my current site but it is not until th...
by Tim Mangan-Kansas
Wed May 17, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Banded SY Pair
Replies: 12
Views: 3299

Re: Banded SY Pair

No, they did not arrive here at the same time. He showed up two or three days before she did so they were not traveling together. This is a first for me to have brother and sister "apparently" paired up. They are still here trying to acquire a cavity.
by Tim Mangan-Kansas
Wed May 17, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Banded SY Pair
Replies: 12
Views: 3299

Re: Banded SY Pair

Billie: Since only a very small percentage of SY martins return to their birth site, I would guess it is more of a rarity for brother and sister to pair up. The interesting question for me is, do they recognize each other as siblings? Years ago, Steve Kroenke did an excellent post regarding parents ...
by Tim Mangan-Kansas
Wed May 17, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Banded SY Pair
Replies: 12
Views: 3299

Re: Banded SY Pair

Kyler:
No, I have not.
by Tim Mangan-Kansas
Tue May 16, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Banded SY Pair
Replies: 12
Views: 3299

Banded SY Pair

I have two banded SY martins that have apparently paired up and for the past two days have been trying to fight their way into a vacant cavity that has been dominated by an adult pair. I have been watching this pair of SY's very close the past couple of days. The auxiliary band number of the SY male...
by Tim Mangan-Kansas
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SY's in Kansas
Replies: 6
Views: 1650

SY's in Kansas

I was inside the house and heard a lot of martin's chirping from my martin housing. Went to the window and saw two SY females that just arrived this morning. Their arrival is one day earlier than last year. Since they are not SY males, I will not report but wanted to let landlords in Kansas know the...
by Tim Mangan-Kansas
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2016 Compared To 2017 Kansas Scout Reports
Replies: 4
Views: 1184

Re: 2016 Compared To 2017 Kansas Scout Reports

Kyler: Without fail, this topic arises every year. Like so many others this season, my martins were running late to return. I do believe it was the cold rainy weather we had a couple of weeks ago that slowed the early arrivals in our area. This past weekend, I doubled in number of martins spending t...
by Tim Mangan-Kansas
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Starling Entering Conley Entrance
Replies: 8
Views: 2332

Re: Starling Entering Conley Entrance

Alan: I also have had Conley II entrances breached by starlings on my Troyer gourds. If you raise the height of the porch no more than 1/8" from the bottom of the entrance hole it will help to eliminate almost all breaches by starlings. You can use a piece of wood, a piece of sentra or any of other ...
by Tim Mangan-Kansas
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: DebA on the scout report! Kansas
Replies: 19
Views: 5540

Re: DebA on the scout report! Kansas

Congrats Deb. Always a thrill to see that first one return each year. Hope you have a great year.
by Tim Mangan-Kansas
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Need parts for a multi-purpose pole
Replies: 3
Views: 1460

Re: Need parts for a multi-purpose pole

Teri:
I don't know if the PMCA sells them or not. I do know Troyer's has them and I got some last year for the same reason you explained. It is not difficult to replace them; just a little time consuming.
by Tim Mangan-Kansas
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Banding Purple Martins
Replies: 4
Views: 1363

Re: Banding Purple Martins

Kyler: The reference to the BBL from Toy answers most of your questions regarding how to obtain a banding permit. As far as age of nestlings when banded, I would say, on average, it is around 12 to 22 doa. Dave: I don't have the book you referenced to know exactly what was written, but only a licens...
by Tim Mangan-Kansas
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Question for Troyer Horizontal Experts
Replies: 4
Views: 1573

Re: Question for Troyer Horizontal Experts

I have only used Troyer's horizontal gourds at my colony's. John is correct. Troyer's sells a tunnel you can slip right over the end of your gourd, which contains a Conley II opening and porch. Just drill a hole in the top and bottom of your gourd and attach the tunnel with push pins which Troyer's ...