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by tonyg
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Emporia Ks Martin Roost
Replies: 0
Views: 2169

Emporia Ks Martin Roost

Any Martin enthusiast in the area of Emporia Ks there is a roost of several thousand Martins in the Walmart parking lot off of I-35 and Industrial blvd. Come check it out!!
by tonyg
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wichita Ks Roost
Replies: 3
Views: 1638

Re: Wichita Ks Roost

Thanks Don!
by tonyg
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wichita Ks Roost
Replies: 3
Views: 1638

Wichita Ks Roost

Anybody know of the Wichita Ks Martin roost this year?
by tonyg
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gemini rack with 3" square pole (sk gourds)
Replies: 26
Views: 5163

Re: Gemini rack with 3" square pole (sk gourds)

Colony in KS for 20 yrs... agreed with the winds.. stay with your plan for the Gemini ( getting ready to order my 2nd one), and consider switching to Troyer Verticals and Horizontals, much better Gourd than the S&K ones.. been there done that with them..I have 20 Bo 11's out of 142 gourds..had to re...
by tonyg
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Banders in Kansas
Replies: 9
Views: 2453

Re: Banders in Kansas

Tim Mangan in Pittsburgh Ks is a licensed bander, but I don't know if he would be interested in driving all the way to Colby to band your birds..he checks in here time to time so you might ask....good luck.
by tonyg
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: DebA on the scout report! Kansas
Replies: 19
Views: 5092

Re: DebA on the scout report! Kansas

Have over 60 birds here now...been feeding scrambled eggs last few days..got them trained to eat off a large board now, so no more flipping..
by tonyg
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: DebA on the scout report! Kansas
Replies: 19
Views: 5092

Re: DebA on the scout report! Kansas

Congrats Deb! My first was a female also (3/3/17)..she was here for 2 and a half weeks before a male finally showed.. Have around 10 here now..have a great season!
by tonyg
Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tree Swallows arrival
Replies: 3
Views: 1037

Re: Tree Swallows arrival

Just saw my first one in KS this morning...had 8 pair last year :)
by tonyg
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Touch down in Ks
Replies: 6
Views: 1931

Re: Touch down in Ks

Tony, There is nothing quite like seeing that first Martin flying around after a long winter of bare trees and brown grass. The first Purple Martins seem so out of place at first. But soon afterward spring blossoms completely and the whole gang starts to show up again and fill the houses. Is there ...
by tonyg
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Touch down in Ks
Replies: 6
Views: 1931

Re: Touch down in Ks

MichaelH wrote:Good deal congrats hope you have a great season, putting my housing up in the morning my first birds showed up on the 16th march but you never know
Mick
Thanks Michael!!
by tonyg
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: March 1...Martins in Central VA
Replies: 2
Views: 841

Re: March 1...Martins in Central VA

Congrats on the arrival!
by tonyg
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Touch down in Ks
Replies: 6
Views: 1931

Re: Touch down in Ks

Lots of excitement on this thread...
by tonyg
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gourd Question
Replies: 17
Views: 3780

Re: Gourd Question

I have a tendency to agree with Robert on the barn houses..My neighbor put 3 of those houses up and the very first year they were bent severely by high winds..I personally wouldn't add any more weight to them at all.. I would save your pennies and invest in a starter rack of some sort with gourds..
by tonyg
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Want to have a 'Super Colony'?
Replies: 13
Views: 3170

Re: Want to have a 'Super Colony'?

Robert you have a nice setup! I've had a super colony for the several years now and yes it's alot of work. I'm 62 and retired now, so hoping to keep a better eye on my colony. I'm still old school as I am 80% round hole.. I don't have the starling pressure that most have, usually before the Martin's...
by tonyg
Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Touch down in Ks
Replies: 6
Views: 1931

Touch down in Ks

Just saw my first of the season..a female entered a Troyer Horizontal for the evening!! A few days earlier than last year!! Cool beans baby!!
by tonyg
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Do Purple Martin Decoys Really Work
Replies: 19
Views: 7146

Re: Do Purple Martin Decoys Really Work

Try adding a spring to it...something hits it, it bounces back.
by tonyg
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Effectiveness of bent rod Owl guards ???
Replies: 4
Views: 1692

Re: Effectiveness of bent rod Owl guards ???

After watching video from Kathy Freeze post on her owl attacks, I've come to the conclusion that if an owl knows there is food present in a gourd or house, it will go to any extreme to get to it for a meal, no matter the guard..but the wire cages would be the best choice over anything..but on her vi...
by tonyg
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Kansas Housing Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1802

Re: New Kansas Housing Question

Wow, 25 pairs is great for where your located! Adding new housing to an existing colony will not deter your martins at all..as Dorn said, you may very well pick up some other martins from a nearby colony if available..
by tonyg
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Moved and left behind an active colony
Replies: 7
Views: 1948

Re: Moved and left behind an active colony

I would personally pull up stakes and hope they find another place to go...I wouldn't want to subject them to having to battle starlings for their home, they would lose the fight at every turn..if there were maybe a nearby colony in the area they could migrate to, that would be beneficial..so sorry ...
by tonyg
Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tony G. Your house is attached!
Replies: 31
Views: 7013

Re: Tony G. Your house is attached!

Sorry I'm late seeing this Sharon!! It looks great on that pole! With all your hard work, I'm sure you will reap the benifits of getting martins this year, I'm sure of it!! Kinda wish I would have kept my multi-purpose pole with my trios!! Good luck!!!