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by GeneP
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Worship service online
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Re: Worship service online

Nice thought but the videos buffered forever and I lost interest.
by GeneP
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Here is my set up that has martins thriving in a small residential yard.
Replies: 14
Views: 4771

Re: Here is my set up that has martins thriving in a small residential yard.

I could only wish my site was that opened. Yet, I once had 18 pair on a rack with 20 gourds but that was 2 years ago. They are declining as the neighbors trees are encroaching. I probably have just a few more seasons until the old ones are no longer around. Great luck to you!
by GeneP
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: house sparrow scarer
Replies: 3
Views: 2756

Re: house sparrow scarer

House Wrens will pierce eggs as much as House Sparrows.
by GeneP
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Robin Nest
Replies: 5
Views: 2030

Re: Robin Nest

Thanks all. I placed a camera to watch and to livestream. I saw a Grackle check out the nest but I'm not sure if the robins will stay. Haven't seen them at the nest. I wasn't too concerned about the robins bothering the martins. My martins won't begin nest building until may and the young robins wou...
by GeneP
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Robin Nest
Replies: 5
Views: 2030

Robin Nest

A Robin is building a nest on the arm of my gourd rack. I have about half a dozen Martins in residence. They are gone when she is building and she is long gone when they return. Robins have nested within 20 feet of the gourd rack in the past but now it's on the rack itself. I know Robins to be terri...
by GeneP
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Need some help
Replies: 16
Views: 5186

Re: Need some help

I use the clinger tunnels. Suggest using a porch or tunnel if you're going to add them.

Mike Scully (I believe) tested all SREH and all were breached by starlings. I've had starlings breach my clingers. Still better than round openings.
by GeneP
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Early martin in Plantation, Florida!
Replies: 12
Views: 3781

Re: Early martin in Plantation, Florida!

Congrats on the arrival. It's a cool "real feel" of 8 below here.
by GeneP
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PM Incubation time
Replies: 4
Views: 1063

Re: PM Incubation time

by GeneP
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Ferocious Battle Between Female Martin And House Finches
Replies: 29
Views: 27347

Re: Ferocious Battle Between Female Martin And House Finches

Thanks for your thoughts, CapanJack. I have a pair of Finches that have nested in my artificial Barn Swallow nest cup. They have eggs and it's going to be in the teens tonight. A second pair of HF's have been nest building in one of my gourds. Both, Martins and Finches, seem to ignore each other but...
by GeneP
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Ferocious Battle Between Female Martin And House Finches
Replies: 29
Views: 27347

Re: Ferocious Battle Between Female Martin And House Finches

It's late March and I have martins. I also have a pair of House Finches trying to nest. The martins are a month away from nest building. I'm not sure I want House Finches in the gourds. What do you think?
by GeneP
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Birds are home!
Replies: 5
Views: 1251

Re: Birds are home!

Very pleased to see you post. Hopefully, you'll have a special photo or two to share this season.
Congratulations!
by GeneP
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My Martins showed up and it'S still cold!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2176

Re: My Martins showed up and it'S still cold!!

Checking the weather in Galveston, you should be fine with high 40's low 50's. Cold to us, but not so much for Martins.
by GeneP
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Too many trees for martins?
Replies: 6
Views: 1763

Re: Too many trees for martins?

If you're only interested in reducing mosquitoes, check into attracting bats. Trees aren't such an issue in attracting bats as they are with Purple Martins.

If you enjoy birds, hosting Purple Martins is a great way to make a difference while enjoying birds.
by GeneP
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: ASY Female Arrived!
Replies: 7
Views: 1451

Re: ASY Female Arrived!

Thanks for posting and congratulations!
by GeneP
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gemini rack arrived!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2427

Re: Gemini rack arrived!!

Fun to see adults get so excited about our hobby.
Nice to see another Lawrencian on the forum. I live in the city and had 18 pair plus 2 male subs last season.

Hope you have a great season!
by GeneP
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest box traps going up!
Replies: 15
Views: 2477

Re: Nest box traps going up!

I think it was Mike Scully who tested all of the SREH and found they all could be breached. That's why they're called Starling Resistant Entry Holes and not Starling Proof. Had two pair breach mine last year. SREH is a good idea for Purple Martins but does nothing for woodpeckers, chickadees, bluebi...
by GeneP
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I had two martins late today
Replies: 18
Views: 5993

Re: I had two martins late today

Always great to hear when your birds return, congratulations and hope your season goes well.
by GeneP
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Delay in PMCA orders due to weather
Replies: 2
Views: 1098

Re: Delay in PMCA orders due to weather

No real snow, but wind chills -20 below. Folks can wait a few days.
by GeneP
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: BO-STACKER from S&K
Replies: 22
Views: 4892

Re: BO-STACKER from S&K

You'll need to host the pictures on some online service (photobucket no longer provides the service for free) and use their link.
You can't just upload from your computer to this forum. Unless something has changed.
by GeneP
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The fence rows are coming down!
Replies: 16
Views: 3305

Re: The fence rows are coming down!

If only a couple of neighbors would cut a trash tree or two...

Still had 18 pair.