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by MarkinMn
Tue May 26, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Got Him! Thankful .22
Replies: 33
Views: 1611

Re: Got Him! Thankful .22

hey Jones.....I too have a marlin model 70 .22 with/scope my old bread and butter gun....many starlings and sparrows fell to that Marlin....it was my main goto sniper rifle which I fired from a window in the living room...it was quite the battle because if I missed once, they became extremely cagey....
by MarkinMn
Mon May 25, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Crushed Oyster Shells ??
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: Crushed Oyster Shells ??

....try sweet talking the cook at your local café/restaurant...by 11am, she/he, will have saved you more eggshells than you can probably use......mrk
by MarkinMn
Sun May 24, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Got Him! Thankful .22
Replies: 33
Views: 1611

Re: Got Him! Thankful .22

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[]thumbnail.jpg[/attachment]....Savage b22g....zero'd at 50yds...then fine tuned at 25yds....hour later shot my first starling (with this rifle) at 75yds in the eye......
by MarkinMn
Sun May 24, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Got Him! Thankful .22
Replies: 33
Views: 1611

Re: Got Him! Thankful .22

....oops! when I said furniture, I was referring to the stock on the cz....mrk
by MarkinMn
Sun May 24, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Got Him! Thankful .22
Replies: 33
Views: 1611

Re: Got Him! Thankful .22

....hey BlackJack......very nice weapon.....nice furniture......have always wanted a cz.......mrk
by MarkinMn
Wed May 13, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: MN/WI Landlords
Replies: 5
Views: 430

Re: MN/WI Landlords

Hello JP from central MN......Hang in there....I drove by a colony on the east side of St Cloud on Monday, and was surprised to see just about every porch had a pm sitting on it!!, (a t-14 and a gourd rack)......at my site, on and off, I've seen only a handful of scouts, up to 10-12 asy males at one...
by MarkinMn
Thu May 09, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SNOW....!
Replies: 8
Views: 2120

Re: SNOW....!

....well, I went out tonight with some dried crickets in some water to moisten them up and the male that was sitting on the porch swooped and swore at me a few time but wasn't interested in the crickets.....he flew off and never looked back....a female came out of a different compartment and just fl...
by MarkinMn
Wed May 08, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SNOW....!
Replies: 8
Views: 2120

Re: SNOW....!

Hey Mike ....thanks for responding wow......70 degrees....we are really looking forward to that.....but the snow just keeps coming.........
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by MarkinMn
Wed May 08, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SNOW....!
Replies: 8
Views: 2120

Re: SNOW....!

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by MarkinMn
Wed May 08, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SNOW....!
Replies: 8
Views: 2120

Re: SNOW....!

...thank you for the advice....will try the feeding after work tomorrow...have a tray that they come to for eggshells and pine needles....have not trained them to catch food....but will give it a go....have some mealworms, crickets, and grasshoppers all dried....will soak in water first.....my wife ...
by MarkinMn
Wed May 08, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SNOW....!
Replies: 8
Views: 2120

SNOW....!

...My Martins started arriving home this week....Last night I counted at least 8 landing and scooting in their compartments just before dark....now tonight it's snowing a lot...ALOT!!!...thru tonight they are predicting 2 1/2 inches with temps in the 30's......40's-50's tomorrow and 60's on Friday.....
by MarkinMn
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: No Longer a Wannabe Landlord
Replies: 18
Views: 8739

Re: No Longer a Wannabe Landlord

....Congrats Mitch.....guess I can get off the wannabe list also, with 9 pair, and 36 fledge this year...I think that I worry more now that I have them, than I did just trying to get them (took 20+ years)..I'm surrounded by woods and I am always hearing owls hooting all the time....maybe the nitelig...
by MarkinMn
Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: moon ray lightes
Replies: 5
Views: 1969

Re: moon ray lightes

...Hey Donnie......lights don't seem to bother pm's .....otherwise they wouldn't set up colonies in town, i would guess ....I bet your yard looks pretty snazzy with all the lights....haha! Las Vegas....I like that!!...sorry to hear bout your getting broken into.....we haven't had that problem around...
by MarkinMn
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: moon ray lightes
Replies: 5
Views: 1969

Re: moon ray lightes

.....hi...and thanks for responding Donnie.....what kind of solar lights do you have ? Do they change color? any pics/info would be helpful......a lot of great horned owls around here....so i worry....If you're in/near north prairie.....you should be able to get all kinds of pm's near the mississipp...
by MarkinMn
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Another unsuccessful year
Replies: 12
Views: 2145

Re: Another unsuccessful year

....that's right jh.....never give up! I tried for 20+ yrs and only got my first pair 2 years ago.....2 pair last year with a loss of 5 babies (and with 5 surviving)......this year I've got 4 pairs w/18 babies, and 2 sy males and 1 sub female that can't seem to get it right.......never!.....ever giv...
by MarkinMn
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: moon ray lightes
Replies: 5
Views: 1969

Re: moon ray lightes

......pic if my site.....
by MarkinMn
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: moon ray lightes
Replies: 5
Views: 1969

moon ray lightes

....I've put up 3 moon ray solar operated lights on 3 out of 4 of my martinhouse poles. ( at eye level opposite my winches) I put them up after the first eggs (two weeks ago) appeared, so the martins would get used to seeing them.......has anyone mounted them on top of the pm houses to more effectiv...
by MarkinMn
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: too late for central mn...?
Replies: 3
Views: 996

Re: too late for central mn...?

...thank you....that's good to know......Ive also been reading on here that, to keep housing up thru aug/ sept to entice south bound birds for next year......thanks for responding.....mrk
by MarkinMn
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: too late for central mn...?
Replies: 3
Views: 996

too late for central mn...?

question.....is it too late for pairing up, nesting and eggs in central mn.....?.......thanks for any response......Mark
by MarkinMn
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: red band central mn
Replies: 17
Views: 2759

Re: red band central mn

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