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by Glynn B - LA
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: REPORTING SCOUTS
Replies: 9
Views: 2803

Re: REPORTING SCOUTS

Thank you for helping Mr. Emil with his 2019 first martin arrival date...I also want to thank you for the login and password explanation...


Glynn
by Glynn B - LA
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: REPORTING SCOUTS
Replies: 9
Views: 2803

Re: REPORTING SCOUTS

[quote="Emil Pampell-Tx" post_id=282351 time=1549154987 user_id=13] I have 4 martins, but don't know how to report them. It formerly was easy, now I cannot figure the way to do it [/quote] Mr. Emil, go ahead and post the arrival date for your first martin this season! I’m sure BioJoe will make your ...
by Glynn B - LA
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: REPORTING SCOUTS
Replies: 9
Views: 2803

REPORTING SCOUTS

It’s the same issues every season that some Scout arrival reports never get posted to be counted or they are posted much later to be relavent. I wish this site would create and monitor a ongoing thread for just reporting Scout only arrivals. Posts from this exclusive Scout only thread could easily b...
by Glynn B - LA
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Scouts
Replies: 10
Views: 3037

Re: Scouts

Hello mjfog, I noticed for the 2018 season you didn’t state number of pairs but did say you had 6 bo9s with 29 eggs and only 8 fledging. Was there a particular reason that only 8 out of 29 possible fledged? Do you have tunnels on those bo 9 gourds? Tunnels sure do make it safer for the adults and es...
by Glynn B - LA
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Need some help
Replies: 16
Views: 4960

Re: Need some help

[quote="kim w." post_id=282201 time=1548336129 user_id=5799]
I think it is confusing. Two different things with the same name.
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Kim W
One is called a Cling plate

One is called a Clinger SREH

I’m not being sarcastic, I’m genuinely trying to help.

GLYNN
by Glynn B - LA
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Scout Question for experienced landlords
Replies: 11
Views: 3295

Re: Scout Question for experienced landlords

I second rrmartins reply! You most likely will benefit from a possible over flow from your neighbors colony. Let’s hope your neighbor has a banner year and fills all compartments so you then might start your own colony with all the late comers. You will certainly have a great chance at the Subbies t...
by Glynn B - LA
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Natural gourds?
Replies: 1
Views: 1574

Re: Natural gourds?

No, a martin does not need any perch design to enter a carved SREH in a gourd, especially in a established colony. My belief is, don’t make it difficult when trying to attract your first pair! If you just want to cut a SREH in the gourd and not use a plate, perch, porch or tunnel then I would go wit...
by Glynn B - LA
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Need some help
Replies: 16
Views: 4960

Re: Need some help

The clinger entrance is a cresent that the sharp edges have been cutoff/ removed. No wing entrapment advantage at all, just another STARLING RESISTANT ENTRANCE HOLE modification/idea. Every SREH that is made from “any thin material “ without wing entrapment guards will eventually have a martin wing ...
by Glynn B - LA
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Louisiana!!!!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 8439

Re: Louisiana!!!!!!

[quote=mjfog post_id=281975 time=1546737311 user_id=21165] Glynn B - You have some suspect about this sighting? Why? I'm curious too. I brought this subject up with the folks in Erie last year and was satisfied with the response. Seems like they ask the right questions to see if the sighting is as r...
by Glynn B - LA
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How to put sideboards on an entrance to help stop starlings
Replies: 15
Views: 8679

Re: How to put sideboards on an entrance to help stop starlings

Yes I agree with Mr Emil, any SREH style entrance hole that’s 1 3/16 inch or 31 mm with the suggested side boards/walls installed will completely stop 99% of all starlings from entering. As long as that starling can’t turn sideways, ( this is what the sides accomplish )he will not and cannot enter. ...
by Glynn B - LA
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pmca excluder gourds
Replies: 7
Views: 4810

Re: Pmca excluder gourds

[quote=mwren post_id=281942 time=1546480719 user_id=6210] Michaelh, I am in the process of installing porches on Excluder gourds with the modified openings for use on a new site here in southestern Ohio. I am not sure if I should align the porch so it is a quarter inch below the entrance as reccomen...
by Glynn B - LA
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Louisiana!!!!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 8439

Re: Louisiana!!!!!!

I suspect improper ID, most likely a starling.


Glynn
by Glynn B - LA
Fri May 11, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Discouraged in Newton , North Carolina.
Replies: 16
Views: 3027

Re: Discouraged in Newton , North Carolina.

I would put up just the MK 12 with just two gourds hanging beneath it. I believe that putting up so much housing can be a detourant. It has to be eary to see all the unoccupied cavities to a prospective martin tenants, like a ghost town. I also would change at least four cavities to another SREH. Fo...
by Glynn B - LA
Thu May 10, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martins and Honeybee compatibility
Replies: 6
Views: 1536

Re: Purple Martins and Honeybee compatibility

I to have honey bees very close to my martin housing. I love watching the bees chase the martins. It’s so funny when a martin try’s landing with honey bees in tow. It will have to go around for another try. Martins must be amune to bee stings. On several occasions, I’ve seen honey bees in the act of...
by Glynn B - LA
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hawk attack
Replies: 31
Views: 8837

Re: Hawk attack

[quote="mjfog"]I'm watching you guys. This is Mike, the retired wildlife biologist. One of the responders mentioned "you put up a bird feeder, you put up a feeding station for hawks". The same goes for martin colonies. When a martin person erects and maintains a successful colony for martins, one mu...
by Glynn B - LA
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The handmade wood hexagonal house
Replies: 23
Views: 4051

Re: The handmade wood hexagonal house

Thought I would share a original water color I own by North Carolina wildlife artist Thomas A Bennett. (1970) I had it professionally reframed under uv protected glass. It’s one of the most beautiful Purple Martin paintings I’ve ever seen.

Glynn
by Glynn B - LA
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Humane snake glue traps
Replies: 2
Views: 911

Re: Humane snake glue traps

Bad idea! Glue traps out in the open are very unfriendly to all wildlife. If I were you I would use a predator baffle along with netting.

Glynn
by Glynn B - LA
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Lets talk sparrow traps in gourds
Replies: 16
Views: 3130

Re: Lets talk sparrow traps in gourds

[quote="James A Lenz"]I have been using a repeating BIDDLE trap with some success, but I would feel more comfortable if I had several different sparrow removal strategies. I shoot them with my 4/10 and am currently working on zeroing in my new P4 pellet gun with scope. I use Bo 9 and 11 gourds and w...
by Glynn B - LA
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sparrows in New Houses!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2807

Re: Sparrows in New Houses!!

What type of housing are you taking about? You can get detailed trapping help if we knew.


Glynn
by Glynn B - LA
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My first martin observation of 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 2486

Re: My first martin observation of 2018

[quote="Glynn B - LA"]I understand your frustrations about reporting a martin sighting. The reason for the PMCA asking for a address and additional information is they’re needing a experienced landlord with no less than one full martin hosting season under thier belt. This way there will be fewer ma...