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by Bulldog1
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tough love
Replies: 0
Views: 1682

Tough love

by Bulldog1
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Disappointed
Replies: 18
Views: 4371

Feel your pain

12 active nests last year, only 6 pairs so far this year. Still hopeful.
by Bulldog1
Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Bald Eagle question
Replies: 8
Views: 2158

Re: Bald Eagle question

Tim, love that picture. Thanks for all the responses. I do have predator guards. Actually have opened up my site by cutting some trees. Will investigate further.
by Bulldog1
Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Bald Eagle question
Replies: 8
Views: 2158

Bald Eagle question

We are seeing Bald Eagles with some regularity in my community. Excited about that. However, my numbers of martins are down this year or they are really late. I thought Bald Eagles were mostly scavengers. Could there be a correlation? [img] [IMG]http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g80/hadams1/2014%20M...
by Bulldog1
Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What did I do wrong?
Replies: 13
Views: 3721

Re: What did I do wrong?

University is located in Starkville MS named for John Stark a hero of the Revolutionary War and a native of New Hampshire. Not sure how that happened. A land grant university it is known as the "People's University" and is the largest in the state. For some interesting history I will bet you never k...
by Bulldog1
Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What did I do wrong?
Replies: 13
Views: 3721

Bulldog 1 because I am a Mississippi State alum and fan

And just in case you are a basketball fan, MSTATE girls are playing on ESPN2 this Friday in NCAA's. I will be the guy wearing Maroon and White. And on Gourd 3, one day I had eggs and 2 days later nothing. Really strange. Obviously a predator, but no egg shells, nothing. When I cleaned out the gourds...
by Bulldog1
Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What did I do wrong?
Replies: 13
Views: 3721

Re: What did I do wrong?

Thanks for the replies. I think I see the problem. Hope all have a purple year.
by Bulldog1
Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What did I do wrong?
Replies: 13
Views: 3721

What did I do wrong?

After I sent in my nest report last year, I received a letter telling me that I had not checked the nests weekly and therefore my report could not be used. I take this seriously so I want to do it correctly. All advice appreciated.

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by Bulldog1
Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First Martin of year, but
Replies: 0
Views: 1980

First Martin of year, but

when I tried to submit a report, didn't recognize my email. Oh well, we have martins in Hamilton, MS.
by Bulldog1
Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martins still in the area
Replies: 3
Views: 1677

Purple Martins still in the area

I cleaned out my gourds today and heard that familiar sound with three martins flying over. I have been checking the Tronox plant and have not seen the roost yet. In fact I thought the birds had already headed back to the Amazon.
by Bulldog1
Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Interesting experience with martins
Replies: 4
Views: 1758

There was one last year.
by Bulldog1
Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Interesting experience with martins
Replies: 4
Views: 1758

Interesting experience with martins

I live 1 mile East of the roost at the Tronox plant in Hamilton, MS. Tonight a storm front was coming out of the West, lots of lightning and thunder, and I am in my front yard watching the angry clouds coming toward me. Then I hear a familiar sound and there are martins flying over my head headed to...
by Bulldog1
Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: VIDEO What do they feed the young? Inside a Gourd
Replies: 10
Views: 3806

Outstanding video. I love how you lit the inside of the gourd with the napkin over the access opening. I will have to try that next year. Just outstanding.
by Bulldog1
Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Folks around here say fewer Martins this year
Replies: 3
Views: 1339

Folks around here say fewer Martins this year

Any thoughts in your area?
by Bulldog1
Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: One last video
Replies: 1
Views: 785

One last video

by Bulldog1
Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: thunderstorms and lowering gourds?
Replies: 3
Views: 1164

Here's a video you might find interesting:

https://youtu.be/HJjvUeE2qJs
by Bulldog1
Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PMCA Video, Baby eats HUGE bug. Inside a Gourd
Replies: 5
Views: 1834

very nice