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by Ladybug
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin Babies.
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: Martin Babies.

JH Cox. THANKS for the advice. I certainly WILL do that. Good Luck also in 2021.
by Ladybug
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin Babies.
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Martin Babies.

5 babies fledged today. A Good Day.
Ma, Pa very attentive. We will really
miss them. Least they all will be here
for a few more days. Lots of visitors
but only one pair nested.
Better Luck in 2021.
by Ladybug
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Would anyone like to help?
Replies: 17
Views: 593

Re: Would anyone like to help?

The PMCA sells Gourd lids/caps already vented.
You can check the PMCA site online.
Hope this info is helpful..
Good luck.
by Ladybug
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The Babe lives
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: The Babe lives

Diane:: The little one looks very healthy. Thanks for the pic. Today is the first time I checked the PM nest since June 6, had 4 eggs then. Now we have 5 healthy looking little ones. From your photo, I'd guess ours are 10-11 days old, the adult parents are kept very busy feeding them. Good Luck to y...
by Ladybug
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Troyer H. Gourds.
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: Troyer H. Gourds.

Thanks everyone for all your Advice. Much appreciated. I have several large round factory gourds but the Martin's DEFINITELY Prefer the Troyer Horizontal Gourds. I like them best too.
THANKS .
by Ladybug
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Troyer H. Gourds.
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: Troyer H. Gourds.

Whippy,
I use only pine needles, 1 gourd just slightly tilts
forward, 1 is level, both secure.
They will be OK. Thanks.
by Ladybug
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Troyer H. Gourds.
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Troyer H. Gourds.

I have 2 New Troyer Horizontal gourds this year, do nests get wet during heavy rainy days?
Martin's are nesting in 1 Troyer.
Thanks.
by Ladybug
Mon May 25, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin Update:
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Martin Update:

Had a Starling problem=The 2nd Adult pair we had left 10 days ago, did not return. I shot the starlimgs.The First Adult pair have chosen a gourd. Don't think there are eggs. Both M/F out, about all day. I need to do a nest check. The SY pair arrived 1 week ago. Are still checking out the Gourds. We ...
by Ladybug
Sun May 17, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: We had 30 martins, now have 3
Replies: 11
Views: 629

Re: We had 30 martins, now have 3

Sue,
I am so glad to hear some of your Martin's are back.
GOOD LUCK.Hope the rest return too.
My prayers are with you..
by Ladybug
Sat May 16, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: We had 30 martins, now have 3
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: We had 30 martins, now have 3

Sue. So many losses. Guess I best preview before posting.
by Ladybug
Sat May 16, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: We had 30 martins, now have 3
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: We had 30 martins, now have 3

Sue:
So sorry to hear of your loss. Know that is heartbreaking.
Been so many Lisa's, very sad.
Will say a prayer for you.
by Ladybug
Wed May 13, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Update Male Martin:
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Update Male Martin:

5:00 pm.
Lowering rack to ck. Martin, he flew out. Yahoo.
Heat warmer worked. Hopefully, he will catch enough insects to get reenergized. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Winds increased to 20mph, gust 25.
by Ladybug
Wed May 13, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Cold/Cool weather questions.
Replies: 30
Views: 1390

Re: Cold/Cool weather questions.

Just awhile ago, found 1 ASM on the ground under his nest gourd. He felt really warm, seemed fat enough but appeared weak. I lowered rack, helped him into THG.
He wiggled on in. Will check gourd in couple hours. This Cold weather is BAD. Not much else I can do.
Maybe a hand warmer.
by Ladybug
Mon May 11, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Southern landlords, check your nests ASAP!
Replies: 22
Views: 1231

Re: Southern landlords, check your nests ASAP!

Brad:
Very sorry to hear of your loss. Heartbreaking.
You have my sympathy. Hoping for warmer days soon.
Cold, wet windy days in Indiana too. Stormy days ahead
but 70's Temps.
by Ladybug
Sun May 10, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: May white out!
Replies: 33
Views: 1443

Re: May white out!

Sue: .
Sad to hear even losing 1 martin. Weather is bad this year. Will say a special prayer that your Martin's Do Survive. Has taken us a long time to get Martin's so I understand how you feel. HOPING weather improves quickly. GOOD LUCK. GOD BLESS.
by Ladybug
Tue May 05, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: Martins

flyin-lowe,
Yes, I agree. I do have large natural gourds I can switch.
Big dipper gourds I grew 5 years ago. They will work fine.
Thanks for your input.
by Ladybug
Mon May 04, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: Martins

2 poles, 9 gourds TOTAL. 1 is New THG.( is nest gourd) I really like them. Martin's do too. 8 are S.G. put 1 S.G. and 1 new THG on shepherds hooks for the T.S. I purchased 2 THG's last year. Martin's are checking out ALL the gourds. Our newest 3rd pole got blown over in a storm during winter. Hubby ...
by Ladybug
Sun May 03, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Martins

2 P.M. pairs are nest building. We are VERY HAPPY and
feel very LUCKY and Blessed. 2 others flew in today for a look see but left. I'm just glad we have 2 pair. AMEN.
by Ladybug
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: MARTINS::
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: MARTINS::

Female spent past 4 nights with male. Pair taking nesting material into gourd. 2nd. adult male here 1 week, stays nights, trying to get a female. I'm hoping he does. All is looking good.
by Ladybug
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: MARTINS::
Replies: 4
Views: 349

MARTINS::

Was not sure if I would get Martin's at all. April 19, ASY flew in, been here daily, stayed last 3 nights. Brought 2 female back with him yesterday, females left, didn't return. Brought 1 female back this AM. She's been here Awhile. Hoping she stays with male tonight. Hopefully the pair will stay an...