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by madattiver
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Still just one pair!
Replies: 20
Views: 5915

Re: Still just one pair!

1 didn't get on here much last year, so I am happy to hear you had a successful pair!! You definitely deserved it!

I hope the weather can turn around quick so things get back on track for you. Good luck growing your colony this year.
by madattiver
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New landlord
Replies: 29
Views: 8146

Re: New landlord

Where in Sask are you located?
by madattiver
Wed May 31, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Saskatchewan, Canada enthusiast's
Replies: 8
Views: 2214

Re: Saskatchewan, Canada enthusiast's

Garry, I have picked up a SY male today and a potential SY female as well. I also have a SY female paired up with a ASY male that had been here for near two weeks. Like already said, be patient... it's going to be a battle to get them, but once you do it will be worth it. It seems like you are doing...
by madattiver
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My 2017 PM site!
Replies: 17
Views: 5264

Re: My 2017 PM site!

Nobody works harder or deserves them more than you Sharon. I hope this year it works out for you. I will be keeping my fingers crossed for you.
by madattiver
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Closing on the House
Replies: 25
Views: 8158

Re: Closing on the House

When do we get pics? lol I am so excited for your first year at the new place.
by madattiver
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: need perch rod opinions
Replies: 5
Views: 2192

Re: need perch rod opinions

2" spacing

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by madattiver
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: need perch rod opinions
Replies: 5
Views: 2192

Re: need perch rod opinions

6" spacing

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by madattiver
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: need perch rod opinions
Replies: 5
Views: 2192

Re: need perch rod opinions

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by madattiver
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: need perch rod opinions
Replies: 5
Views: 2192

need perch rod opinions

After several winters in the elements my perch rods are starting to look in poor shape. I am planning on replacing them this year with new ones. Being a very visual person I thought it would be best to model them in 3D first before actually building them. I will have three rods going through a cente...
by madattiver
Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: For us "Wannabe" Landlords 2016
Replies: 126
Views: 26912

Re: For us "Wannabe" Landlords 2016

Sharon,

Am I reading this right.. you have an ASY male staying at your place now?
by madattiver
Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I'm ready for Fred bird!
Replies: 35
Views: 7952

Re: I'm ready for Fred bird!

I wouldn't be surprised if you saw them earlier. If that SY bird does try to make another attempt at your site, he will be on an earlier migration path. Either way.. you have made so many improvements to your site, it is only a matter of time before that switch gets flicked and they start up your co...
by madattiver
Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I'm ready for Fred bird!
Replies: 35
Views: 7952

Re: I'm ready for Fred bird!

Hey Sharon,

When did you get your first visit last year? I think this is the year you get them to stay for good!!
by madattiver
Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Camera
Replies: 8
Views: 2752

Re: Camera

Sure thing. The app is called "Cloud Baby Monitor". The app turns the extra iPhone into the camera and your phone into the receiver. Both phones need to be on the came iCloud account so they can connect to each other. Load the app on both devises and fire it up on the "camera" phone. Select "Child U...
by madattiver
Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Camera
Replies: 8
Views: 2752

Re: Camera

It is not the best video, but I can clearly tell between a sparrow and a martin.

Here is a screen shot with the house up...

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by madattiver
Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Camera
Replies: 8
Views: 2752

Re: Camera

Here's a screenshot from this week before I set up the house. I have a 12x zoom lens on order to have a second cam or maybe just upgrade the other lens.

Let me know if that picture loaded ok.
by madattiver
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Camera
Replies: 8
Views: 2752

Re: Camera

I'm here... I'm here... Lol.. I do have a set up similar to what you are talking about. I run an old iPhone with a 8x zoom lens pointing at the Martin house. It is set up in a window sill in my house. I actually use a baby monitoring app that was around $5 and I can watch on my cell phone from work....
by madattiver
Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Getting warmer...
Replies: 19
Views: 4607

Re: Getting warmer...

Ya, it sure is surprising how far these birds will fly to their breeding grounds. Luckily they make it up to me and even extend farther into Alberta.

When do you normally get your birds back to your colony? We normally get our first birds back in the tail end of April.
by madattiver
Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Getting warmer...
Replies: 19
Views: 4607

Re: Getting warmer...

I like your set up! Post as many pictures as you can as we all enjoy looking at how other people set up their colonies. It's good to see another Canadian on board. and Altona.. way up there??? Allan is basically at the border.. that is south for me. hehehehe. Hope everyones colonies can grow this ye...
by madattiver
Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Let's talk!
Replies: 31
Views: 7739

Re: Let's talk!

Sharon, I know I am a little late to the party, but I wanted to chime in on my plans for next year. I just picked up my first supergourd that I plan on hanging from my north star last week. I am also getting 2 natural gourds and I am going to try to track down a troyer horizontal. I am trying to giv...
by madattiver
Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martins, NO P.R, People Don't Know them!
Replies: 11
Views: 6898

Re: Purple Martins, NO P.R, People Don't Know them!

Larry, My son loves WildKratts. I sure hope they pick up an episode on them as they get quite detailed on the animals they feature and make it fun for kids while doing it. Last week my sister-in-law texted me a picture of my 7 year old newphew's school work that he wrote. "My cousin has birds". The ...