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by R Onnen
Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: GEMINI RACK
Replies: 10
Views: 2869

WOW!!!!You are doing "GREAT" I am legally disabled with back problems. But, WOW, you have an AWESOME colony at 68. I want to add an addition but it is a lot work (well worth it) and I have a lot of friends who help and my mentor, Jim, still helps, but at times its still pretty tough. Good Job and TH...
by R Onnen
Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: GEMINI RACK
Replies: 10
Views: 2869

I get 2000 at a time, for my small colony. With this years weather, went through 7000! I have "MY BIG BLACK SPOON" that I use to flip a few at a time. With 10 pair, it is so much fun, and LOVE helping them at the same time!!Although I did lose two ASY females during the cold, wet period, We feel We ...
by R Onnen
Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Season winding down
Replies: 2
Views: 1047

Mine started to arrive on April 8, and were here Wednesday night, but gone Thursday. So April 8-August 8. Four full months, happy for that, but VERY SAD, too
by R Onnen
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 26
Views: 8020

It makes me so HAPPY that so many don't "GIVE UP" after a couple years. I was very lucky to get a pair my first year, but, to those of YOU that keep trying and finally succeed, JUST MAKES ME SO HAPPY!!!!The PURPLE MARTIN LANDLORD FAMILY is great and I hope to be part of it for years to come. CONGRATS
by R Onnen
Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Iowa Purple Martin Organization to present Iowa State Fair
Replies: 3
Views: 1339

Hey Dave, I think we are going to try to make to the fair, not decided if we set up camp for the pot luck first or after. Will talk to the Grimm family and decide. Will be a busy weekend for you. GLAD YOU ARE SO DEDICATED FOR THE MARTINS!!!

Rod
by R Onnen
Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: martin house "outside the dome"
Replies: 14
Views: 5604

I have also spotted martin houses on TV shows and even sporting events on ESPN. Always say something and have to rewind because no one else saw it. Then they ask if I am even watching the show. Few years back on the news there was a story about Martins spooking horses in a parade here in Iowa, and a...
by R Onnen
Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Baby on the ground
Replies: 2
Views: 1047

Good response. I had my first 2 jumpers this year. The first, when I was gone, and was hit by a car trying to get back to the yard. The other, I heard a lot of "CHATTER" and went to see what was up, He/She could fly, just not far. When I tried to catch him, he would fly 6 or 8 yards with 20+ martins...
by R Onnen
Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: No Nesting Martins
Replies: 9
Views: 2799

Joanne,
I agree, he will be back, and have better luck! He likes the housing. GOOD LUCK IN '14

Rod
by R Onnen
Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Liquid Seven
Replies: 23
Views: 8361

Last year, I put sevin in when I raised houses, and had mites later in the season. This year waited till nest building started and have not had any more mites. GREAT YEAR
by R Onnen
Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Treated nest with Sevin and tons of chicks and no mites
Replies: 5
Views: 1836

AWESOME POST (not just cuz I been a Patriot fan for over 40 yrs) but my mentor used sevin when I started and never a problem with mites. I always put it under all floors, entry and nest, before the martins even arrived. Then, last year, 5 pairs, with babies were covered with mites. So we added some ...
by R Onnen
Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Convince me one way or the other.........
Replies: 21
Views: 8600

I am here in Iowa as well, and 5 years ago, my mentor, Jim, insisted on SREH entrances. Had a pair in 2 weeks! So, my thought is more and more people are using SREH entry and the young grow up with them and will return to them as SY's This year, 10 pairs, around 40 babies and still some eggs. Never ...
by R Onnen
Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Iowa Landlords
Replies: 13
Views: 3425

I have one nest that may fledge tomorrow. And then some eggs are still hatching. Really get nervous doing "checks" with older chicks. My mentor, Jim, had some fledge today, I think
Rod
by R Onnen
Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Largest Colony With 1,067 Pairs Identified in Alabama
Replies: 28
Views: 18519

WOW!!!!Don't know how you do it!!!!!Thanks for sharing.
Rod
by R Onnen
Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: WHAT NOW?
Replies: 5
Views: 1719

Yes, Dave. You should leave them up. My friend put a house up last spring and he has a lot of Ma and Pa martins sitting on the wires checking out his housing. His house is a heavy wooden, I guess like a treo. We got him 2 large aluminum castles that we really want to get up before they leave. And We...
by R Onnen
Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: ia martin
Replies: 2
Views: 1432

Yes, I can get to the site, then when I click on forum it is listed as "crashed" well, I will call a few others in town. Thanks, Louise
by R Onnen
Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: ia martin
Replies: 2
Views: 1432

ia martin

Anyone else having problems with the ia martin.org site. Need to get a message out about the shirts.
by R Onnen
Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 15 year drought over
Replies: 13
Views: 4034

CONGRATS!!!Glad you didn't give up. GOOD LUCK
by R Onnen
Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: MITES
Replies: 3
Views: 1783

Thanks Guys I will sleep better now. I LOVE this Forum
by R Onnen
Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: MITES
Replies: 3
Views: 1783

MITES

WOW!!!Just did a nest check on the 2 nests with young and eggs (left the other 3 alone with older babies) and was getting ready to raise the houses back up and a very good friend said "Wait, whats this?" Sure enough MITES!!!!So I got the sevin and put it under the floors and around the nests in the ...
by R Onnen
Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Beef Heart
Replies: 2
Views: 1058

Thanks Louise