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by jtdurb
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mountain Of Old Bird Netting!
Replies: 6
Views: 1033

Re: Mountain Of Old Bird Netting!

Thanks Steve for the great instructions. I have only had one snake in my many years of hosting martins, cause any harm, but that was one too many.

Tom
by jtdurb
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mountain Of Old Bird Netting!
Replies: 6
Views: 1033

Re: Mountain Of Old Bird Netting!

Steve:
What do you use to attach the netting to the poles. Do you purchase the netting at a local hardware store? Thanks.

Tom
by jtdurb
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Create A Rack Gourd Arms
Replies: 2
Views: 514

Re: Create A Rack Gourd Arms

I used to have the same problem. Here is a simple solution. Go to your nearest hardware store and buy some heavy duty plastic coated wire. Thread the wire through the two holes in your gourds and then slip the other two ends through the attachment holes on the gourd racks and twist the ends around e...
by jtdurb
Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Absence of Birds
Replies: 17
Views: 3743

Re: Absence of Birds

I am also very concerned. Each year I have between 12 and 20 pair. By this time, I usually have around 4 pair. Only 3 birds have visited so far on different dates, and each only stayed around 5 minutes. I have had no predator problems. I firmly believe that something serious, either weather, disease...