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by Jose Rodriguez
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Racks are up!
Replies: 8
Views: 2187

Re: Racks are up!

Looks Good! Best of luck to you!
by Jose Rodriguez
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest building
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

Re: Nest building

Tom,

I've been adding nesting material, to my gourds. They do bring in more pine needles to build a thick nest when they are ready.
by Jose Rodriguez
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First martin in Plantation Florida!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1233

Re: First martin in Plantation Florida!!

Congrats Ray! Best of luck to you this season!
by Jose Rodriguez
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First Pair 2018!
Replies: 5
Views: 1268

First Pair 2018!

Yesterday I had my first pair move in. A beautiful male ASY moved into a gourd with the female that arrived this past Monday. I think I am off to another season! Best of luck to everyone!
by Jose Rodriguez
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: ASY Female Arrived!
Replies: 7
Views: 1446

Re: ASY Female Arrived!

Thanks Everyone!, I'm trying to get back in the swing on posting on here. I have been hanging out on another social media site. I've been very active there. I do miss all of you! Sharon! Congrats from last years Martins! Jody told me about it. Dave, Good to hear from you also! I will try to post her...
by Jose Rodriguez
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: ASY Female Arrived!
Replies: 7
Views: 1446

ASY Female Arrived!

Hello Folks,

Yesterday I had an ASY Female arrive. Hopefully today more will show. Looking forward to 2018 Season!
by Jose Rodriguez
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My birds are back!
Replies: 6
Views: 1724

Re: My birds are back!

Congratulations Laverne! Best of luck this season!
by Jose Rodriguez
Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: ASY Female Brings Lost Mate
Replies: 6
Views: 1547

Re: ASY Female Brings Lost Mate

Thanks Michael!

Sorry for the double post thing folks. I tried editing my initial post with my cell phone and goofed.
by Jose Rodriguez
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: ASY Female Brings Lost Mate
Replies: 6
Views: 1547

Re: ASY Female Brings Lost Mate

Yesterday around 5:45 an ASY female was flying around our site. She was just going around and around back and forth way up high. She made quick jerks while flying as if she was so happy she found home. You know I was doing the happy dance! This lasted for about 15 minutes. Then she came down to che...
by Jose Rodriguez
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: ASY Female Brings Lost Mate
Replies: 6
Views: 1547

ASY Female Brings Lost Mate

Yesterday around 5:45 an ASY female was flying around our site. She was just going around and around back and forth way up high. She made quick jerks while flying as if she was so happy she found home. You know I was doing the happy dance! This lasted for about 15 minutes. Then she came down to chec...
by Jose Rodriguez
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2017 Martin Season Begins
Replies: 4
Views: 1372

Re: 2017 Martin Season Begins

Congratulations Johnny! Good to hear!
by Jose Rodriguez
Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The Off-season list is down! (With Pictures)
Replies: 57
Views: 6366

Re: The Off-season list is down! (With Pictures)

Kyler, Thanks for the info on the poster. I like your owl guards, however I am a little concerned about the amount of space between the wires in front of the door openings. Just my observation. Maybe experts can recommend the amount of gap needed. I just went by pictures online and tried to line up ...
by Jose Rodriguez
Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The Off-season list is down! (With Pictures)
Replies: 57
Views: 6366

Re: The Off-season list is down! (With Pictures)

Awesome work Kyler! Best of luck to you this season. I like the educational poster. Where did you acquire it?

Good job!
by Jose Rodriguez
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My martins are here in Plantation!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1969

Re: My martins are here in Plantation!!

Congratulations! Your season is on it's way! Best of luck to you!
by Jose Rodriguez
Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: best nesting materials???
Replies: 3
Views: 1280

Re: best nesting materials???

I also pre-nest with pine needles. I've used pine needles from large home improvement stores, but no longer. I did'nt like how dry and old they felt. So I returned to good old fashioned racking up pine needles from a nearby pine tree. The Martins love the fresh pine needles! They also bring in leave...
by Jose Rodriguez
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: S&K Bo Nine Gourds. (Owl Guards?)
Replies: 25
Views: 5942

Re: S&K Bo Nine Gourds. (Owl Guards?)

Grant, I used these DIY owl guards towards the end of the season last year when I introduced the new pole system to the site. The Martins loved them and would go in and out of the gourds easily. My pairs have already had their gourds picked out. Since this photo all the gourds have tunnels now. This...
by Jose Rodriguez
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: tunnels- confusion over
Replies: 8
Views: 1748

Re: tunnels- confusion over

Sorry to hear that Peggy. :-( A lot of good tips on how to cut the plate out of the Bo 9 gourds. Our Martins love the Bo 9s and especially now with the tunnels. I did not have on hand a proper tool so I just improvised and made my own. This method worked for me. I used the smallest/width and finest ...
by Jose Rodriguez
Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: S&K Bo Nine Gourds. (Owl Guards?)
Replies: 25
Views: 5942

Re: S&K Bo Nine Gourds. (Owl Guards?)

Here is what they look like after I put the tunnels, and vent caps on my gourds. I hope this helps anyone that has Bo Nine gourds and is looking for a DIY owl guard. These h-stands could probably be modified to fit other gourds. This worked for me. Good luck everyone! P.S. I also squeezed the wires...
by Jose Rodriguez
Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Ready Here in South Florida
Replies: 19
Views: 3478

Re: Ready Here in South Florida

Well looks like my 3M Command Stainless Steel Wire Hooks (Outdoor Use) did not hold up. Apparently it's for outdoor use under a covered patio not for the outdoor elements. I'm thinking it doesn't like the water (rain). Anyway back to installing my sign the old fashion way! lol
by Jose Rodriguez
Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I'm Hearing Voices!
Replies: 5
Views: 1398

I'm Hearing Voices!

Ok, call me crazy but I keep hearing Martin voices when I'm outside working! I think it's that dang Mocking bird playing tricks on me! You know how silly I feel always looking up! :lol: Best of luck to everyone!