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by Dave Reynolds
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: housing
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: housing

... The distant between poles is your choice ... I would keep them far enough apart so that they don't hit each other on the way up or down. Mine are T-14's so I have them about 10 feet apart, Gourd rack will need a little more room. My T-14's are about forty feet from my house and the gourd rack is...
by Dave Reynolds
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First Martin has arrived at the Oxbow Golf Course..
Replies: 0
Views: 109

First Martin has arrived at the Oxbow Golf Course..

... Hello Everyone ... The First Martin has arrived at my Satellite Site " Oxbow Golf Course ".. I saw him sitting on the house and he really looked cold.. By time I was done golfing for the day there were three sitting and singing to each other. The 2021 season has started..

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: They are here!
Replies: 12
Views: 865

Re: They are here!

... Congratulations,,, To you and your new arrivals....
by Dave Reynolds
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Cicada's this year in my area
Replies: 8
Views: 579

Re: Cicada's this year in my area

.. flyin-lowe .. Ours came in 2016 in our area. So it will be a few more years for us here in Southeastern, Ohio.. (2033).. I always wondered if the Martins would eat them. They seem to be a little big for a Martin chick, but the adults could handle one, if they set on the porch and work at it.... I...
by Dave Reynolds
Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Attn. PMCA .. Making a Scout Report for a friend..
Replies: 3
Views: 565

Re: Attn. PMCA .. Making a Scout Report for a friend..

Dave, Please if you can email the report to: webadmin@purplemartin.org I believe you will get help with your request much faster. ,, , ... SSMartin ... Thanks for your reply... I may try to do it the way, I just don’t want my name on the report, I make my own reports from here in Little Hocking, Oh...
by Dave Reynolds
Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Attn. PMCA .. Making a Scout Report for a friend..
Replies: 3
Views: 565

Attn. PMCA .. Making a Scout Report for a friend..

.. Hello PMCA ... My friend Mike called to let me know his first Scout arrived today. He flipped some meal worms to him and the Male Martin caught them each time. He has fed his Martins in passed years. So this Martin was one of his old veterans.. Could you please make the report for him.. His compu...
by Dave Reynolds
Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why I don’t have Martins back?
Replies: 28
Views: 2860

Re: Why I don’t have Martins back?

dsonyay wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:15 am
You had too many pairs for all of them to not come back due to a snake. Id expect a few to reappear soon
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Same here... They will be back, I’m sure.. Hold on....

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Prediction on Iowa's first arrival.
Replies: 8
Views: 762

Re: Prediction on Iowa's first arrival.

Doug Martin - PA wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 12:26 pm
Yeh well I got my first one today! Surprise! Posted this morning but the map has not updated.

Amazingly early!

Doug
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Doug —. Congratulations,, to you and your new arrival...

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First scout report in Blloomfield, Iowa
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re: First scout report in Blloomfield, Iowa

... Dave Duit ...
Just put up all Gourds today on the Gourd rack... All gourds plugged for now., Two T-14’s went up yesterday. it’s now a waiting.. Should see and hear Martins singing in a few weeks for sure.. here in Southeastern, Ohio

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First report central mo.
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Re: First report central mo.

... warbirds ... Congratulations.. to you and your new arrival... Have a great 2021 ...

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: $64 Question
Replies: 6
Views: 822

Re: $64 Question

Sorry but I don't understand what exactly it is you are asking..... ========================== Hello flyin-lowe Thanks for a very honest reply post . That I admire in ones post reply post. Yesterday by phone I ask my friend the seller or MFG of my T14 Martin house the same question. He replied beca...
by Dave Reynolds
Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: $64 Question
Replies: 6
Views: 822

Re: $64 Question

.. I just made the 1/4 inch drilled holes in the small T-14 boxes,, oblong in shape (up and Down) and a little larger in size. Also I don't tighten down the wing nuts on the first Small T-14 box that you install.. This will give you more play or wiggle room, when installing the second small T-14 box...
by Dave Reynolds
Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Dose Older Martin birds.
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: Dose Older Martin birds.

... I believe they do in some cases... I have seen videos of Martins eating a pieces of their own shells..

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: new housing set up question
Replies: 8
Views: 681

Re: new housing set up question

....Jeff .... 15 to 20 feet apart should be fine.. I have put mine at 20 feet apart at the Golf Course. They have so much room, so it has not been a problem.. Good luck in 2021...

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My number one got home tonight
Replies: 14
Views: 1089

Re: My number one got home tonight

.... Hello Whippy ,,,, Congratulations to you and your new arrival... Have a great 2021 season..

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: lost purple martins
Replies: 4
Views: 832

Re: lost purple martins

.... So sorry to hear that... It’s cold here in Ohio, only 21 degrees.. I can’t imagine losing birds to that kind of temperatures ... Hang in there, the weather is going to break..

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 1st pair of 2021
Replies: 7
Views: 786

Re: 1st pair of 2021

.... Kegger ... Congratulations to you and your new arrivals... Good Luck in 2021

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Should I risk scaring the birds to put warmers?
Replies: 5
Views: 680

Re: Should I risk scaring the birds to put warmers?

... I have got to fine a way to lift up a cup ( on a long pole ) of Scrambled eggs or crickets/ mealworm to the porches and pull a string and dump the cup contents on the porch.. I’m drawing pictures now,, Will be a great project before the Martins get here in a few weeks...

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Porch dominance trouble?
Replies: 6
Views: 1215

Re: Porch dominance trouble?

.... Great Job..... Stacy B., ,,,, Sometimes you just have to make another way, to keep peace in the Martins neighborhood. Good thinking out of the box.... Enjoy you 2021 season..

Dave