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by DAVE
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: AAA Rack Issue-Help
Replies: 4
Views: 3548

Re: AAA Rack Issue-Help

I don't have your kind of polls, but I do have experience with aluminon. use a bar of soap after each rain. This will really the lessen the friction . Put a bar of soap on poll and rub the effected surfaces . Once the soap gets ingrained into the surface you wont have to do it as often. Some people ...
by DAVE
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Amazon
Replies: 4
Views: 3296

Re: Amazon

I know they are probably still in route. But will they have a home to return too?
by DAVE
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Amazon
Replies: 4
Views: 3296

Amazon

Is there any information about Martins with the fires . :?:
by DAVE
Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: BY-BY
Replies: 2
Views: 807

BY-BY

BY BY :lol:
by DAVE
Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Bird mites on humans!
Replies: 14
Views: 4583

I have a pan with Seven dust in it that I step in before a nest check then hose down my boots when finished. Last year I had a lot of problems with Bird Mites. I always used seven in the Gourds but for some reason I still got them after the Spring Rains. This year I also put in Cedar shavings and so...
by DAVE
Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 4 Martins in one Gourd
Replies: 0
Views: 1225

4 Martins in one Gourd

On March 23rd I had 2 pair of ASYs move in one pair in#17 and one pair in #14. Now on 6-8 nest check # 17 has 3 eggs and #14 none. Most all other of the 19 Gourds have eggs or Baby's. The real strange thing is at night there are 4 Martins sleeping in # 14, one pair are ASY's and one pair are SY's. T...
by DAVE
Tue May 27, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pesky SY's
Replies: 4
Views: 1310

Yes with Troyer Tunnels on Natural Gourds.
Dave
by DAVE
Tue May 27, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Show off your eggshell feeding stations
Replies: 14
Views: 4779

Matt! I put my egg shells in one corner of my garden. I think the Barn Swallows showed them were they where. I like this so I can laugh at them when they try to walk. Look like a bunch of drunken Sailors on liberty :lol: I'm Air force :lol: so don't too mad :lol: The Males set on the tomato cages to...
by DAVE
Tue May 27, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Put out vacancy sign or wait???
Replies: 7
Views: 962

Yea! I have 2 subbies I wished that they would move on. I'm full up but there are a couple houses in thus area that have plenty of room. Maybe they don't like Houses, I have all Gourds.
Dave
by DAVE
Tue May 27, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pesky SY's
Replies: 4
Views: 1310

Pesky SY's

2 Subbies are playing havoc with about all Martin nest's. Pushed out 6 eggs and tore a mud dam half way out the entrance so mom and dad couldn't get in. No I won't shoot them :lol: but I think the rest of the Martins sure would like it. But this is the way it is, Only the fittest will win. Dave :) :...
by DAVE
Wed May 21, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Great Nest Check
Replies: 3
Views: 1119

Ray! Maybe I worded wrong. All of my 19 Gourds are full. There are nest in all with leaves. The egg count is better this year than last year at this time. Last year I averaged 4.5 eggs per nest, this year is 5.5.
Thanks Dave
by DAVE
Tue May 20, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hatch Day...(with photos)
Replies: 5
Views: 1782

Great count JR.I checked mine today with 60 eggs. in 19 Gourds. Looks like it's going to be a great year.
Dave
by DAVE
Tue May 20, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Great Nest Check
Replies: 3
Views: 1119

Great Nest Check

Nest check 4-20. 19 Gourds with 60 eggs. 7nest with none and 1 with 7.
Off to a great start in spite of the weather :lol:
Dave
by DAVE
Sun May 18, 2014 7:09 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Feeling Safe!
Replies: 5
Views: 1375

Jose! Thanks for the link. I will be getting some.
Dave
by DAVE
Sat May 17, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Question about rat snakes and stove pipe guards
Replies: 13
Views: 2909

One of my friends in Texas had a Snake clean out 12 Gourds. He always checked them every evening. That was 5 years ago, the Martins left and have never returned. His site was 15 years old at the time. So if you even have a few snakes around it can be catastrophic.
Dave
by DAVE
Sat May 17, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Feeling Safe!
Replies: 5
Views: 1375

Jose! Where did you get them. A real good idea!
Dave
by DAVE
Thu May 15, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: MARTIN WITH A CHEST THE PURE WHITE COLOR OF A TREE SPARROW
Replies: 9
Views: 1698

Doe's a king bird sound like a Martin?
Dave
by DAVE
Thu May 15, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: We would like to hear (or rather, read) your thoughts.
Replies: 20
Views: 5406

I agree with Emil and John. However I do have a comment about the size of the compartments in your house. For years a friend of mine had a problem with getting more than a couple pair of SY's. ASY's would come and look but never stayed. Last year before Martin season I talked him into letting me exp...
by DAVE
Thu May 15, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: MARTIN WITH A CHEST THE PURE WHITE COLOR OF A TREE SPARROW
Replies: 9
Views: 1698

Yes! I have a SY male here that has a white chest black chin and black under it's tail. He doesn't have a mate so he keeps getting beat up :lol:
Dave
by DAVE
Thu May 15, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Weather
Replies: 4
Views: 1268

I have had the same problem. I'm not sure there is any thing that can be done these birds are pretty tough and they survived real well for me. All I did was to lower the racks to 9 feet so that they did not get as much wind.
Dave

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