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by deancamp
Fri May 22, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 6-17-2020 update..Nest check 5-19-2020
Replies: 21
Views: 1853

Re: Nest check 5-19-2020

With your white gourds you will see them crawling all over it. Inside and out.
by deancamp
Fri May 22, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Got Him! Thankful .22
Replies: 33
Views: 2727

Re: Got Him! Thankful .22

That's a sharp rifle for sure Jones. Volquartsen 17hmr semi auto with synthetic stock here.
by deancamp
Fri May 22, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: beginner
Replies: 2
Views: 340

Re: beginner

I would be suprised as well if those established (to your neighbors house) birds moved on. I'm just South of Kansas City, MO and the sy birds are still coming in strong. If there are no birds at all, start playing the dawn song.
by deancamp
Fri May 22, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Got Him! Thankful .22
Replies: 33
Views: 2727

Re: Got Him! Thankful .22

Right on Jones, good feeling when you can do one of those nuisance birds in.
by deancamp
Fri May 22, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Babies being attacked
Replies: 12
Views: 1251

Re: Babies being attacked

I have no personal experience with this, but they seem to be too big to fit through a crescent opening.
by deancamp
Fri May 22, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Got Him! Thankful .22
Replies: 33
Views: 2727

Re: Got Him! Thankful .22

17 hmr is what I use. Very accurate Martins will flyoff rack but come right back.
by deancamp
Thu May 21, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Decoys save the day
Replies: 9
Views: 962

Re: Decoys save the day

Glad to hear they're working so well. You got to love'em, working 24/7 taking a beating and never complain.
by deancamp
Tue May 19, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SY Has Arrived & TS Wars
Replies: 12
Views: 1089

Re: SY Has Arrived & TS Wars

I agree with Randy on the dawn song. You can tell by watching if it is bothering them and if it is turn it off while they're there. I would keep playing it until you have a committed pair. Spending the night and nest building.
by deancamp
Mon May 18, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Subadults in northern Illinois
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Re: Subadults in northern Illinois

I agree with opening up the cavities when the first scouts are seen in your area unless you have a hard time keeping undesirable birds out. A lot of colonies are started with ASY birds and you should take advantage of all possibilities when starting a colony.
by deancamp
Mon May 18, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Colony question
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Re: New Colony question

If they are committed and it sounds like they are, they will nest at your site even if no others decide to join them. The ASY males are very good at pulling in more pair, so there is a good chance of you adding a couple more pair. Watch for them bringing in nesting materials. Good Luck
by deancamp
Sun May 17, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tree Swallows
Replies: 8
Views: 789

Re: Tree Swallows

Ha ha, got me. :)
by deancamp
Sun May 17, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Random HOSP thoughts.
Replies: 8
Views: 750

Re: Random HOSP thoughts.

4th Gen said it.
by deancamp
Sat May 16, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tree Swallows
Replies: 8
Views: 789

Re: Tree Swallows

Come on Jones, pretties bird around? Your on a Purple Martin forum. :lol:
by deancamp
Sat May 16, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Identify nest
Replies: 7
Views: 723

Re: Identify nest

Looks like a sparrow nest, definitely not Martins. The sparrows should be eliminated. What is your options to kill them? If you can trap them where they're building, leave the nest so they keep coming back and into your trap. Regardless do not allow them to nest there, but removing the nest is not e...
by deancamp
Sat May 16, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: We had 30 martins, now have 3
Replies: 11
Views: 1182

Re: We had 30 martins, now have 3

Keep the faith, after all your struggles don't give in. Anything worth having is worth fighting for. SY birds should still be coming in. Perseverance will win!
by deancamp
Sat May 16, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Eggs fell from house
Replies: 6
Views: 606

Re: Eggs fell from house

I have also heard of sy males messing with eggs and hatchlings. Just another possibility.
by deancamp
Sat May 16, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: More Martins just showed up
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: More Martins just showed up

Very possibly last years hatchlings (sy or second year) are coming in. They will arrive 4 to 6 weeks after the asy ( after second year) birds arrive. They could be hanging around more to protect their nest from the newcomers. Have you seen them carrying nest material to the housing? It should be tim...
by deancamp
Fri May 15, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: May white out!
Replies: 33
Views: 2957

Re: May white out!

Sorry to hear of the struggles up North. Like has been said before this is a learning experience for all of us. All you can do is what you know. Try your best and move on and help the survivors. I am wishing you Good Luck!
by deancamp
Fri May 15, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SY Martins
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: SY Martins

SY birds were coming in strong here before that cold snap last week. Hoping it picks back up again.
by deancamp
Fri May 15, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Week of visit no staying
Replies: 7
Views: 663

Re: Week of visit no staying

Hang in there. Like posted above they are checking it out. If they like it you will start seeing more of them and they will spend the night. That is when your odds pick up.