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by Chuck4
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I have 2 pair now!
Replies: 28
Views: 7677

Re: I have 2 pair now!

Hey Sharon! Two pair! Congratulations. I knew this year would be the one for you. That is GREAT! This year has been the same as last year for me with full capacity (12 pair). I have the first nestlings fledging today! I think mine will all be done by early July.
by Chuck4
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2017 Season under way
Replies: 11
Views: 2628

Re: 2017 Season under way

taxidermy lady wrote:Oh Chuck I've missed those beautiful pictures! Congratulations on you new arrivals! :)

Hi Sharon! Thank you. So far things seem to be pretty well. I hope you get some nesters this year!
by Chuck4
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2017 Season under way
Replies: 11
Views: 2628

Re: 2017 Season under way

Hey Chuck, very nice & great news!! Also do ur predator flashers work??!!! I bought some & put them up this yr!! I assume they don't scare the martins!! Thanks Stu III They have worked for me so far! I have read where some folks have not had success with deterring stubborn owls, and I am hoping tha...
by Chuck4
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2017 Season under way
Replies: 11
Views: 2628

Re: 2017 Season under way

The camera used for the detailed photos was a Nikon D7100 with either the 70-300 mm Nikkor lens, or a Tamron 150-600mm. The first photo was taken with my iPhone 7 this morning.

I am happy to share my photos with y'all!
by Chuck4
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2017 Season under way
Replies: 11
Views: 2628

Re: 2017 Season under way

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by Chuck4
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2017 Season under way
Replies: 11
Views: 2628

Re: 2017 Season under way

A few shots from last year: http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s44/croseiv/Martins%202016/DSC_9230_zps2bcrmvet.jpg http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s44/croseiv/Martins%202016/DSC_9198_zpsofph3cpq.jpg http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s44/croseiv/Martins%202016/DSC_9180_zps2azmbu3n.jpg
by Chuck4
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2017 Season under way
Replies: 11
Views: 2628

2017 Season under way

Greetings!

Well, I am happy to say that my 2017 season is officially under way! I think yesterday's strong southerly winds brought them in.

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by Chuck4
Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Small Colony Update
Replies: 48
Views: 8565

Re: Small Colony Update

You had a great season! Thanks for the beautiful photos you post! Good luck next year Chuck! :) Thanks, Sharon! Yeah, all of mine have departed for the year. I miss them already. It seems like most of the martins in my area have moved on too. I have not heard any for a couple of days. It seems like...
by Chuck4
Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Small Colony Update
Replies: 48
Views: 8565

Re: Small Colony Update

Foxie wrote:Great going just call it Chuck's Productions. have continued enjoyment and fun thanks for including us etc. BJ (Foxie)

Thanks Foxie! Yes, it was a good year around here for the residents at my housing! I think they will be gone within two weeks though.
by Chuck4
Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Small Colony Update
Replies: 48
Views: 8565

Re: Small Colony Update

Hello all, Well my martin season is winding down. I am pleased to say it has been a banner season here. I ended up with 60 nestling/fledglings this year, and I also had no vacancies, with twelve nesting pairs of adults. There are 16 nestlings left to fledge. It was a wonderful season. I suspect my b...
by Chuck4
Fri May 20, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Small Colony Update
Replies: 48
Views: 8565

Re: Small Colony Update

Thanks Okie and James! I appreciate it. Yes, I too want to see a sky full of Purple Martins! 8)
by Chuck4
Wed May 18, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Small Colony Update
Replies: 48
Views: 8565

Re: Small Colony Update

Well, I am very happy to say that I am at 100% occupancy this season! Today's a nest check revealed 12 nest with eggs or nestlings/hatchlings. Potentially, I will rear 63 new Purple Martin individuals. Plus the 12 adults, it will equal 75 Martin's flying around in about a month. I can honestly say I...
by Chuck4
Tue May 17, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The Black Death Has Arrived
Replies: 23
Views: 6176

Re: The Black Death Has Arrived

Steve,

I do wish you the very best of luck in finding a solution to the problem. I suspect it is due to all of the flooding down in that area earlier this year. It seems highly probable that there is a correlation.
by Chuck4
Mon May 16, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Small Colony Update
Replies: 48
Views: 8565

Re: Small Colony Update

Just three more...

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by Chuck4
Mon May 16, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Small Colony Update
Replies: 48
Views: 8565

Re: Small Colony Update

Just a few more.... :grin: http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s44/croseiv/Martins%202016/DSC_8665_zpsqxbxygz3.jpg http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s44/croseiv/Martins%202016/DSC_8730_zpsrkyhfsx4.jpg http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s44/croseiv/Martins%202016/DSC_8737_zpsnzerea4p.jpg
by Chuck4
Mon May 16, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Small Colony Update
Replies: 48
Views: 8565

Re: Small Colony Update

And a few more!

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by Chuck4
Mon May 16, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Small Colony Update
Replies: 48
Views: 8565

Re: Small Colony Update

Here are a few more photos from my little group of Martins: http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s44/croseiv/Martins%202016/DSC_8746_zpswauucmku.jpg http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s44/croseiv/Martins%202016/DSC_8744_zps4qte2ank.jpg http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s44/croseiv/Martins%202016/DSC_...
by Chuck4
Mon May 16, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Small Colony Update
Replies: 48
Views: 8565

Re: Small Colony Update

Jose Rodriguez wrote:Nice shots there Chuck! Happy Season!

Thanks Jose! :) I hope to have a few more to share soon.
by Chuck4
Mon May 16, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Small Colony Update
Replies: 48
Views: 8565

Re: Small Colony Update

So very exciting :) :) Here's to fledging every one :wink: Congratulations of being full up. No vacancies there. :!: Great job as landlord. I hope to be just like you. Maybe next year I can attract more than just the 2 pair from last year. Okie Okie, Thank you very much! Yes, I am contemplating add...
by Chuck4
Sun May 15, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Small Colony Update
Replies: 48
Views: 8565

Re: Small Colony Update

Well, I am very happy to say I officially have eleven nests with eggs or nestlings so far! I did a nest check yesterday. The egg count was 50, and gourd A has 6 healthy nestlings. They are about a week and a half ahead of all of the others. Gourd F was eggless, but was chock full of green leaves, so...