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by jogl
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?
Replies: 70
Views: 19991

Re: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?

T-Bird, those nice PCP are sweet but I hardly use mine because I am kind of hard on them. We are on a farm and the air rifle I am carrying always ends up laying on the ground or up against a tree or something. So the expensive ones stay in the safe. 4th Gen, the Beeman is a 1040. My father in law ga...
by jogl
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?
Replies: 70
Views: 19991

Re: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?

It depends on what you are shooting. We have a selection of air rifles, gassers, levers (like the old Daiseys), and crack barrels, some good ones and some cheapy's. From a land lord's point of view, even though it is a cheapy, I like our Beeman crack barrel with a 0.22 barrel on it the best for shoo...
by jogl
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Off Topic: Monarch Butterflies
Replies: 2
Views: 1462

Off Topic: Monarch Butterflies

Just to keep it from being 100% off topic, we once again had only martin visitors, no nests. We had martins a decade or so ago and then had a bad spring where a number of them froze to death and nothing since. We have been trying harder each year but each year our trees keep getting bigger and we th...
by jogl
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Help w/ Computer programming a Dawn Song Player
Replies: 4
Views: 2408

Re: Help w/ Computer programming a Dawn Song Player

There are threads about playing music, etc. all the time at the RaspberryPi forum. eg.: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=92118 Have him do a sight search, put this into a search engine: site:www.raspberrypi.org play music at time Good luck. P.S.: Also check for local RPi, robotics,...
by jogl
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tree swallows
Replies: 5
Views: 1573

Re: Tree swallows

Dave, please post it up when your tree swallows show up.

Thanks,
JP.
by jogl
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: tree swallows
Replies: 1
Views: 745

Re: tree swallows

7/8" x 2 1/4", more or less rectangular? Here, I get very few blue birds. I get lots of tree swallows. And, of course, the martins are doing ok. The sparrows are hardest on the TS's here. For every 4 successful nests of TS's I find 1 with a murdered female. If those dimensions keep the hosp's out th...
by jogl
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin Gourd Seeds
Replies: 3
Views: 1522

Re: Martin Gourd Seeds

We get our seeds from OSC:

https://www.oscseeds.com/ecommerce/-ann ... BOTTLE.htm

Usually grow fine, but this year they were all small. We were really dry and I didn't keep them watered.
by jogl
Tue May 05, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Build a V Trap?
Replies: 2
Views: 747

Build a V Trap?

The HOSP's are arriving faster than I can shoot them and are killing all my other birds, especially tree swallows, in the nest boxes. I have a repeater that catches the odd sparrow. In the experience of those of you who have built Troyer style V top traps, is it worth the effort? Will the big trap c...
by jogl
Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Canada Martins
Replies: 14
Views: 2942

As mentioned, further north:

* longer summer days
* more bugs

but:

*shorter summer,

it is a balancing act for migrating bird species.

The summer bugs in northern Ontario are awful!.., unless you like to eat them.
by jogl
Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tree swallow arrival / Purple Martin arrival
Replies: 9
Views: 2765

Same here, tree swallows are usually a week (+/- a few days) ahead of martins and barnies (we love our barnies too).

First robins and killdeers were last week, first turkey vultures today, so we expect tree swallows next week and martins the following.
by jogl
Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Killdeers are back
Replies: 3
Views: 1990

Killdeers are back

Won't be long for blue birds and trees and barnies. And then the big birds!
by jogl
Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Web Cam
Replies: 1
Views: 1003

Web Cam

I'm looking to purchase a nest box cam. Can anybody tell me who the manufacturer of the one sold in the shop here is?

Thanks,
JP
by jogl
Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Who has hummingbirds?
Replies: 90
Views: 36728

Had to look twice. Two hummingbirds here on Wednesday (Sept. 28 ). We are 50 miles due east of Detroit.
by jogl
Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:26 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins Back, Where are Barn and Cliff Swallows, SW Ontario
Replies: 5
Views: 1929

Barn swallows and cliff swallows arrived last night.

JP.
by jogl
Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins Back, Where are Barn and Cliff Swallows, SW Ontario
Replies: 5
Views: 1929

Martins Back, Where are Barn and Cliff Swallows, SW Ontario

Our martins and tree swallows are back but I haven't seen a single barn or cliff swallow. Starting to get worried.

Anybody anywhere seen them?

Thanks,
JP.