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by razman
Wed May 13, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: had a visitor last night!!
Replies: 8
Views: 6236

had a visitor last night!!

keep in mind, that i have been trying for 5 years to attract martins, and have had no success. so, what seems like a BIG DEAL to me may make most of you shrug....... i was cleaning out sparrow nests last night, and had one of my houses lowered. a single martin flew right up, made one circle, and lan...
by razman
Tue May 12, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Still trying... I want to hear from you.
Replies: 44
Views: 38608

I would like to hear from all of you trying to become landlords. What are your housing types (wood, metal, plastic, natural, or other)? aluminum How many house poles or gourd poles do you have? 3 poles, 3 houses, 4gourds How many units do you have available? 52 How many units do you have open? 8 Hav...
by razman
Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: KS Landlords--Question about Migration
Replies: 28
Views: 24467

i am in wichita kansas......i have never had martins before, but have really stepped up my efforts this year, and i am very hopeful! i have yet to see one bird around my site. i do think they are a bit later than usual this year. i have a buddy with MANY houses about 3 miles from me. i drove by last...
by razman
Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Record Numbers ---
Replies: 8
Views: 7058

bob, that is awesome! hopefully alot of those martins will stay! your post confuses me though, it seems that you use the ASY term to describe both the older martins and the younger martins yet to come.....do you mean SY on the martins that are still on the way? still waiting on my first pair here in...
by razman
Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin Photos
Replies: 12
Views: 8434

AMAZING photos! thanks for sharing.........rick
by razman
Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: OFF TOPIC Nothing to do with martins. Dent removal
Replies: 7
Views: 3825

very cool........i'll have to remember that little trick. i bet alot of the paintless dent guys wouldn't want this info to get out. :wink:
by razman
Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Goin on here today!
Replies: 6
Views: 5739

mcrousse wrote:I martineer vicariously through photos like these. :) Thanks.
DITTO.......you and me both courtney. awesome pics harley. keep em coming ok? rick
by razman
Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:35 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: perches, how important?
Replies: 6
Views: 5690

harley, very cool, looks like they really enjoy the extra perch area. i may just have to put up another pole for that purpose also. i noticed that you have quite a few trees in your site area. hard to tell how close they are to your house. do you have a pic that would give me a better idea? i have o...
by razman
Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SY martins........?
Replies: 6
Views: 3417

:lol: :lol: well...............
by razman
Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SY martins........?
Replies: 6
Views: 3417

thanks, the reason i was asking is that i know of a landlord (hog) that has a colony about 3-4 miles away from me. he has about 35 houses and had over 100pairs last year. i am hoping that this works to my advantage if his offspring is looking for housing in this area! rick
by razman
Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: perches, how important?
Replies: 6
Views: 5690

my housing consists of (2) 12 unit trios, (1) 24 unit trio castle and four gourds hanging on a rack below one of the trios....... jim, i have the dawn song playing 24/7 now through a power horn that is hooked up to a home stereo component system with a CD player that has the "repeat" function. i hav...
by razman
Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:24 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SY martins........?
Replies: 6
Views: 3417

SY martins........?

ok, i am trying to get martins for the first time at my site. i understand that the best opportunity would be to attract babies from last season looking for a new home. i have heard different theories on this, so my question is this: do the SY birds return to the site that they were hatched, or do t...
by razman
Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:20 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: perches, how important?
Replies: 6
Views: 5690

perches, how important?

ok, i have been trying to get martins for several years, i just added a couple of new houses and a couple of gourds this year. and i have been playing the dawn song religously. the one thing that my site doesn't have alot of is extra perches for the birds. each house has the token perch mounted on t...
by razman
Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:25 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Homemade Pole Stands The Test!
Replies: 2
Views: 4548

good for you joe! that's awesome. your hard work has paid off! rick
by razman
Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:24 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Homemade Pole Stands The Test!
Replies: 2
Views: 4548

good for you joe! that's awesome. your hard work has paid off! rick
by razman
Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: big snowfall expected here!
Replies: 4
Views: 5245

i don't have any martins at my site...(have been trying for five years, DON't GET ME STARTED! lol) but i know the martins have been in the area here for a few weeks, and have seen some at other sites near by. it's already sleeting here, and they are still saying that we could have 8-10" of snow by s...
by razman
Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:46 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: big snowfall expected here!
Replies: 4
Views: 5245

big snowfall expected here!

i'm in wichita kansas, the forecast for the next 2 days is a winter snow storm/blizzard warning. anywhere from 3-10" of snow could fall in this area. i just hope the martins that are already here can ride this out........rick
by razman
Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:09 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: how do you play dawn song????
Replies: 15
Views: 12191

thanks jim, thanks everyone! i think i have it all figured out now, and as of tonight, i am playing dawn song 24/7 through a radio shack power horn, and it sounds great! hopefully the martins will agree.......... :wink:
by razman
Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: how do you play dawn song????
Replies: 15
Views: 12191

thanks jim, thanks everyone! i think i have it all figured out now, and as of tonight, i am playing dawn song 24/7 through a radio shack power horn, and it sounds great! hopefully the martins will agree.......... :wink:
by razman
Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: how do you play dawn song????
Replies: 15
Views: 12191

jim, i picked up the exact same power horn from RS. how do you hook it up to the CD player that you are talking about? the power horn has two wires coming off of it. what did you do to hook it up to the clock radio that you are talking about? thanks, rick