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by MichaelH
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pmca excluder gourds
Replies: 7
Views: 4812

Pmca excluder gourds

Has anybody else got the Pmca excluder gourds going to set the porches 1/4 inch below the modified excluder entrance as specified what did you do ??? Just want to make sure I get them in the right place thanks in advance
by MichaelH
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest check
Replies: 1
Views: 496

Nest check

1st official nest check today 42 confirmed martin nests,.granted a couple are double nesting again in adjacent cavities but still a great nest check and at least 5+ new sy as well the heat is on enjoy your week everybody
by MichaelH
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sy female and possible male in macoupin county
Replies: 2
Views: 783

Sy female and possible male in macoupin county

Lots of commotion tonight as it was dropping dark ,you can always tell when some new birds show up was a sy female yeh ,and a few mins later I am sure was a sy male landed.was getting dusk so will need another look tomorrow to confirm before I report it but sure looked like one ,and def got everybod...
by MichaelH
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A great evening with martins swallows and swifts
Replies: 1
Views: 545

A great evening with martins swallows and swifts

Sat with a beverage watching my colony counted 62 birds now ,they had a good day today weather getting better now hopefully ,been feeding a dozen eggs a day the last couple of days really helped them no dead birds in cavitys so all good,..saw a bunch of tree swallows flying high and my first chimney...
by MichaelH
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gaining Everyday
Replies: 6
Views: 1313

Re: Gaining Everyday

Yes great pics ,weathers getting better get ready for a wave of purple
by MichaelH
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pictures <3
Replies: 5
Views: 1340

Re: Pictures <3

Great thanks for posting
by MichaelH
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2018 Video Stream Is Up!
Replies: 14
Views: 2755

Re: 2018 Video Stream Is Up!

I have a hawk eye hd camera converted to hdmi so I can watch it on my tv at the moment
by MichaelH
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2018 Video Stream Is Up!
Replies: 14
Views: 2755

Re: 2018 Video Stream Is Up!

Good deal ,I am also thinking of setting up a live stream have the camera ready to go in a gourd not sure the best way do it ,and what equipment I need without spending a bunch any info will help thanks
by MichaelH
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I’m having a sleep over tonight!
Replies: 6
Views: 1667

Re: I’m having a sleep over tonight!

Outstanding ,things are just goin to get better ,getting warmer later next week so get ready for some action happy for you
by MichaelH
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How close is too close to a 6’ fence
Replies: 1
Views: 622

Re: How close is too close to a 6’ fence

I got one row of my poles about 5’ from my 6’ fence all good for my no probs and only 20 ‘ from a tree line again no probs .
by MichaelH
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Woo Hoo!! ASY Male back in central PA
Replies: 14
Views: 2694

Re: Woo Hoo!! ASY Male back in central PA

Good news hope the weather turns for the better for us all enjoy the birds
by MichaelH
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How has this cold weather goin to affect the birds numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 2251

Re: How has this cold weather goin to affect the birds numbers

Good to hear from you larry n Judy hope they hang in there for another week surely it will pick up soon it sure is a testing hobby isn’t it . Hi Lizzie I don’t think that we are making them dependent on us for food I have tried feeding them in the summer when there natural food is available and they...
by MichaelH
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Feeding Martins in sleet & snow.
Replies: 4
Views: 1147

Re: Feeding Martins in sleet & snow.

That’s a cool idea Dave did the martins take to that ok would love to see pics of it great idea and great that no other birds get the food I flip my food but have also been using a feeding platform but you do end up feeding all the other birds that you are trying to keep away too
by MichaelH
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How has this cold weather goin to affect the birds numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 2251

How has this cold weather goin to affect the birds numbers

Ok I got thinking it will be About 4 weeks give or take a day or two since my first bird arrived and out of all that time I can count on one hand the amount of good days there has been for them to feed on there natural prey ,I am up to 9 and all are still alive but been thinking about all the birds ...
by MichaelH
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First martin has arrived!
Replies: 7
Views: 1678

Re: First martin has arrived!

BillieJR wrote:Are you guys getting a lot of snow right now? We were supposed to but it went south so we got lucky - we have high winds, tho. Good luck - hope your birds find a way to survive this stuff.
No snow here just had a lot of rain and it’s cold and windy here too.
by MichaelH
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First martin has arrived!
Replies: 7
Views: 1678

Re: First martin has arrived!

Yes I have 12 about now ,but you wouldn’t know it ,only a brave few souls sat out on the racks and only for a short time ,this is a crappy day ,bring on some sun and warmer temps
by MichaelH
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Welcome Home
Replies: 6
Views: 1353

Re: Welcome Home

Great news kyler great to see the first ones back isn’t it ,hope your ready for a bunch of them this year ,keep us updated nice one
by MichaelH
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Live Streaming Martins This Year From Terrapin Cove
Replies: 5
Views: 1970

Re: Live Streaming Martins This Year From Terrapin Cove

Hi I am trying to get a live stream of my martins have an hawk eye had camera in a gourd ,but my tech guy in town is not being to helpful ,and trying to find a cost effective way to stream at the moment I have the signal to my tv in the house ran cables and converted it to hdmi many pointers would h...
by MichaelH
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First martin has arrived!
Replies: 7
Views: 1678

Re: First martin has arrived!

Oh yes Jody great news enjoy ,get that cd playing at your home site now,my birds went up and tried to bring in some martins flying high over my house but they kept on flying heading your way keep your eye out and congrats at the golf course yeah “stay purple people”
by MichaelH
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Got to get there
Replies: 3
Views: 908

Re: Got to get there

Yes James A Lenz it’s an amazing hobby that gives me and all us true bird fanatics great pleasure and satisfaction ,and stress and worry lol have a great season brother and yep, “stay purple “ lol