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by diane vB
Mon May 02, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Feeding Station
Replies: 8
Views: 2198

Re: Feeding Station

Where did u buy the feeding station and can u post a picture?
by diane vB
Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2015 successful season
Replies: 4
Views: 1496

WOW, those r great numbers. Just goes to show u don't need a lot of compartments or pairs! I had more in both areas and probably fledged less. Congrats!
by diane vB
Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Strange and wonderful at the same time
Replies: 2
Views: 1208

Yes, as I posted, I thought they were all gone and low and behold the last gourd had a baby fly out of it. Man did he squawk when I picked him up and put him back into the gourd! Thank God he stayed in while I hoisted the houses back up. The parents did come back around. This was last week into this...
by diane vB
Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: feeders
Replies: 3
Views: 1527

Can u send me a picture? Ur response never got to me I just went in on your post again?? Thanks
by diane vB
Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest Checks
Replies: 3
Views: 1345

What time r we posting at as it's an hour later here lol I'd just be at work rt now if it were 10:48
by diane vB
Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest Checks
Replies: 3
Views: 1345

Hey Dave, I have one of those head lights and intended to use it but didn't , I will next yr. husband is also impatient so I probably rushed because of him also. Next yr he can just patiently or not, sit and wait for the numbers as he is really keen on me doing this! I told him if he's that keen HE ...
by diane vB
Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Western Purple Martins in need
Replies: 4
Views: 2040

OMG, those poor babies! Imagine the weather elements they endured! Those gourds should be thrown in the garbage and replaced. Nice to see the fledglings tho!
by diane vB
Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New House Setup
Replies: 5
Views: 2125

Good luck Todd and I am with you on your first sparrow kill! It is not easy to kill a little breathing helpless bird BUT when they come in and peck holes in your eggs and your babies heads you will have No problem ! Or catch and release miles away. I had a starling kill a female blue bird that went ...
by diane vB
Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: ONE BABY LEFT AND IT WAS A GREAT SEASON
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

How do you feed eggs? Where do you put them? Scrambled? Tell me, I am curios? I would like to do he same. :lol:
by diane vB
Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Louise My Final Count
Replies: 3
Views: 1474

How do u keep such accurate records? When I do a nest check I try to make it fast, it's dark inside and hard to really tell what's there! I'm so afraid of pissing off the Martins, then there's the dive bombing! Help!
by diane vB
Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Crazy Inca Dove Question !
Replies: 4
Views: 1308

Too funny, there's no stronger love than a mothers! Normally!
by diane vB
Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Final Purple Martin Report For 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1181

Steve, your posts are very educating . I realize now the 20 nestling that past must have been because of the weather and not the sparrows or starlings. We also had a cold spell. We had a lot of rain in June with 3 inches of rain in one day! Then July 6 th is when I found all the dead nestlings. Unfo...
by diane vB
Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Neat little article - Belgrade, Maine old colony
Replies: 7
Views: 2209

What a sweet article. I love the look of the old houses. Maybe just plug up the holes as new housing is put up. So that we can keep them as mementos. History for all to see. Like these pioneer villages I've seen in New Brunswick and Ontario.
by diane vB
Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: NEXT YEAR
Replies: 18
Views: 3032

Thanks Tim, will try one more year! Let's hope next year is not as dismal as this one for deaths. :wink:
by diane vB
Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: NEXT YEAR
Replies: 18
Views: 3032

Next year

Thank you to everyone for your support! I will continue next year with some modifications. I hear sparrows don't have much homing abilities. I will either drive them to the city where I work or give them to a friend that rehabilitates raptors. My gourds will all have SREH's and I may take down the T...
by diane vB
Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: NEXT YEAR
Replies: 18
Views: 3032

OMG, for u to address the issue is one thing but I always look to this one yard on my way to work to look at their Great Pyrenees as I had one once and his name is Archer! What a coincidence! I didn't want to belaber the issue but thanks for commenting! We're going to Toronto for 4 days to play tour...
by diane vB
Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: NEXT YEAR
Replies: 18
Views: 3032

Ray, I had Martins the very first year that I put up my 8 man trio! I've expanded the houses to be only 4 compartments now. As well my castle has 6 expanded compartments, the other 12 I kept closed as I had 10 gourds. Hard to keep tract of them . I will try again next year, thanks for all your suppo...
by diane vB
Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: NEXT YEAR
Replies: 18
Views: 3032

Hi Sharon, you have all convinced me to go another year. I will load up on ice packs etc. everything will have SREH entries next year and think of the ones that fledge not the ones that die! Onwards and forward! :roll:
by diane vB
Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: NEXT YEAR
Replies: 18
Views: 3032

Thanks Judy, we could start a support group lol :lol:
by diane vB
Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:57 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: NEXT YEAR
Replies: 18
Views: 3032

Next year

Thanks Deb for your thoughts. As I look out my kitchen window I see about a dozen martins still here and hear them! Yes I thought about seeing them next spring not being able to get into their houses also, don't like the thought. I never thought about the ice packs. You know, I'm turning 60 next wee...