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by deancamp
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: house sparrow total control
Replies: 6
Views: 108

Re: house sparrow total control

PMDavid posted a repeating trap build that has been working well for him. From the comments it sounds like it can be baited with food or nesting material depending on when your trapping.
by deancamp
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finished putting up my acquired Trio
Replies: 12
Views: 131

Re: Finished putting up my acquired Trio

Good job Whippy. Good to see you rescued and remodeled the Trio. Can't wait to hear about you reaping the rewards soon.
by deancamp
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Duracraft DH12 remodel/color match
Replies: 10
Views: 121

Re: Duracraft DH12 remodel/color match

Yes it has the snap in doors. I should have mentioned it is the castle style house. It originally had 3 floors, 18 compartments and I have converted to 9 compartments. I will also be adding porch dividers.
by deancamp
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Duracraft DH12 remodel/color match
Replies: 10
Views: 121

Re: Duracraft DH12 remodel/color match

PMDavid, haha are you going to the other Lowes because they won't let you back in the paint department after smelling it up on your last outing. :). Daveh, the hunter green is on my short list. Thanks for the help guys.
by deancamp
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Duracraft DH12 remodel/color match
Replies: 10
Views: 121

Re: Duracraft DH12 remodel/color match

Yeah, it's me I'm worried about. The Martins would probably prefer it being old and dirty looking. I did drill a 3" hole in side walls to expand the compartments, bedrooms are all through the hole on the left. :) I would like to keep the exterior as close to original as possible.
by deancamp
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Duracraft DH12 remodel/color match
Replies: 10
Views: 121

Duracraft DH12 remodel/color match

I got my Mother's Martin house when she passed away. From my research on this site I have determined it is a Duracraft DH12. I am remodeling it to raise and lower on a Trio Castle pole. As I have it completely taken apart to redrill the center hole for the bigger pole I thought it would be a good id...
by deancamp
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Please help me identify these birds !
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: Please help me identify these birds !

I agree they can be aggressive and very persistent. I have had them fill a Martin cavity with small twigs to build their nest. I cleaned it out, but never seen any damage to the Martins. I assumed they would be aggressive towards the Martins since they were competing for their nesting cavity. If it ...
by deancamp
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How Many Decoys Should I Utilize For an Attraction Aid?
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: How Many Decoys Should I Utilize For an Attraction Aid?

The first time my founding ASY male was seen, he was setting by a decoy I had on a perch rod a short distance from the housing. The dawn song was playing directly underneath the perch. I have never noticed any birds showing a negative reaction to them. I like the idea of placing them where they are ...
by deancamp
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: When pre-nesting...
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: When pre-nesting...

Not sure about the trendsetter, but I would assume it's similar to a gourd. 2 handfuls does the trick. Once the Martins get in there and start making a nest it won't look like much. They will add to or subtract from it to their liking.
by deancamp
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New to Martins and Forum....
Replies: 83
Views: 7865

Re: New to Martins and Forum....

The adult male Martin will sing the Dawn Song to attract other Martins to his colony. He sings this predawn. You can play a CD, mp3 or other recording of the Dawn Song through some type of outside speakers or the like. Any Martin within ear shot will come in to investigate and will have a look at yo...
by deancamp
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New to Martins and Forum....
Replies: 83
Views: 7865

Re: New to Martins and Forum....

Nice looking house. I tried to read through the thread, but may have missed it. Are you set up to play the dawn song to attract Martins in to check out your housing? This really helped me get my colony started.
by deancamp
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The RAT BIRD TRAP works
Replies: 15
Views: 470

Re: The RAT BIRD TRAP works

The band Journey once told me, Don't Stop Believing. :)
by deancamp
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Out with the rat birds ,in with the martins! New beginnings
Replies: 27
Views: 1878

Re: Out with the rat birds ,in with the martins! New beginnings

Great work David. Love your passion!
by deancamp
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Out with the rat birds ,in with the martins! New beginnings
Replies: 27
Views: 1878

Re: Out with the rat birds ,in with the martins! New beginnings

David, Sounds like you have the right attitude going in. I don't what else I can add to what's been said, so I'm just wishing you luck. As time goes on you will see what works and what doesn't so you can adapt your strategy. This thought is way out there, but if the feed store shows interest in the ...
by deancamp
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Abandoned (by homeowners) Martin house across the alley
Replies: 48
Views: 3464

Re: Abandoned (by homeowners) Martin house across the alley

Glad to hear you are moving it. I agree that the move won't be too far and they will adapt easily. I think all involved (Martins, you and neighbor) will benefit from the move. Anxious to here how it all works out.
by deancamp
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pictures
Replies: 10
Views: 2230

Re: Pictures

Yep, I can see it. How come some pictures show up on the thread and others must be clicked on to show?
by deancamp
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Songbird Magnet - Reviews?
Replies: 7
Views: 1794

Re: Songbird Magnet - Reviews?

I used a song bird magnet to start my colony by plugging it into a timer for when I wanted it to play. It did handle the weather being mounted outside. The sound was not extremely loud and not real smooth, but it attracted Martins and that's what I wanted. My first one only lasted 2- 3 years, so I d...
by deancamp
Sun May 19, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Eggs with no green leaves
Replies: 4
Views: 1369

Re: Eggs with no green leaves

I have always seen green leaves. This year they are bringing them in well before egg laying started.
by deancamp
Sat May 18, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Blue martin
Replies: 8
Views: 1840

Re: Blue martin

I wouldn't consider myself a veteran, but I've never heard of it. I would love to see a picture if you can get one.
by deancamp
Sat May 18, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New to this!
Replies: 12
Views: 4195

Re: New to this!

Adding a picture can be difficult. It has to be greatly downsized. Really haven't figured it all out yet myself.

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