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by cabin man
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Cold weather feeding lesson
Replies: 7
Views: 1973

Re: Cold weather feeding lesson

Great information, Randy. Thanks. If the 17 year locusts come out as predicted, I will grab a bunch of them. :)
by cabin man
Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My have to take the housing down this season
Replies: 28
Views: 5776

Re: My have to take the housing down this season

I feel your pain. We had a pair of sharp- shinned hawks nest in a neighbor’s white pine tree. They did a real number on all of our songbirds. I did not have an active Purple Martin colony at the time. Thank God! I don’t know how I could have handled that. Hang in there. One suggestion. Talk to your ...
by cabin man
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SY or ASY
Replies: 37
Views: 6742

Re: SY or ASY

SY
by cabin man
Thu May 02, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Any time now, martins!
Replies: 10
Views: 3806

Re: Any time now, martins!

I'm here in North central Ohio waiting my turn to get a shot at martins. I'm in my 3rd (or 4th) year trying in a decent location to get something started. I see that I can use the scout study to check subbies coming to Ohio from last year, and see that they should start showing up any day, but pati...
by cabin man
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Visitors Question
Replies: 16
Views: 7907

Re: Visitors Question

I tried for 34 years to attract my first pair. What I decided to do on one warm night with a slight South wind, was to let the dawn song play into the evening and overnight. I thought about attracting owls, but I didn’t have any Martin’s there anyway. The next morning when I got up, there was a pair...
by cabin man
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: You might be a Purple Neck if....
Replies: 10
Views: 3909

Re: You might be a Purple Neck if....

Funny stuff. I might add, If you sit around the house and play the dawn song cd
by cabin man
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: It’s Him!
Replies: 1
Views: 797

It’s Him!

My ASY male that has been hanging around for a while now has got me thinking. I kept wondering if it was the same male from last year but after the way the season ended and the fact that he came in so late, I didn’t think it was him till yesterday. He has white markings on his shoulders and I rememb...
by cabin man
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Holy cow!
Replies: 32
Views: 14747

Re: Holy cow!

Wow Sharon. That’s amazing! I have been on this forum for many years and I have never heard of anyone increasing like you did. I am so excited for you. You are doing a great job with the Martin’s. Enjoy them every minute.
by cabin man
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Newbie had visitors today!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2609

Re: Newbie had visitors today!!!

That’s great! Looks real good. Will say a prayer for you. Hope she comes back with a mate!
by cabin man
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: sy pair in wi.
Replies: 6
Views: 2411

Re: sy pair in wi.

That’s a good sign. Theyre interested. In my experience, limited as it is, when they come back a couple times a day, they are definitely looking to hang around. Best of luck! Rob
by cabin man
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: He got a girl!
Replies: 5
Views: 1736

Re: He got a girl!

Thanks everyone. Things are looking pretty good over here. I think it might be the male that I had last year. I remember him having white on his shoulders as an SY male, and this ASY male also has white on his shoulders. I’m quite sure it’s the same bird. Tom, I know what you mean about the anxiety....
by cabin man
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: He got a girl!
Replies: 5
Views: 1736

He got a girl!

I think my ASY mail finally found the girl he was looking for. Just got home from work and they are settled in nicely on the gourd rack. Might be too soon to say, but I feel good about it. Thank you all for your good well wishes and prayers. I sure hope they get going and start having babies soon. G...
by cabin man
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: ASY Male tries so hard
Replies: 6
Views: 1865

Re: ASY Male tries so hard

Thank you all for your replies and encouragement. Sharon. I did open things up a lot over the winter in hopes that my founding pair would return. So I feel that my site is Martin friendly. I just keep hoping and praying. Once again. Thanks to all your nice folks for taking the time to reply. I will ...
by cabin man
Thu May 31, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: ASY Male tries so hard
Replies: 6
Views: 1865

ASY Male tries so hard

I have an ASY male that’s been staying here for the last five or six days and nights. I watch him bringing females down, but none of them stay. to female but none today. He had two ASY females here at one time but they left. Today I saw him with an SY female and thought that we would be all set, but...
by cabin man
Tue May 29, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: One pair last....
Replies: 26
Views: 8864

Re: One pair last....

Sharon. You were right. He was back with a female. I thoroughly enjoyed watching them most of the day yesterday. They did not stay the night, but they were back again today with another. I sure hope things happen for me again this year. I am very hopeful, because they are ASY birds. I don’t know if ...
by cabin man
Mon May 28, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: One pair last....
Replies: 26
Views: 8864

Re: One pair last....

Hi Sharon. After losing all 4 nestlings last year, my founding pair did not come back. Bummer. Big time. I tried so hard to get, keep, and protect them. Need to forgive myself and stay positive and hopeful. I changed all my entrances to tunnels with wing entrapment protection. I had a few martins st...
by cabin man
Sun May 27, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: One pair last....
Replies: 26
Views: 8864

Re: One pair last....

Wow! That's fantastic. All from that one pair last year. You are surely on your way now. Congratulations on your success, and God bless. Rob
by cabin man
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: He came back today!
Replies: 12
Views: 3591

Re: He came back today!

Thanks for your positive feedback, Sharon. After The four babies died right at the end last year, I was devastated. But I sure hope that the parents don’t blame me directly. I did drop the ball right at the end. I wasn’t there when they started to fledge and didn’t see the one bird stuck in the entr...
by cabin man
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: He came back today!
Replies: 12
Views: 3591

Re: He came back today!

Hi Sharon. I’m so happy for you! Sounds like you are really on your way. I keep hoping that my founding pair returns. I keep checking every day. But once again, I’m very happy for you and all the others out there.Just hoping that my chance comes, as well. Rob
by cabin man
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I’m having a sleep over tonight!
Replies: 6
Views: 2576

Re: I’m having a sleep over tonight!

That’s awesome! Congratulations