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by kandadaddy
Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins are a flying
Replies: 3
Views: 966

Martins are a flying

Well, its March 30th here in Winchester,Ky and I have martins flying all around us. This is the first day that I have seen or heard them this year. The only thing is none of them is landing or visiting our site. I have 12 gourds up and four of them open. I began playing the Dawn Song this morning, i...
by kandadaddy
Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Question about SY pair!
Replies: 11
Views: 2009

It seems I have the same situation.I have ASY male building nest in 2 gourds. He has been working hard for a week and half. The nest looks AWESOME, the green leaves have been in for a couple of days. The nesting bowls is are in the back half of the gourds. He has been chasing females all week and br...
by kandadaddy
Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How Long??
Replies: 2
Views: 833

THANK YOU!!! I will not check again until next week. Just be watching waiting..lol
by kandadaddy
Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How Long??
Replies: 2
Views: 833

How Long??

I have been doing nest check everyday sense I found my first egg. I done my nest check today and no new egg was laid. I have a total of 4 eggs so far. So, is she done laying? If so how long before she goes to incubating the eggs? I dont want to keep pestering them if she is sitting on the eggs. I ha...
by kandadaddy
Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What is happening??
Replies: 14
Views: 3964

GOT A PAIR

:grin: Well its been 3 years in the making but FINALLY have a pair nesting in one of my gourds. Did a nest check today and had 3 eggs so far. I also have another ASY male building nest in 2 other gourds. I have been able to sit out and watch him fly off get a green leaf, fly back and put it in the g...
by kandadaddy
Sun May 10, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What is happening??
Replies: 14
Views: 3964

I have another question. I live in central Kentucky(BBN) and was wondering about what time of year that my chances of getting a pair to stay will be almost impossible? It seems the pair that was visiting has decicded to not visit anymore.
by kandadaddy
Sat May 09, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What is happening??
Replies: 14
Views: 3964

Hi everyone! Thanks for the feedback, I have measured the opening and its 1 and 3/8. I know there is a colony within an half mile of me, not sure how its ran. Its a weekend so ill be watching more during the day and not just the evening after I get home from work. The last couple evening has been ve...
by kandadaddy
Thu May 07, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What is happening??
Replies: 14
Views: 3964

To answer some questions.Its a S&K 16 barn that has its compartments made wider by removing the pre-cut dividers. Its on a 15 or 17 foot tri-pole. I have added 6 BO-9 gourds with tunnel and pourchs this year. As of today there is no wasp nest in any compartments. I have added white pine needles to e...
by kandadaddy
Wed May 06, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What is happening??
Replies: 14
Views: 3964

What is happening??

I have had these 2 martins coming by 5 or 6 times a day staying 5 or 10 minutes each time. One female and one male. They will sit and groom themselfes and fly around looking in each cavity, stick their heads in and go on to the next one. They havent gone in any of the cavities. They do seem to have ...
by kandadaddy
Sun Apr 12, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Are they staying or are they going??
Replies: 6
Views: 1666

Yes, I do mean swallows. LOL I will put up a couple of boxes in hope of them taking residence there. but they will be real close to the martin house.
by kandadaddy
Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Are they staying or are they going??
Replies: 6
Views: 1666

Well,sense I posted this last weekend,it has basically rained most of the week and been very cool.I had to work Saturday so this was the first day I have actually been able to watch my house.I was very dissapointed with what I saw this morning.Which I saw NO Martins but plenty of tree sparrows.Had a...
by kandadaddy
Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Are they staying or are they going??
Replies: 6
Views: 1666

Are they staying or are they going??

Well, I have been very excited for the past 2 days. I would get up in the morning make my coffee and watch the house. About 7:30 until about 10:30 I would have a of Martin come and stay but after 10:30 it would leave and dont return so Im not sure what is going on. He would go into a compartment and...
by kandadaddy
Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mini Roost?
Replies: 1
Views: 745

Mini Roost?

We have been seeing Martins flying around the last couple of days and that got me wondering were they are flying to. I have a house up and this is my second year with no Martins. Just a few landing looking around and then flying off. Well back to the Mini roost. Me and the wife went for a walk and c...
by kandadaddy
Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Escaped
Replies: 14
Views: 3692

escape

Well the escaped HOSP has not returned. I reset the trap lastnight after my fiasco. It has been set all day, I just checked it a few minutes ago and NOTHING. I wonder if he will return? In a way I hope not but in a way I hope so. I would like to get another chance at fixing a problem. Oh by the way ...
by kandadaddy
Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:06 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Escaped
Replies: 14
Views: 3692

escaped

When you use spray, how much do you use?
by kandadaddy
Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Escaped
Replies: 14
Views: 3692

Escaped

Got my Universal trap in yesterday. Well I got to use it today for the first time. Within 1 hour I had a male sparrow, I'm thinkn alright I can finally begin controlling the pest. So I lower my house and remove the trap, it peck at my hand of course I jump and drop the trap. My sons are laughing the...
by kandadaddy
Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What to do??
Replies: 3
Views: 1137

what to do

Thanks Louise, I have a 16 s&k barn thats been modified. There is no martins occupying any compartments. Have had visitors. I live in an area were i cant shoot them,trapping is my only option. I'm working on that.
Tim
by kandadaddy
Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What to do??
Replies: 3
Views: 1137

What to do??

I will be going out of town for a week and was wondering what to do? I'm having HOSP problems. I have been tearing out nest every evening for 2 weeks now. I'm thinking of closing up the house while I'm gone to keep them out. I don't plan on keeping it closed, just while I'm not able to tear out HOSP...
by kandadaddy
Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sparrow trap
Replies: 8
Views: 2787

Thanks for the info!! :grin: I have HOSP building nest everyday for the past 2 weeks. I go out every evening and tear their nest out, Lastnight when I went out , there was a egg laying on the porch. I took care of it.. :) . I have seen 1 male and up to 4 females on the house. They are using only 2 c...
by kandadaddy
Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Modifications
Replies: 22
Views: 7565

Mods

Siberman, I measured my width and length then I went to Lowes and looked at their baseboard trim which was already painted white and picked of the one that was shaped like a ramp. I fasten it down with velcro but after some rain and having to pull it up to clean out sparrow nest, I will need an alte...