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by razman
Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: martin ID question
Replies: 10
Views: 8165

martin ID question

i have put up a couple new houses at my site with hopes of making it more attrative for martins next season. i have left the houses up late this year in order to hopefully get some lookers for next spring. the last couple of nights i have had 6-8 birds doing quite of few fly bys. i'm pretty sure the...
by razman
Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: question about attracting martins
Replies: 15
Views: 10788

well, thanks again to everone who had input.....it has been very helpful. i've always believed that the harder you work at something, the "luckier" you get. however, when it comes to nature/wildlife, i think that we have many more questions than we have answers. so, i agree that there is a certain a...
by razman
Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:09 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: question about attracting martins
Replies: 15
Views: 10788

would i need to reinforce my houses in order to hang gourds from them? are natural gourds any better than the man made gourds? i may want to try at least a few gourds next spring.......i'm willing to try anything that will increase my odds! :lol:
by razman
Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Highland Mall Roost, Austin, Texas
Replies: 5
Views: 6595

cchild03.........the martins gather here by the 1000's, prob more like 10k in wichita, ks. usually down by st. francis hospital. i haven't heard about whether or not this has started to occur yet this year, but will try to keep you posted if you are interested! how far are you from wichita? rick
by razman
Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: question about attracting martins
Replies: 15
Views: 10788

ok, i'm posting a link to a video i shot last night of my "new and improved" martin site, with the large pine tree now gone and the 2 new houses. please feel free to comment and make suggestions. rick

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bu3M4qdAKLc
by razman
Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: question about attracting martins
Replies: 15
Views: 10788

well, i was more diligent at first, (not knowing that getting martins wasn't pretty much an automatic thing :grin: ) and i played the dawn song one year all the time. i did get alot more lookers that year. i literally had martins buzzing all around my cd player. the only problem was, i about drove m...
by razman
Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: question about attracting martins
Replies: 15
Views: 10788

thanks for the input........i was hoping if i left the houses up til fall, that some birds might take notice, and return next spring to move in. i will leave them up. i don't know of anyone in my immediate neighborhood that has martins, but i have seen quite a few of them in flight, and occasionally...
by razman
Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: question about attracting martins
Replies: 15
Views: 10788

question about attracting martins

i have had a 12 unit martin house in my back yard for 4-5 years now, and have not attracted any martins yet. i decided to increase my odds by adding a 24 unit castle, and another 12 unit house to the backyard this week. i was told by several people that the birds would be more apt to move in if ther...