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by sugarcreek
Thu May 30, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A Promising Start Pt. 2
Replies: 41
Views: 33738

Re: A Promising Start Pt. 2

Thanks for sharing your pic's ...Wish i knew the secret on how to share pics because it brings so much life to a post.
by sugarcreek
Wed May 29, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Dawnsong Vocalization
Replies: 1
Views: 3354

Re: Dawnsong Vocalization

We are just a little south of you (Sugarcreek) and have approximately 70 active nests with a lot of eggs, "Not all nest yet" and ours are out at 4 - 4:30 each morning. So i would think yours will start anytime now or once the eggs are in the nest.
by sugarcreek
Tue May 28, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New landlord survey
Replies: 42
Views: 29333

Re: New landlord survey

Subbies are still arriving daily in Ohio ...It will slow down the first week of June but there are always some late ones, Older fella's used to call them June Martins
by sugarcreek
Tue May 21, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Three Photos Of Some Of My Gourd Racks
Replies: 9
Views: 5428

Re: Three Photos Of Some Of My Gourd Racks

Steve

What a great setup for martins always enjoy reading and looking at your pic's. Question do you not have starlings in your area and why not go with Starling resistant entrance holes ? Or are all your martins trained on round holes....Sorry if someone asked before.
by sugarcreek
Mon May 20, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How often should I do nest checks
Replies: 5
Views: 2321

Re: How often should I do nest checks

Last yr I tried checking mine every Sunday afternoon, This yr i changed to every 5 so i can tell if trouble is pending...Seems like seven is just to long of a wait
by sugarcreek
Thu May 09, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SNOW....!
Replies: 8
Views: 2398

Re: SNOW....!

I managed to train mine to supplemental feed really Glad we took the time to do it, they now come down right in front of the house and eat out of a tray as for me its always nerve racking when cold weather comes and it sticks around for a couple days because that third day they get really hungry. I ...
by sugarcreek
Mon May 06, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SY Female & Update in central PA
Replies: 1
Views: 922

Re: SY Female & Update in central PA

Good to hear you are gaining some back again, Should have some 70 degree sunny nice weather for the next couple days which revitalizes everything .

Good luck to you and your colony this yr
by sugarcreek
Mon May 06, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Colony Being Destroyed
Replies: 95
Views: 49363

Re: Colony Being Destroyed

I would be sleeping out by the poles or installing a camera if they were mine, that does look like a rat, Wiesel type kill.
by sugarcreek
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why do I not have martins
Replies: 55
Views: 24599

Re: Why do I not have martins

One other thig "Birds" if you are ever in the Sugarcreek Ohio area please contact me would love to have you stop at our house.
by sugarcreek
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why do I not have martins
Replies: 55
Views: 24599

Re: Why do I not have martins

Those pine trees look pretty close. Please Don't give up yet as SY subbies are just starting to migrate to and through the Midwest. One interesting book you should consider reading is "A Purple Martin Journey" Its a book written by Andrew Troyer of Troyer's Bird paradise...So much common sense in it...
by sugarcreek
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SREHs do appear to work
Replies: 25
Views: 12908

Re: SREHs do appear to work

That's a HOSP alright
by sugarcreek
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My barnies finally arrived, yippee!
Replies: 13
Views: 5175

Re: My barnies finally arrived, yippee!

jhcox wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:04 pm
I have bluebirds tree swallows one purple Martin Carolina wrens black capped chickadee‘s how do you go about getting barn swallows. I got a barn but it’s not open. JHCox
Barnies love open barns, probably have to open your barn
by sugarcreek
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Dawn song questions
Replies: 15
Views: 7939

Re: Dawn song questions

Hi I have been trying to attract purple martins for weeks and no luck. I have been playing the dawn song on a bose speaker, are any of you familiar with that? I also have a house sparrow problem could the house sparrow be frightening the Martins away from the house . Please let me know what you're ...
by sugarcreek
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Migration kicks into high gear.
Replies: 9
Views: 3100

Re: Migration kicks into high gear.

Doug Martin - PA wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:29 pm
Boy someone just opened a can here. A dozen showed up while I was grilling. Lots of fighting though. Game on here!
Still waiting for that to open in Sugarcreek, Ohio....my 3 are getting lonely!!!
by sugarcreek
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: RIP PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5260

Re: RIP PM

JHunter wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:57 am
Thanks, I'll order them today.
Your Martins will resist going into new holes once the new ones are installed but they will adapt and you will have less to worry about as far as starlings are concerned
by sugarcreek
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Think I have decided to build another T14
Replies: 55
Views: 39810

Re: Think I have decided to build another T14

Great job, how do you keep the house from swivelling on the pole?
by sugarcreek
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: They are back in Ohio!
Replies: 4
Views: 1672

Re: They are back in Ohio!

Wozer, I'm not ready yet....!! Crickets on order today
by sugarcreek
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: twice
Replies: 6
Views: 2094

Re: twice

The sparrows are the problem. You can't let them nest anywhere near your site. They will kill your Bluebirds and the Martins young when they get the chance. Get rid of the sparrows, get the BB back where they belong and close up the Martin house temporarily until the BB start nesting elsewhere. The...
by sugarcreek
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins @ Disney
Replies: 9
Views: 4593

Re: Martins @ Disney

Well thanks for all the replies, we did find the colonies at Epcot saw maybe a dozen or so we had a high of 65 it's still better than Ohio right now
by sugarcreek
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins @ Disney
Replies: 9
Views: 4593

Martins @ Disney

We are in Florida for couple days going to spend a few days at Disney.....can anyone direct us to where the colonies are located at within the park ?
Thanks