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by DornCounty
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Local article on Parsons, KS public colony....
Replies: 7
Views: 2337

Re: Local article on Parsons, KS public colony....

Dick Sherry wrote:Congratulations on the growth of the Parsons colony. I know that has taken a lot of effort. Keep the Coopers hawks out of Parsons and keep the martin population growing!
Unfortunately we have coops they don't seem to cause a big problem, but I don't sit at the colonies all the time either.
by DornCounty
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Local article on Parsons, KS public colony....
Replies: 7
Views: 2337

Re: Local article on Parsons, KS public colony....

Rockchalk wrote:Congradulations. Have any idea where your birds roost?

No idea. I've heard one story about a roost that took place right in our colony one year. 20k birds, but don't know how reliable that is.
by DornCounty
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Local article on Parsons, KS public colony....
Replies: 7
Views: 2337

Local article on Parsons, KS public colony....

Not all the facts are perfect, but good to get PR at any rate.

http://www.parsonssun.com/news/article_ ... 919a3.html
by DornCounty
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hands on colony management, a practical approach
Replies: 24
Views: 5039

Re: Hands on colony management, a practical approach

Louise Chambers wrote:
I read a Post on PMCA Colony Chatter Blog and agree with Kathy Freeze, and the late John Barrow.
the late John Barrow? that's news to me (his wife), who saw him out the door this morning.

Cracking me up. :lol:
by DornCounty
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Near super colony status, Silver lake WA
Replies: 10
Views: 2576

Re: Near super colony status, Silver lake WA

I've never heard of a colony approaching this size in the west. Great work!
by DornCounty
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wichita KS Martin Roost information...
Replies: 1
Views: 1657

Wichita KS Martin Roost information...

This was posted by someone else.. I have not verified. Last night Dr. Mark Schuyler and I staked out Old Town, hoping to find out where the purple martins would be roosting over the next few weeks. They showed a lot of interest in the small line of trees where they'd been the past two summers, with ...
by DornCounty
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gourd Line
Replies: 3
Views: 1278

Re: Gourd Line

I wouldn't do it unless you are planning to raise it and leave it.
by DornCounty
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Photobucket
Replies: 10
Views: 2837

Re: Photobucket

I wouldn't call it extortion. Everytime a photo gets loaded the hosting site has to use resources. When hotlinked they receive no revenue the site that uses it does. When you click a link, it takes you to photobucket page and they can make the revenue from the adds. Maybe $400 is a bit much, but the...
by DornCounty
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sparrows
Replies: 6
Views: 1631

Re: Sparrows

Wal-mart has them.
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by DornCounty
Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Got Martins - KS
Replies: 14
Views: 3082

Re: Got Martins - KS

Rockchalk wrote:
jpp77 wrote:NE Kansas here as well. Just south of Lawrence. Rockchalk. We should have a Purple Martin get together. Hahahaha
I'm a KU guy... hence the 'Rockchalk'. My martin house is in LaCygne KS. South of the JOCO area about an hour.

I'm only an hour from your martins!
by DornCounty
Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Got Martins - KS
Replies: 14
Views: 3082

Re: Got Martins - KS

you are on your way!
by DornCounty
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First Babies of 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 3447

Re: Trio House experience

Andrew (DornCounty), Between your personal colony and the Parson, KS Public Colony, you have the most experience with Trio houses. What modification to the Trio houses do you recommend to reduce loss of martins due to the heat? Too many modifications would be impractical for the number of houses th...
by DornCounty
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First Babies of 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 3447

Re: First Babies of 2017

One summer I had 2 nests that had no daytime high under 90 and something like 20 over 95 with 10 being over 100 and no loses due to heat. Trios are great at preventing heat loses.
by DornCounty
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Parsons KS Public Colony 2017 Population report....
Replies: 13
Views: 2999

Re: Parsons KS Public Colony 2017 Population report....

Hello Andrew, thank you for your dedication to the purple martins. I have a question, have you already posted photos or would you mind posting some for us to see? Thank you so very much. Things are little different than this post.. but it's pretty close. https://www.purplemartin.org/forum/viewtopic...
by DornCounty
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Parsons KS Public Colony 2017 Population report....
Replies: 13
Views: 2999

Re: Parsons KS Public Colony 2017 Population report....

Andrew, I too want to thank you for what you have been able to accomplish. From you previous post I know you are a member of the Audubon Society and your interest extend beyond purple martins. I know you realize that the mere existence of purple martins depends on all of us maintaining housing , at...
by DornCounty
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Parsons KS Public Colony 2017 Population report....
Replies: 13
Views: 2999

Re: Parsons KS Public Colony 2017 Population report....

Rockchalk wrote:Thanks for posting. I'm a couple hours north of you. If I can find the time I'll take a drive down and see your project while the martins are still around. Very cool.

Let me know when you are down.. be happy to give you a tour. Do it in the next couple weeks as most will be fledged by the 4th.
by DornCounty
Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Parsons Public Colony Tour...
Replies: 23
Views: 5469

Re: Parsons Public Colony Tour...

Matt F. wrote:Amazing work Andrew!
Without you, that huge success story would not have happened.
Great Facebook page also:
https://www.facebook.com/ParsonsKansasPurpleMartins/
What is the "Chickadee check"?

http://ksoutdoors.com/Services/Wildlife ... e-Checkoff
by DornCounty
Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Parsons KS Public Colony 2017 Population report....
Replies: 13
Views: 2999

Re: Parsons KS Public Colony 2017 Population report....

Andrew, I was wondering were some of those houses already in place? I know you have put up many but I didn't know if some were in place when you started? But anyways Yes awesome job! Kyler, The public colony was started in the 1960s.. aggressively expanded in the 80s to over 70 houses. A tornado an...
by DornCounty
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Parsons Public Colony Tour...
Replies: 23
Views: 5469

Re: Parsons Public Colony Tour...

2013- 40 pairs
2014 - 62 pairs
2015 - 120 Pairs
2016 - 182 Pairs
2017 - 214 Pairs
by DornCounty
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Banders in Kansas
Replies: 9
Views: 2413

Re: Banders in Kansas

Kyler wrote:Tony,
Yes thank you! I emailed him about a week ago. It's a 7 hour one way drive for him. There's no way.

Kyler,

Yeah you may as well be in California. Most people don't realize you can drive for 7hrs in Kansas and still be in the state.