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by NancyinEnidOK
Tue May 15, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Feeding mix
Replies: 4
Views: 1160

[quote="Doug Martin - Fombell Pa"] . . . I still want to try mixing in very high protein cat food with egg. . . . Hi, Doug! In connection with another situation, I have been studying the nutritional content of cat food and have learned that much of it is pretty high in carbohydrates -- for example, ...
by NancyinEnidOK
Sat May 12, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Uh-oh Lowe's, we are liking the Home Depot
Replies: 9
Views: 2931

Deb, same here, "big mistake" as far as I'm concerned as well. I now shop at Lowe's only as the last resort. We don't have a Home Depot in town. I really try to support businesses whose practices are not offensive to me -- so when we get ready to do the repairs to may bathroom, I'll be driving to th...
by NancyinEnidOK
Fri May 04, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Ever Found a Small Copperhead or Cottonmouth in a Nest?
Replies: 8
Views: 2362

Dick, I just sent you a PM.
by NancyinEnidOK
Tue May 01, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 5% Sevin on porch/tunnel?
Replies: 6
Views: 2266

Looking ahead to the days when I have a colony -- I have a question for the experienced landlords about sevin. Was there a time when sulphur was used, and then sevin came into use to replace it? I ask this because an experienced and successful landlord in my area suggested sulphur, and I notice that...
by NancyinEnidOK
Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: False reports
Replies: 10
Views: 2765

Hey, Tony, so sorry you haven't see a thing! It's too bad that when Dorn County went by, there were no Martins there. :wink: :wink: :wink: BTW, I am curious about tomorrow, so please consider that this is my request for a follow-up from you for then, okay? 8) 8) 8)
by NancyinEnidOK
Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Very sad tonight
Replies: 13
Views: 3156

Chuck, you and Buddy are in my thoughts and prayers! I have a little guy who's been here for several weeks -- every night I sit on my porch and wait for him to go into "his" cavity. More than once, he has either missed coming back, or I've not seen him go in -- but it worries me when I don't see him...
by NancyinEnidOK
Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: subbies
Replies: 11
Views: 3327

My ASY male who's been here since Easter, working very hard to get us a colony going, has been bringing visitors by regularly. Especially for the past few days. This morning there was a female (subbie, I think, as her breast was very pale). They chatted and flew around and would leave for a while, t...
by NancyinEnidOK
Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: totally devastated
Replies: 23
Views: 5652

James, that is really a tragedy. A lot of people have lost Martins to snakes. As devastated as you must be about it, please don't give up and please don't beat yourself up! We all learn from experience -- our own experiences or those of others. Some day this experience will allow you to help another...
by NancyinEnidOK
Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nice news story in WI farm magazine
Replies: 4
Views: 1767

John, it is great that you find and share these articles, photos, etc., of interest. Thank you!!!!! :grin: :grin: :grin:
by NancyinEnidOK
Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Oyster Shells Question
Replies: 15
Views: 3443

A question for those of you who use egg shells: I would imagine that they need to be rinsed off well and then broken into tiny pieces -- is any other processing needed? Thank you!
by NancyinEnidOK
Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Round 7: Starling defeats original Excluder!
Replies: 67
Views: 28180

While reading this post just now, I glanced out at my Gemini rack, and saw a starling perched on the porch of one of my THG with Conley-II entrance. :evil: I reached for my air rifle and headed outside. The starling flew off, and then out of the gourd came its mate. :evil: :evil: I didn't even have ...
by NancyinEnidOK
Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: This Article Misses Almost Everything
Replies: 11
Views: 4216

Gene, good grief, where to start? So much information, so little of it factual. This strikes me as a situation with a person (the author) who knows just enough to make them dangerous. I had to laugh, though, at the end, the "how-to" list for attracting Purple Martins -- first item listed was a male ...
by NancyinEnidOK
Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Well, I did it - Super System 24 up and taking customers!
Replies: 18
Views: 5504

Lovely rack! I see that it took them no time at all to start moving in!
by NancyinEnidOK
Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Here comes the heavy snow?
Replies: 41
Views: 11503

Just wanting to send some good wishes to all of you landlords who are facing snow and other adverse weather conditions -- my thoughts and prayers are with you and your Martins! You are very special people who know what stewardship is and what it means to go "above and beyond." Insects are plentiful ...
by NancyinEnidOK
Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SY alert in Alvin 4/19/2012
Replies: 11
Views: 3678

Laverne, Louise, Emil, & Chris, thanks so much for keeping us updated on the subbies!! My ASY boy is still hanging around and spending most (or all?) nights here, bringing girls over, so far they are turning up their beaks for some reason -- think I'll turn on the dawn song again while he's not arou...
by NancyinEnidOK
Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: anyone have hummingbirds in Ks??
Replies: 21
Views: 8503

Hi, Rick! I've never used a feeder but do see several every morning (while they're in the area). They love my honeysuckle vine (Hall's Honeysuckle), the four o'clocks, and Rose of Sharon.
by NancyinEnidOK
Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Little Jet Fighter pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 2341

Remarkable photos! Thanks for sharing. :grin: Love how they keep their little "landing gear" so close to their bodies while in flight.
by NancyinEnidOK
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The Lone ASY Male Mating Game...
Replies: 4
Views: 1646

There is something like that going on at my place as well. There are two ASY males coming around. One comes several times a day most days and spends at least some nights here. I see the other one nearly every day, only once or twice, and he is attracted to the gourds. I have a brand new Gemini rack ...
by NancyinEnidOK
Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nesting platforms for Phoebes, Barn swallows, etc.
Replies: 4
Views: 1843

Hi, Siberman! I am glad that link may be useful to you! I just got a couple of power saws and once my NB traps are built, will probably make a couple of platforms and other things for my front porch. Hey, the smaller swallows you mentioned may be cliff swallows. There is a colony about a half mile f...
by NancyinEnidOK
Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Saturday Outbreak Central Plains...
Replies: 15
Views: 4712

Hi, Deb! I'm glad that you and Tony are okay, hope the same for Dorn and the other Kansas landlords! We didn't have any damage here and my main concern (for my place alone) was whether the male ASYs who have been coming by were safe! I was prepared to get my cats and dogs underground but we weren't ...