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by sugarcreek
Sun May 27, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: One pair last....
Replies: 26
Views: 4899

Re: One pair last....

I was wondering what happened to you....Wow 14 pair congrats, lot of chirpping for you....I agree with you open it up and they will come!!!...Better add some housing.
by sugarcreek
Fri May 25, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: egg check New Concord,Ohio
Replies: 6
Views: 863

Re: egg check New Concord,Ohio

Happened to run by your place last night, almost dark but saw all the missing trees, wow
by sugarcreek
Fri May 25, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Camera
Replies: 7
Views: 994

Re: Camera

Stop in anytime Tim
by sugarcreek
Fri May 25, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: No interest in my cavities
Replies: 47
Views: 8641

Re: No interest in my cavities

Don't know if your playing the dawnsong tape or not but if you aren't that could shake some things up for you...If your houses are within 50 ft of your house and no trees from the houses to your place you look like you have a very nice location and its just a matter of time. My first yr it was May 2...
by sugarcreek
Fri May 25, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2nd-3rd last post (maybe) of my first season
Replies: 4
Views: 925

Re: 2nd-3rd last post (maybe) of my first season

Wow, Bless you for your efforts
by sugarcreek
Thu May 24, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: how long does incubation take
Replies: 4
Views: 707

Re: how long does incubation take

16 days
by sugarcreek
Thu May 24, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Camera
Replies: 7
Views: 994

Camera

Trying a few things to see if this works...Let me know if you can view it

https://video.nest.com/live/AEfRCkw3ef

Or a YouTube video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeDbZeH ... e=youtu.be
by sugarcreek
Tue May 22, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: egg check New Concord,Ohio
Replies: 6
Views: 863

Re: egg check New Concord,Ohio

I would love that, i have a meeting until around 4 in the afternoon hope that could work.
by sugarcreek
Tue May 22, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: egg check New Concord,Ohio
Replies: 6
Views: 863

Re: egg check New Concord,Ohio

Wow Dick that is awesome, some of your last yr. fledglings must have made it to Sugarcreek because subbies are still pouring in. I did our nest check on Sunday and went to 35 active nests up from 18 a yr. ago , with more pairs just starting nest building this week....up close to 80 total martins.......
by sugarcreek
Mon May 21, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: ASY Male attacked injured!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1468

Re: ASY Male attacked injured!!

Thats tough, too bad....what type of SRH's are you using...?
I had a female land on the road yesterday and she got hit and didnt make it.
by sugarcreek
Fri May 18, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sugarcreek, Ohio
Replies: 11
Views: 1202

Re: Sugarcreek, Ohio

I have mine finally moving into a few gourds as well but most of mine like the T-14 just so much better, must be because of all the Amish around the area who use the T-14 as well, I'm with you i will probably be adding another box again next yr...They just keep coming !! Please hunt me up when you a...
by sugarcreek
Fri May 18, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Introduction and First Success
Replies: 18
Views: 3200

Re: Introduction and First Success

Welcome to the Landlord business, its quite fun...I too would turn off the chatter, This morning i walked outside at 3:45 am there was chatter going on up above our house as our ASY's that have laid eggs were up and doing the real dawn-song chatter when its deathly quite you can listen to your ASY u...
by sugarcreek
Fri May 18, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Now it's wrens!
Replies: 5
Views: 995

Re: Now it's wrens!

My understanding about House wrens is that the male will make multiple nests in one area and then the female picks the one she likes best !! it can be quite maddening because they are pesky little fella's. i agree move the boxes away from Martin housing and in quite a bit of brush, trees with multip...
by sugarcreek
Thu May 17, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sugarcreek, Ohio
Replies: 11
Views: 1202

Re: Sugarcreek, Ohio

None of the nests had any mud in them. Last year they used a little mud in all the nest except the gourd nest. I figure we’ve been pretty dry here until today maybe they’ll gather some after the rain. Hows your yr going Mark ?? Saw you built the 2nd T-14 and was wondering if you have seen an increa...
by sugarcreek
Thu May 17, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 45 degree tunnels
Replies: 13
Views: 1569

Re: 45 degree tunnels

Would keep owls out of reaching in, Like the idea
by sugarcreek
Tue May 15, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sugarcreek, Ohio
Replies: 11
Views: 1202

Re: Sugarcreek, Ohio

Agree on it being a stranger yr....Some of the nests in our boxes are almost so big that I'm wondering what will happen as the babies grow a little bigger kinda afraid that they will fall off towards the front of the box and won't be able to find there way back into the cavity of the nest. I am seei...
by sugarcreek
Mon May 14, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Cat killing Martins
Replies: 12
Views: 2263

Re: Cat killing Martins

Gun wrote:
Brad-AL wrote:
Ransom Graham wrote:Since I see cats in a somewhat similar light as starlings and house sparrows you really don't want my suggestion.
He wouldn't like my suggestion either.
X3

X4
by sugarcreek
Mon May 14, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sugarcreek, Ohio
Replies: 11
Views: 1202

Sugarcreek, Ohio

I did my first nest check on Sunday in Sugarcreek, Ohio Have 54 total Cavities 30 Nests built 2 nests with 1 egg in each, Lots of green leaves So overall really happy Yr. 1 had 4 nests Yr. 2 had 18 nests Yr. 3 have 30 nests with subbies still arriving 70 plus Martins right now !! Really excited
by sugarcreek
Fri May 11, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: first nest check in new concord
Replies: 7
Views: 806

Re: first nest check in new concord

Awesome Dick, good to hear your out and about, by next check you'll be loaded with eggs. Will do my first check Sunday.
by sugarcreek
Mon May 07, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Franatic nest building
Replies: 6
Views: 1071

Re: Franatic nest building

I did a nest check today and have 16 well built nests with leaves in but no eggs yet....believe by this weekend we'll have our first eggs