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by Dave Reynolds
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gourds for 2021 all set up
Replies: 13
Views: 168

Re: Gourds for 2021 all set up

.... Whippy ... All looks well... Good Job... Have a great 2021 season.... :grin: :grin: :grin:

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Another arrival! They're coming in.
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Another arrival! They're coming in.

... Brent ... Congrats to you and your new arrivals... Good Luck in 2021 .. :grin: :grin: :grin:

Dave.
by Dave Reynolds
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My first arrivals
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: My first arrivals

...... Congratulations,,,,, Mike.... To you and your new arrivals,, Have a great 2021. :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First arrival!
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: First arrival!

Stingray wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:28 pm
ASY male arrived yesterday.
Back again this evening.
My season has begun!!

I hope everyone has a great season.👍
..

... Great news.. Stingray... Congrats to you and your new arrival... Have a great 2021 season..

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The Disappearing Culture of Purple Martin Landlords | JSTOR Daily
Replies: 15
Views: 304

Re: The Disappearing Culture of Purple Martin Landlords | JSTOR Daily

,,,,, Flyin-Lowe ... It is hard to get some people interested in hosting Martins.. But I’m hoping the word is getting spread at the Golf Course where I have a Satilite Site.. A lot of golfers stop and want to look into the nest at he babies every time I do nest checks.. So some are getting the word....
by Dave Reynolds
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 7
Views: 524

Re: Introduction

... DBH. ... Welcome to the PMCA Forum.. Great to have you here with us... Sounds like you are off to a good start last year.. with two pair... There is good chance you could double up with four pair this year..
Good Luck in 2021. .... :grin: :grin:

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tree swallow anxiety, try this.
Replies: 9
Views: 328

Re: Tree swallow anxiety, try this.

... fly-lowe and Randy ... Always interesting to hear stories about how people deal with the Tree Swallows and trying to attract Purple Martins at the same time. I lived it for many years and probably will for a few more years to come. I tried the "trick" of lowering the gourd rack and plug all the ...
by Dave Reynolds
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sub-Adult in Florida already ??
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Sub-Adult in Florida already ??

.... I saw a sub-adult report in Florida already ... ??? Talk about early, I would have to see that one..

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sub-Adult in Florida already ??
Replies: 0
Views: 131

Sub-Adult in Florida already ??

.... I saw a sub-adult report in Florida already ... ??? Talk about early, I would have to see that one..

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Early Arrivals
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: Early Arrivals

,, ,,,, Congratulations to you and your new arrival..... Ready or not here I come.... :grin: :grin: :grin:

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Vandal-Proofing
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Vandal-Proofing

.... Dave. .... Good idea on the bolt and the lock... i use a heavy chain around the crank handle and the bracket that holds the winch on the pole.. Can only move the handle about two inches... The old saying is “ A lock will only keep a honest man honest. A theft will break it if he can.. “ Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins In Viera, FL
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: Martins In Viera, FL

,,, Punky. ... Congrats to you and to your new arrivals.... Have a great year....

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First arrival in Raceland, Louisiana!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: First arrival in Raceland, Louisiana!!!!

.... Brent .... Congrats to you and your new arrival,,, Happy Dance... I can see it now ... :grin: :grin: :grin:

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martins in Melbourne, Florida!
Replies: 14
Views: 335

Re: Purple Martins in Melbourne, Florida!

,,,, Great News Mike. .... Good to hear they are starting to arrive... Good luck this year, and thanks for the update... :grin: :grin:

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Two December arrivals, LA and FL
Replies: 13
Views: 461

Re: Two December arrivals, LA and FL

Nice to see the Oxbow Golf Course satellite colony is in good hands. I have an educational satellite colony in Ames, Iowa at the Ada Hayden Park. I do the satellite location pre-season prep work before I do my own colony too. .. . Dave ... The Oxbow Satilite site is doing well... The owner of the G...
by Dave Reynolds
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: They are coming
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: They are coming

... WoW ... I know they are coming back each year... But they always suprise me when they start arriving .. Someone will be getting their Martins back today.. :grin: :grin:

Have a great 2021....

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I am ready!
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: I am ready!

Both gourd poles waxed. Check Both predator guards waxed. Check All pulleys lubricated. Check Ropes inspected. Check Top perches tightened. Check All I have left to do is attach the gourds. I do this in early February. Last year the first martin arrived on February 9th. I also need to gather pine s...
by Dave Reynolds
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Watersedge Purple Martin Houses
Replies: 5
Views: 822

Re: Watersedge Purple Martin Houses

I had heard the same as Matt concerning the interior connecting hole being too small. Opening up to three inch or larger should eliminate the hang ups. Watersedge is overall a great product with the exception of the two flaws. .. . ... Your right... Dave... The 2 “ hole is way to small for an insid...
by Dave Reynolds
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Any bets on the first arrival southern tip of Texas or Florida ?
Replies: 18
Views: 895

Re: Any bets on the first arrival southern tip of Texas or Florida ?

Thanks Duit. I had a blast with this pair. It seemed every time she would leave gourd he would be right there and always escorted her back. It seemed a few others would fly around every time she came back to gourd as well. Day babies fledge which was really exciting. It seemed all the Martin's in m...
by Dave Reynolds
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Two December arrivals, LA and FL
Replies: 13
Views: 461

Re: Two December arrivals, LA and FL

I'm much like you Dave, on the late March arrivals in the midwest states. I pre-nest like you too, I have a good feeling when I have everything in order and ready before they arrive. .. . Dave ... Your right ... My houses and gourds go up the first week of March.. Sometimes I get my Satellite Site ...