Search found 69 matches

by Paul P
Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Meet Rufus ..MR owl shaker
Replies: 6
Views: 2050

Very funny! Does it work? I don't think Ruffus knows his left from his right, his boots are on the wrong feet. :lol:

Paul
by Paul P
Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First Martin back in Licking! **FINALLY***
Replies: 18
Views: 3804

Congratulations Kathy

I know mine will be coming soon beings your "Dude" showed up. :grin: Just another 100 miles north.

Old Paul
by Paul P
Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: MY T-14's ARE DONE
Replies: 7
Views: 2066

Cransy -

Good job! Now here's my shipping address .... :lol: :lol:

Just kidding, enjoy it!

Paul P
by Paul P
Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What Cuts Aluminum??? Other than Tin Snips
Replies: 18
Views: 6762

I agree with all of the above. I used a hole cutting blade in my drill. Just take your time and keep the blade level with your work. Don't let it grab. But if I had it all to do over again I would remove the center section. I smoothed the surface after drilling the best I could, but still think I sh...
by Paul P
Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Banding completed for 1/2 of colony - pictures!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2668

Hi Kathy, Thanks for letting Sharon and myself enjoy the experience of banding your young'ens. I would like to let the forum readers know that Kathy has such a beautiful colony and locations. She is a gracious and knowledgeable landlord. Like Kathy said, Dana and Ethan were very precise in what they...
by Paul P
Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: News story in St. Louis Post Dispatch about banding
Replies: 17
Views: 4491

John, Great article and photos. Photos say a thousand words. I'm sure your story gave purple martins a wonder boost. I commend you for your great efforts. Kathy, I bet if you told your local paper what was going to happen at your place and sent them John's writeup, they'll be there. You know, I reme...
by Paul P
Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: To move or not to move?
Replies: 23
Views: 6853

Tony -- there you go :) See, things happen in mysterious ways. The 7 acres sounds nice, and the pond is icing on the cake. As you can read in my profile I tore down all my old housing and rebuild everything in a different place in 2010. I was afraid I was going to draw a blank this year in the new l...
by Paul P
Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Kansas nest check..6/21/11..looking good!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1733

TonyG Just now read your TWO posts. Yes! You are doing a great job of landlording. Great success. I have one pair of ASYs (Putt & Minnie) and they had 4 eggs. We also have one pair of SYs (Clyde & Lois) and they had 4 eggs. The nest check today was 3 babies, 9do and 1 egg for Putt & Minnie and 2 bab...
by Paul P
Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: It was a good run
Replies: 19
Views: 3845

Hey Gobbler, I have followed your saga since last year and really feel bad that they just wouldn't take up with you. Don't give up, you WILL succeed! I was afraid I might have messed in my flat hat when I completely moved my active site 600 ft. closer to my cabin in 2010, revamping my Trios to bigge...
by Paul P
Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Female martin can't fly...UPDATED
Replies: 19
Views: 6285

Kathy,

Sorry for your injured girl. I know you will take the best of care to get her back on her wings.

Have you set any dates on banding yet? Please keep me informed.

Paul
by Paul P
Mon May 16, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Our colony of 250 cavities
Replies: 22
Views: 6466

Emil, wonderful picture. I have also wondered what your colony would look like, now I know. I must say you have some good neighbors. I have one that would do anything you asked of him. His tractor has come in handy many times. I can understand not doing complete nest checks. I know you take very goo...
by Paul P
Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Steve Kroenke Colony Hit With Tornado
Replies: 61
Views: 18607

Steve,

So sorry to hear of your lose . . . you and everyone in the area are in our thoughts and prayers. If we can help in any way, just post a note.

Ole' Paul
by Paul P
Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Take a Walk in my KY backyard (VIDEO)
Replies: 17
Views: 4226

Very nice Larry.

I'm gonna get me one of those video cameras, the movement was easy and you did a very good job of showing us around your place. Do some more.

Ole' Paul
by Paul P
Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Removing Sparrows From A PMCA Repeating Bait Trap
Replies: 21
Views: 6837

Three compartment wire sparrow trap This morning when I went out to check my site I had plenty of action in my trap -- a female Cardinal in one side and a male Cardinal in the other. Boy were the mad :evil: They were so big it was difficult to get the trigger out of the way so I could get a non-harm...
by Paul P
Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Old Story about Subbie mistakes...
Replies: 4
Views: 1380

Laverne

Maybe it could have been the newly hatched had something wrong with it. My cat has taken off dead or deformed kittens before. Maybe we shouldn't be too hard on the teens. They might be smarter than we give them credit for.

Ole' Paul
by Paul P
Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Missouri Arrivals
Replies: 16
Views: 4161

jmeyer, I live north of you in Macon. I didn't have any last year because I moved my site and rebuilt it, but I have one pair of ASYs, "Putt & Minnie", this season. I have put them to bed each night for the last week. They did bring back another pair, but they didn't stay. Ain't the weather been wei...
by Paul P
Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: CRICKETS
Replies: 9
Views: 2636

Tony

When are we gonna eat those crappies? :lol:

Ole' Paul
by Paul P
Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:48 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I'M ON THE BOARD!!!
Replies: 58
Views: 11873

Atta Boy Tony!

I was sure you would get PMs this year. Man, what a wait, 5 years. I'm glad you stuck in there. Congratulations!!

Ole' Paul
by Paul P
Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hoooow Sweeeet It Is!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1848

Thanks guys I'm sure they'll be back now that they know where I am. After all, who loves them more than I. :grin: I'm chompin' to get up to the cabin after church to see who came in this morning. (with coffee) :lol: There must be something dead in the area. There has been four turkey buzzards circli...
by Paul P
Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hoooow Sweeeet It Is!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1848

Hoooow Sweeeet It Is!!!

Tonight at 6:32 p.m. I had two ASYs circle my colony. One finally landed for about 10 minutes and listened to the dawnsong and sharpened his bill on the roost rod. As soon as he took off Sharon lowered the Trio houses with gourds under and opened four doors because they have round holes. The gourd r...