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by deancamp
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: This is first for my Colony
Replies: 8
Views: 796

Re: This is first for my Colony

That's great Whippy. What a nice suprise to find what the storm blew in.
by deancamp
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Electric predator guards
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: Electric predator guards

C'mon Brad, I was expecting to see you demonstrate by grabbing on to it so we could see your reaction. :lol: Good work it looks hot.
by deancamp
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Extension poles
Replies: 14
Views: 768

Re: Extension poles

Interested to see the pictures, I think that will give everyone a better perspective of what you have and may notice something that's slipping past you. One thing in your comments that I noticed is that 20' from your trees doesn't sound like much. That could be a big problem.
by deancamp
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Member and New PM Follower
Replies: 10
Views: 858

Re: New Member and New PM Follower

That's great to see a little traffic coming by your rental property so soon after setting it up. Like you said patience is a must for most people, but maybe you'll be lucky and not need them. Good luck and keep us posted. Those birds following you when you were brush hogging was most likely barn swa...
by deancamp
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Extension poles
Replies: 14
Views: 768

Re: Extension poles

How high is it now? Nearby trees? Is there anyway for you to post pictures of your site?
by deancamp
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Fledglings in Louisiana.....??
Replies: 5
Views: 620

Re: Fledglings in Louisiana.....??

David, I think you hit it, ASY's pulling SY's out of the nest they have already claimed. I've never heard of the adults pulling the fledglings out of their nest. Mjfog just posted a day ago about his progress and half of his eggs aren't hatched yet and he lives in Palm City, FL. I checked the map an...
by deancamp
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Landlord-where do they go?
Replies: 14
Views: 1185

Re: New Landlord-where do they go?

4 pair and potentially more is great for your first year. Keep enjoying.
by deancamp
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Starling elimination special forces unit!
Replies: 26
Views: 2296

Re: Starling elimination special forces unit!

Ha ha , that's the penalty for entering the NO FLY zone.
by deancamp
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Frustrated PM Landlord Looking for Tenants
Replies: 43
Views: 2928

Re: Frustrated PM Landlord Looking for Tenants

Perfect. As Ryan suggested, keep the dawsong going until you have a pair that has definitely committed or you can tell they are not comfortable with it. I believe it is company for them and they don't feel so alone as well as it being the number 1 attractant for an unestablished colony. Fingers cros...
by deancamp
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 7 adult martins at ohio wannabee location
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Re: 7 adult martins at ohio wannabee location

They sure look good sitting on your housing. Never know, only time will tell if they stay or just moving through. Regardless its a good sign. Keep us posted.
by deancamp
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Frustrated PM Landlord Looking for Tenants
Replies: 43
Views: 2928

Re: Frustrated PM Landlord Looking for Tenants

Martins will tolerate a lot more, less than ideal conditions at an established site, such as trees to close and pressure from starlings and sparrows. Looking at the google map, I think your best spot is about straight across your yard from where it is and to the left of your house. That gives you th...
by deancamp
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: They were here...
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: They were here...

A t least you didn't come out guns a blazing and take out one of the good guys. :lol: I think that was a good sign. Keep the faith and stay vigilant, it will happen.
by deancamp
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Frustrated PM Landlord Looking for Tenants
Replies: 43
Views: 2928

Re: Frustrated PM Landlord Looking for Tenants

Garry, your to close to that tree. It's hard to tell from the pictures, what kind of open area do you have to the right of the pole. If you can do as Lowe suggested with the google earth it is very helpful. Eastham, make no mistake about it, that pole can be climbed. I seen a raccoon climb a 3/4"x 3...
by deancamp
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Perch material
Replies: 12
Views: 995

Re: Perch material

Trying picture again. :(
by deancamp
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Perch material
Replies: 12
Views: 995

Re: Perch material

Someone closer to Geogia would know more, but i think your still good on sy birds still coming in. Roght in line with what PM David suggesred I mounted a tv antenna for additional perching. It could also be parted out for single perches.
by deancamp
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Frustrated PM Landlord Looking for Tenants
Replies: 43
Views: 2928

Re: Frustrated PM Landlord Looking for Tenants

Looking at your picture again. How close are the trees on the left hand side?
by deancamp
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Frustrated PM Landlord Looking for Tenants
Replies: 43
Views: 2928

Re: Frustrated PM Landlord Looking for Tenants

The 12 feet you mentioned in a previous post is good. I think a decoy helped me start my colony and prenesting the cavities will make it look lived in. Remember martins like company, so anything you can do to make it appear that others are there is a good thing.
by deancamp
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Frustrated PM Landlord Looking for Tenants
Replies: 43
Views: 2928

Re: Frustrated PM Landlord Looking for Tenants

A couple thoughts. You should be playing the dawn song all day long as it will be your number 1 attractant to get martins to checkout your site. Don't give up on it, because it didn't work the one year. How far is your martin pole from your house or human activity? Looks to be in a very open area, b...
by deancamp
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Starling Trap working
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Re: Starling Trap working

I caught my second double on starlings this morning. I have not caught any sparrows yet. As the instructions read I tried to balance it where 4 or 5 quarters would tip the scales and still reset. It said this would catch a sparrow, but I can't confirm as of yet.
by deancamp
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Frustrated PM Landlord Looking for Tenants
Replies: 43
Views: 2928

Re: Frustrated PM Landlord Looking for Tenants

How is your location of pole placement for open flyways and distance from trees. Can you post pictures. The google earth pictures really help in understanding your setup. As stated before, the dawn song is a major attractant.