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by sugarcreek
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Think I have decided to build another T14
Replies: 55
Views: 39808

Re: Think I have decided to build another T14

Before you buy cedar or fir plywood I have to give a vote to a material called MDO Signboard. It's what road signs are made of. I was skeptical at first but built my last set of chalets out of it. I did roof and porches out of eastern cedar because water may sit on horizontal surfaces more. Honestl...
by sugarcreek
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Think I have decided to build another T14
Replies: 55
Views: 39808

Re: Think I have decided to build another T14

I have built/refurbished all of my houses 6 total T14's now, as well as built one for a friend of mine, some out of pine some out of western ceder....the key is keeping them covered in the winter and a fresh coat of paint in the fall all with gourds hanging from the bottom....The total you spend for...
by sugarcreek
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: REPORTING SCOUTS
Replies: 9
Views: 3370

Re: REPORTING SCOUTS

Its what I did last yr. Called Them and my username and password is now the same for both!!!! Frustration gone. :grin: :!: :!: :grin:
by sugarcreek
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A new twist to supplemental feeding.
Replies: 15
Views: 3384

Re: A new twist to supplemental feeding.

So this stuff is for sale on Amazon for Insect eating birds....It looks very interesting

https://smile.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no ... kton+Tonic
by sugarcreek
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martin Video New Sharon Iowa Spring 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 4734

Re: Purple Martin Video New Sharon Iowa Spring 2018

Nice setup , March can't come soon enough
by sugarcreek
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Disappointing visit to Griggsville IL
Replies: 16
Views: 16487

Re: Disappointing visit to Griggsville IL

Its a new generation of people that hopefully will keep them going.
by sugarcreek
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Off season projects Venting gourds.
Replies: 14
Views: 8249

Re: Off season projects Venting gourds.

I have mine all turned down to keep Rain from entering into them...
by sugarcreek
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: No Longer a Wannabe Landlord
Replies: 18
Views: 9533

Re: No Longer a Wannabe Landlord

You may be surprised, take care of them and they will come in bunches.
We went from 4 pair to 14 pair to 42 pair in 3 yrs
by sugarcreek
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Adding Troyer Tunnel to T14 house
Replies: 9
Views: 5813

Re: Adding Troyer Tunnel to T14 house

Just talked with Adam Troyer from Troyer's bird Paradise over in PA. They highly recommended alternating them from side to front , they have most of their T14's houses converted over to the tunnels and there experience is that the martins love the tunnel add on to their houses.
by sugarcreek
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: final tally New Concord,Ohio
Replies: 11
Views: 4071

Re: final tally New Concord,Ohio

Awesome yr. Dick...you have a great site and take great care of your birds. Enjoyed seeing you and Cathy and can't wait for March 2019 !!
by sugarcreek
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Fun Yr in Sugarcreek, Ohio
Replies: 3
Views: 1549

Fun Yr in Sugarcreek, Ohio

The last have fledged, still about 15-30 coming back in the evenings but the fledglings are all out and about. So for yr. 3 its been quite a fun yr. and met some great local Tim Boyd and some not so local martin crazies like myself... Great meeting Dick and his wife as well as Mark and his wife from...
by sugarcreek
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest check Hebron,OH
Replies: 40
Views: 11887

Re: Nest check Hebron,OH

Talked with Dick down in Cambridge and he's had a fantastic season as well....Lots of local Amish folks are also reporting lots of fledglings Sounds like its been a great yr for the state of Ohio :grin: :grin:
by sugarcreek
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest check Hebron,OH
Replies: 40
Views: 11887

Re: Nest check Hebron,OH

Could well be, my last are fledging this week!!!
by sugarcreek
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest check Hebron,OH
Replies: 40
Views: 11887

Re: Nest check Hebron,OH

Great job Mark.....good to hear

Mine are dwindling rapidly as well
by sugarcreek
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: i have a plan
Replies: 5
Views: 1796

Re: i have a plan

LOL....if that works Tim help yourself!!!!!

FYI ... I'm on my way back :grin:
by sugarcreek
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Supplemental Feeding Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1711

Re: Supplemental Feeding Question

Thanks for your respones i wiil check out a few of the options
by sugarcreek
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Supplemental Feeding Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1711

Supplemental Feeding Question

I know this has been discussed on other boards but i thought I would ask again

My martins love crickets and currently I buy from Reptile foods @ https://reptilefood.com/

My question is are there other places that sell crickets ..?

Thanks for your help
by sugarcreek
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: purple martin house plans
Replies: 7
Views: 2850

Re: purple martin house plans

Many, many different kinds better do some research and find out what kind may like
by sugarcreek
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: June 16 nest check in New Concord ,oh
Replies: 5
Views: 1308

Re: June 16 nest check in New Concord ,oh

Wow, what an amazing yr. you are having.

I am sure that new box will fill up fast!!
by sugarcreek
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Holy cow!
Replies: 32
Views: 11755

Re: Holy cow!

taxidermy lady wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:06 pm
Chris B wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:51 pm
Is there a pond nearby with a good clear flyway? They love those, especially when it gets hot like it is now.
Hi Chris! It is a swamp! They drink and bath in it! Lots of ducks and geese this spring!
Lots of bugs in that swamp!!!