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by birdy girl
Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: reporting martin arrival question
Replies: 4
Views: 1557

Re: reporting martin arrival question

I had to use another user name and password (other than my forum user name and password) to report arrival. WIsh I could have used the same one as forum but I wrote it down. As long as I do that I am ok.
by birdy girl
Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Loosing my colony
Replies: 10
Views: 3578

Re: Loosing my colony

Sorry you are losing your colony but you should be able to get martins at your new site. Our first martin arrived Thursday morning. Now have 3 present. Expecting more very soon. Hope your get martins at your new place this year. We may be moving in near future also and it just hurts thinking about l...
by birdy girl
Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: We have martins!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2036

Re: We have martins!!

Thank you Dave! Yes I am waiting for help to post report by state.
by birdy girl
Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: We have martins!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2036

We have martins!!

Our first martin arrived Thursday February 18, a female martin. We noticed her about 8:00 am. Saturday we had 3; 2 males and 1 female. Having trouble reporting Martin arrival by state.

Terri Spencer
Birdy Girl
by birdy girl
Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: new martins in TN
Replies: 6
Views: 2368

Re: new martins in TN

I am having trouble reporting our martin arrivals also. I know things change but I liked it the way it was in past years.
by birdy girl
Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: reporting martin arrival question
Replies: 4
Views: 1557

reporting martin arrival question

when reporting martin arrival, do I need to register and set up new account? I have reported before but says user name and password not right. If I need to register, do I use a totally new user name and password or my forum user name and password? I have report previously, but this is something new ...
by birdy girl
Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: More Storms Over the Weekend & More Martins Downed by Ra
Replies: 21
Views: 6483

Poor martins

Dick,
So glad you are there taking care of these birds. They have such a tough life. Storms, snakes, Hawks, owls, mites and lots more things and circumstances that can kill them. Hope they make it to Brazil safely and soon.
by birdy girl
Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Probably 200,000 Martins at Tulsa Roost
Replies: 3
Views: 1286

Roost

Wow! That is a LOT!! Wish I lived close. Would definitely come see this big roost.
by birdy girl
Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Late Arrivals in NW Arkansas (our first pair of year)
Replies: 4
Views: 1296

first pair

Don and Ashley
Congratulations on your first pair! We had a first pair in June also several years ago. We have given up but was surprised just like you were. So happy for you. You will probably have more pairs next year. Thanks for sharing the pictures.
by birdy girl
Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martins still in the area
Replies: 3
Views: 1677

martins

Bulldog1 Glad to see your post. I have been wondering if the martins will form a roost at the Tronox plant in Hamilton this year since they put up those things (balloons) on top of plant to scare the martins away last year. Was hoping to come see a martin roost this year in Hamilton MS. Most of our ...
by birdy girl
Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: At 8:52a.m. 7/27/15 I Almost Became a Landlord!
Replies: 19
Views: 3627

nest problems

Tim Sorry they went to ground but glad to noticed and corrected the nest problem and they are back in the nest. Maybe they will be ok. I recently saw a post on the forum about water going in through the holes on bottom of gourds. Don't know what the answer is to correct water problems but we do have...
by birdy girl
Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Strange goings on around here
Replies: 15
Views: 4983

Roost

Chuck
I don't know about lake Arkabutla , but the sticky post at top of page says there is active roost at Memphis Tn, Shelby county. Needing someone to locate roost. Isn't this fairly close to you?
by birdy girl
Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Louise, I am having forum problems
Replies: 3
Views: 1156

Working

It is working!! :)
by birdy girl
Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Louise, I am having forum problems
Replies: 3
Views: 1156

Checking

Louise I sent u an email. Testing to see if this works. Saved your email just in case need for future.
Thank you
by birdy girl
Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Need opinion help quick
Replies: 5
Views: 1822

Nestling

Weight is good as of today. Will see what Sunday brings for this baby. Hope he fledges when others leave nest cavity Sunday morning. If he doesn't fledge Sunday, and not being fed, I may have to go with other option to move to other nest cavity.
by birdy girl
Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Need opinion help quick
Replies: 5
Views: 1822

Need opinion help quick

We have a situation where all babies have fledged from this gourd except one baby. Looks ready to fledge to me. He was the only one left in gourd yesterday and today. This baby has 2 parents. I have really watched pretty good today and no bird is feeding this baby during the day today so far. Now la...
by birdy girl
Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Fledglings leaving the nest too early.....
Replies: 2
Views: 1198

Jumpers

Young martins can jump for any of the following reasons: 1. Mites - if you see mites crawling on gourds/housing or the babies- treat to get rid of them. I use 5% seven dust, 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon per cavity under nest material and around edges of nest material. 2. Heat - we vent our gourds with pvc el...
by birdy girl
Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Chick with head wound photo
Replies: 4
Views: 1586

Head wound

We had a baby Martin with a very similar injury as your pic shows. We moved the baby to a nest with 2 parents that were very active feeders of their young. I applied a very small amount of neosporin to the injury morning and evening for maybe 3 days. The injury healed and the baby did well and fledg...
by birdy girl
Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Numerous hawk attacks
Replies: 29
Views: 13379

Owl attacks

Kathy Yes the owl is around every night, all night. He sits at different areas. Thursday evening late, while running off fledglings wanting to sit on racks for the night, I noticed a porch partially broken off a gourd porch. Tonight noticed another gourd with broken porch. Nothing I can do because w...
by birdy girl
Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest check pics
Replies: 7
Views: 1967

Nest check pic

Enjoyed the pics of your nest check. Sure hate the one baby didn't make it. Nest check are very important but we have fallen way behind this year due to work schedules. Hope all the babies fledge successfully.