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by Dave Reynolds
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martinwatch nest data sheet, fledged?
Replies: 9
Views: 132

Re: Martinwatch nest data sheet, fledged?

..... Forum Admin ... Thanks so much for the reply... an "X" or "F" sounds great... Have a great day...

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martinwatch nest data sheet, fledged?
Replies: 9
Views: 132

Re: Martinwatch nest data sheet, fledged?

Good question for a couple reasons. First is that it is required to verify fledgling for each nest by marking fledge (F) if your data is to be counted when you submit the Martinwatch data. Second is not to get too hung up on individual fledge dates as nestlings often fledge over several days. I mak...
by Dave Reynolds
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Fourth of July Babies
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Fourth of July Babies

Hello Everyone... My Single pair( at my home site) has hatched their babies yesterday. This will be my second year hosting a single pair at my home site.. Four eggs all hatched. They will be here until late July early August if all goes well... It seems like all the years waiting was worth it... Lov...
by Dave Reynolds
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: For the first time in 7 years
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: For the first time in 7 years

.... Wow,,, That is good news... 22 years is a long time to wait for that first pair... I know the feeling, I got my first pair last year after a lot of trying and changing things up every few years.. Seems like it took forever.. Got one pair again this year with eggs now, and a single male has show...
by Dave Reynolds
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What age are the Hatch-lings in the nest cam... Today 6/28
Replies: 1
Views: 85

What age are the Hatch-lings in the nest cam... Today 6/28

... How old are the Hatch-lings that we are watching on the nest cam.. Today is the 28 of June..

Thanks ,, Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I'm going to need bigger gourds- 10 nestlings in one.
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: I'm going to need bigger gourds- 10 nestlings in one.

.... ED ... Good Job... I think I would have done the same thing. To many babies for one pair to handle. I had nine eggs in one gourd last year, Five of them hatch and four didn't.

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Trio pioneer house door
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Trio pioneer house door

,,,, Hi Rob ... Looks great to me... Do you do the nest checks from the back side (Door) of the Trio ??

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why just one egg?
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Why just one egg?

... They are funny the first time they set up house... My first pair (years ago) at my Satilite Site, had four eggs and then didn’t hatch them... So disappointing... Hopefully they will try again... Hang in there...

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: S.E. Iowa Update
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: S.E. Iowa Update

.... Great News,,, SMJohnson .... Glad to hear your colony is still growing... Have a great year..

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The torn green leaf
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: The torn green leaf

Great to hear he is bring more leaves in ... They do that at my Satellite Site.. I think that’s the only job he has until the babies hatch... Have a great season...

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Wed May 27, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Waking near the Martins
Replies: 11
Views: 455

Re: Waking near the Martins

... When I do the nest checks at my Satellite Site, I make all the same moves, so I think they get used to me.. My site is on a golf course.. so I drive around the Poles twice and park in the same place.. sit for 5 minutes, and then drive up to the pole. I always check the pole and houses in the sam...
by Dave Reynolds
Thu May 21, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Weather
Replies: 7
Views: 363

Re: Weather

....kborder... Your not along.. From down here in Southeastern Ohio and to the North, we have lost some Martins to the weather.. The landlords around here that I know who are not on this web site all the time, have lost Martins.. I have lost three so far this year at my Satellite site due to the wea...
by Dave Reynolds
Sun May 10, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tenants in the Duracraft Castle
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: Tenants in the Duracraft Castle

... deancamp ... Sounds like you are getting off to a great start... Congratulation... Have a wonderful 2020 season.

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Sun May 10, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: May white out!
Replies: 33
Views: 1155

Re: May white out!

I am losing birds. I have crickets and eggs out, but they won't eat. They are piling up in the nesting cavities in the T14, and freezing to death. I can touch them all. Would there be any point in bringing them inside in a cage? I realize that would cause stress, but no worse than what is happening...
by Dave Reynolds
Thu May 07, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest check 5/7/2020 updates 5/20/20
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: Nest check 5/7/2020

.... Whippy .... ,,,, Sounds like you are off to a great start..... Enjoy... :grin: :grin: :grin:

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Wed May 06, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Brand New and Learning - Home Question
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: Brand New and Learning - Home Question

.... Steve ... Your right ... the Martins may hang around a few weeks before they pair up and start build nest.. Keep after the sparrows, possibly trap or shoot them.. Do double check the ID photos and make sure that the birds that you are seeing are indeed Purple Martins and not Tree Swallows.. Whe...
by Dave Reynolds
Tue May 05, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: So far so good!
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: So far so good!

..... Kegger .... Congrats on you new babies.... :grin: :grin:

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Sat May 02, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: due date nest check
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: due date nest check

.. kegger .. That's good new's... Eggs and Babies... Always a good day.. Enjoy

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Sat May 02, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How many times?
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: How many times?

..... BillieJR .... Way to many times to count... Playing the Dawn Song gets ingrained in your mind.. I have it memorized it so, while I'm outside I will hear any "chirp" that is not on the CD.. As far as looking, it would be easier to count the times I don't look up at the houses.. Good Luck this s...
by Dave Reynolds
Fri May 01, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finally!
Replies: 15
Views: 754

Re: Finally!

..... Congratulations to you and your new arrivals.... Have a great season....

Dave