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by skw159
Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Can someone tell me how to change your e-mail address?
Replies: 3
Views: 1053

Can someone tell me how to change your e-mail address?

Hi all,

Good grief. I cannot figure out how to change my e-mail address. I go to profile, it wants my current e-mail and password. If I change the e-mail there and hit "submit" it states that e-mail does not match my password.

Thanks
by skw159
Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Newbie "afraid" of her Male Purple Martin
Replies: 8
Views: 2272

Newbie "afraid" of her Male Purple Martin

Okay folks, My mom has been a landlord for years and so have my aunt and uncle. This was my first season as a landlord and I had the privilege of hosting two females and one adult male... very happy about that. However, the male was absolutely horrifyingly mean. I mean, he swooped with mouth agape t...
by skw159
Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Please help - is this my baby Purple Martin?
Replies: 2
Views: 1288

OMG thank you!

I only had one fledgling - At least three weeks old if not a bit more. He was tucked way in back, but I believe all the ruckus has been the parents trying to coax him out? He was fully feathered and ready and a good size.
by skw159
Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Please help - is this my baby Purple Martin?
Replies: 2
Views: 1288

Please help - is this my baby Purple Martin?

I just checked on my only fledgling two days ago and he was tucked in his house just fine and now he is not there. Today I found this bird floating in my horse's water trough? Can you help me identify this bird, Please?
by skw159
Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Landord has a couple questions about snakes...
Replies: 6
Views: 1785

Because I have seen / heard no owls or snakes whatsoever. Do PM eggs and the birds attract these predators, in other words?
by skw159
Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Landord has a couple questions about snakes...
Replies: 6
Views: 1785

New Landord has a couple questions about snakes...

Fortunately, I have been able to establish three nests in my first year thanks to all in this forum who have guided or educated me about the equipment, process, etc. I have another question about snakes. I haven't even seen any snakes whatsoever on our property but I now have a PM few nests and am w...
by skw159
Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest identification
Replies: 4
Views: 2075

Nest identification

I have two nests going in an 8-compartment Lone Star Goliad? My first Martins arrived in mid-June and staying so far! I performed nest checks today - hoping that the nesting is NOT sparrow built. The nest is somewhat muddy with thicker material like small sticks about four inches long. From what I u...
by skw159
Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Adult Male Stayed - Female Left
Replies: 6
Views: 2101

Thanks. I have porches, perches - the house also came with the extra deep compartments. Guess it looks like I just need to be more patient. Also, I was mowing today - couldn't put if off anymore and I''m not sure if that had something to do with the female leaving
by skw159
Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Adult Male Stayed - Female Left
Replies: 6
Views: 2101

Adult Male Stayed - Female Left

I finally got a pair in yesterday. I have a Goliad LoneStar 8 room and with SREH. The male was trying desperately to show the female how to get in the hole. She would not go for anything. Very disappointed because it appears she has left, but the male is still here. So far, not impressed with the SR...
by skw159
Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:44 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Getting discouraged
Replies: 14
Views: 4511

Thanks so much for the encouragement and information everyone, I do appreciate it.
by skw159
Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Getting discouraged
Replies: 14
Views: 4511

Thank you!
by skw159
Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Getting discouraged
Replies: 14
Views: 4511

Getting discouraged

Okay, so I put up a Lone Star Goliad house, set up perches and a few decoys and have been playing dawn song. Still no PMs in sight. Anyway, am wondering whether its possible to still attract martins after the migration period? Thanks all! Here's a photo of my house (it was lowered for some finishing...
by skw159
Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: AmazonSmile will support the PMCA when you shop
Replies: 34
Views: 127744

Great! I'm a HUGE Amazon shopper - good to know!
by skw159
Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Low Numbers in Ks.
Replies: 21
Views: 4718

I don't know how credible this research is, but this particular Audubon society is thinking that harsh springtime conditions and lack of housing for colonies is causing a steady decline in the Midwest. I do know we've had a very cold spring so far here in Illinois. http://gaylordnelsonaudubon.org/ma...
by skw159
Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Making SREH appear larger - has anyone tried this?
Replies: 2
Views: 1025

Making SREH appear larger - has anyone tried this?

Hi everyone.

I am thinking of ways to make the SREH appear bigger by adding some dark contouring around the outside of the hole - somehow without changing the size of the hole. Has anyone tried this?

I am thinking it might help attract. I'm also thinking that I'm very possibly wrong, though.
by skw159
Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:13 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Daily Cooper Hawk Attacks
Replies: 16
Views: 6051

We have hawks and eagles all over the place too because we live near a state park and the Illinois river.

I still can't get any visitors (it's only been a week) but am getting disheartened a bit and am beginning to think maybe I don't have the perfect setting for PMs.
by skw159
Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New T14 Martin House
Replies: 31
Views: 6978

Oh...my...goodness! It's beautiful!
by skw159
Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:16 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Stabilizing PM house in windy conditions
Replies: 5
Views: 2552

Stabilizing PM house in windy conditions

I live in a very, very windy area. I've just installed an 8 compartment Goliad Lonestar Purple Martin House and it is beautiful. The pole is sturdy, but the house moves considerably in a strong wind (20 - 30mph is the norm out here). It's not so much the swaying, but the house rotates about 10 - 15 ...
by skw159
Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:12 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Your thoughts on too many Colorado Blue Spruce Trees
Replies: 3
Views: 1300

Your thoughts on too many Colorado Blue Spruce Trees

I have a five acre parcel and the owner before us planted Colorado Blue Spruce on three sides of the property. Although the trees are still small, I'm wondering whether this "fortress" type look will deter some new tenants. I've just installed a Lonestar Goliad PM house about 100' away from the tree...