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by Al Denton
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: John James Audobon
Replies: 3
Views: 1797

Re: John James Audobon

Thanks for posting that. I have the Audubon Purple Martin print No. Pl. 45. I brought it matted and framed on Amazon last year. It hangs in the living area and I enjoy it almost everyday.
by Al Denton
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2019 Season!
Replies: 9
Views: 4349

Re: 2019 Season!

No changes in 2019. I have a Trendsetter 12 with crescent entrances. One pair of SY's in 2018, with lots of birds hanging around later in the season. Getting excited now!
by Al Denton
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Will all the new landlords please standup!
Replies: 60
Views: 12034

Re: Will all the new landlords please standup!

Starting from scratch in 2018 at new location. Repeated street flooding has forced me from my North Myrtle Beach location leaving 14 pair behind. My new site in Carolina Shores NC is ideal for attracting Martins, and my HOA has approved a Trendsetter 12 system which I just purchased from the PMCA. I...
by Al Denton
Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Any of you old timers out here..
Replies: 16
Views: 4387

I don't post much these days, but I'm still a PMCA member and hanging around after all these years.
by Al Denton
Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Minimun Number of Gourds. New site
Replies: 17
Views: 3728

I started my new beach colony two years ago with 6 Troyer vertical gourds-Conley 2 with porches raised to flush. I got one pair the first year and two last year. This year I'm adding two more Troyer gourds.
by Al Denton
Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My Martins are Here
Replies: 34
Views: 10258

That's great James. Sounds like things are ramping up for you down there. Hope you have a great 2015 season!
by Al Denton
Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Locking your winch
Replies: 14
Views: 3785

At my previous site one of my poles was out on my swim dock. I used a plastic coated steel cable with a lock on it to secure my winch handle. I believe they are sold as bicycle locks. Unfortunately, I learned early on the only thing a lock does is to keep an honest person out. Al: Now that you are ...
by Al Denton
Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Locking your winch
Replies: 14
Views: 3785

Matt F. wrote:
Al Denton wrote:Boys will be boys you know.
So true! :lol:
Great to hear from you Al!
Thanks Matt...hope to spend a little more time at the forum this season.
by Al Denton
Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Locking your winch
Replies: 14
Views: 3785

I keep the handle removed at all times unless I need to lower the rack. I also use a cable gun lock with key by Master. I run the cable through one of the large holes in the spool, around the cable and back to the lock. This year I plan to install a safety pin under the sleeve as a backup. The beach...
by Al Denton
Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Highlight of your 2014 season?
Replies: 30
Views: 7616

Two pair in 2014, plus the dozens of martins that were hanging around at fledgling time. Hi Al, Yes, seeing all of the visitors come in at fledging time is so cool! Yes it is Chuck. It seems so promising to have so many martins at a site at one time. Will next season be my breakout year? I guess ti...
by Al Denton
Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Highlight of your 2014 season?
Replies: 30
Views: 7616

Two pair in 2014, plus the dozens of martins that were hanging around at fledgling time.
by Al Denton
Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Several new comers
Replies: 9
Views: 2383

I just picked up a surprise new pair of ASY birds last weekend. Nest building looks complete now. My first pair have birds about to fledge any day. Looks like my summer plans are about to change. It's going to be a long summer at the beach!

2013-1 pair
2014-2 pair...crossing fingers!
by Al Denton
Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Al Denton
Replies: 9
Views: 4547

Thanks Matt...I appreciate it. Aaron, my birds just could be staying over at your place since they don't seem to be here overnight anymore. I need to return to NC early in the morning, but I'll be back the middle of next week. If your little roost is still there, I'd sure enjoy checking it out...tha...
by Al Denton
Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Al Denton
Replies: 9
Views: 4547

Update from the Cherry Grove section of North Myrtle Beach: My ASY male nested with a SY female and fledged 4 birds sometime this past Monday afternoon. Over the last two weeks I've had oodles of martins from neighboring sites over for short visits. Looking forward already to next season!
by Al Denton
Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Al Denton
Replies: 9
Views: 4547

I saw that you said you have a site in Raleigh. Where is it located, and what do you suppose is causing the difficulties in attracting martins? Is it tree encroachment, or just not an ideal spot? My Raleigh site is in North Hills, and surprisingly a good open spot. I had one successful pair in 05 a...
by Al Denton
Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Al Denton
Replies: 9
Views: 4547

Tallsilver wrote:Hang in! They were much later getting to our site in Conway this year as well as another site about 4 miles from me. Got about 16 birds now and hopefully this front moving thru will bring some more on Fri or Sat!
Hanging in there is what I have gotten so good at Aaron...Thanks.
by Al Denton
Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:51 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Al Denton
Replies: 9
Views: 4547

Who said Al Denton threw in the towel and quit :grin: I brought a little beach house last spring in Cherry Grove. Got a small setup down in time for subs. Just as I was starting to get some interest I had to leave for heavy renovations. Subs probably too shy to withstand all the noise and commotion ...
by Al Denton
Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I am moving to Tampa Florida
Replies: 9
Views: 3042

Thinking of making a move myself. I'm hoping to find a spot somewhere on or near the NC coast in the near future. If anyone has any leads to a good site in an area rich in martins let me know.
by Al Denton
Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Who has hummingbirds?
Replies: 90
Views: 33224

Down from using 8 feeders to only 2 and still getting some....and occasional squabble too :)
by Al Denton
Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Let's be fair................
Replies: 30
Views: 14478

Yes,I still support the PMCA...martins or no martins. I got my Update today in the mail, and I look forward to reading through it later this evening. Although it's been several years since I hosted any in central Raleigh, I still love martins and look for them constantly in my travels. Hopefully in ...