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by Annie G
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Alert! Red banded martins
Replies: 19
Views: 4922

Re: Alert! Red banded martins

Ed, your very welcome and thank you again for taking the time to come visit. Your record keeping blew me away. I will try harder in the future. :roll: Thanks again for your advice and input. It was fun being able to talk to someone so knowledgeable in the Martin field. I'm glad the Martin was one fr...
by Annie G
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Alert! Red banded martins
Replies: 19
Views: 4922

Re: Alert! Red banded martins

Sorry Ed, it is fine with us if you want to come. I will be home. Ann Goetz 608-617-3302 I sent another email. I do t know why you didn't get mine yesterday.
by Annie G
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Alert! Red banded martins
Replies: 19
Views: 4922

Re: Alert! Red banded martins

Ed.. I sent you an email.. He's here and hanging out on a gourd. One that an adult pair fledged 6 babies. Ann Goetz
by Annie G
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Alert! Red banded martins
Replies: 19
Views: 4922

Re: Alert! Red banded martins

I just was looking at one of my gourd racks and happen to notice a sy male with a right leg red band and a silver left leg band. I only have binoculars so I can't read the letters or numbers. Could be one of yours Ed. Ann Goetz
by Annie G
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: where did my birds go
Replies: 7
Views: 1519

Re: where did my birds go

Sounds like some kind of predator.. did you find any feathers at the base of the pole? Do you have predator guards up?
by Annie G
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Delayed egg laying
Replies: 5
Views: 1115

Re: Delayed egg laying

My first nest check of the season was yesterday. It reveled 44 eggs and several nests with green leaves. I had to use my pencil to carefully look below the leaves. The sy pairs are still nest building and arriving. Being naughty too. :roll:
Luckily I had my brother here to help me.
by Annie G
Sat May 27, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Almost excited.
Replies: 4
Views: 889

Re: Almost excited.

It sounds very promising being they are coming several times a day. I would not change anything. They are returning because they like what they see. :grin: :grin: The smell will not bother them. Maybe turn the Martin music way down when they are there. Let the male do all the talking. :wink: good lu...
by Annie G
Fri May 26, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What a day!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2257

Re: What a day!!

That's fantastic Sharon! You have to be thrilled. You deserve to enjoy every moment. I'm very happy for you. :grin: :grin: Ann
by Annie G
Tue May 23, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Speaker placement vs martin house
Replies: 6
Views: 1340

Re: Speaker placement vs martin house

I would move it to your Martin house and play it low.. just might bring them in and check out your house. :wink:
by Annie G
Tue May 16, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: OMG! OMG! OMG!!! I just had 2 purple martins here!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 3807

Re: OMG! OMG! OMG!!! I just had 2 purple martins here!!!

Omg! That's awesome Billie!!! Congrats on your siting. They know where you are now. I will keep my fingers and toes crossed for you. :wink: keep us posted! Annie :grin: :grin: :grin:
by Annie G
Thu May 11, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Video stream - ASY male impressing me
Replies: 11
Views: 2195

Re: Video stream - ASY male impressing me

That is so cool! Thank you so much!
by Annie G
Thu May 11, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: finally showing up
Replies: 1
Views: 603

Re: finally showing up

The same is true here. Im guessing around 20 adults. Couldn't be happier. A lot have showed up in the last few days, so they must still be coming. Yay!
by Annie G
Sun May 07, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Troyers
Replies: 4
Views: 1050

Re: Troyers

I just used copper coated wire and wrapped it to the hub. Snug so the wind wouldn't blow it off. Worked for me. :)
by Annie G
Sun May 07, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 30 hours in a gourd!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1746

Re: 30 hours in a gourd!!!!

Sounds promising! That's great news. You must be doing something right. Anymore news?
by Annie G
Sun May 07, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: He's back
Replies: 4
Views: 1125

Re: He's back

You just never know.. he could be out eating if the weather has been bad. Don't give up just yet. :wink:
by Annie G
Sat May 06, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Crows eating martins
Replies: 7
Views: 2468

Re: Crows eating martins

The crows have learned to take a wide girth over our yard. :wink:
by Annie G
Fri May 05, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hi to everyone!
Replies: 4
Views: 968

Re: Hi to everyone!

Thanks Billie! Yes there are quite a few colonies around here especially down on the river. I live about 1/4 mile from the Wisconsin River. I'm up on a hill and can see it below. Im guessing that's why it took so long for me to attract a pair. All I can say is keep trying and research what's availab...
by Annie G
Fri May 05, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hi to everyone!
Replies: 4
Views: 968

Hi to everyone!

It's been a long time for me posting. This will be my 3rd year as a landlord after a long 26 year dry spell. The wait was well worth it. I ended up with 8 pair my second year and fledged around 40! My first year was an sy pair in a thg. They fledged 6! This year is slow going. I think I have 4 pair ...
by Annie G
Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sigh... now even the barnies have left
Replies: 9
Views: 3509

About 3 weeks ago my son brought 2 baby barnies to me. Their nest had fallen and they were abandoned. They had feathers but were not close to fledging. I cannot believe how much these little guys ate!! I don't know how the parents do it. I took 2 trips a day on the ranger with a butterfly net drivin...
by Annie G
Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Since my martins are gone
Replies: 2
Views: 1579

Great video!! That is amazing! I still have hummers here.. The most I've seen at my feeder at one time is 4 :roll: Annie