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by razman
Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: never saddle a dead horse
Replies: 21
Views: 12779

ohhhhh.......ok, now i see what you were saying! LOL very interesting, i probably would have never known that it mattered how you put the clamp on. thanks!, Rick
by razman
Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:46 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: never saddle a dead horse
Replies: 21
Views: 12779

Re: never saddle a dead horse

OK that is an old saying! Any one know what I am inferring to? Well it is putting on a cable clamp on your rope that lowers or raises your martin rack or house. Now the rope that is wound on to your winch is the live horse. The little end that is just past the cable clamp is the dead horse. It neve...
by razman
Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Member Enjoying Forum
Replies: 12
Views: 2685

welcome Melissa! good luck with your site.......be patient! Some people get martins right off the bat, and some people, (like me) have been trying for years. but i know it will happen eventually. Rick
by razman
Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:47 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Do you have your colony on Google Maps yet?
Replies: 83
Views: 31345

Re: .

Woo Hoo, I did it! In your face Steve Jobs. Whose your daddy? I am on the map. And I only screwed it up twice. Next, I master the television remote. Who knows, maybe I'll even try to change the ringer on my cell phone. The sky is the limit baby. I must be butta cuz I am on a roll.( thank you Stew) ...
by razman
Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Do you have your colony on Google Maps yet?
Replies: 83
Views: 31345

ok.........I"M ON THE MAP! things should start happening now! if i can just get the martins to google Wichita, Kansas, they should find me, and maybe i will FINALLY have birds. LOL
by razman
Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2010 Season Comming Soon
Replies: 9
Views: 2338

nice looking site! good luck this season.........rick
by razman
Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Beginning in Houston, Texas
Replies: 19
Views: 5558

becky.......first of all, welcome! and i hope you have good luck with attracting martins. as for the "catch and release program" with the sparrows, i'm not sure exactly what your plan is? i would think you would have to travel hundreds of miles to release them without the threat of them returning. i...
by razman
Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: spare-o-door questions.....?
Replies: 7
Views: 1798

thanks guys for the info.....(this sounds like it could be fun!) i know that might sound cruel, but i have dealt with the sparrows for years, pull their nests out, and they completely rebuild by the next day. i have a pellet rifle, but have bagged very few. usually can't get a clear shot without jeo...
by razman
Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: spare-o-door questions.....?
Replies: 7
Views: 1798

spare-o-door questions.....?

i am planning on getting one or two of the spare-o-door traps for my trio houses this year...i had a lot of martin activity last year, and want to step up my efforts to keep sparrows out of my houses. i have never used any of the traps, and don't understand exactly the procedure. is it best to wait ...
by razman
Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: OT-Local story about the Bald Eagles in Missouri
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

very cool! thanks for sharing........
by razman
Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gamo air rifle shot gun
Replies: 9
Views: 4803

thanks emil! i guess i need to get a sampler, and get busy testing the results with different pellets. rick
by razman
Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gamo air rifle shot gun
Replies: 9
Views: 4803

i bought a gamo air riflle last season...... it is .177cal. does anyone know off hand which ammo is best suited for this rifle? i bought a tin of "regular" looking pellets, but i tend to spray them all over a target area. ( i may not be the best shot in the world, but come on!) i'm hoping to find a ...
by razman
Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: how are the "early birds" holding up??
Replies: 7
Views: 2472

thanks punky! it is just amazing to me, what these birds can endure. i guess as long as the cold snaps don't last too long, they can wait it out, and survive just fine. hopefully it will start warming up across the country now. especially in the south, where you wouldnt normally expect cold weather ...
by razman
Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: how are the "early birds" holding up??
Replies: 7
Views: 2472

alllllllll riiiiighty then..........
by razman
Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: how are the "early birds" holding up??
Replies: 7
Views: 2472

how are the "early birds" holding up??

just wondering how well the early martins are managing the cold weather? anyone in texas or florida with a report? rick
by razman
Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A New Year Wish for All Martiners.
Replies: 8
Views: 2580

well, i believe this will mark my 7th year of trying to get martins. i THOUGHT i had it bad, but compared to 27 years........maybe not! LOL like some of the others mentioned, last year i had a lot of activity. and several ASY males hanging around quite a bit. they even tried to bring females to the ...
by razman
Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Earliest Purple Martin...
Replies: 10
Views: 3686

ok, thanks Louise! i wasn't complaining btw, i just look forward each year to see the scout report pop up. it is kinda my "unofficial" notice that spring is around the corner! rick
by razman
Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Earliest Purple Martin...
Replies: 10
Views: 3686

i guess i'm blind, but i don't see the scout report up yet, i see migration study, etc........rick
by razman
Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:35 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Earliest Purple Martin...
Replies: 10
Views: 3686

[quote="hhamm"]Amen Rick, Amen! 8) By the way, I put 16 BO-9 gourds & tunnels together today. I'm getting excited!!![/quote well, i KNOW you know what i'm talking about, we are both stuck here in the midwest! LOL i am adding some more gourds to my site this year, and am very hopeful that i will get ...
by razman
Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Earliest Purple Martin...
Replies: 10
Views: 3686

not in kansas!!! :lol: i'm just happy to hear some talk about the scout report, and know that the martins will start returning soon. it somehow seems to make the winter a little more endurable, and spring a little closer......rick