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by barry resvick
Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:39 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why do they leave Brazil once a year??
Replies: 6
Views: 1841

Re: Why do they leave Brazil once a year??

Thanks so much for all your input on this subject because it's always intrigued me as to why they would leave the beautiful rain forests of south america
by barry resvick
Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why do they leave Brazil once a year??
Replies: 6
Views: 1841

Why do they leave Brazil once a year??

Hi friends! By this time most of you folks down south are well into your Martin seasons, but have you ever wondered why they ever leave their homes in Brazil to come up here to nest? I have been trying to get an answere to that question for years now. I read an article that said that Brazil has thei...
by barry resvick
Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: T-14 on a 4x4 post. Safe?
Replies: 13
Views: 3763

Re: T-14 on a 4x4 post. Safe?

Hey neckbone,
I'm building one this summer and iv heard that a lot of people are using two treated 2x6 with a treated 2x4 sandwiched in between. This gives a sturdy pole that won't warp on you. The groove left on each side is where your cable runs
by barry resvick
Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: T-14 on a 4x4 post. Safe?
Replies: 13
Views: 3763

Re: T-14 on a 4x4 post. Safe?

Hey neckbone,
I'm building one this summer and iv heard that a lot of people are using two treated 2x6 with a treated 2x4 sandwiched in between. This gives a sturdy pole that won't warp on you
by barry resvick
Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wooden Poles
Replies: 7
Views: 2034

Re: Wooden Poles

Hi Greg Iv been using 4x4 wood poles and totally agree with you about the warping. The 2x6 poles your talking about would probably work just fine as long as you aligned the edge grain of the 2x6 with the direction of your strongest winds.In our area that's from the NW direction. The edge of thos 2x6...
by barry resvick
Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:00 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Scout arrival study
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Re: Scout arrival study

Thankyou so much for all you help friends.I was very worried that I'd lost all my recorded data but it's all there.
:grin:
by barry resvick
Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Scout arrival study
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Scout arrival study

Hi friends, I'm hoping everyone had a great New Years. This is the first iv been on since Xmas and am happy to see the first arrivals moving into the Florida area. The new scout arrival format has me a little frustrated. It will allow me to go back to whichever previous year I want but will not let ...
by barry resvick
Thu May 07, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Kenny Feckers Ghost House Design
Replies: 2
Views: 1120

thanks for the info Louise, iv been in touch with him
by barry resvick
Thu May 07, 2015 4:20 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Kenny Feckers Ghost House Design
Replies: 2
Views: 1120

Kenny Feckers Ghost House Design

Hi Friends:
iv been trying to contact Mary Dawnsong with regards to her post a while back pertaining to pictures and construction advice for the ghost house. Mary, if you see this post could you send me this article at baresvick@gmail.com
by barry resvick
Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sevin
Replies: 12
Views: 4306

Hi There This year i tried something differant instead of sevin and with good results.Iv always heard the marigolds repel all kinds fo insects so i ground some dried petals up with the leaves of a citrinella geranium and used this brew instead and didnt see anything all summer.I removed all nesting ...
by barry resvick
Sat Aug 23, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Who is still getting fly-bys and fly-overs?
Replies: 26
Views: 7857

Hey Louise! Because of a late start and the loss of most of our ASY males due in part to the extreme weather on their spring migration.We have found that the second year birds have stepped up to the plate and have all nested but because of the late start we still have birds fledging and will have un...
by barry resvick
Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Parents not feeding....UPDATE
Replies: 12
Views: 2779

Hi There!
My colony is farely new and last year i did my first nest change at seven days on the suggestion of one of my mentors.The parents totally abandoned them and the next day we found them dead.We now only do our nest changes after twelve days have past.
by barry resvick
Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Morning song and cd players
Replies: 11
Views: 2677

Hey David! I had that problem as well as having the cd start to skip after a certain amount of use.My player is a JVC boom box with a thumb drive slot as well as the cd player so i just downloaded the cd onot the thumb drive which eliminated the skip problem as well as allowing me to use a wall time...
by barry resvick
Tue May 20, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: MERRYGOLD DUST
Replies: 1
Views: 663

MERRYGOLD DUST

Hey Yal!
We are just now putting in our flower beds and i was wondering if any one has ever tried merrygold dust or petals as a bug deterant in a nestbox before.They are well known for keeping pests away and i would really like to hear if anyone has tried it before. :lol:
by barry resvick
Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Using foster parents to expand the purple martins range.
Replies: 4
Views: 1337

This might just work with barn swallows as their incubation as well as their time in the nest is very close to martins.
by barry resvick
Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: STYRAFOAM NEST BOWLS
Replies: 5
Views: 1388

Thanks so much for all the helpful info. :)
by barry resvick
Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: STYRAFOAM NEST BOWLS
Replies: 5
Views: 1388

STYRAFOAM NEST BOWLS

Hi Folks!
Im trying to figure out how to make styrafoam nest bowls.I know there must be an easier way to dish them out then im using.If anyone has any good ideas,please clue me in.
by barry resvick
Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Let me introduce myself
Replies: 15
Views: 4313

Basically west coast houses are singular units very much like Bobs chalets
by barry resvick
Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Let me introduce myself
Replies: 15
Views: 4313

Hey Chris! Bob has been an excellent mentor to me and is very sharing with his knowledge.The key is not to get discouraged.I had my first chicks last year,four years after i put up my first house but have never given up.You will probably have some visitors hanging around the first year as i did,but ...
by barry resvick
Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hey you...you guys clear up north
Replies: 25
Views: 8704

The temps up here in the great white north have been very warm as of the last few weeks but have been very wet and cool all summer long.