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by threelilkids
Tue May 29, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Handfeeding a Martin baby video
Replies: 2
Views: 870

Re: Handfeeding a Martin baby video

Thanks to my son Jerry for making the video available :grin:
by threelilkids
Mon May 28, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: One baby needing to be hand fed
Replies: 5
Views: 1421

Re: One baby needing to be hand fed

I can't put video in but I will keep trying, Mary
by threelilkids
Mon May 28, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: One baby needing to be hand fed
Replies: 5
Views: 1421

Re: One baby needing to be hand fed

Thanks, I put the baby in today but had to put him or her in with a pair whose babies are 1 week behind on hatching from his original nest. He is so far behind I hope he is going to be ok. Me and my mother in law will watch him carefully, he was eating great for me when we put him in, I will keep ya...
by threelilkids
Sun May 27, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: One pair last....
Replies: 26
Views: 6545

Re: One pair last....

Oh so happy for you CONGRATS
by threelilkids
Sun May 27, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: One baby needing to be hand fed
Replies: 5
Views: 1421

One baby needing to be hand fed

I have 3 pair this year and the eggs have all hatched 5 for each pair. I had a Raven land on the house of one and took a baby, so now I have been watching all day. Well yesterday I was doing nest checks and one of the pair have a baby that is very small and weak and very thin, so I took it out and h...
by threelilkids
Tue May 23, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I'm gonna be a grandma!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1923

Re: I'm gonna be a grandma!!!

Congrats, I am soooo happy for you, you totally deserve it. You will love seeing them grow. Happy dance, lol. Mary
by threelilkids
Fri May 19, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SY male won't fit through starling resistant opening
Replies: 6
Views: 1838

Re: SY male won't fit through starling resistant opening

I too had this problem and lost a martin because of it. So instead of the Martins leaving and not come back I took a file to the opening, just a little and it was just enough to get them to stay. I have had a starling get in the crescents so I now use conley 2 plates and the Martins use them and the...
by threelilkids
Fri May 19, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Lost Martins
Replies: 6
Views: 1873

Re: Lost Martins

Thanks, I'm glad too.
by threelilkids
Fri May 19, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Snake
Replies: 3
Views: 1555

Snake

Just want to remind everyone PLEASE guard against snakes!!!! As I was watching my Martins and Bluebirds every bird started to act funny the bluebird male started to dive by his house (4 babies). The Martins were diving but in a different way. I went over to check the Bluebirds and the male dove at m...
by threelilkids
Fri May 19, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Lost Martins
Replies: 6
Views: 1873

Re: Lost Martins

Yes, I think the subs did it. I now have a sub with the female that lost her young and they are nesting. I want to check for eggs sooooo bad but I have babies fledging any day now, so I'm waiting. I have 2 adult males and 3 subs (2 males and 1 female) at my housing. 1 sub and 1 adult are fighting ov...
by threelilkids
Thu May 11, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Lost Martins
Replies: 6
Views: 1873

Lost Martins

After 4 years with only 1 pair I finally got a second pair this year. My second pair had 5 eggs, I was sooo happy until a storm hit here last week and my male never returned to the house. Wednesday the babies hatched just as 7 subs had been coming around for days. I was told by my mother in law to c...
by threelilkids
Thu May 11, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The wave of subadults
Replies: 13
Views: 3466

Re: The wave of subadults

I got 7 subs just a few days ago. They come everyday. 2 have started staying the night. You have time. 8)
by threelilkids
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pictures of my Martin Pole
Replies: 7
Views: 2475

Re: Pictures of my Martin Pole

Martins will not use my gourds here, La, how tall is your pole? I think my gourds are to low, under my Martin house. Mary
by threelilkids
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: He is here, early
Replies: 2
Views: 925

He is here, early

My male of 3 years came in on Thursday, and today came in with a female while 2 other Martins flew above, that was fast work for him, He is 2 weeks early and would take about 1 to 2 weeks to fine a mate. :grin: Doing the happy dance here :P Mary
by threelilkids
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Closing on the House
Replies: 25
Views: 6414

Re: Closing on the House

Congrats and good luck this year, I too hope to see pics this year from you and hope you get Martins. Mary
by threelilkids
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Conley II Entrances ??
Replies: 6
Views: 2476

Re: Conley II Entrances ??

I have starlings bad here, La. but the only time they have breached my conleys is this year because they chewed the conleys bigger. I replaced the conleys and am back in the keep out game. 8)
by threelilkids
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Denham Springs, LA
Replies: 7
Views: 1729

Re: Denham Springs, LA

Hi Krista, I live in Denham Springs off Juban. I had my one male of 3 years come in on Thursday, 2 weeks early. I have noticed a drop in Martins last year and have only seen 4 total 3 of which my male brought in this weekend 1 male and 2 females, only 1 female landed and went in a hole with my male ...
by threelilkids
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My Purple Martin Colony For 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 4810

Re: My Purple Martin Colony For 2017

LOVELY, I could only wish, lol I to use the bird netting and it works great, GOOD LUCK to all this year, Mary
by threelilkids
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tobacco stems, Anyone ever do this?
Replies: 6
Views: 2330

Re: Tobacco stems, Anyone ever do this?

Not the leaf but the stem. Works great for small birds and parrots. I may put some in the Bluebirds housing this year as I have a bad mite and ant problem with them and no problem in the martins, but I do put 7 dust in the houses of the Martins. Mary