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by zboggess
Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: End of season house?
Replies: 22
Views: 33723

Hey Annie,

Tell the family, you have a solution for the noise, relocate them to your house....ha ha!

Zelma
by zboggess
Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:53 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pictures of Lake Murray, SC Roost
Replies: 5
Views: 9134

Incredible pictures and numbers of Purple Martins. I hope this bodes well for all of us PM landlords next year! Thank you for posting them.
by zboggess
Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: End of season house?
Replies: 22
Views: 33723

Hi Annie, Have you thought about transplanting some Purple Martins? I will attach a link below and maybe you can work out a deal with the neighbors to help you. "The Successful Transplant of a Pair of Breeding Purple Martins in 2007" http://www.purple-martin.org./Transplant.htm and " Proposal to Est...
by zboggess
Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Ravenswood Roost Article In Another Paper
Replies: 8
Views: 12959

Ronnie,

I now have all types of housing with the advice of long time veteran Purple Martin Landlord, Ronnie Dixon, and his wife.

Click on my profile, it gives you details.

Thanks for the good wishes and for encouraging your friend to help out landlords in Ravenswood.

Zelma
by zboggess
Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Ravenswood Roost Article In Another Paper
Replies: 8
Views: 12959

Wow! A 200 colony must be a sight. I'm hoping with all of the morning visitors .....likely out feeding from the roost location.....that my little nest of one pair and 4 fledges will grow next year. I think it would be helpful to the protection and understanding of the Purple Martin Roost if there we...
by zboggess
Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:16 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martin injured at Ravenswood Roost returned
Replies: 4
Views: 7868

Yes Astrid, this is the same Ronnie. He has been working with Purple Martins for many years and has kept many of them from dying. He has fed many martins when it was too cold for insects. He knows how to handle them for sure. I had one purple martin fly over low over my head the first of April, it w...
by zboggess
Tue Aug 14, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Ravenswood Roost Article In Another Paper
Replies: 8
Views: 12959

Ronnie,

I have been looking for it on the internet. What day was it printed?
by zboggess
Tue Aug 14, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martin injured at Ravenswood Roost returned
Replies: 4
Views: 7868

Purple Martin injured at Ravenswood Roost returned

On Aug. 11th we visited the Roost in Ravenswood and were enjoying the wonder when one of the Purple Martins fell and was struggling to fly. It landed in a driveway. Ronnie Dixon checked it and it acted as though something was wrong with its neck. I am attaching photos. The first picture is Ronnie Di...
by zboggess
Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Who still has Purple Martins
Replies: 52
Views: 68963

Even though our one little nest of Momma Pappa and 4 little fledges have gone, we now know they are at the roost 14 miles away in Ravenswood along the Ohio River. I am continuing with the Dawn song early mornings and have had lots of visitors. They come in bunches: 25-30 then a little later a group ...
by zboggess
Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Ravenswood WV roost gets good press
Replies: 6
Views: 10306

Thanks for the info on the Associated Press and the link to the Pittsburgh paper!

If AP has the story, possibly it could have been picked up by other papers too.
by zboggess
Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Photos of Purple Martin Roost, Ravenswood, WV
Replies: 25
Views: 48179

Hey everyone, The two newspapers are doing stories on this newly discovered roost. I've been busy helping with supplying information and pointing them to the long term landlords. Just a few of us including Pat Dawson, Ronnie Dixon and friends are attempting to educate people in Ravenswood that they ...
by zboggess
Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Roost information sheet/pdf to download
Replies: 2
Views: 6008

Thank you Louise, This is a good tool to have! I will print out and take some to the roost in Ravenswood this evening we meet the photographer from the Charleston Daily Mail. Maybe this hand out along with the news story will help to halt the banging on pots and police sirens. Maybe we should name r...
by zboggess
Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:21 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Photos of Purple Martin Roost, Ravenswood, WV
Replies: 25
Views: 48179

Pat, We thought the Purple Martins might move down to the Ritchie Bridge spanning the Ohio River. Could they have moved? It's on the opposite end of town. We were wondering how long the roost would last...and how the current heat wave would impact the roost. It would be nice to have had a bird bandi...
by zboggess
Sat Aug 04, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: begging babies
Replies: 3
Views: 6633

Congratulations on your final success! The photo is so intense and expressive!

Be sure to save it.
by zboggess
Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Albino is Airborne
Replies: 11
Views: 15626

Congratulations!

What a wonderful experience you must have had. Thank you for sharing the pictures!
by zboggess
Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Photos of Purple Martin Roost, Ravenswood, WV
Replies: 25
Views: 48179

Yes, thanks!

There are plenty of parking spaces at that church and another nearby church.

There are also other parking areas not used that time of the evening.
by zboggess
Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:46 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Photos of Purple Martin Roost, Ravenswood, WV
Replies: 25
Views: 48179

The roost located North of the center of Ravenswood off Rt 68 N into the neighborhood trees. If you drive there get off I-77 at the Ravenswood exit and go into town. Turn right at the stoplight up Rt. 68 N past the Post Office on left, then turn right into a small street at a little car wash. I don'...
by zboggess
Sat Jul 28, 2007 10:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Photos of Purple Martin Roost, Ravenswood, WV
Replies: 25
Views: 48179

Photos of Purple Martin Roost, Ravenswood, WV

I am posting photos I snapped this evening of Purple Martins coming in to roost in Ravenswood, WV. Ravenswood is a small town along the Ohio River about 14 miles from Ripley where I live. I am documenting the roost for Ron Dixon of Evans who observed the roost last night and reported it to PMCA toda...
by zboggess
Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: After a raccoon
Replies: 5
Views: 7912

HI,

What type of pole and housing do you have?

I have been told raccoons can't climb the aluminum poles, but I put up guards anyway.

I would like to see a photo of your system.

I know we have raccoons too.

Thanks,

Zelma
by zboggess
Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:28 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Two Photos Of Purple Martins Swarming Around My Colony
Replies: 35
Views: 34813

Question

Steve, That's terrific! More for next year! You must have a great camera to catch such a great shot. Looks like you have porch dividers on your Trio Castle. Where and how did you find the dividers them and how did you install them? I would like to try it. You can Email me directly if you wish. Thanks!