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by Anthony Neira
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Taxidermy Lady
Replies: 10
Views: 425

Re: Taxidermy Lady

:lol: Same Here Sharon ! we would take turns going Purple Haze Crazy :grin: :lol:
Is There a Cure for "Purple Martin Neck "? :roll: :grin:
by Anthony Neira
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What to do with a jumper?
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: What to do with a jumper?

John, I go to PetSmart's Fish department & get the 35 count of Live Large Meal Worms, they should be about 1/2 inch or more, you can also get the 100 count of regular live meal worms. I put them in a small glass of water to drown them, & then I pick them up, give a pinch behind the head ( :???: Sorr...
by Anthony Neira
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Taxidermy Lady
Replies: 10
Views: 425

Re: Taxidermy Lady

Wow ! Sharon :shock: What a trooper you are, from no P.Ms, to all the ones you have now, even with all the troubles you've had. Keep up the good work, in the back of my mind, Way back, I want to joke; "Be careful what you..., but Hay, we All know that they'er worth it ! Keep up the great job ! as us...
by Anthony Neira
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Female gone, Male quits, 2 chicks die, Miracle !!!
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Female gone, Male quits, 2 chicks die, Miracle !!!

Thanks Tom, & Dave, very Kind words from you both !I wish the best for you & your P.Ms as well ! :grin:
Great job, remington martins, of saving those chicks ! 3 more to continue the line ! :grin:
by Anthony Neira
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Cutting My Own Trio Entrances
Replies: 12
Views: 205

Re: Cutting My Own Trio Entrances

Way To Go kyler ! I Stand corrected, the Trio Castle with blocking off one whole room for nesting is the one , besides the DR-12H,or TM-12, with a nesting place way bigger than a 6" X 6" room !
by Anthony Neira
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Female gone, Male quits, 2 chicks die, Miracle !!!
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Female gone, Male quits, 2 chicks die, Miracle !!!

sadly, in early June, I noticed that one of my Trio rooms that had 5 chicks, was no longer being visited by the female P.M, Only the male was seldom going in the room, I noticed that 2 of the 5 chicks were not under size, but rather weak, the next day a Small/Big Miracle happened ! I noticed that be...
by Anthony Neira
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Trio rooms 6"X12" going to 6"X12"X9" for 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Trio rooms 6"X12" going to 6"X12"X9" for 2020

Thanks Dave ! yup, I even had a nest of 7 chicks ! :shock: this season, and every time I would check on them they were bunched up on top of each other! It was a real surprise that they All fledged ! :shock: :grin: , In fact, THAT's what made me decide to expand 3" more to the outer room nesting area...
by Anthony Neira
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Trio rooms 6"X12" going to 6"X12"X9" for 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Trio rooms 6"X12" going to 6"X12"X9" for 2020

BINGO ! 100% ! Thanks Brad ! When I was finish with the post, I thought "Man ! I should have mention that each House will Only have the 4 Outer Rooms! :grin:
by Anthony Neira
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Trio rooms 6"X12" going to 6"X12"X9" for 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Trio rooms 6"X12" going to 6"X12"X9" for 2020

I love my Trio Houses, But, IF I could change one thing, it would be to to see the nesting rooms widder than 6", so I came up with a plan to convert 6 Trios from Not Just 6"X12" rooms but to 6" wide entrance room, 12" deep, BUT , the nesting rooms will ALL be 6" deep & 9" wide ! How?, you ask ? well...
by Anthony Neira
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Handling of Runts ??
Replies: 3
Views: 697

Re: Handling of Runts ??

Bill , I JUST had one of my Best R. Rescues last month, I took one from a nest of 6, and this one was 1/2 the size also. I found a gourd with 4 the same size, placed it inside & kept track of the parents feeding them, a week ago, ALL 5 Fledged ! :grin: I say it wouldn't hurt to try this, at best, yo...
by Anthony Neira
Fri May 31, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Attack of the Western KingBird !!
Replies: 8
Views: 3755

Re: Attack of the Western KingBird !!

THANK YOU ! EVERYONE, Matt, that sounds good !Yup, I saw them sharing a line also ! :grin: , & I'm glad to have yet another Hawk Defender around ! Thanks again, for the replies & info. it all really helps understand this beautiful,Little, Pain in the .... :grin:
by Anthony Neira
Fri May 31, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Capped Egg rescue
Replies: 7
Views: 4930

Re: Capped Egg rescue

AND Yet, Another one, in one of my Trio House roomes , which was a little harder to spot, But, I was able to take it off ! :grin: Chick hatched just fine the next Day ! :grin:
by Anthony Neira
Wed May 29, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Attack of the Western KingBird !!
Replies: 8
Views: 3755

Attack of the Western KingBird !!

Man ! Just when I thought I've seen it all with PMs, earlier this season I noticed , several times, my PMs being attacked , as in Diving down on & acting like it's trying to Kill !, by this beautiful all Gray on top with a Bright yellow Belly bird , SCREACHING at & DIVING at my PMs ! At first I thou...
by Anthony Neira
Tue May 28, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Third Year...NO Luck!
Replies: 30
Views: 8522

Re: Third Year...NO Luck!

Hang in there, My 8 houses& 16 Gourds are WAY TOO CLOSE to my house also ! & My 5 BIG Pecan trees are also Way too Close ! But the Hawks have a "Heck" of a time flying through them !,But, I've had PMs since '92. I think you are in the perfect situation to Connect a Gourd wire/line from the House to ...
by Anthony Neira
Tue May 28, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The Purple Martin World Lost A Amazing Man!
Replies: 10
Views: 4892

Re: The Purple Martin World Lost A Amazing Man!

So sorry to hear about your loss, Kyler, Now you have an EVEN MORE Special meaning for when you see PMs! :grin:
Keep up his work ! He/we know you're doing an excellent job ! :grin:
by Anthony Neira
Wed May 22, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Capped Egg rescue
Replies: 7
Views: 4930

Re: Capped Egg rescue

Many Thanks, Brent, Tom,Robert & Dave ! :grin: Now I Have a "Healthy" Paranoia about DOUBLE Checking when the eggs are due to hatch ! :lol:
by Anthony Neira
Tue May 21, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 7 nestlings ! Runt Catching up, just fine !!
Replies: 5
Views: 1937

Re: 7 nestlings ! Runt Catching up, just fine !!

Thnks =dkc=, Good to hear your's is catching up also, I DO hate to take an original chick from it;s nest !Have a Great rest of the season ! :grin:
by Anthony Neira
Tue May 21, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Capped Egg rescue
Replies: 7
Views: 4930

Capped Egg rescue

Monday morning, as I was doing a nest check on one of my horizontal Troyer Gourds, #5, I opened the top to see that 5 of the 6 eggs had Hatched, But, the last one was capped & moving VERY Slightly ! :shock: I remembered what I read in PMCA about removing the cap, so that the Chick can Hatch. So I ge...
by Anthony Neira
Tue May 21, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 7 nestlings ! Runt Catching up, just fine !!
Replies: 5
Views: 1937

Re: 7 nestlings ! Runt Catching up, just fine !!

UPdate, this past Friday, right after I posted this, the runt positioned itself in the perfect place, all of the babies had formed a circle in the center of the gourd facing out, and the runt is/was facing directly in front of the entrance, so as to be the first to be feed !NOW it's hard to tell whi...
by Anthony Neira
Tue May 21, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New "Tale of tape" Method
Replies: 5
Views: 1899

Re: New "Tale of tape" Method

Be careful with tape or any other sticky substance on your house. I had a bad experience with tape getting stuck on a martins wing, I wouldn't do it again. That's SO right, Archer, That's why I use Painter's tape, I do "touch" it with my fingers to remove some of the "sticky" They have adhesive dot...

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