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by deancamp
Sun May 03, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Rebounding Landlord/Newbie counsel
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Re: Rebounding Landlord/Newbie counsel

Thanks for sharing your experience. This could be very helpful to others.
by deancamp
Sun May 03, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Live Dawn Song
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Live Dawn Song

Update, at 6:00 i can see multiple Martins flying overhead singing the dawn song. Even more cool!!
by deancamp
Sun May 03, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Live Dawn Song
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Live Dawn Song

The dawn song started this morning at my colony at 5:00 on the nut. Sunrise here is at 6:17 central time. I obviously couldn't see him but he was flying above, sometimes directly overhead, sometimes further away. At one point he was mixing in chortles with a choppy dawn song.There were others in the...
by deancamp
Sat May 02, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First time landlord
Replies: 45
Views: 6149

Re: First time landlord

Yes you do.
by deancamp
Sat May 02, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New predator guard
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: New predator guard

They look great and I like the idea of them covering your winch. Good set up and sounds like they are definitely working.
by deancamp
Fri May 01, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How many times?
Replies: 10
Views: 289

Re: How many times?

My colony is up and running and I am still constantly looking to see if I can detect a new bird or two. Your not crazy, your just one of us. :)
by deancamp
Fri May 01, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New predator guard
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: New predator guard

Lowe, the recommendation is to have the guard up of the ground for 2 feet. Do you think you have had good success with this guard going to the ground because it is a 12" pipe instead of an 8" pipe?
by deancamp
Fri May 01, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: ASY male showed up today...
Replies: 50
Views: 1132

Re: ASY male showed up today...

Stay patient and stay the course. It might not be him but you will succeed if you keep trying and learning from each event.
by deancamp
Fri May 01, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finally!
Replies: 15
Views: 480

Re: Finally!

BAM Tbird, first year and you got strong looking visitors. Keep doing what your doing and observe them to see if there is anything you might adjust. Keep us posted.
by deancamp
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: how high should snake guards be?
Replies: 10
Views: 236

Re: how high should snake guards be?

I just put netting over my guards so i can't speak to experience. That being said I can't imagine they would get caught up in the netting with it being wrapped around the pole.
by deancamp
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Newbie question; When is best time of day for visits to New Housing startup?
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Newbie question; When is best time of day for visits to New Housing startup?

I would of said mid morning. Give your neck a break, I almost always hear them before I see them.
by deancamp
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: how high should snake guards be?
Replies: 10
Views: 236

Re: how high should snake guards be?

Just a thought, how about the netting above the guard as a second line of defense.
by deancamp
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Extension poles
Replies: 14
Views: 207

Re: Extension poles

I have no experience with the pole extension thought. It looks like you would have to add alot to make much difference. I agree on moving it away from the fence. Predators will use it to help them climb your pole, martins might realize that as well. It looks close to the tree to the left which will ...
by deancamp
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: This is first for my Colony
Replies: 8
Views: 245

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: 114

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: 207

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: 196

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: 207

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: 180

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: 435

Re: New Landlord-where do they go?

4 pair and potentially more is great for your first year. Keep enjoying.