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by lynnh
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Scrambled eggs
Replies: 10
Views: 6209

Re: Scrambled eggs

I’m with Brad on this one to me all the tall tales are disgusting and may be misleading to folks that are just starting up and are still learning about martins.
by lynnh
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Midseason report. Southern Iowa.
Replies: 2
Views: 3375

Midseason report. Southern Iowa.

Hello everyone Hope you all are having a good season.
Here are the numbers from my last nest check a few days ago.

683 eggs.
347 have hatched .
136 pair.
A few more pair still building nest.

Lynn.
by lynnh
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Southern Iowa Report
Replies: 2
Views: 925

Re: Southern Iowa Report

Hey Steve, buffalo gnats are definitely a concern of mine as I have heard of folks to the south of me having problems with them. I use a product called horse and stable spray I apply it on the outside of the housing this has worked well for me in the past .
by lynnh
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Southern Iowa Report
Replies: 2
Views: 925

Southern Iowa Report

Nest check 6-8-19
130-pair/active nests
573-eggs
31-babies

Lynn
by lynnh
Fri May 31, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Subies?
Replies: 18
Views: 8363

Re: Subies?

I have never seen so many subadult purple martins as I have this spring! I am located here in southern Iowa . As Tim Gedler stated migration may be leveling off but I’m pretty sure there are still A few weeks left of decent numbers migrating through our colony. Good luck to all of you still waiting ...
by lynnh
Wed May 22, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Possible New Colony for West Des Moines, Iowa
Replies: 8
Views: 3669

Re: Possible New Colony for West Des Moines, Iowa

Sounds like you’ve got the makings of a great foundation for a new Martin colony ,congratulations Tim. Many prayers sent your way.
Lynn.
by lynnh
Tue May 07, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Rain water in T-14 houses
Replies: 9
Views: 1414

Re: Rain water in T-14 houses

Fuzzmeister mine have nest trays and also I have installed Connley II tunnels very little water gets past the tunnels.
by lynnh
Sun May 05, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Old Flat Top Trio House Restoration
Replies: 4
Views: 956

Re: Old Flat Top Trio House Restoration

Hey Kyler, heck of a good idea and it’s great that you’re doing everything you’re doing I’ve collected a few of those old aluminum houses over the years as well and paid cash for a few. And I agree with what you’re thinking as far as keeping the Sparrows from breeding /nesting in a Martin house, but...
by lynnh
Sat May 04, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Yet another TS post
Replies: 5
Views: 1065

Re: Yet another TS post

Hello Zheeeem, if you had breeding martins last year and they have returned you need let them in ASAP!
by lynnh
Fri May 03, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Best way to dispatch a sparrow?
Replies: 15
Views: 5155

Re: Best way to dispatch a sparrow?

I just use just use thumb and index finger around the head give a little pinch and crush their skull instant death no blood no mess!
by lynnh
Wed May 01, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Subadult females
Replies: 11
Views: 2059

Re: Subadult females

Thanks Dave Duit.
Hey,Steve if I remember right it’s like 10% or so .
by lynnh
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Subadult females
Replies: 11
Views: 2059

Re: Subadult females

Hey Dave I can certainly feel your pain as far as patience goes and I hope you can get your colony started this summer. I fledged just over 500 last year only a small percentage of those come back to their natal colony as you know. So I would think there still be plenty to go around. Sincerely ,your...
by lynnh
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Subadult females
Replies: 11
Views: 2059

Subadult females

We had a few SY females arrive here yesterday at our colony in New Sharon,Iowa for those of you who may want to know. Last year we had 121 successful breeding pair. For the 2019 season we are offering 136 compartments to start with. We have 100 pair here so far give or take a few. If the Asys contin...
by lynnh
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Subies?
Replies: 18
Views: 8363

Re: Subies?

There's only a few reported in the whole state of Missouri i find it hard to imagine an Sy male in Iowa.
by lynnh
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Besieged by Smaller Starlings !!
Replies: 9
Views: 4579

Re: Besieged by Smaller Starlings !!

Hey Bill, why not try Emil Pampell's method of keeping starlings out?
by lynnh
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Entrance covers for modified houses
Replies: 8
Views: 3559

Re: Entrance covers for modified houses

If you are talking about closing the hole on the backside of converted nesting cavity then i would recommend something like flyin-lowe suggested.
by lynnh
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why some Martins don't make it home.
Replies: 6
Views: 1268

Re: Why some Martins don't make it home.

Hey Doug, I like to think mine take the land route!

Lynn.
by lynnh
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SY Male?
Replies: 18
Views: 2973

Re: SY Male?

Asy female.
by lynnh
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pine needles, cedar wood shavings or hay??
Replies: 14
Views: 2905

Re: Pine needles, cedar wood shavings or hay??

Soft pine needles.

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