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by razman
Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:32 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: how do you play dawn song????
Replies: 15
Views: 12191

how do you play dawn song????

for those of you playing a dawn song CD or tape, what do you use to play it? i have been using just a portable CD player to broadcast the song......it is placed about 30feet from my housing. it is placed in a detached garage(to protect it from weather) and played out of a screened window towards the...
by razman
Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:06 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gourd story for Linda.
Replies: 6
Views: 3838

wow.......... :roll:
by razman
Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:28 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: wanting to add supergourds.....question on how to?
Replies: 8
Views: 7407

update.....i found an add on gourd rack designed for my round pole from SK products. i ordered it , and it should be here any day. i'm gonna add a couple of supergourds for now, and see if this helps in attracting martins. has anyone else added gourds to their site with good results? rick
by razman
Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:21 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: House Building
Replies: 15
Views: 10596

wow........... :shock:
by razman
Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:54 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: wanting to add supergourds.....question on how to?
Replies: 8
Views: 7407

donnie. thanks for the info. exactly how did you attach the SG to your trio house? did you end up getting martins, and do you think adding the gourds made a difference? rick
by razman
Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: wanting to add supergourds.....question on how to?
Replies: 8
Views: 7407

well, i had thought about drilling a hole through the pole and bolting a rod in it, but was afraid that it might weaken the pole. especially if i drilled it several times. i also would rather clamp something to the pole so that it can be removed easily for winter storage. also, is it better to have ...
by razman
Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: wanting to add supergourds.....question on how to?
Replies: 8
Views: 7407

wanting to add supergourds.....question on how to?

i have 3 trio houses.....i am wanting to add a couple of the supergourds to my site to possibly make it more attractive to the martins. (i have heard that this is a good idea) i am wanting to add two of the gourds right below one of my 12 units houses. instead of hanging that extra weight from the h...
by razman
Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Winter is returning
Replies: 13
Views: 7541

i'm in kansas, i have noticed that the martins are starting to show up here now........last night it was 18degrees, and tonight is supposed to be 23 degrees. daytime highs in upper 30's . how much cold can these martins handle? i don't have birds (been trying for five years, but nothing yet, DON"T G...
by razman
Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:55 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: thoughts on security lights at night?
Replies: 6
Views: 5454

cool, thanks guys! i am currently putting up a security light on a detached garage about 30 yards away from the PM houses. i just wanted to make sure it wouldn't freak them out. the light is controlled by a sensor, and will normally be on from sundown to sun up. thanks alot! rick
by razman
Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:30 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 24 unit trio castle question
Replies: 2
Views: 3703

24 unit trio castle question

my trio castle is the newer style, and each single unit is connected to the adjacent unit via an inner hole, is it best to plug every other outer opening so that the martins have access to a two room unit, or plug the inner hole so that i have more units? are the two room units more attractive and s...
by razman
Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:00 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: thoughts on security lights at night?
Replies: 6
Views: 5454

thoughts on security lights at night?

how many of you have lights on at night around your PM houses. do the martins like this, or would they rather have "lights out" at night? i am trying to investigate as many angles as possible for attracting and keeping martins at my site. soooooooo......security lights or not? rick
by razman
Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Photos Of My Two New Gourd Racks
Replies: 6
Views: 6233

very, very nice! i like it alot! good job.
by razman
Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: looking for air rifle recommendation
Replies: 23
Views: 18233

anyone know anything about the hammereli titan? i just found one here in town for 129.95 with a scope. .177cal. looks like a pretty decent rifle. anyone have an opinion? thanks, rick
by razman
Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:57 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Giving away my martin stuff
Replies: 6
Views: 6286

kup0....i would be happy to take your houses etc off your hands......i'm in wichita ks, and am trying hard to attract martins! i will send you a message. thanks, rick
by razman
Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: looking for air rifle recommendation
Replies: 23
Views: 18233

i am also in the market for a good S&S weapon! my question is this: does anyone know how far these pellets will carry, if i miss my target? it is pretty open behind my housing, probably up to about 50-75 yards, but i would hate to nail one of the houses beyond that , or worse yet, one of the neighbo...
by razman
Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: ground hog, or the martins????
Replies: 4
Views: 6143

ground hog, or the martins????

who do you trust? ground hog predicted 6 more weeks of winter, martins seem to be showing up early.........i'll go with the martins!
by razman
Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: what to do with houses thru winter?
Replies: 6
Views: 8293

thanks everyone for the responses.....i think i will take one off of the pole for storage, and lower and cover the other two pulley type houses with plastic or something. i don't really want the houses exposed to the elements all winter long. thanks again! (hoping to have martins for the first time ...
by razman
Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: what to do with houses thru winter?
Replies: 6
Views: 8293

what to do with houses thru winter?

what do most of you guys do with your martin houses in the off season? i have 3 houses.....(2) 12 unit nature house, and (1) 24 unit nv castle. i'm asking because 2 of the units are attached to the poles with pulley systems and probably would require pulling the poles with the house and storing them...
by razman
Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:31 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: martin ID question
Replies: 10
Views: 8250

these birds definitely have a light colored under belly.........this evening i would say that there were 30 or more of them flying around close for at least an hour. a few of them had a slightly forked tail... i don't know what to make of it. they fly low and close to the housing, but never land.
by razman
Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: martin ID question
Replies: 10
Views: 8250

i do not have an established colony, i recently added to new houses to my site, to bring the total number of houses to three (two 12 units and one 24unit castle) i am just hoping that some birds will take notice of the "improvements" to my site this fall, and come back next spring to see me! and for...