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by Todd Wright
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Re: Disappointed in PM houses and You?
Replies: 27
Views: 6030

Re: Disappointed in PM houses and You?

I to started out with telescoping poles and they can be very frustrating. I now have 2 multi-purpose poles with two houses on each and 4 gourds under each. In my opinion the multipurpose pole is the only way to go.
by Todd Wright
Thu May 04, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Libery City, TX Nest Check
Replies: 1
Views: 443

Libery City, TX Nest Check

Here are the results of our nest check today. Multi-purpose Pole #1: 11 housing compartments and 4 gourds. 13 of 15 occupied, 34 eggs total, 21 babies hatched. 2 nest have 6 eggs each and 2 nest have 6 babies each. 1 compartment mom wouldn't leave so unknown amount of eggs. This is my oldest set up....
by Todd Wright
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What's your Starling and Sparrow situation this year?
Replies: 30
Views: 5560

Re: What's your Starling and Sparrow situation this year?

Good day today got 3 Hosp today and 2 yesterday so maybe now that the martins are really coming in to all the units my problems are eliminated.
by Todd Wright
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 30+ Purple Martins At Our Colonies
Replies: 2
Views: 1362

Re: 30+ Purple Martins At Our Colonies

How are you doing Steve I haven't seen any updates from you in a while.
by Todd Wright
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Do Purple Martin Decoys Really Work
Replies: 19
Views: 7146

Re: Do Purple Martin Decoys Really Work

I use them for Hawks also, I have one wooden decoy that has deep grooves in it from Hawks hitting it. Last year I witnessed a hawk swoop in and the martins escaped as the hawk grabbed one of my decoys. Thankfully I usually only have about a 3 week period that I deal with the hawk attacks generally t...
by Todd Wright
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Bluebird Eggs
Replies: 0
Views: 1361

Bluebird Eggs

I was checking my martin housing today for sparrow nest and while doing so checked one of my bluebird houses and found 4 eggs. I do not recall ever having bluebirds laying this early in the year but I guess with the warm weather everything may be early. Had first martin here on Feb. 1 that is two we...
by Todd Wright
Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The Floodgates Opened
Replies: 9
Views: 2190

Re: The Floodgates Opened

I went from 2 to 5 today so they are definitely on the move.
by Todd Wright
Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 1st Pair
Replies: 6
Views: 1689

Re: 1st Pair

My birds were 5 days later than last year in arriving so if you haven't seen or heard one this year don't give up. I think due to the ice, snow, and prolonged cold in February and March last year we probably lost some of the oldest birds that are usually the first birds to arrive at our colonies.
by Todd Wright
Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 1st Pair
Replies: 6
Views: 1689

Re: 1st Pair

I was successful in posting scout report but it used my first name (Kenneth) so now this report is not connected to my previous years reports which were posted under Todd Wright. Does anyone know if there is a way to correct this?
by Todd Wright
Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 1st Pair
Replies: 6
Views: 1689

1st Pair

I had a male and a female come in this afternoon. Looks like she is a gourd bird and he is a house bird. I guess you can add me to the list of not being able to submit a scout report list- why 2 different passwords one for the forum and one to submit scout report? Where do I get password to submit s...
by Todd Wright
Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Expanding Rooms size in old Trio
Replies: 20
Views: 4062

Looking good. If I remember correctly I used a lot of pop rivets when I converted mine it seemed to make it sturdier. Its the first house to get birds every year.
by Todd Wright
Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Expanding Rooms size in old Trio
Replies: 20
Views: 4062

If I remember correctly you can order a blank door for those.
by Todd Wright
Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Help Grounded Martin
Replies: 16
Views: 3197

Morning Update: Well good news here I went out to the garage and walked up to where the martin was perched he made three circles flying inside the garage and he looked strong. I opened up the garage and he sat for a few seconds looking out and then he took off and rejoined the rest of the Martins. I...
by Todd Wright
Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Help Grounded Martin
Replies: 16
Views: 3197

I just went out to the garage to check on the martin, we had him in a box with a heating pad covered with a towel and turned some crickets lose in the box with some meal worms and scrambled egg. Last check we gave him water as the rehabber told me to do with water on the finger. Over the top of the ...
by Todd Wright
Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Help Grounded Martin
Replies: 16
Views: 3197

Johnny,
I talked to Beverly and she rehabs raptors, she told me about Karen.
by Todd Wright
Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Help Grounded Martin
Replies: 16
Views: 3197

Louise, I just talked to Karen Montalvo who is a songbird rehabber in New Summerfield Texas. I am going to try to get it through the night and she has another lady in Henderson Texas that helps her that I will take the bird to tomorrow.
by Todd Wright
Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martin Update...March 6, 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2400

Steve, I made it through the cold and ice/snow for two weeks without any losses that I know of but this steady rain yesterday and today is taking its toll. I found 2 dead martins yesterday and came home today to find a grounded martin sitting in the rain. I got it and have it in a box put food in bu...
by Todd Wright
Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Help Grounded Martin
Replies: 16
Views: 3197

Help Grounded Martin

I came home from work and found a grounded Martin sitting in the rain. I got it and put it in the a box and have tried to feed it crickets, eggs, and meal worms but so far it just sits in the corner of the box. If I remember from a post years back there is a rehabber in Lindale Tx- does anyone have ...
by Todd Wright
Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Unhealthy Migrants?
Replies: 3
Views: 1014

Kathy, I hope it is the end to. I was pretty excited that they survived all the cold and snow that we had and was caught off guard when I found the one on the porch today dead then the other in a gourd. I'm lucky that mine took to flipping last year during a March ice storm and they took to feeding ...
by Todd Wright
Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2015 is springing in Iowa
Replies: 5
Views: 1484

I must have the same neighbor behind me.