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by Don Strickland
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin Arrivals
Replies: 7
Views: 1530

Martin Arrivals

Two Purple Martins at Shady Point, Ok. 2/25/18 Don Strickland
by Don Strickland
Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Add me to the List--Can't report 1st Arrivals
Replies: 10
Views: 2674

Re: Add me to the List--Can't report 1st Arrivals

Four new arrivals Feb 27, 2016, at Shady Point, Oklahoma. Don Strickland. Couldn't get on the report arrival page.
by Don Strickland
Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New arrivals.
Replies: 0
Views: 1588

New arrivals.

I had just about lost hope. Only had 8 birds, but today the population has more than doubled..... :-)
Hope everyone has the same experience...
by Don Strickland
Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Not looking good.
Replies: 21
Views: 7249

I live pretty close to GregB and I think he is right. Just a very few at my place.
by Don Strickland
Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First one.
Replies: 2
Views: 964

First one.

Saw one flying overhead just minutes ago, checking out the area.
Looked like a Male.
Don
by Don Strickland
Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Are Purple Martins worth it?
Replies: 20
Views: 4502

Nothing ventured, Nothing gained, and you'll never know for sure until you give it a shot.
Just my humble opinion.....
by Don Strickland
Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Downsizing worries.....
Replies: 12
Views: 3231

Downsize

Connie, I removed two aluminum houses. They were getting too hot and the babies were jumping. Sad sight to go out and find 3 or 4 dead, so I took down the aluminum houses. I tried to remodel to make them cooler but that didn't work. I'd rather have fewer Martins than have to witness the death of the...
by Don Strickland
Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Time Warp!
Replies: 31
Views: 6563

I enjoyed the story Randall. Now it's time to get out the saw and build one for your Dad....
Don
by Don Strickland
Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First Starling of 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 4304

Dan G..
The one Dorn has is the same basic design as the three I use year around. They really work very well....I modified mine so they are super sensitive. I caught a Tiny Carolina Wren last year...(Emphasizing Sensitivity)...
Don
by Don Strickland
Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First Starling of 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 4304

First Starling of 2015

Trapped my first Starling yesterday. First catch since November.
Don
by Don Strickland
Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Here Again
Replies: 7
Views: 2087

Yep Delma, Time flies when you're having fun or "GETTING OLD"... :)
I hope you have a successful Purple Martin 2015.
Don
by Don Strickland
Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: bluebird questions
Replies: 11
Views: 2562

I have BB boxes on the same pole as Martin house....About three feet below bottom of martin house....They raised young in it last season. Several other BB boxes on individual poles scattered around also. I don't know if they would nest in the same house that martins use. I have 6 boxes with BB size ...
by Don Strickland
Fri Dec 26, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What I got for Christmas!
Replies: 15
Views: 3563

Mine stay. I've had 6 or 8 hanging around.
Don
by Don Strickland
Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sparrows
Replies: 8
Views: 3121

Sparrows

It seems unusual that Sparrows would be checking out possible nesting sites this early, but.....Trapped 4 and Maraudered 1 today.
Don
by Don Strickland
Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: House Sparrows and Starlings....
Replies: 13
Views: 3814

Hundreds of Starlings down here but they are pretty savvy about my place. When they are close enough for a shot gun, they are all perched on the cable tower and I can't shoot at them.
So far this year I have eliminated 128 Starlings/Sparrows. Trapping and shooting.
Don
by Don Strickland
Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Scout report watching in 2 months!
Replies: 10
Views: 3127

I'm ready now.

Did some thinning and some modifications, so I'm playing the waiting game but I hope they wait till March to come back home...Last year there was snow on the houses when they arrived. Best of luck to everyone???
Don
by Don Strickland
Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Bird ID help please
Replies: 3
Views: 1979

Dave
I did more searching and I too think it is a yellow rumped warbler. I had never seen one before. Unfortunately, I mistakenly thought it was a sparrow.
Don
by Don Strickland
Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Bird ID help please
Replies: 3
Views: 1979

Bird ID help please

Resembles a sparrow, but has a patch of yellow feathers on the rump.
Don
by Don Strickland
Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Air rifle scopes
Replies: 15
Views: 7949

Annie, I use shooting bags front and back to steady my aim. The front bag has an elevation adjustment. I bought the bags at Midwayusa. I also have my shooting station set up on a table on the back porch. I spend a lot of time out there so the scum birds are not alarmed by seeing me. When shooting fr...
by Don Strickland
Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Air rifle scopes
Replies: 15
Views: 7949

Yes Conrad. I was at the same place as Jim in the beginning. I wasted the price of a Marauder on springers and scopes, so counting the waste and finally getting a Marauder, mine was really expensive. I do understand being on a tight budget though, because I am on a tight one.
Don