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by tor
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Have you had 100% occupancy?
Replies: 16
Views: 697

Re: Have you had 100% occupancy?

One gourd left out of 72 this year. Never had 100%.
by tor
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Dead martins in my gourds
Replies: 7
Views: 487

Re: Dead martins in my gourds

The avian species are generally very vulnerable to a lot of different diseases, which they can easily die from, in addition to getting injured, starve or freeze to death. Pneumonia is very common, as well as a few other respiratory issues. Ask me how I know. We have about 45 pet chickens, which are ...
by tor
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My birds don’t stay overnight... why?
Replies: 10
Views: 390

Re: My birds don’t stay overnight... why?

Like Ed says, I am willing to bet they actually come in for the night. You're just calling it a day before they arrive. :grin:. Keep a close eye on them, and try keeping tree swallows, House Sparrows and Starlings (if any) away.

Don't give up. Keep up the good work.
by tor
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Dawnsinging
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: Dawnsinging

Mitch Sorry I can't answer your question but it is good to hear from you and I am glad to see you finally have an established colony. I would expect your numbers to continue to grow, at least as much as you are willing to provide housing. SY's are really moving in right now. Last Friday I had 32 ne...
by tor
Sun May 31, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Great year!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: Great year!!!!

Great news. Grats on your awesome season. By the way, are you the one I talked to on the phone a good while back when you first started out? Seem to remember John as you first name. I might be mistaken.
by tor
Wed May 27, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Waking near the Martins
Replies: 11
Views: 577

Re: Waking near the Martins

Make it a habit to do a walk around under your rack every day, if you can, and spend some time close to them. It won't take too long for them to get use to you. Good time to look for signs, feathers, cracked eggs, lost babies. They really don't care if I, my dogs, tractor, lawn mower runs around the...
by tor
Wed May 27, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest check Hebron,OH
Replies: 40
Views: 9823

Re: Nest check Hebron,OH

Great news Mark. Keep the nest checks going.
by tor
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 300,000 thousand martins in the Amazon
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: 300,000 thousand martins in the Amazon

Great video. Now go look for banded martins at your setup. Wouldn’t that be cool...if you saw one....
by tor
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How many times?
Replies: 10
Views: 550

Re: How many times?

Those of you who are like me - still waiting for your first martin(s) to arrive - how many times do you look out at your purple martin housing every day? I look at the housing, the electrical wires that they like to sit on, the skys.........I must look out at least 50 times a day. Maybe more. So Bi...
by tor
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Frustrated PM Landlord Looking for Tenants
Replies: 43
Views: 1465

Re: Frustrated PM Landlord Looking for Tenants

BillieJR wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:33 pm
Welcome, Gary!

I'm waiting for tenants, too......in Wisconsin. I hope we'll both be lucky this year. Good luck!
Billie,

What kind of housing are you using? How is the housing placed? How close to trees? Do you have means to play dawnsong?
by tor
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Keep the Martins coming
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Keep the Martins coming

Great news. Good luck on your 2020 season. :)
by tor
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Landlord-where do they go?
Replies: 14
Views: 702

Re: New Landlord-where do they go?

Gary,

Early on they can leave mid-morning, and stay gone almost all day on the wing, feeding, exploring, looking for other martins, or just having fun :) .
by tor
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Newbie from NC
Replies: 12
Views: 624

Re: Newbie from NC

Great news, Gary. By the way, you're just a few miles from me. We live on 15 between Laurinburg and Bennettsville. Are you currently playing dawnsong at your setup? I've got a dawnsong player you can have and use if you're interested. Just keep in mind that at this stage, your two guys can stay gone...
by tor
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gemini Gourd Rack Photos And A Short Update
Replies: 20
Views: 1599

Re: Gemini Gourd Rack Photos And A Short Update

Tor, Absolutely! If you keep 24 gourds on the Gemini, then I have had no issues with checking the nests. I did have 32 way back in 2011 and the gourds were a little close together and not as easy to access, but I was still able to check the nests. It depends on the type of gourds you are using, too...
by tor
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gemini Gourd Rack Photos And A Short Update
Replies: 20
Views: 1599

Re: Gemini Gourd Rack Photos And A Short Update

"Steve to a red courtesy phone - Steve to a red courtesy phone" So I am getting a new 24-gourd rack for next season. Currently i only have Super-24 racks, but contemplating getting a Gemini-24 this time. Have never owned or operated a Gemini, but just by looking at it, it seems like it would be a li...
by tor
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Technology
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: Technology

Thats great start-up numbers. Good Luck on your season.
by tor
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Are Everyone's Martins Doing OK During the Very Late Cold Snap?
Replies: 17
Views: 857

Re: Are Everyone's Martins Doing OK During the Very Late Cold Snap?

36 degrees here in North-East SC earlier this morning. Warming up nicely. If its cold, the usually stay inside until the sun starts to shine on the racks.
by tor
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Are most landlords #s low
Replies: 12
Views: 635

Re: Are most landlords #s low

They came about a week earlier this year here in north-eastern SC. Numbers are the same, about 70 pair.
by tor
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Got one new rack installed
Replies: 17
Views: 611

Re: Got one new rack installed

Very nice setup. Good luck this season.
by tor
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: ASY Male is Here
Replies: 8
Views: 1231

Re: ASY Male is Here

Good news, James. Hope you have a great season this year.