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by Linda Reynolds
Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hummingbird moths
Replies: 2
Views: 1786

Peggy, if I were you I would protect them, and do what I could to help them survive the process. Hummingbird moths are fabulous for nighttime pollination tasks such is required by natural gourds, moon vine, and other night blooming plants and flowers. I think that was a pretty lucky find, and a pret...
by Linda Reynolds
Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Terrible Ending
Replies: 9
Views: 3754

Seller, please do not beat yourself up, and know how sorry I am to read about your pole/housing failure. You are not the first, nor will you be the last to report pole failure involving this product. During this 2012 season, I sadly witnessed the same failure in my neighborhood. Most unfortunately, ...
by Linda Reynolds
Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Twist & Mist
Replies: 3
Views: 2296

John/Linda, this product is very similar to the Sidewinder (Arizona Mist) product that we have used for a number of years. It is nicely priced, and if landlords are interested in misting, I would suggest ordering a few of these. Paul and I ordered a few Sidewinders when we first discovered them. We ...
by Linda Reynolds
Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Neglected Public Super Martin Colony – Bossier City, La
Replies: 14
Views: 6477

Great project, Gary. I know you will give it your best. I hope the *powers that be* will be cooperative.

The Coats condo represents a piece of history.

Much good luck is wished for you.
by Linda Reynolds
Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Winter Door Covers - Cresent opening...
Replies: 8
Views: 3517

I am with you, John, and think the pool noodles are really cool, and effective. They also invite questions, that lead to conversations, that lead to education. However, my color of choice is PURPLE. They are inexpensive, fit every need, every entrance style, and with just a little *squish* they are ...
by Linda Reynolds
Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Happy outcome for OKC martin roost
Replies: 1
Views: 1290

Many, Many thanks to PMCA, Penny Halstead, Juliette Hulen, and Julie Zichefoose, and many others for the support, and successful ending of this saga. Kudos and Major thanks to the BOK for allowing this roost to continue without harassment. Thank you BOK! Here is a wonderful link to a great story doc...
by Linda Reynolds
Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Has the Season Ended in the Mid-South?
Replies: 8
Views: 2838

Don, martins leaving your site for the season is not unusual at this time of the year. They should be congregating at staging areas and large roosts preparing for their trip to Brazil.

I am thrilled to hear you experienced a fabulous season.
by Linda Reynolds
Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Has the Season Ended in the Mid-South?
Replies: 8
Views: 2838

Our season has NOT ended. We have fledged massive amounts of purple martins from our site this season. Paul and I are so lucky that in spite of the drought, we had a productive year. It is now July 28, and, as unbelievable as it might seems, we still have three healthy nests yet to fledge. They are ...
by Linda Reynolds
Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin roost at the OKC Memorial
Replies: 67
Views: 27021

My anger is soon to get the best of me so I will stop posting about this issue before I get myself in hot water. However, I wanted to share this BS response I just received from the OKC Mayor's office, and suggest that the mayor and/or his staff take their evening showers under the same fire hoses t...
by Linda Reynolds
Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin roost at the OKC Memorial
Replies: 67
Views: 27021

Trisha, thank you for posting the Mayor's address on Facebook. I am unable to share the information, as I am not a FB member. This situation is very disturbing. Oklahoma City needs to adopt a kinder and gentler attitude towards their avian visitors, AND respect the laws that protect them. This incid...
by Linda Reynolds
Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin roost at the OKC Memorial
Replies: 67
Views: 27021

Here is a link to the website for Mick Cornett, the Mayor of OKC. It contains an email link that allows you to send (rather than FAX) information.

http://www.okc.gov/council/mayor/Mayor.html
by Linda Reynolds
Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Steve, Scott, Tony, Linda, Doug M., Lisa!!!!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 3062

That is absolutely terrific news! I am thrilled for you and hope this is the beginning of your exciting and wonderful martin landlord experience.

Nothing attracts martins like martins, so you now have a very good chance of adding a few more to your 2012 population.

Good Luck, and Congratulations
by Linda Reynolds
Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Red bugs
Replies: 10
Views: 4432

You might want to do a *Google IMAGE search* and see if you think they are spider mites.
by Linda Reynolds
Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: MARTIN'S WINTERING GROUNDS
Replies: 4
Views: 1746

Ed, this video does not feature the lush rain forest environment you might have had in mind. It is an old BBC production featuring Sir David Attenborough and shows our beloved purple martins at one winter habitat that might surprise you. I am not sure of the date that this was produced, nor am I sur...
by Linda Reynolds
Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Photo of a starling nest?....
Replies: 4
Views: 2149

Good information and photos can be found on Sialis: European Starling Nest and egg ID: http://www.sialis.org/nestsstarling.htm General Starling Info: http://www.sialis.org/starlingbio.htm Excellent House Sparrow Information: http://www.sialis.org/hosp.htm Sialis Home Page Index: http://www.sialis.or...
by Linda Reynolds
Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finally an arrival
Replies: 48
Views: 14165

We are not that far from you, Tony.

I sure hope I soon see an arrival report from your area.......We are doing the best we can to fill the skies with young martins. I hope some of them find your place.
by Linda Reynolds
Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: your thoughts on martins in town?
Replies: 12
Views: 3976

Frank, you are so right............The specifics of the local are not even close to what the experts say it should be. However, it looks like paradise to me. I hope you enjoy the time spent with your martins........
by Linda Reynolds
Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finally an arrival
Replies: 48
Views: 14165

Tony, I am located a bit north of you. We are just over the MS/AL state line into TN. Our martins have been *in for the night* for about a half hour now. They begin to circle the yard about 5:00 pm and then give the call to *come in for the night*. I am not sure if yours might come in earlier or lat...
by Linda Reynolds
Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finally an arrival
Replies: 48
Views: 14165

That is VERY exciting news, Tony. I hope they return tonight.
by Linda Reynolds
Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Housing Height Does not matter
Replies: 10
Views: 4885

Chris, I think you are right in that height does not matter. We lower our racks often due to storms and bad weather. We have never lowered them to the ground, but lowering has NEVER made a difference. Martins still return to the same cavities with or without young in the nest.