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by deancamp
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Playing dawn song with one pair
Replies: 8
Views: 973

Re: Playing dawn song with one pair

Nothing scientific here, but this will be my second year as a landlord. I set up my dawnsong incase no birds returned and I needed to play it. I had one ASY male return and was here for awhile by himself. I decided to play the dawnsong in the morning to attract more attention. The ASY male did not s...
by deancamp
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wanna be landlord
Replies: 13
Views: 1212

Re: Wanna be landlord

Don't fret the SREH's. When I got my first birds to stay last year, they would ignore my Trio Castle with round holes. They went directly to my gourd rack which has Conley 11 entrances. They struggled to get in, but kept trying until they figured it out. Jeff
by deancamp
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SY & Bird Feeders
Replies: 9
Views: 789

Re: SY & Bird Feeders

In my limited experience, it seems any new birds coming to my housing are very cautious. They may make several fly bys acting as if they want to land, but don't. If they do land they are nervous and usually stay landed a little longer each time. This is what I've noticed, with no other birds around ...
by deancamp
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Re: Disappointed in PM houses and You?
Replies: 27
Views: 3733

Re: Disappointed in PM houses and You?

JimmyP, can you explain your remedy for a house rotating on a round pole? Any pictures you can add would help greatly.
deancamp
by deancamp
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: RE: New Landlord Seeks Any/All Advice to Start Out Right...
Replies: 14
Views: 2184

Re: RE: New Landlord Seeks Any/All Advice to Start Out Right...

If I understood your post, you said you would play the Bird Magnet (Dawn Song) when you see the Martins. You should play it before dawn and well into the morning if not all day. It will attract Martins in the area to come in and check out your housing.
Good Luck
by deancamp
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Will all the new landlords please standup!
Replies: 60
Views: 8172

Re: Will all the new landlords please standup!

I had been trying to attract Martins for 12 years with a Trio Castle. I have a very open area, but I would relocate from year to year in an attempt to find what they wanted. The last three years I played the Dawn Song extensively. I was not going to give up and I like the looks of the gourd racks, s...

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