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by DottieL
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New landlord survey
Replies: 42
Views: 27945

Re: New landlord survey

My third year nothing yet. Excluder II SREH. Because the past couple of years what visitors I had gave up on trying to enter the SREH's. After an interested male and female became curious yesterday, I decided to try change out one of the SREH with an original door with the round hole to make it easi...
by DottieL
Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Kansas Updates...
Replies: 63
Views: 12521

He's gone... There was an interested female but I guess not interested enough. They have been gone for several days. So sad. His partial nest remains in the house. I could tell some birds were attempting to lure him away, and they succeeded.
Dang it.....maybe next year. Shoot.. Darn. Crap.
by DottieL
Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Kansas Updates...
Replies: 63
Views: 12521

Thanks for the info Doorn. I checked the main house today and there is the beginnings of one nest. It contains some coarse stemmy grass laid flat around the sides with a small cup in center, with no mud or leaves yet. Sooo, yay!!! Looks as though I have an immature pair. Well see how far they make i...
by DottieL
Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Kansas Updates...
Replies: 63
Views: 12521

Having that male is better than anything else you could do. If other martins are out there looking for homes he will find them. Boy! Dorn, you are so right on. My SY-M has flown his tail off (not really) hunting for a female. He has had off and on visitors most every day. He gets Sooo excited! The ...
by DottieL
Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Are Subbies still arriving
Replies: 26
Views: 5812

My lone subbie remains at my site. Several other SY'S have visited. There have been a couple of ASY's that attempt to entice my SY-M to follow them, but he is sticking here so far. He gets Sooo excited when he sees new birds visiting. His vocalizations are really varied!! I believe the SY's are stil...
by DottieL
Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Are Subbies still arriving
Replies: 26
Views: 5812

Acck...live=love!!
by DottieL
Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Are Subbies still arriving
Replies: 26
Views: 5812

You're a great neighbor Mike!! I'd live to have you near me too.
by DottieL
Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Spar-o door
Replies: 21
Views: 6216

I've been so successful catching HOSP with the Spar-o-door... Lucky today I saw a beak constantly going in and out off the tripped trap. When I began to retrieve the devil bird from the plastic bag, I saw an orange breast and thought uh oh! I had never caught a bluebird before, but today was the day...
by DottieL
Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Kansas Updates...
Replies: 63
Views: 12521

Having that male is better than anything else you could do. If other martins are out there looking for homes he will find them. Oh... That is good to know! He sure is busy. He buzzed me this morning and I was at least 60 ft from his house. The sparrows are buzzed if they sit on the house. He seems ...
by DottieL
Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Kansas Updates...
Replies: 63
Views: 12521

Since the rain last evening, we have mud they need for nest building. This lone male has been gathering mud and pasting it in one of the nests. No female around so he evidently has high expectations of finding a mate! I do hope one arrives for him.
by DottieL
Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Are Subbies still arriving
Replies: 26
Views: 5812

I have a SY-M that arrived Friday May 30th. He has been slipping in and out of my Excluder II doors easily. My site has been inactive for at least four years, so it's a lovely sight and sound!! Hoping for more subbies to be attracted to his calls. I'm encouraged by all the posting going on about SY'...
by DottieL
Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Kansas Updates...
Replies: 63
Views: 12521

Well, I have one lone SY-M who has taken up residence for the last three days.... He seems to be staying the night, but I don't know that for sure. The Excluder II doors are not deterring him even a tiny bit. He slips in and out easily. I guess the subbies are continuing to arrive. He is a brave one...
by DottieL
Fri May 30, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Babies starting to hatch this morning on nest cam
Replies: 23
Views: 5331

Mine is up as well!! No problems....
by DottieL
Fri May 30, 2014 8:49 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Babies starting to hatch this morning on nest cam
Replies: 23
Views: 5331

Hope you rec'd some ample rain from the storms!! I believe y'all were a bit dry. I'll just wait patiently for the fix. Thanks .... Dottie
by DottieL
Thu May 29, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Babies starting to hatch this morning on nest cam
Replies: 23
Views: 5331

What happened to the cam?? It was working for me but now, the past couple of days it's just been black.... No picture!!
by DottieL
Mon May 26, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Babies starting to hatch this morning on nest cam
Replies: 23
Views: 5331

Watching!!
by DottieL
Fri May 23, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Babies starting to hatch this morning on nest cam
Replies: 23
Views: 5331

Oooo.... How amazing. I'm was fortunate enough to see a baby crack the shell and wiggle out. Very tiring job....Number 5 I believe. Then Mama picked up one half the shell and consumed it!!!! WOW!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS WEB CAM SETUP!!!👍👍👍
by DottieL
Fri May 23, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Abandon all hope all who want Purple martins
Replies: 8
Views: 1947

Me too, you guys... I've had visitors maybe three our four times. The last two times it was a pair. They hung around maybe 30 minutes and then left, not to be seen again. I've watched several flying high high in the sky once on a while. They seem to be hunting food and not site searching. Dang :cry:...
by DottieL
Wed May 21, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Kansas Updates...
Replies: 63
Views: 12521

OK. I'll continue on this course and trust all the landlords who post not to worry, that the martins will figure it out.
by DottieL
Wed May 21, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Kansas Updates...
Replies: 63
Views: 12521

Thanks Dorn... I've been sorely tempted to try that. They both flew over while I was removing some sparrows. Soo I think their interest is still there! If indeed, they are the same pair. The starlings do spend some time investigating as well. I'd hate to get them overly interested. I'm not a good sh...