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by sugarcreek
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:50 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Questions For Steve Kroenke
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: Questions For Steve Kroenke

Believe he's on the PMCA facebook page a lot.
by sugarcreek
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: If you could give 1 piece of advice to New Landlords, what would it be?
Replies: 29
Views: 2788

Re: If you could give 1 piece of advice to New Landlords, what would it be?

Lots of great advice, one two add is please don't open your box too soon. One of the worst mistakes new landlords make is opening it as soon as they see Martin's in their area, and those are usually site specific martens Wait until you see sub adults in your area that is your best opportunity for st...
by sugarcreek
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PMCA Purple Martin Conference postponed until 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 17783

Re: PMCA Purple Martin Conference postponed until 2021

Any idea about this summers 2021 plans ?

Thanks
by sugarcreek
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sevin dust.
Replies: 4
Views: 904

Re: Sevin dust.

Here is what i use, you can fill with 7 dust and shoot it in right under the nest when you have babies....Just a little squirt, wont bother the babies , i have no nest mite or bug problems Southern Homewares Pesticide Diatomaceous Earth Hand Bellows Powder Duster - Garden Powder Bulb Applicator - Gr...
by sugarcreek
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nimisila Reservior, Ohio
Replies: 6
Views: 1886

Re: Nimisila Reservior, Ohio

Reports of well over 200,00 birds this past Labor Day weekend
by sugarcreek
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nimisila Reservior, Ohio
Replies: 6
Views: 1886

Re: Nimisila Reservior, Ohio

Had the opportunity to visit the Nimisila Reservoir on Saturday evening Aug 22nd and it had a lot of birds, I guessed 10,000 + and my wife thinks that guess is way to low....A lot of birds for sure if you have a small trolling motor on your boat you can get out there real well and close in a kayak o...
by sugarcreek
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nimisila Reservior, Ohio
Replies: 6
Views: 1886

Re: Nimisila Reservior, Ohio

i tried putting it in to the roost, Yes its active !
by sugarcreek
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nimisila Reservior, Ohio
Replies: 6
Views: 1886

Nimisila Reservior, Ohio

There is a Purple Martin Roost started up in NE Ohio at Nimisila Reservoir https://www.mapquest.com/search/result?slug=%2Fus%2Fohio%2Fnimisila-reservoir-424982780&query=Nimisila%20Reservoir&page=0&mqId=424982780&index=0 Its located up around Green Ohio you can see it off of Dock 6 with binoculars Su...
by sugarcreek
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The Grim Reaper In Action At Her Favorite Tree On June 10 and June 21, 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 1241

Re: The Grim Reaper In Action At Her Favorite Tree On June 10 and June 21, 2020

My goodness that grim reaper is the benefit of your thoughtfulness, I could not do that he/she would come to its death ....God Bless you for your willingness to donate to the grim reaper !!
by sugarcreek
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: MY BRUTAL 2020 SEASON
Replies: 11
Views: 2193

Re: MY BRUTAL 2020 SEASON

Don't know if you do 5 day nest checks or not but that would help you in finding things that might hurt your martins.....I put a very small amount of seven dust under the nest every 5 days after they hatch and that keeps the little guys clean until fledgling day. Also all my gourds get new white pin...
by sugarcreek
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.
Replies: 29
Views: 3943

Re: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.

Would strongly suggest you call Troyers Bird Paradise and buy his book on Purple marins...It would be so helpful for you...also this website has so much to offer as far as help goes and questions you may have.
by sugarcreek
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Newbie Day 10 Update
Replies: 4
Views: 819

Re: Newbie Day 10 Update

Congrats on your success , Incubation normally does not start until 2nd to last egg is laid. And if they are normal they'll lay between 4-6 eggs...
by sugarcreek
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Is it over?
Replies: 3
Views: 737

Re: Is it over?

My son just had a couple subbies show up yesterday and they were hanging around pretty well all day....I believe the season is a couple weeks later this yr than last yr....Central Ohio
by sugarcreek
Fri May 15, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: May white out!
Replies: 33
Views: 3972

Re: May white out!

It was a tough couple days in Ohio as well...Lost multiple birds out of my 60 , I know of 13 that died at my site and from watching them this morning i would guess we lost half of the 60 we had ....They are recouping nicely today with this nice weather but please check your boxes again because yeste...
by sugarcreek
Thu May 07, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Question on Male ASY
Replies: 4
Views: 734

Re: Question on Male ASY

I have quiet a few ASY males this yr with a little white on there wings under there wings and a little white on their backs....Is this normal for younger ASY males or am i just imagining things. I also have quiet a few males that are solid Purple/Black with no white on them. It's due to molting. Wh...
by sugarcreek
Wed May 06, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Question on Male ASY
Replies: 4
Views: 734

Question on Male ASY

I have quiet a few ASY males this yr with a little white on there wings under there wings and a little white on their backs....Is this normal for younger ASY males or am i just imagining things. I also have quiet a few males that are solid Purple/Black with no white on them.
by sugarcreek
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Subadult reports
Replies: 5
Views: 842

Re: Subadult reports

I agree, throughout the years the SY reporting numbers are always a lot lower. I think people get excited early in the year when they first see a martin and then report it. I know a lot of people starting new colonies always want to track the SY migration but not as many people participate in repor...
by sugarcreek
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Are Everyone's Martins Doing OK During the Very Late Cold Snap?
Replies: 17
Views: 2081

Re: Are Everyone's Martins Doing OK During the Very Late Cold Snap?

I am currently on my second order of 5000 crickets....feeding my 40 martins about 500 a day along with scrambled eggs, we were able to help our Amish neighbors get theirs to start eating crickets as well they were so excited to say the least !!...It hasn't hit 50 degrees in Sugarcreek Ohio since ear...
by sugarcreek
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: ASY male showed up today...
Replies: 50
Views: 5447

Re: ASY male showed up today...

The Dawnsong happens once the first arriving pairs have laid eggs and the females are incubating. The males fly up early in the mornng, before sunrise, as this is the time of day when sounds travels the farthest. He is trying to recruit more martins to the colony so that he can mate with the hens, ...
by sugarcreek
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: a scout to early in New Concord,oh
Replies: 5
Views: 1119

Re: a scout to early in New Concord,oh

Good to hear from you Dick, Happy Nancy is okay....Hope the snow stays away...I know you have your crickets ready for what/when you need them....they can just stay down their for another couple weeks.