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by Dave Reynolds
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nighthawks
Replies: 6
Views: 102

Re: Nighthawks

Very nice, yep neat birds. Have not seen that many at once! They lay eggs and nest right on the ground, they seem to like open areas, have stumbled on night hawk chicks while walking around remote areas...they do not move at all and hope you dont see them. Tough to spot unless you are looking right...
by Dave Reynolds
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tulsa Roost Watch Went Well
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Tulsa Roost Watch Went Well

.... Dick ... I’ll bet that was a show..,, I can’t imagine being around that many Martins at once... Had to be something..

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First year for Martins
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: First year for Martins

... hefitz .... First let me welcome you to the PMCA.. Great to have you here with us... Congrats on your first year hosting Martins.. Yes my newly fledged Martins did hang around for a while... 7 to 10 days is not surprising..

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: S.T.P to help PM Landlords
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: S.T.P to help PM Landlords

..... Anthony ... Man you have a way with words... Could not have said it any better... I will remember “STP” for awhile, good job...

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How Many Gourds on 2" Pole ??
Replies: 8
Views: 513

Re: How Many Gourds on 2" Pole ??

I have a AAA gourd rack with 2 inch pole. It holds 16 gourds just fine. In strong winds it will move a little and I lower it if storms are forecasted. It is probably close to 10 years old and still very straight. I wouldn't be afraid to hang 2 more gourds on it. .. . Thanks Flyin-Lowe.... I was thi...
by Dave Reynolds
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Bad Storm = Bad Damage
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Bad Storm = Bad Damage

... Kyler. ... Sure hate to see that... That was a lot of work to get your colony started... So glad they were gone for the year.. Good luck on your repairs...

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Do SY's return to their birth colony?
Replies: 20
Views: 1711

Re: Do SY's return to their birth colony?

Threads like this sorta shoot holes in people’s ideas that large colonies “hog” Martins. Any Martin colony, regardless of its size, helps disperse Martins. Large colonies may suck up a lot of unbounded ASY Martins but they sure put out lots of HY’s to disperse to colonies the following year. .. . ....
by Dave Reynolds
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Do SY's return to their birth colony?
Replies: 20
Views: 1711

Re: Do SY's return to their birth colony?

Threads like this sorta shoot holes in people’s ideas that large colonies “hog” Martins. Any Martin colony, regardless of its size, helps disperse Martins. Large colonies may suck up a lot of unbounded ASY Martins but they sure put out lots of HY’s to disperse to colonies the following year. .. . ....
by Dave Reynolds
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: tree swallows
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Re: tree swallows

... Gray fox ... I never had any luck attracting Martins as long as I had Tree Swallows around.. Not until I keep the Tree Swallows away, did I get my first pair.. Other people will tell you that Tree Swallows are great to have, but get your Martins Colony established first and then allow the Tree S...
by Dave Reynolds
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pole for T-14
Replies: 11
Views: 1231

Re: Pole for T-14

.. Buckdog122 ... My T-14 is on a sandwich type wooden post,, It is made of two 2X6 and a 1X6 in the middle.. Been up since 2010, still in great shape... Good luck on what ever pole you choose,, And good luck on next years season..

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PMCA 2019 Nest Cam
Replies: 5
Views: 1202

Re: PMCA 2019 Nest Cam

.... Thanks for the 2019 nest cam,, It was great to watch.. Amazing how fast they grow,, enjoyed it so much..

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: End of Season 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 1055

Re: End of Season 2019

...Kyler... Sounds like a super year... Great numbers... Enjoy your posts ...

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Do SY's return to their birth colony?
Replies: 20
Views: 1711

Re: Do SY's return to their birth colony?

I know I've read many times that this year's fledgings usually don't return to the colony they were born at......but a friend of mine was talking the other night and said they do. So.......in your opinion, which way is it? . . BillieJR... I don't think a great percentage of this years Fledgings com...
by Dave Reynolds
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Missed the finale:( how did it end?
Replies: 6
Views: 884

Re: Missed the finale:( how did it end?

.. Buckdog. .. They are a lot of fun to watch on or a few days before they fledge.. I had Martins come out of the woodwork and hang around for five or six days, wanting to help the little ones fledge.. It was crazy with that many Martins around to help when I only had one pair (5 babies) to fledge ....
by Dave Reynolds
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Short Season:
Replies: 14
Views: 1185

Re: Short Season:

Fuzzmeister ... I will be looking for them to do a "fly over" on their way South.. And yes they can spend the night also... Enjoy them as much as you can..

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest Check # 17
Replies: 1
Views: 143

Re: Nest Check # 17

..mjfog ... What a successful year you have had.. Looking forward to 2020 season also.. It was my first year at my home site.. Can’t wait for their return... Good luck next year...

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Short Season:
Replies: 14
Views: 1185

Re: Short Season:

ya all Dave Dave, while I appreciate your attempt to sound southern that was a pretty bad attempt. LOL Y'all Yall You all Just for future reference. :grin: ... Thanks for the correction on my language... :grin: :grin: :grin: But I do like in Southeastern Ohio... Does that help any ?? LOL Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Question about "heat index"
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: Question about "heat index"

... Good question,, John... It’s just my opinion but I don’t think animals or birds feel the “feel like” temp that we feel.. It’s like the “wind chill numbers””,, I don’t think they feel that either.,, just humans.. Hopefully more will chime in on the subject...

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Short Season:
Replies: 14
Views: 1185

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: 17
Views: 1615

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...

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