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by Peggy Riley
Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2nd Week Newbie Nest Check
Replies: 8
Views: 2202

You're such a good mama Mary! They'll be grown and gone before long.

Peggy
by Peggy Riley
Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A record..
Replies: 3
Views: 1262

Know what you mean about the hawks. We had no real problem here until fledging got started, then it was several times day. It's slacked off now that most have fledged.

Those snakes just keep coming, don't they!
by Peggy Riley
Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Update on my birds
Replies: 2
Views: 919

Your season is going very well!!! Silly martins, no telling why he went into the trap.

Peggy
by Peggy Riley
Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Found two more gourds with babies!
Replies: 3
Views: 1230

Found two more gourds with babies!

On 7-4 I found a nest of 4 and I have been watching them feed. Last night I spotted a adult male go into another gourd with a dragonfly. I checked today and there is 1 fat chick. Both of these gourds fledged before 6-22. Since they sneaked up on me I don't know if they are 2nd broods or not. Poor fe...
by Peggy Riley
Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Help! How to guard against black snake climbing pole
Replies: 7
Views: 3688

Those are some mighty big snakes!!
by Peggy Riley
Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Largest Colony With 1,067 Pairs Identified in Alabama
Replies: 28
Views: 19428

Amazing! Thanks for sharing Kent.

Peggy
by Peggy Riley
Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How common is it for a pair to have a second brood?
Replies: 2
Views: 1250

Tammy it's not uncommon. Do you have records? Did you notice that they never left after fledging the first brood. If you know they never left then its a second brood. It could be that another pair took over but that would usually happen when there are no other compartments to use. I have one second ...
by Peggy Riley
Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Dealing with heat problems
Replies: 2
Views: 1138

I was at Lowes yesterday looking at insulation. I found a roll of the reflective stuff for just $17. It is soft and pliable so it can be shaped and sewed, stapled, taped or whatever. During the off season I am going to sew up some gourd covers. Couldn't be too hard and they'll be easy to store. Luck...
by Peggy Riley
Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Young fledgling
Replies: 2
Views: 752

Laura sorry about the young one. I assume they were fledging age since one flew off. There's no way to know what happened. He probably wasn't strong enough to fly. Were the parents still feeding?
by Peggy Riley
Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: MITES ON MY BIRDS
Replies: 9
Views: 3661

Putting anything directly on the birds is not suggested. The sevin in the nest will take care of the mites, no need to do anything else!
by Peggy Riley
Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Western Kingbird nesting on a Martin house....
Replies: 6
Views: 1557

Pretty bird! I like the mask.
by Peggy Riley
Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pair with 5 new eggs and their 5 fledglings
Replies: 2
Views: 862

Louise thanks for confirming what I'm seeing. Unless I find another new nest they'll be here several weeks after everybody is usually gone. Hope they stay with it.

Peggy
by Peggy Riley
Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pair with 5 new eggs and their 5 fledglings
Replies: 2
Views: 862

Pair with 5 new eggs and their 5 fledglings

I don't recall ever having a 2nd nest where the 5 fledges are still coming back to the gourd. The 1st brood fledged 5-31 and I found a new egg on 6-10. These are older adults that returned in Feb. The eggs should hatch 6-29. I've seen the fledges come and go all day long. They come in for the night ...
by Peggy Riley
Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Troyer Gourd Haskell Tunnel Trap
Replies: 4
Views: 1643

Didn't that just make your day!!!! Glad you got them both.

Peggy
by Peggy Riley
Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Broken cable advice needed urgently
Replies: 17
Views: 4720

Glad to see you are OK, Diane. Take it easy!
by Peggy Riley
Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Eggs out of the nest bowl
Replies: 2
Views: 1179

I'd put them back since you know they are new. Sometime they get moved around for a number of possible reasons. Subbies can be a little reckless!
by Peggy Riley
Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What Happened to The Dawn Song?
Replies: 10
Views: 4277

That would be normal. Now the ASY will be occupied guarding the nest.
by Peggy Riley
Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sad Day
Replies: 6
Views: 1924

James it comes with the territory. It can be hard sometimes but it's all worth it. Some young ones fly good and some are just like rocks.

Glad everything else is going well.

Peggy
by Peggy Riley
Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Off color eggs
Replies: 6
Views: 3007

I have an SY pair with no eggs either. Can't decide if someone is tossing the eggs out or what. She's still got time but I'd rather not have another July/August nest.
by Peggy Riley
Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Picture of my site
Replies: 7
Views: 3305

Very nice! What type house is that?

Peggy