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by Tallsilver
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Trendsetter Ventilation??
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Trendsetter Ventilation??

I have the little vents open in each compartment, but most of my jumpers this year have been from my T 28! Temps here during the last couple weeks have been around 90 with high humidity.

Any idea how to better vent the compartments?
by Tallsilver
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Bo Nine Plus Gourds
Replies: 10
Views: 897

Re: New Bo Nine Plus Gourds

Martins here like the Bo 9 with clinger tunnel. I have some old Big Bo's with clinger tunnels, Bo 9's with clinger tunnels, and 60 Bo Plus with tunnels. All variations were taken, martins didn't seem to prefer one over the other. I do like the Bo Plus, but the tunnels have to be installed carefully....
by Tallsilver
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Southern Landlords?
Replies: 6
Views: 553

Re: Southern Landlords?

Some linger for a few days, then leave. I think they stay in the area and socialize with other birds. Some evenings there are hundreds that perch for a while and cause a ruckus then head off to roost overnight. Once babies fledge, they have no need for cavities.......
by Tallsilver
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: It Starts
Replies: 18
Views: 4871

It Starts

Scout posted in Louisiana!
by Tallsilver
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Touchdown in Raleigh, NC
Replies: 4
Views: 2744

Re: Touchdown in Raleigh, NC

Congrats, and hope you have a great season. My daughter and son-in-law live in Apex....went up last weekend to help them set up a gourd system I was not using. They're excited to join the fray.

BTW, I'm in Conway, SC.
by Tallsilver
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Easy DIY your self vetting of plastic gourds
Replies: 3
Views: 847

Re: Easy DIY your self vetting of plastic gourds

Just get vent caps from s&k for the Bo 9.
by Tallsilver
Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Trendsetter question
Replies: 6
Views: 814

Re: Trendsetter question

I have new trendsetter up as well. Been using all gourds but there are at least 2 pair using the trendsetter. I have the 28 model but do have a question about ventilation. Is there anything I need to do for best ventilation before the heat comes to SC? Thanks Edit: google is my friend!! I now see th...
by Tallsilver
Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Scout Arrival Report ???
Replies: 3
Views: 1036

Re: Scout Arrival Report ???

Thanks, Tara! Taken care of.
by Tallsilver
Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Scout Arrival Report ???
Replies: 3
Views: 1036

Scout Arrival Report ???

Louise,

I can't post scout arrival. I have requested lost password and don't seem to be getting one. I've checked spam and not there either.

Aaron Piver
by Tallsilver
Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest building...don't think their Martins
Replies: 8
Views: 2235

Check for yellow beaks on the males.......iridescent dots on the females. If so they're starlings.
by Tallsilver
Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:46 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mini Roost
Replies: 2
Views: 1000

Thanks, just hang in!

I moved to that location in 2008. No birds 'til 2010. First two years just a couple pairs, then in 2012 the site exploded and continues to grow. I've put up another pole that will have 12 gourds and two houses, I plan to stop with that!!
by Tallsilver
Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mini Roost
Replies: 2
Views: 1000

Mini Roost

Here's a video of my little mini roost this year. Taken from the deck. Birds didn't seem to mind me being close as they gathered for the night. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5_P2IAK30k

Aaron
by Tallsilver
Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Al Denton
Replies: 9
Views: 4813

Al, My mini roost has been building up every evening. Might be getting some of your young ones. Last night there were tons of birds in the big cypress tree and both gourd trees were loaded. Right at dark about half of them left and the rest stayed tucked in near the pole on the gourd arms. Fun to wa...
by Tallsilver
Fri May 10, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Best Reasonably Priced Air Rifle
Replies: 13
Views: 6499

I have a "cheap" Stoeger X10 that I paid $129 for. After a little break in period, it does pretty well. I have picked a sparrow off my gourd porch at about 70'.......but I've also nicked the porch on a few as well!! I'm in the process of putting a scope on it now.....the old eyes aren't what they us...
by Tallsilver
Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Success and Failure...
Replies: 2
Views: 1235

Did you glance around to see if anyone was watching?? I always do, when I do something I deem stupid.
by Tallsilver
Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:54 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Al Denton
Replies: 9
Views: 4813

Hang in! They were much later getting to our site in Conway this year as well as another site about 4 miles from me. Got about 16 birds now and hopefully this front moving thru will bring some more on Fri or Sat!
by Tallsilver
Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 1st scout a banded bird
Replies: 5
Views: 1391

Neat! Still waiting here on the coast (almost coast).
by Tallsilver
Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nesting material thoughts
Replies: 2
Views: 927

Nesting material thoughts

Would thin plastic sheets run thru a shredder work for nesting material? Over the years, I've seen the martins use lots of plastic items........Just a thought.

BTW, I usually use pine straw.......and another post said chop it with a mulching mower......sound good....will try it soon.
by Tallsilver
Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What was the highlight of your 2012 martin season?
Replies: 45
Views: 14009

Having 500 or so birds do a mini roost at my site for 5 evenings!! Awesome.
by Tallsilver
Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mini Roost Update
Replies: 1
Views: 870

Mini Roost Update

Birds are still coming here!! Just can't believe how awesome this is for us. Makes the last two years with one pair seem like a long time ago. I tried to get a rough count by counting the birds on each gourd and gourd arm. Looks like a conservative estimate would be an average of 10 on each. That's ...