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by sugarcreek
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: nest building
Replies: 12
Views: 3331

Re: nest building

vman wrote:our late asy pair appears to have finished their nest, they were taking in green leaves yesterday and a few today, how soon should we look for the first egg to be laid?
jim
She should lay any day now , Congrats
by sugarcreek
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest Check June 10 , Sugarcreek Ohio
Replies: 0
Views: 1950

Nest Check June 10 , Sugarcreek Ohio

Nest check this afternoon
207 total eggs
87 hatched with many more scheduled to hatch this week. All look good
Had one nest that they just layed there first egg this morning , little late?
40 active nests
Been a great yr so far.
Good luck to all!!
by sugarcreek
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest check Hebron,OH
Replies: 40
Views: 11887

Re: Nest check Hebron,OH

Thanks for taking the time too stop by and visiting with us...like my wife commeneted after you left it sure is special how many people we have met through our love for a tiny little bird.
by sugarcreek
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SREHs and SY Males - Question
Replies: 3
Views: 958

Re: SREHs and SY Males - Question

Matt it can be very frustrating for folks that believe they have good setups, And most people do. The one thing that is persistent to just about every colony i know about is open area, This is the one that is most prevalent when driving around the county and looking and observing other folks who hav...
by sugarcreek
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Holy cow!
Replies: 32
Views: 11755

Re: Holy cow!

Sharon that is absolutely awesome!!!! Wow!!! How many ASY birds do you have? I had the one pair last year and so far I have 3 pair sitting on 15 eggs (5 each) and a fourth pair getting ready to lay eggs in a leaf filled nest with one additional SY male that has his gourd picked out trying to attrac...
by sugarcreek
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Holy cow!
Replies: 32
Views: 11755

Re: Holy cow!

So awesome to hear!!! Talk about an increase , "wow" so how many cavities are you offering ? You may want to increase next yr. I agree with you open things up and they will come....i have doubled every yr i have had martins with what i believe the simple reason as we have just about no trees in the ...
by sugarcreek
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: about 1 more week of hope for me.
Replies: 8
Views: 2637

Re: about 1 more week of hope for me.

Wish I could give you some of mine....been praying you would get some.
by sugarcreek
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest check Hebron,OH
Replies: 40
Views: 11887

Re: Nest check Hebron,OH

Please do.....would love to meet you.
by sugarcreek
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: June 3rd Nest Check New Concord,ohio
Replies: 4
Views: 1167

Re: June 3rd Nest Check New Concord,ohio

Wow, many babies
by sugarcreek
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest check Hebron,OH
Replies: 40
Views: 11887

Re: Nest check Hebron,OH

Congrats on your pinkies, and many eggs... had the oppertunity to visit Dick and Cathy Morrow yesterday in New Concord , Ohio ...Wow he has a bunch of martins and is having a fantastic summer. Checked my nests this afternoon 46 active nest 186 eggs with 9 pinkies Overall it sounds like a pretty good...
by sugarcreek
Tue May 29, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Handfeeding a Martin baby video
Replies: 2
Views: 870

Re: Handfeeding a Martin baby video

Nice job.
by sugarcreek
Sun May 27, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: One pair last....
Replies: 26
Views: 6554

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: 1220

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: 1331

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: 11299

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: 1186

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: 951

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: 1331

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: 1220

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: 1220

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.......