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by SJohnson
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: "Flycatching" Purple Martins
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Re: "Flycatching" Purple Martins

Are you using live crickets or dead ones.
by SJohnson
Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: snake at the gourds !
Replies: 3
Views: 430

snake at the gourds !

This morning as all mornings I get up, go to the doors and look at the martins. Everything was fine. Then I heard the martins being very loud and flying in a small circle above the gourds. I looked out. there was a snake wrapped around the top of one gourd. My husband got the snake down and killed i...
by SJohnson
Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins arriving!!
Replies: 0
Views: 3002

Martins arriving!!

Yesterday we had one pair that came by, then yesterday afternoon there was one male that arrived. Hopefully we will see more soon. It is so exciting to see them return.
by SJohnson
Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: birds here this am 3/6/16
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Re: birds here this am 3/6/16

I know you are excited. Best of luck this year. I can't wait till ours returns, should be anytime.
by SJohnson
Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Getting Excited
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Getting Excited

I can't hardly wait to see the martins return. I have been painting and replacing the natural gourds. We have had martins for the past ten years up to approx. 20 pairs. Then we thought we were doing good and replaced all the natural gourds with vinyl. Well we found out quickly that they were not ada...
by SJohnson
Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Getting Excited
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Getting Excited

I can't hardly wait to see the martins return. I have been painting and replacing the natural gourds. We have had martins for the past ten years up to approx. 20 pairs. Then we thought we were doing good and replaced all the natural gourds with vinyl. Well we found out quickly that they were not ada...
by SJohnson
Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: They are gone!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 1764

They are gone!!!

Well all of our Martins are gone now, have been for the past 2 weeks. Sure do miss them. Can't wait to see them again next year. We will have the winter to work on our houses and do repairs.
by SJohnson
Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Yes! Yes! Yes! Finally !!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1134

Yes! Yes! Yes! Finally !!!!!

Finally had 2 pair to return today. While I was outside about mid morning I could hear them but could not see them and they kept getting closer. Finally I saw them. They sat on the poles for a while, so hopefully they will be back .
by SJohnson
Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Arrival of Martins around Kinston NC
Replies: 3
Views: 721

Thanks Debbie, I hope they return soon. I really enjoy them
by SJohnson
Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Arrival of Martins around Kinston NC
Replies: 3
Views: 721

Arrival of Martins around Kinston NC

Has anyone in or around the Kinston NC area seen any signs of Martins yet. Don't know if it is because of the weather or not but last year at this time we did have Martins. I mark the calendar every year when they start returning.

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