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by Berndog
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Colony pictures in Bethel OH
Replies: 0
Views: 4374

Colony pictures in Bethel OH

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by Berndog
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: missing eggs
Replies: 5
Views: 2063

Re: missing eggs

DO YOU HAVE SY-MALES AT YOUR COLONY ? I WITNESSED A SY-MALE DISPOSE OF 3 EGG'S IN SHORT ORDER FROM A ASY NEST ! BAD ENOUGH WE HAVE TO WATCH OUT FOR OTHER PREDATOR'S AND 1 OF THEIR OWN CAN DO JUST AS MUCH DAMAGE AT TIMES! GOOD LUCK,BERNDOG
by Berndog
Tue May 01, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: COLONY FINALLY EXPANDING !!
Replies: 2
Views: 1085

COLONY FINALLY EXPANDING !!

Hello All, This yr seems to be the yr I've always been waiting for !! As of yesterday I witnessed approx. 25+ asy & several sy bird's.They have all been here some time now and I seem to be picking up 1 or 2 every other day now it seems. I have 40 cavities available total.....Looks like its all falli...
by Berndog
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: TO ALL YOU T-14 LANDLORDS
Replies: 11
Views: 3789

TO ALL YOU T-14 LANDLORDS

Hello All, I have 3 set-ups @ my location (1) telescopic pole,6 gourds (2) fountain rack,12 gourds (3) t-14 with 8 gourds Currently I have 6 pair and my birds always use the gourds ! I know variety is key to any set-up but all the years past the wooden t-14 has never been occupied,surely " some of t...
by Berndog
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: MARTIN'S ARE FINE !!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 661

MARTIN'S ARE FINE !!!!

Hello All, It's been awhile since my last post.Here in southern ohio the weather has been terrible since sat afternoon.We all know what that means to our bird's.....this am was the same,all 9 asy bird's were all inside.....around noon today the sun came out and so did the crew.i tried flipping crick...
by Berndog
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: EGG ABANDOMENT ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1618

EGG ABANDOMENT ?

Hello All, My Last Remaining SY Pair Laid 4 Egg's Aprox 2 Week's Ago,My colony left 2 weeks ago as well.i was surprised to have such a late clutch ! My ? is do you all think the parent's have left too ? I work a lot and I'm not home during prime-time to witness activity,i did however notice a single...
by Berndog
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: LATE NEST!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 942

LATE NEST!!!!

HELLO ALL, HOPE EVERYONE HAD A SUCCESSFUL SEASON,JUST WANTED TO SHARE THAT I DID A NEST CHECK THIS PAST SUNDAY(JULY 23) AND DISCOVERED 4 EGGS IN ONE OF MY TROYER HORIZONTAL GOURDS.THE MAJORITY OF MY COLONY HAS LEFT....NEEDLESS TO SAY I WAS SHOCKED TO FIND A ACTIVE NEST THIS LATE IN THE SEASON,BTW I ...
by Berndog
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Great Sunday
Replies: 11
Views: 4987

Re: Great Sunday

HECK YEAH !!!!!!!!! GOOD FOR YOU !!
by Berndog
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: GOOD NEWS TODAY !
Replies: 3
Views: 1439

GOOD NEWS TODAY !

HELLO ALL WIFE CALLED ME ALITTLE WHILE AGO AND SAID "YOUR MARTINS ARE BACK"......I'M @ WORK TODAY,NEEDLESS TO SAY I CAN'T WAIT TO GET HOME TO SEE MY FRIEND'S AGAIN.MY CO-WORKER'S THINK I HAVE A SCREW LOOSE ABOUT MAKN SUCH A "FUSS" OVER BIRD'S BUT I KNOW MY FELLOW MARTINEER'S UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS DAY...
by Berndog
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Round vs Crescent
Replies: 2
Views: 1017

Re: Round vs Crescent

I'm no expert but stay AWAY from the round holes imo.....BERNDOG
by Berndog
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Songbird magnet
Replies: 7
Views: 2248

Re: Songbird magnet

A FEW YEAR'S BACK WHEN I GOT MY FIRST PAIR I HAD THE SONG BIRD MAGNET MOUNTED ON TOP OF MY S&K TRI-POLE RIGHT WITH THE GOURDS.SINCE THEN I HAVE RE-MOUNTED IT UNDER THE EAVE OF MY BARN,I ALSO INSTALLED A SPEAKER DIRECTING THE SOUND UP INTO THE WILD BLUE YONDER.WHEN RAIN IS PREDICTED I'LL GET THE LADD...
by Berndog
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First birds
Replies: 7
Views: 2114

Re: First birds

CONGRADULATIONS SIR !!!
by Berndog
Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pic of dawn singing ASY male
Replies: 1
Views: 787

Re: Pic of dawn singing ASY male

That's to cool ! :grin: :grin: :grin:
by Berndog
Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2016 PUMA Season Debrief
Replies: 2
Views: 897

Re: 2016 PUMA Season Debrief

Sounds like you've got thing's covered !!! I to have a t-14 and my martin's always peek inside but they always choose my THG'S W/the conley 2 tunnels.I think next year I'm going to replace the s&k cresent opening tunnels with the conley 2 tunnels that I have on all my gourds....from your post you se...
by Berndog
Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: IS 1 EGG UNUSUAL ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1190

IS 1 EGG UNUSUAL ?

Hello All, This year I've had 3 pair of sy nesting,did a nest check 2 day's ago and found 3 egg's in one nest and 1 in the other.my other sy pair are still in the nest building stage with a empty cavity...no big deal.my ? is I got alittle anxious and jumped the gun and did another check today and th...
by Berndog
Tue May 17, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: No pond
Replies: 12
Views: 3344

Re: No pond

Hello FIRE45, A pond would be a bonus but I wouldn't lose any sleep over it,main thing to keep in mind is qualityy housing,sreh,predator gaurd's and open fly-ways imo.i'm sure other landlord's will chime in and give you sound advise.....Oh yaeh,keep those starling's and house sparrows away !!!Best o...
by Berndog
Tue May 17, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wish's Do Come True !
Replies: 9
Views: 2555

Re: Wish's Do Come True !

Thank You All so much for your kind words !!Thank You....BERNDOG :grin:
by Berndog
Tue May 17, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Happy Dance
Replies: 5
Views: 1658

Re: Happy Dance

That's Fantastic News ! Good Job !
by Berndog
Mon May 16, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wish's Do Come True !
Replies: 9
Views: 2555

Wish's Do Come True !

Hello All Last Friday am ( May 13th) I Had 3 pr Of SY Show Up w/my Nesting 2 pr of ASY Martins!!! This is My 9th yr of Martinering and it appears this is the year my colony is finally taking off.All six of the newbies are paired up and doing what their suppose too.I assume they are here to stay,so t...
by Berndog
Fri May 13, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: T-14 PM House on 3" Aluminum pole?
Replies: 12
Views: 3296

Re: T-14 PM House on 3" Aluminum pole?

I TO HAVE A T-14 AS ONE OF MY SET-UP'S ON THE 3IN SQ POLE I PURCHASED FROM THE PMCA,IT IS SOLID AS A ROCK,NO ISSUES.I USED APPRROX 3 80 LB BAG'S SACRETE.I BUILT MY T-14 OUT OF WESTERN RED CEDAR ALSO.