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by rrmartins
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gone but never forgotten
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Gone but never forgotten

My condolences, just did this with our black lab Hannah.
by rrmartins
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Where are they going?
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Where are they going?

Just being birds, out eating and recruiting new birds, all good, no worries.
by rrmartins
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hawk
Replies: 38
Views: 621

Re: Hawk

They sure try!!!
by rrmartins
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hawk
Replies: 38
Views: 621

Re: Hawk

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We’ll get them hawks!!!
by rrmartins
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hawk
Replies: 38
Views: 621

Re: Hawk

How do we go about resolving this issue? I’m on board, just let me know.
by rrmartins
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hawk
Replies: 38
Views: 621

Re: Hawk

With all the new houses being built and forest being destroyed, they and other predators are being forced to hunt where their food moves to. We have coyotes in town now with all the clearing being done for new homes, it’s not their fault, they gotta eat to. Just a issue for guys like us.
by rrmartins
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hawk
Replies: 38
Views: 621

Re: Hawk

It’s great when they start fighting their own wars. My house was just too low the other day due to storms. Martin didn’t have a chance since they have to go down before they can go up. My numbers are exploding. Had fourteen here this morning. Keep them coming, strong north winds won’t help today, as...
by rrmartins
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Photos Of New Gemini Gourd Rack
Replies: 20
Views: 3991

Re: Photos Of New Gemini Gourd Rack

Sure wish I had that, very nice!!
by rrmartins
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Birds are back in Temple, Texas
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Birds are back in Temple, Texas

Glad their back!!! Good luck too you!!!
by rrmartins
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Birds finally came home
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Birds finally came home

Great news, let the games begin. Good luck!!!
by rrmartins
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hawk
Replies: 38
Views: 621

Re: Hawk

I stayed out till dark and didn’t have one come close to the housing, but they were circling the cattle field. What’s the deal this year with these hawks? Guess it happens every year, maybe this post just has more of us on alert.
by rrmartins
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hawk
Replies: 38
Views: 621

Re: Hawk

i would like to have a dollar for every time ive or my wife has run out there with a yelow bright jacket on yelling waving our hANDS in the air(they hate bright yellow) two crazy old people 73 and 77 Sounds good also. Ten years ago I had a speaker on top of my porch playing the dawn song, neighbors...
by rrmartins
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hawk
Replies: 38
Views: 621

Re: Hawk

Well, I guess I created quite the stir with the hamster baited hawk trap.....oooops! Didn’t realize it was illegal to catch em un harmed. Learned a good lesson and received some education. Alls well that ends well. I like the bottle rocket deal ,when we were kids we would light em and drop em in a ...
by rrmartins
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hawk
Replies: 38
Views: 621

Re: Hawk

Good morning everyone. He didn’t get anybody at my place yesterday evening. Waiting to see if he shows up this morning. Hope everyone has a great day!!
by rrmartins
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hawk
Replies: 38
Views: 621

Re: Hawk

Well the hawk just showed back up for his afternoon meal. Hate that stupid bird!!! Martins are swarming him, trying to chase him off.
by rrmartins
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hawk
Replies: 38
Views: 621

Re: Hawk

I’m going to try the decoys and move them around a little every now and then. My martin numbers are exploding, I’ve already got my whole T14 open. Box trap and Blaine’s repeater are catching sparrows very well. So far all males to. I like to twist their neck and do a 80 mph fast ball into my sound w...
by rrmartins
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hawk
Replies: 38
Views: 621

Re: Hawk

I’ll have one here tomorrow. Our storms have passed and the house is back up to 17ft. I’m in a very open area, so the martins have 360 degree flyaways onto the house. That’s what’s bad about having it halfway down, the martons have to sweep down before they can fly upwards. My Pitt bull and Doberman...
by rrmartins
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: when to do nest checks
Replies: 7
Views: 1172

Re: when to do nest checks

Another important factor. I have all my compartments numbered. Some times a baby will fall from the nest, you need to know how many babies you have in each one, so you’ll know which nest it belongs to, so it gets returned to the right one. Keep a log of how many you have in each one. Even when they ...
by rrmartins
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hawk
Replies: 38
Views: 621

Re: Hawk

Good morning everyone. Thank you for the kind words. This is my tenth year as a landlord, and the first time I have seen this happen. I’m sure it’s happened many times in the past, this is just the first time I witnessed it. My house is usually 17ft up, but I had lowered it due to storms moving thro...
by rrmartins
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hawk
Replies: 38
Views: 621

Hawk

:twisted: :evil:
Just lost a ASY male, right at dark to a hawk. What a horrible ending to a great day. My dogs and I had just came inside. Happened to look back out window and frickin hawk got him off the top of the house. I’ve already ordered a decoy. :evil: :evil: :evil:

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