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by Scott D.- La
Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martin Equipment For Sale
Replies: 19
Views: 6619

Purple Martin Equipment For Sale

Hello Friends With much regret and sorrow I type this message from a hospitol bed having all day to think about it. I have been forced into situations that are out of my control. I can no longer have my Martin Colony. While I hope to re-establish a colony later in the futue in a different locaion, I...
by Scott D.- La
Sat May 19, 2012 5:44 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Weatherized Coates Watersedge Houses
Replies: 28
Views: 12413

Luv Ya Purple, Sorry for the very late reply. I have been dealing with a computer Trojan/Virus that wiped my computer out. To answer your question, you would do it exactly the same. It is irrelevant where the entrances are. The entrance tunnels could not be added to the original holes because you wo...
by Scott D.- La
Thu May 10, 2012 5:40 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Round 7: Starling defeats original Excluder!
Replies: 67
Views: 25741

I recieved a PM on this subject in regards to a Modification that is working for another forum member with heavy Starling pressure. I hope he will post on this thread and share his success story.
by Scott D.- La
Sun May 06, 2012 5:02 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: homemade srehs (Rc Moser Stealth)
Replies: 12
Views: 4799

RC, I personally like the ACE that you and Bob worked on and believe it's is worthy of consideration. Not only is it attractive, it seemed to work very well once the Martin's learned it and believe the Starling's would have had a tough time getting through it. At any rate, your time and effort's are...
by Scott D.- La
Sun May 06, 2012 4:48 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Between 340 And 350 Pairs Of Purple Martins
Replies: 10
Views: 4037

Congrats on the good number's Steve. It does not appear the drought impacted you as bad as you first thought it might. As for as downsizing..................hum.....................We will have to wait and see on that one :)
by Scott D.- La
Tue May 01, 2012 5:13 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Huge Influx of SY Purple Martins And Short Update
Replies: 10
Views: 3264

Steve,
Good new's on the SY bird's. I have seen plenty of them however, have no room for them. When I shot the pair of Starling's the other day, the gourd was claimed within a hour with a Subbie pair. I have noticed some intense battles for a very few empty cavities by Subbies.
by Scott D.- La
Tue May 01, 2012 5:09 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Other starling defeats Dually entrance.
Replies: 15
Views: 5543

In the first pic, the place look's deserted. Do you not have any opportunity to kill them by some mean's?
by Scott D.- La
Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:42 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Round 7: Starling defeats original Excluder!
Replies: 67
Views: 25741

[quote="Scully"] With this particular starling I'm trying different entrances. Next up is a Modified Excluder entrance tho I'll have to commit the sacriledge of cutting up a perfectly good Modified Excluder gourd to get it Mike, If you noticed my previous post, It was a Modified Excluder which was b...
by Scott D.- La
Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:37 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Round 7: Starling defeats original Excluder!
Replies: 67
Views: 25741

Scott that didn't take you long to fix the problem! I know if they are feeding under the racks that I've probably had a breach. Dead give away here. So did you Son ask for a new window or was it just the perfect location for a shooting blind???? HA!! Peggy Peggy, He did indeed ask for it however, u...
by Scott D.- La
Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Round 7: Starling defeats original Excluder!
Replies: 67
Views: 25741

As far as the size of these Starling's, do they look any smaller than what is considered normal? I don't have many Starling's around here however, the few we have look huge, when they are near a entrance............right before the .22 bullet takes them out. :wink: Well................leave it to a ...
by Scott D.- La
Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:47 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Starlings vs Conley-2 entrances
Replies: 13
Views: 4336

I wonder...... if the Starling population increases, and the food sources remain the same or decreases, would this account for Smaller Starling's?
by Scott D.- La
Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:38 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Round 7: Starling defeats original Excluder!
Replies: 67
Views: 25741

On the bright side................. you have a chance to see what entrance, if any, ends up stopping these Darn Starling's! Might as well try the Dually, Ace, Original Excluder entrances, if you can get some. The Clinger is easily navigated by the Martins and should be of No concern. As far as the s...
by Scott D.- La
Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:28 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Three Starling Invasions of Conley II Troyer Horizontals
Replies: 34
Views: 9257

I had a thought the other day about putting a hump on the porch, a small distance from the front of the entrance and as wide as the entrance. Martin's can navigate just about anything and squat all the way to their bellies and get in. They would have to squat and navigate the hump to get in the entr...
by Scott D.- La
Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Three Starling Invasions of Conley II Troyer Horizontals
Replies: 34
Views: 9257

Mike, I would raise the porch flush as recommended. I would then make these Wing Entrapment Guards flush with the top of the entrance to deny the use of leverage on the tunnel. I will be making a instruction post as soon as I get the time on how to make these guards. Martin's can easily get through ...
by Scott D.- La
Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:46 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Our Lowe’s Satellite Martin Colony Wiped Out Again
Replies: 120
Views: 45160

sounds like a good approach John. Nice work. Don't want to come accross as whacko environmentalists. That will not do much good. Nice work. This is not about the environment. This is about the lack of tolerance for all thing's wild. This is about total disrespect for another's property. This is abo...
by Scott D.- La
Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:34 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Our Lowe’s Satellite Martin Colony Wiped Out Again
Replies: 120
Views: 45160

That's Corporate for you. No surprise really!
by Scott D.- La
Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:34 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Steve, Scott, Tony, Linda, Doug M., Lisa!!!!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2754

Yvonne,
That is great new's. Congrat's to you.
by Scott D.- La
Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:41 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Photos Of Johnny’s “Trophy” Rat Snake
Replies: 6
Views: 3490

How dare that Snake try and get those bird's :wink: Glad he caught it, as I am sure it could have done some major damage.
by Scott D.- La
Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:30 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Weather stripping for wing entrapment
Replies: 37
Views: 7874

Well the way I see it, people tend to gravitate toward the stripping. I know John, mentioned it cause it's easy for people to work with. Perhaps, I did not provide good enough instruction's on how to make my aluminum guard's, as it's quite simple. If you can read a tape measure, you can make the gua...
by Scott D.- La
Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:51 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: two martins lost to wing entrapment
Replies: 30
Views: 16827

The Crescent is no different than any other SREH in regard's to adding Wing Entrapment Guard's and they will stop entrapment. Install the Guard's and you will not have to worry with modifying the entrance, IMO!