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by Roymg
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martins
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Purple Martins

Today great news. Two males and one female showed up. Also Mr Hawk is alive and well, seen flying low circles.
by Roymg
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martins
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Purple Martins

Has anyone in Texas or Louisiana seen any free flying Martins? Just wondering if there may be a chance that some will show up that were not here for the bad weather. I haven't seen any at all. Had 5 before the freeze and found 3 in the house dead. 2 male and 1 female. The other 2 I'm not sure what h...
by Roymg
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Updates from everyone?
Replies: 42
Views: 2053

Re: Updates from everyone?

Haven't seen mine for three days and this morning with the sun out but cold not a peep from them. I will wait until Sunday when the temp is to 70 and lower the house to see if any are in there. Don't have any hope on that they made it unless they left flew South.
by Roymg
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Coopers hawk related post
Replies: 12
Views: 1010

Re: Coopers hawk related post

That air horn idea sees like a good idea as I too have to put up with Hawks. Mine don't seem to migrate but stay the whole year round. Being retired I spend a lot of time on my patio fending off a particular hawk but he still is able to grab a couple. I usually go out in the early mornings and late ...
by Roymg
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Covington La Arrivals
Replies: 7
Views: 604

Re: Covington La Arrivals

Dsonyay,

The doctor you mentioned that took care of the Martin house by the lake in Slidell, was
his first name David? He once asked me if I wanted to come down and visit the site but
I never did. Just wondering, I haven't heard anymore about that location.
by Roymg
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Covington La Arrivals
Replies: 7
Views: 604

Re: Covington La Arrivals

David, All I can tell you is you just have to put the fear into those BB's anyway you can. I too now have another pair to maybe deal with. My Martins seems to leave early and don't come back until dark. This is not normal as they should be spending more time at the house. Martins are so passive and ...
by Roymg
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Covington La Arrivals
Replies: 7
Views: 604

Covington La Arrivals

Have today 5 males beginning to settle in. Was touch and go for awhile because of a Blue Bird pair clamied their 2 BB houses plus our Martin house. Gave these Martins fits. So I had to retrain the BB's. All is well now and everyone is happy again.
by Roymg
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: S and K Manufacturing's plastic houses,
Replies: 21
Views: 1662

Re: S and K Manufacturing's plastic houses,

I've had S&K houses (two) and kept them for over ten years. You may want to keep some paint on them so they look presentable. Never considered changing the roof color from green to say white before, even though it does get hot here in So La. It is what it is in the summer. Yeah, its plastic and over...
by Roymg
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Any Louisiana Martin roost?
Replies: 1
Views: 1556

Re: Any Louisiana Martin roost?

Only one I knew of and once checked out is the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway North and South ends.
by Roymg
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The Grim Reaper In Action At Her Favorite Tree On June 10 and June 21, 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 1251

Re: The Grim Reaper In Action At Her Favorite Tree On June 10 and June 21, 2020

Maybe you can cut that tree down.

I too have a hawk that takes some of my martins. I have
spent many hours outside watching out for these birds. Now they have done their thing
for this year, and have gone until next season and it will start all over again.
by Roymg
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My Martins just vanished!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1268

Re: My Martins just vanished!!!

Hi, My experience every year is the birds come and have their honeymoon, then get down to building nest. They have their young feed and raise them and as the little ones start to fly it's seems to be party time for all. Then they stop using the house but for the next several weeks do come by for a v...
by Roymg
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hawk
Replies: 1
Views: 426

Hawk

I have this resident hawk that every year knows when the Martins are to arrive and leave. He makes a living off of these birds. Last year I never have seen the birds as stressed out as they were and barely able to raise their young. Watching this year’s group I’ve noticed the Martins have adapted to...
by Roymg
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Too Much Heat
Replies: 10
Views: 4274

Re: Too Much Heat

I've had Martins come around since 1979 and never had any luck trying to take care of the birds that left the nest early. I put three back in the house and dusted them. Don't think mites were the problem as they looked okay. This morning two were back out on the ground one dead and the other kind of...
by Roymg
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Too Much Heat
Replies: 10
Views: 4274

Too Much Heat

Hi all, Never had a season like this one with these birds. The young ones keep coming out and I keep putting them back best I can. I think the heat is getting to these young ones. So far at least six have made the jump and they are at least another week and a half from being fully flyable. The adult...
by Roymg
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Louisiana!!!!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 10430

Re: Louisiana!!!!!!

Hey Dave. Yeah I saw those bird reports. Those are more west of my location so must have been part of a group of a Texas flyway. It shouldn't be long now with the weather hitting 70 deg this weekend. Keep looking. I do.

Cheers,
by Roymg
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Louisiana!!!!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 10430

Re: Louisiana!!!!!!

Still waiting in Covington for our first arrivals but usually don't see them untill the Craineflies come out. Last year mid Jan they were already here. Not this year so I'm thinking mid Feb.
by Roymg
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Question About Another Bird
Replies: 10
Views: 6099

Re: Question About Another Bird

David there is, at least last year, was a roost underneath the bridge on the South end of the lake. This year I've not heard the same. Not sure where they might be but they have in the past years always roosted under the causeway. Once went to watch them on the North end and was quite a site. The pa...
by Roymg
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Question About Another Bird
Replies: 10
Views: 6099

Re: Question About Another Bird

Too late for light to see colors but I'm beginning to think they are Martins. They fly by every afternoon about dusk one at a time and its difficult to get a good picture. If Martins, they must be young ones as they make no sounds. It's hard to get a good picture. They fly a straight line, I suppose...
by Roymg
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Question About Another Bird
Replies: 10
Views: 6099

Re: Question About Another Bird

Dave, Thanks for the reply...you answered my question along with some good info. I would think these are Tree Swallows that we have here. Don't see them a whole lot but since my Martin group left I have noticed these Swallows late in the afternoon, going to roost and at first I thought they were Mar...
by Roymg
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Question About Another Bird
Replies: 10
Views: 6099

Question About Another Bird

Down here in South Louisiana there is another smaller bird that looks like a Martin but I think it's a type
of Swallow. It has the same color pattern as a Martin. I was wondering if these birds also migrate to
South America with the Martins.