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by patw
Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: We still have lots of martins
Replies: 15
Views: 3719

that is some nice set up, I can't stop staring at the picture
pat
by patw
Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Martins on Planet Earth!
Replies: 22
Views: 4523

OK I see, that would be hard to track with more then one pair.
thanks Tim

pat
by patw
Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Martins on Planet Earth!
Replies: 22
Views: 4523

Thanks I'm feeling pretty jazzed about the whole deal. Two of them wouldn't have hatched had I not moved them from the odd gourd they were laid in. Makes me wonder about all the unmanaged housing out there and how many eggs are lost for various reasons that can be helped just by being able to lower...
by patw
Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I think we are now landlords!
Replies: 19
Views: 3351

Karen I see you have the blaine, you do know troyer has single traps for there gourds right? I have both and when a sparrow shows interest in a gourd I put the trap in and monitor it, if I leave the house I remove that trap so I don't catch a martin and not be around to free it.
good luck!

pat
by patw
Sun May 24, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin-less no more! Algonkian Park public colony rehab
Replies: 40
Views: 7514

is that not a heath house?
by patw
Wed May 06, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I won't call this one Fred!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 7685

double post
by patw
Wed May 06, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I won't call this one Fred!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 7685

This is the best news I heard all day!!
by patw
Mon May 04, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sights and Sounds @ Terrapin Cove
Replies: 3
Views: 1500

Looks like Hugh has a new toy! great shots.
Will there be a martin cam again this year?
by patw
Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:04 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Migration Report II--2015
Replies: 27
Views: 6898

Thanks for the update, maybe I'll calm down now and stop staring at the gourd racks.



pat
by patw
Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: out with the Heath house
Replies: 12
Views: 4956

Well I added to my site, I got a K24 rack, that is a dream rack. I'm thinking maybe I'm moving too fast so I put only 14 gourds on it, when needed I'll add the other 10. Right now I'm trying to figure out how to spin the winch with my cordless drill (sounds lazy but it's part of the fun). Good luck ...
by patw
Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Water Proofing The Troyer Horizontal Gourd Hanging Hole
Replies: 14
Views: 6168

I found some food grade silicon 3/8 grommets to try, there is not much lip
on the gourd to play around with so I just got a drill and reamed it out some, it was a tight fit so I lubed the grommets and the rod to get them on.
Time will tell if this going to last.


pat
by patw
Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Water Proofing The Troyer Horizontal Gourd Hanging Hole
Replies: 14
Views: 6168

I just looked at my one season old troyer horizontals and they all have gaps under the rod, I'm thinking if we could find a good silicone grommet we would just have to drill out the plastic rod holes. Like Lewis is doing but with a better grommet, I'm going to start searching
by patw
Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Report from Terrapin Cove
Replies: 2
Views: 1120

best yet from the cove, any idea how many fledged?
by patw
Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:49 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: One last video from this year
Replies: 5
Views: 1508

That is a great clip, what did you use to edit it?
thanks,
pat
by patw
Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Something a Little Different
Replies: 10
Views: 3166

Jose thanks for the info, I do see bats around, this looks like something fun to try.
by patw
Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Something a Little Different
Replies: 10
Views: 3166

did you make that?
by patw
Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:54 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Busy Around the House
Replies: 1
Views: 989

great stuff
by patw
Sat May 31, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: out with the Heath house
Replies: 12
Views: 4956

finally on 5/20 got some action, sometimes I count up to 8, not sure how many are going to stay but there is at least one pair building a nest
by patw
Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin Cameras
Replies: 3
Views: 1182

I can't see, I'm using windows 7, internet explorer browser, I'm getting a black screen with a small x up in the left hand corner, any ideas?...........

OK, I got it, under "tools" I added the site to "compatibility view"
by patw
Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: out with the Heath house
Replies: 12
Views: 4956

you look ready now. so did you take down the heath house?
yes the heath house was in the same spot, I piggy backed the heath pole to the clothes line pole, I'm only reusing the two gourds from last year.

pat

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