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by deancamp
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Starling elimination special forces unit!
Replies: 26
Views: 650

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: 734

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: 191

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: 734

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: 218

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: 734

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: 222

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: 222

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: 734

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: 734

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: 734

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: 188

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: 734

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.
by deancamp
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Starling Trap working
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Starling Trap working

Fuzz, do a google search for NB compact starling trap. It will come up as a download from the pmca site, but I can't find it on the site itself. Chuck's Purple Martin has a different version of the inside tripping mechanism as well. I caught another one last night. The beauty of it is, the starlings...
by deancamp
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Starling Trap working
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Starling Trap working

Here's the finished product.
by deancamp
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Starling Trap working
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Starling Trap working

I don't have a big starling problem, but in my opinion one starling is too many. I built this trap about a month ago and had no success the first couple weeks. As of late business has picked up and has proven to be worth my time. I thoght I would post this as one option for those looking for a trap.
by deancamp
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gourd trap question
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Gourd trap question

Billie, sorry I didn't explain. The plate slides over the face of the tunnel outside of the entrance hole. The wire is inserted from inside the gourd and pokes through the little hole above the entrance. When the sparrow goes into the tunnel he pushes the wire into the gourd and that will dop the me...
by deancamp
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gourd trap question
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Gourd trap question

Your third option came with my troyer gourds. It can't get any more simple. I used it earlier this year with good success.
by deancamp
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Trio Castle Occupancy Issues
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: Trio Castle Occupancy Issues

My Duracraft castle is al most all white with no occupancy. :(
by deancamp
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Help with Gourd Rack Placement (Aspiring Landlord)
Replies: 20
Views: 325

Re: Help with Gourd Rack Placement (Aspiring Landlord)

What type of entrance does your housing have.? The sreh would help keep the starlings at bay.