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by Ed Pace
Sat Jul 17, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest box traps-painting?
Replies: 8
Views: 1312

Re: Nest box traps-painting?

I like your aggressiveness that extra effort is what makes it all pay off, keep up the good work
Ed.
by Ed Pace
Sat Jul 17, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Remove sparrow nest?
Replies: 6
Views: 1289

Re: Remove sparrow nest?

Are you able to plug the nest up at night while the male or female are in the nest.? Maybe a Dixie cup on a long pole or something of that nature.
by Ed Pace
Thu May 06, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest building began this weekend in Plano
Replies: 12
Views: 3434

Re: Nest building began this weekend in Plano

Hi Whippy, good to hear that your birds are doing well, our birds are doing fairly good this year a little on the slow side we're still waiting for our first subs to return should be within the next week. I don't know if you have red pine trees in Texas the needles are extremely good for laying on t...
by Ed Pace
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First Ever ASY MALE
Replies: 9
Views: 2538

Re: First Ever ASY MALE

Don’t be too surprised if your Treeswallow has a change of heart when your PM brings a female around. I break up that relation ship before it causes you a lot of problems. Just my thoughts
Ed
by Ed Pace
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: MARTIN POLE IDEAS
Replies: 11
Views: 3443

Re: MARTIN POLE IDEAS

My original Poles go back to the early 70s they were 4 inch round heavy pipe of course there was no T 14‘s then but I mounted the T 14 s on the same poles and they are holding up very well still.The outside of the width measure 9 inches on mine I used planned rough-cut so that the inside is about 7 ...
by Ed Pace
Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: MARTIN POLE IDEAS
Replies: 11
Views: 3443

Re: MARTIN POLE IDEAS

Yes these pipes are a full 5 in.very heavy walled I don’t know exactly how heavy yet. I wonder if it would be any advantage in going to a 2 x 8 or ripping it even to a 2 x 7. The main things are they have to be very safe because there will be a large amount of people around them.
Ed
by Ed Pace
Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: MARTIN POLE IDEAS
Replies: 11
Views: 3443

Re: MARTIN POLE IDEAS

Thanks flyin-lowe for getting back to me on Easter Sunday, what you have showed me jars my memory and that’s pretty much the way I did most of mine ,I was just a little worried because that pole was that big , but I think it will work fine I’ll let you know later on what happens thanks again . Happy...
by Ed Pace
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: MARTIN POLE IDEAS
Replies: 11
Views: 3443

Re: MARTIN POLE IDEAS

I may have a chance to install 4 T-14’s for in a public site, my question is has anyone ever mounted them on a 5 “ square steel pole? I have built and installed in the past several T-14’s but not in quite a while and not too as big of a pole as 5 inches I have mounted some of mine on a 4 inch round ...
by Ed Pace
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Training Martin's to take food...how?
Replies: 15
Views: 4248

Re: Training Martin's to take food...how?

Hi Brent, let me start off by saying I hope there isn’t anybody on this forum that thinks because of their geographical location makes them less sympathetic of landlords losing their martins through starvation. Teaching martins supplemental feeding is not easy, not every Martin Will do it even when ...
by Ed Pace
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Supplemental Feeding With "Cicadas"
Replies: 4
Views: 1528

Re: Supplemental Feeding With "Cicadas"

Bill, as long as you have some more Cadis flies left why don't you try to work them into a tray if they recognize them sitting on a perch and then work them into a tray if you get them going that way they won't be using all that energy on cold-weather when you toss them.I fed my birds this morning a...
by Ed Pace
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hello......again
Replies: 9
Views: 3186

Re: Hello......again

Good to hear from you again gobbler it’s been quite a long time I wondered what happened to you. Sounds like you’re going to get birds this year good luck to you.Ed.
by Ed Pace
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Newbie needs advice
Replies: 6
Views: 2010

Re: Newbie needs advice

Dave if you have a round pole and wanted to try something to Strengthen it ,not knowing what size and shape you have is hard to answer but what I would do is take the next size bigger and put it on the outside of your original pole or if your original pole is maybe 2 inch diameter then put the next ...
by Ed Pace
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SY or ASY
Replies: 37
Views: 8308

Re: SY or ASY

In two different occasion
many years apart both first nests were started by ASY‘s
Ed
by Ed Pace
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Any body still have PM to fledge
Replies: 7
Views: 6402

Re: Any body still have PM to fledge

I have a late nest, ASYM and SYF that have three youngsters two of which fledged today the 14th and I am expecting the last one to fledge tomorrow or the next day. It's neat to watch the parents feed the two outside the nest sometimes in a tree sometimes in flight and then go back and feed the singl...
by Ed Pace
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Just a reminder
Replies: 1
Views: 1750

Just a reminder

Just a reminder don't forget to put that vanilla in the cotton balls for those real late Nests ,this is blackfly season coming up. Just yesterday I had three Nests with brand new pinkies in them and supposed to have more eggs hatching today, those blackflies can kill them very rapidly while they're ...
by Ed Pace
Thu May 23, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hanging by its foot
Replies: 3
Views: 4187

Re: Hanging by its foot

Hi Dave and thank you for responding to my thread. I also am thinking and hoping that this situation is extremely rare, however these guards are brand new and the traction devices I think have not been out all that long ,so that's the reason for my interest . This morning I did get a chance to go ba...
by Ed Pace
Tue May 21, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hanging by its foot
Replies: 3
Views: 4187

Hanging by its foot

I recently this spring bought some new Troyer horizontal guards for one of my satellite colonies (Vikings lodge). I just stop by to raise the guards back up because of high winds two days before and I'm very glad I did. There was an ASY female hanging by 1 foot upside down flapping frantically tryin...
by Ed Pace
Sun May 05, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Help I.D.'ing Martin
Replies: 2
Views: 1937

Re: Help I.D.'ing Martin

On your second picture I still think the same it's definitely a female probably a three-year-old it's not light enough to be a Subbie and it's not dark enough to be an old female . I'll bet she looks a little better now after a few days of rest and food .

Good luck for the rest of the season. Ed .
by Ed Pace
Fri May 03, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Help I.D.'ing Martin
Replies: 2
Views: 1937

Re: Help I.D.'ing Martin

I agree with what flyin- lowe says except I would think that it's not a Male that it's a female because of the light throat but it's hard to say if it's a sub female or an adult female ,to me if I were going to guess the way it's sitting there I would guess it's a sub female ,it looks like she's bee...
by Ed Pace
Fri May 03, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Where do PM's go when they disappear in the afternoon?
Replies: 8
Views: 4403

Re: Where do PM's go when they disappear in the afternoon?

Hi boot jack; I have also wondered where they disappear to. I live in south western New York state near Chautauqua lake. Within 2 to 4 miles distance on the lake there are there are several large colonies , and a few miles around yet there are several more. On a good day in the afternoon before nest...