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by rrmartins
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wishing you all a Happy Easter!!
Replies: 4
Views: 38

Re: Wishing you all a Happy Easter!!

Praise The Lord!!!
by rrmartins
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: T14 Full
Replies: 12
Views: 306

Re: T14 Full

Canada is a long flight, lol. I’m glad they migrate that far, for landlords like yourself. I still have never understood why they go so far to nest, it’s amazing what they will do. Good luck this year!!
by rrmartins
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: T14 Full
Replies: 12
Views: 306

Re: T14 Full

I’ll be adding a rack for next year. It is what it is this year I reckon.
by rrmartins
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: T14 Full
Replies: 12
Views: 306

Re: T14 Full

Guess we’ll see what happens, I’ve never had this issue in ten years. Might have to modify some next year.
by rrmartins
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: T14 Full
Replies: 12
Views: 306

Re: T14 Full

Still lacking females, every compartment has martins going in and out and eleven nest are almost done, still have three empty nest trays though. Have never seen this happen before.
by rrmartins
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: So upset!
Replies: 17
Views: 653

Re: So upset!

Black feathers and nesting material work better as bait this time of year, they’re in breeding mode now.
by rrmartins
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: So upset!
Replies: 17
Views: 653

Re: So upset!

Sounds like your doing great!! Takes a little practice to start trapping rat birds, you’ll make it!!
by rrmartins
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Storm damage in NE states & update
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Storm damage in NE states & update

I’m not even on FB.
Hope you fell better!!
by rrmartins
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Visitors Question
Replies: 16
Views: 382

Re: Visitors Question

Once you have them spending the night, you can turn off all of your audio. The martins will bring more of them in, better than a recording will. Sounds like your off to a good start.
GOOD LUCK!!!
by rrmartins
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: ? Cable diameter to re-string the winch ?
Replies: 9
Views: 340

Re: ? Cable diameter to re-string the winch ?

flyin-lowe wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:26 pm
Both of my T14's have 3/16 galvanized steel cable. I think it is rated for close to 1,000 lbs which is obviously plenty for my houses. I can't imagine your set up weighs much more, if any, then a T14. My original one has 4 gourds under it too.
by rrmartins
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mortified by Bad Timing
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: Mortified by Bad Timing

Sure they have a post hole digger on a tractor or gas powered hand held. Have them drill the holes. Call city manager if you need to, and make it happen. Get local game wardens involved if needed. Good luck.
by rrmartins
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Van Ert trap, help
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: Van Ert trap, help

A nice .177 with scope and silencer work good. No way to put a trap inside compartment the sparrow goes into?
by rrmartins
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: So what kind of green leaves do your PMs like?
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Re: So what kind of green leaves do your PMs like?

Mine use Bradford Pear leaves from my tree, in my front yard.
by rrmartins
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Van Ert trap, help
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: Van Ert trap, help

Make it look used, and place it as high as possible around some cover, sparrows like to hide.
by rrmartins
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A bunch more here today.
Replies: 10
Views: 376

Re: A bunch more here today.

Mine did the same, went from ten too twenty in a few days.
by rrmartins
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: HOSP
Replies: 22
Views: 863

Re: HOSP

Put a little dead grass inside and around the hole to make it look used, might help out.
by rrmartins
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: T14 Full
Replies: 12
Views: 306

Re: T14 Full

Thanks guys!! It’s so funny watching them trying to get those sticks into the opening. They are very busy today.
by rrmartins
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: T14 Full
Replies: 12
Views: 306

T14 Full

Have a full house and nest building is just getting started!!
Good luck everyone!!!
by rrmartins
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pole w/ Winch for T-14
Replies: 16
Views: 861

Re: Pole w/ Winch for T-14

Go 80 if your going round, a lot of people do like the square poles, I’ve just never had one. Mines ten years old, and it’s seen some big storms.
by rrmartins
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: HOSP
Replies: 22
Views: 863

Re: HOSP

Make a little box trap with a small hole, with spring loaded trap on backside of the door, I forget what size hole. Get a Blaine’s repeater trap and anyone you catch, move it into the Blaine’s trap as a bait bird. The Blaine’s will catch some on it’s on, but a bird inside the trap helps attract more...

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