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by Dave Reynolds
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Short Season:
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: Short Season:

... I hear ya all. ...... :grin: :grin: This too was my first year with a nesting pair.. 5 babies and all Fledged.. They fledged on July 7, and it has been a little quite.. Yesterday they all came back for a visit around 8:30 pm.. They were checking out their old home, and singing a lot. Great to se...
by Dave Reynolds
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New landlord
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: New landlord

... First of all Welcome Steve.. To the forum... Great to have you here with us... 24 rooms in one house sound kind of large, but as long as the rooms are bigger then the standard 6X6 inch rooms, it will be fine.. There are a lot of Martins Landlords here, from your area, so hopefully some of them w...
by Dave Reynolds
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Decoy slipping
Replies: 8
Views: 133

Re: Decoy slipping

... My perch rods that I mount the decoys on are wooden.. So a small wood screw is all that I use... Good Luck ..

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finally Lucky.
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Finally Lucky.

... Ladybug .... That’s super news... Always great to hear about another successful landlord.. Wishing you more success in the coming years..

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest check 3
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Nest check 3

GFB ... Sorry to hear about the lose of your babies.. Indeed the Sparrows will mess with young one.. But as said before some young SY's will also remove young babies from the nest. They get upset by not having a mate and will destroy the little ones to prove his dominance..

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Birds of a feather
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: Birds of a feather

G Saner ... Great story... It's always nice to have a close landlord and friend... Hope you both have a super 2019 Season...

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: nest check 7/9 one new nest
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: nest check 7/9 one new nest

.. Now that’s good news to hear... Continue success the rest of the season..

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pool owners
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Re: Pool owners

... Our pool is an in ground pool. It's about 200 feet away for the Martins. Our house is two stories high, so the Martins can't see us at the pool. It was not put that way by design , it just turned out that way.. Have not seen any Martins drink for the pool...

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Here is my set up that has martins thriving in a small residential yard.
Replies: 14
Views: 434

Re: Here is my set up that has martins thriving in a small residential yard.

-i_carumba..... Great Photo... I’m sure they (The Martins) love the view..

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Question about different types of openings
Replies: 16
Views: 1228

Re: Question about different types of openings

...ColtsDaddy ... I started a new colony at one of the local Golf Courses.. I bought ConleyII plates and installed them over the round holes on all the doors on two Trio Houses.. The gourds I used were Troyer Horizontals Gourds with Conley11 entrance.. Everything was Conley11 entrance because I coul...
by Dave Reynolds
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest Check 14
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: Nest Check 14

.... mjfog ... Great to hear things are going well... A good season for ya... :wink: :wink:

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First successful year
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: First successful year

.... Congratulations.... to you and your Martins... :wink: :wink:

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Female gone, Male quits, 2 chicks die, Miracle !!!
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Female gone, Male quits, 2 chicks die, Miracle !!!

... Great Job Anthony .... Way to be Observant... The Martins will love you.. Long live your colony.... :wink: :wink:

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What's lurking in that nest?
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: What's lurking in that nest?

... Nicely Put Ed... Thanks to you and to all in the PMCA....

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A gang of martins?
Replies: 15
Views: 327

Re: A gang of martins?

... I too have the pine needles as a good base for a nest.. My neighbor has a large pine tree close to my My mail box, The needles are run over a few time by neighborhood cars and crush them up a bit.. I gather a large trash bag of them from the rood and it’s enough for all my houses and gourds for ...
by Dave Reynolds
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Taxidermy Lady
Replies: 10
Views: 425

Re: Taxidermy Lady

Has anyone heard from taxidermy lady this year? I always enjoyed her posts and I haven't see anything from her this year. Dennis .. Dennis... She’s doing great, her colony has grown a lot.. I did see notes from her from time to time... She has had a very bad year with “Buffalo Gants”. I think she h...
by Dave Reynolds
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Trio rooms 6"X12" going to 6"X12"X9" for 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Trio rooms 6"X12" going to 6"X12"X9" for 2020

Anthony.... Sounds like a great idea.. The 6X12 room are probably ok with only 3 or 4 nestlings. I have seen 5 and 6 nestlings in one of the 6X12 rooms and they seem a little bunched up as they grow... Maybe that is why the gourds are so popular
by Dave Reynolds
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Advice for wanna be landlord
Replies: 12
Views: 1240

Re: Advice for wanna be landlord

... Ryan .... Good advice on the Tree Swallows... The Tree Swallows kept me from getting Martins for a few years.. Once you get Martins then I might think about Tree Swallows later...

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Scrambled eggs
Replies: 10
Views: 1245

Re: Scrambled eggs

...pmlover... That sound great.. Good to hear they will take food when offered.. Good Luck the rest of the season..

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Heat issues in southern nesting range
Replies: 2
Views: 769

Re: Heat issues in southern nesting range

...mjfog... Sure hope they make it for ya... That does sound a little warm... Good Luck

Dave

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