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by itroyer
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Looking for house sparrows/starlings for captive raptors!
Replies: 7
Views: 1420

Re: Looking for house sparrows/starlings for captive raptors!

I trap and kill around 300 sparrows 100 starlings yearly.
I could start saving them for you
I'm close to canton ohio
Ivan 330-623 0154
by itroyer
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Can't believe it, but I have one hanging around
Replies: 53
Views: 27131

Re: Can't believe it, but I have one hanging around

when i started m colony i played it from 4 in the morning till dark, once i had 1 i turned the volume down to where i could here it max about 30 yards away, i played it that way till they were nesting then turned it of.
by itroyer
Mon May 06, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Subies?
Replies: 18
Views: 10738

Re: Subies?

I'm in ne Ohio, just saw my first subby today
by itroyer
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Visitors Question
Replies: 16
Views: 6501

Re: Visitors Question

I got my first pair in 2014, I played the dawnsong all day every day until they were nesting
by itroyer
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: first one is a female
Replies: 4
Views: 1636

Re: first one is a female

thank you, the first one is always a joy
by itroyer
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: first one is a female
Replies: 4
Views: 1636

first one is a female

a female showed up yesterday, 2 weeks earlier than ever before.
My is only 5 years old though.
by itroyer
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 9 year old founder going for 10
Replies: 9
Views: 1990

Re: 9 year old founder going for 10

Wow that is a neat story, I got my first in 2014 my founding father nested here 3 yr now, i hope mine gets to 10 yr old
by itroyer
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Supplemental Feeding Comparison ???
Replies: 1
Views: 614

Re: Supplemental Feeding Comparison ???

I got mine started on crickets, it took 2 days under 50 degrees , at first i put some crickets in there gourd which they gobbled up after that they started catching them when i flipped them, then i was able to switch to scrambled eggs. good luck
by itroyer
Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: nimisila roost question
Replies: 0
Views: 8441

nimisila roost question

We went to see the nimisila roost last night, and about 1/2 hour before dark a thunder storm came trough but we stayed till after dark and to my surprise not a single martin showed up. I have been there before so i know i was at the right spot. My question is are they not roosting there anymore or d...
by itroyer
Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: my 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 747

my 2016

I had 3 pair 13 fledged last one left today, 1 sy male 2 say male.
enjoyed them very much, looking forward to next year.
good luck all
by itroyer
Mon May 16, 2016 5:47 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: my start to the year
Replies: 3
Views: 712

Re: my start to the year

I think they need to hungry to get them started, they had'nt eaten for 2 days
by itroyer
Sun May 15, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: my start to the year
Replies: 3
Views: 712

my start to the year

asy male got back 4/21, 2 days later another say male showed and within 10 days they both had mates, then on 5/9 a sy male showed and he paired up a couple days later, so as of now i got 3 pair staying here. Today i finally was able to get them to eat flipped crickets, so I'm happy with the start to...
by itroyer
Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My 2015 season
Replies: 1
Views: 725

My 2015 season

April 18 th the male returned 2 days later the female was back, and they stayed together for 10 days then the female left much to the dismay of the male. The male finally got an sy female around may 20th and fledged 5 the last one left today. I was hoping to get a couple more pair this year but happ...
by itroyer
Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2014 0-pair 2015 2-pair
Replies: 12
Views: 2973

my pair returned

That's very exciting hope all goes well,
I still just have the one pair and a sy male that's trying hard
by itroyer
Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Founding pair arrival dates?
Replies: 6
Views: 3220

last year first

Last year was may 24th when I saw the first one
by itroyer
Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Founding pair arrival dates?
Replies: 6
Views: 3220

last year's sy pair

I had 1 sy pair last year the male came back 4/18 the female on the 20th, good luck Mitch
by itroyer
Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Where do they go?
Replies: 3
Views: 992

If it's cold they go in early
by itroyer
Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: For us "Wannabe" landlords
Replies: 168
Views: 34857

my pair returned

Hey Mitch I just wanted to let you know my one pair from last year made it back, one on the 18th one on the 20th
by itroyer
Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: One pair last year
Replies: 2
Views: 848

One pair last year

About an hour ago an asy male showed up an went in the same gourd I had one pair sy in last year
by itroyer
Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Landlord Is it time.
Replies: 5
Views: 1501

Re: New Landlord Is it time.

I'm a new landlord, well have had a house up but no nesters, previously. I'm in eastern NC, there are scout reports of arrivals in New Bern, just miles south of me. I have added 6 Troyer gourds this year below my trendsetter house. All are loaded with some pine straw. I see a pair of bluebirds acti...