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by lovinlife62
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: latest nest check population growing
Replies: 0
Views: 1517

latest nest check population growing

been a week since my last check ct standing at 22 babies and 52 eggs at this time, lost a few eggs for what ever reason not sure! 68 eggs was my last check so not doing to bad!!!! Did put sevin dust to ward of mites We had a problem with them last yr so put the dust before it became an issue!!! Good...
by lovinlife62
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: bragging rights!!! on last nest check
Replies: 1
Views: 571

bragging rights!!! on last nest check

On my last nest check I now have 100 % occupancy in my purple martin house which houses 20 couples and egg ct of 68 and counting~~~ LOVE WATCHING THEM BUILD! CAN SPEND HRS ON BACK PATIO. Husband put out some sevin dust the other day in each nesting box because last yr had a problem with mites but af...
by lovinlife62
Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: recent nest check
Replies: 3
Views: 1002

recent nest check

On 6-8-16 my most recent nest check we had 32 babies, 9 eggs and 45 are fledged and flying around with the parents!!!! Awesome sight!!!! HAVING A GREAT MARTIN SEASON!!!! WISHING EVERYONE THE BEST! was able to get rid of the mite infestation!!!! Thanks again for the help with that!!!!!
by lovinlife62
Sun May 29, 2016 4:47 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: INFESTATION!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1195

Re: INFESTATION!!!

Thanks for the info will surely try it. I will use the alcohol and wipe the doors down this am! I have sevin dust as well
by lovinlife62
Sat May 28, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: INFESTATION!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1195

INFESTATION!!!

Did a nest check today and found a horrible infestation in my nesting boxes most of the bugs seemed to be on the door of the birdhouse, very tiny things and hundreds of them!!!! any clue, Is there something I can put in there to eliminate them without harming babies!!! most of my birds are just abou...
by lovinlife62
Sun May 15, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: babies just about ready to leave nest!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 897

Re: babies just about ready to leave nest!!!!

pretty sure they will Okie!!! counting on it
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by lovinlife62
Sun May 15, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: lost some of my population not sure why?
Replies: 2
Views: 611

lost some of my population not sure why?

last nest check today we inventoried 21 eggs and 61 babies lost 11 eggs and 2 babies. One of the nest went from 6 eggs to 0! and it looked like a new nest was started? Don't seem to be sparrow nest looks like new martin nest not sure what is going on will keep a close watch on this to see what may b...
by lovinlife62
Sun May 15, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: more pics of babies!
Replies: 2
Views: 435

more pics of babies!

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by lovinlife62
Sun May 08, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: latest nest check report!
Replies: 2
Views: 653

latest nest check report!

did a nest check yesterday we now have 39 babies and 57 eggs
by lovinlife62
Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: NEST CHECK UPDATE~~
Replies: 4
Views: 908

Re: NEST CHECK UPDATE~~

Thanks Jose! will be updating weekly!!!
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by lovinlife62
Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: NEST CHECK UPDATE~~
Replies: 4
Views: 908

Re: NEST CHECK UPDATE~~

Thanks Mick!
by lovinlife62
Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: NEST CHECK UPDATE~~
Replies: 4
Views: 908

NEST CHECK UPDATE~~

:grin: Weekly nest check going on here went from 70 eggs and 3 babies to 87 eggs and 11 babies!!! TOTAL of 98!!!! looking forward to a good yr!!!! 18 out of 20 nesting boxes taken!!!!!! gotta love it pics to follow soon!!!
by lovinlife62
Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest Check Today!
Replies: 12
Views: 2400

Re: Nest Check Today!

Great pic!!! thanks for sharing!
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by lovinlife62
Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: We have babies!!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 646

We have babies!!!!!

Did a nest check today and population went from 38 eggs to 70 eggs and 3 babies!!!! last two nesting boxes are being built that makes 20 out of 20 cavities inhabited!!!! 100 %~~~~~~ gotta luv it!!!Image
by lovinlife62
Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: populated nest~~~
Replies: 4
Views: 1152

Re: populated nest~~~

Thanks Kyler looking forward to a good yr with my feathered friends! last nest check last week 38 was the egg ct up by 33 from the week before! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
by lovinlife62
Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:39 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: busy week for colony!
Replies: 4
Views: 1199

Re: busy week for colony!

will do mick! thanks for responding to post !! will keep pics coming
by lovinlife62
Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: populated nest~~~
Replies: 4
Views: 1152

populated nest~~~

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by lovinlife62
Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: busy week for colony!
Replies: 4
Views: 1199

busy week for colony!

Did a nest check one week ago had 5 eggs! did a check yesterday and that count has gone to 38!!!! and still have several serious nests with nothing yet!!! looking forward to a good yr!!!! :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:
by lovinlife62
Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: test run on video of martins
Replies: 8
Views: 1431

Re: test run on video of martins

Thanks for the comments Russell good to know it can be viewed! And yes we have been watching that same female steal nest material!!!! Too funny!!! One thing I noticed this yr is the serious nest building going on! They are using a lot of mud and building the nests up several inches!!!! My observatio...