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by RC Moser
Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Is this utility pole a problem?
Replies: 16
Views: 4104

I don't think so. I had utility line at my other location PMs didn't mind them at all. If fact I think they like to rest on them.
by RC Moser
Fri May 09, 2014 7:47 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Help....ants
Replies: 13
Views: 3991

the sevin will work. But I would also stop the trail at the base of the poles. IMO all PM poles need protected from ant's. Here in Olkieland the little red ants will chew on new born and if not eradicated can kill them. I treat the nests, base of the poles, and apply grease to the base of the poles....
by RC Moser
Fri May 09, 2014 7:38 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: GCF question
Replies: 11
Views: 2695

GCF's the bird that's heard but rarely seen. At least in my forest of blackjack oaks. I have pair that nested in one of my Boxes I put up higher in the tree just for them. I have had them for 5 years now...Their milling around this year, but haven't started nesting yet. THEY do NOT like getting caug...
by RC Moser
Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: WARNING-about sewer -water pipes
Replies: 14
Views: 3175

PVC pipe can be capped off with PCV cap, Drill the center to fit tight around the size PVC you are using slide the cap onto the PCV predator guard, post picture if it will load?
by RC Moser
Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sring has finely sprung
Replies: 1
Views: 824

Sring has finely sprung

Ok! Spring has arrived at the Moserville Plantation on the high plains, well almost high plains . Seen Barn Swallow Saturday, Chimney swifts yesterday, and today THE GREAT CREASTED FLYCATCHER made his arrival .... Up to 30 pairs PM's and the teanager's also arrived with the snowbirds for the DEEP so...
by RC Moser
Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins often absent in urban areas
Replies: 11
Views: 4200

OKC

OKC about 50 miles across and up and down. Now if you don't count the small suburbs of OKC then you have zero. Now if you count the area that OKC covers you would have 9 scout reports.
by RC Moser
Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: odd looking bird
Replies: 4
Views: 1663

Probably Bobolink in the molting stage my guess.
by RC Moser
Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Need help with predator identification - warning graphic
Replies: 16
Views: 3174

I would suspect weasel also?
by RC Moser
Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hawk vs American Crow
Replies: 8
Views: 3592

Crows hate Owls and red tailed hawks (or Large hawks) they raid their nests. Crows will gang up on owls caught out in daylight and will chase hawks if close to they nesting site. I have family of crows that visit my yard everyday. Course these are American Crows Not fish crows or ravens I never seen...
by RC Moser
Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My numbers are down, how about yours?
Replies: 3
Views: 1221

Late this year with all the cold weather which another spell about to hit the Midwest. I too only have about half what I usually have this deep in April.

No barn Swallows, Chimney swifts, Great Crested Flycatcher's, or B. Oriole's either so I can safely say Spring hasn't sprung here.
by RC Moser
Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest destruction.
Replies: 22
Views: 5790

I also experience that. But in my case temp. and humidity effects C02. Cold temps really drop the pressure. I always check accuracy before I start using the gun after it's been in storage (I store my rifles in thick plastic bags to keep the dust at bay) Also, when I change pellets or gas bottlets in...
by RC Moser
Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I only want a T-14 house.
Replies: 8
Views: 2448

I don't understand the question either? If you got t-14 and you have nesting PM's I don't see problem. As for housing, the only type housing I dislike are the thin metal types, (trio's styles). IMO they leak like bucket with the bottom out when it rains. even expanded Hot or cold depending on the we...
by RC Moser
Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: HELP S&S CONTROLLER FAULTY
Replies: 21
Views: 6539

First off does it move with your finger pushing down and if so does it Got ladder? WD 40 and two pipe wrenches should loosen the pole split line up. some times it takes two to work it out if it rusted up. Once get it separated sand the connections and wipe off. should work fine. Now that you got the...
by RC Moser
Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest destruction.
Replies: 22
Views: 5790

"shot and missed it" OK really need to find out why you missed turkey size target when compared to E. sparrow. Set up target and the range your shooting and practice. till you can hit dime size target 9 or 10 times. If you can't then either the gun in inconsistent or you are. maybe scope will help? ...
by RC Moser
Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:16 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hawk attack at dusk
Replies: 8
Views: 2023

the 4 door sports sedan

The Cooper hawk the 4 door sports sedan with the V8. Cooper's are long and sleek. Glide through the air like there slower 4 cylinder modes the Red tailed. But, The Cooper's Got SPEED and came turn on dime. He is also stealthy! The ability to sneak up on it's prey, then come out of the trees like bul...
by RC Moser
Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: to everyone that has martins back
Replies: 10
Views: 2191

I'm sorry, I can be such a jerk sometimes :wink: Lucky for me my PM's didn't show up until Tuesday and didn't have to worry about the Polar vortexes.. Kinda cool today but will be in 60's tomorrow here. As for the bluebirds I have them year round and they love my homemade suet cakes. Most of the tim...
by RC Moser
Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: to everyone that has martins back
Replies: 10
Views: 2191

I have plenty of BBs and PMs.. :lol: :wink:
by RC Moser
Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Texas Great Roadrunner
Replies: 8
Views: 2151

I like Roadrunners also. I think the juveniles are so funny with the white fuzzy hairdo. I see them occasionally on my way home from work in my area.
by RC Moser
Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I Enjoyed This Video , Hope you do Toooo
Replies: 16
Views: 4945

Fuzzy tailed rats in my area are exploding like rats if no predator's around. The Red Tailed Hawks in may area rarely go after Squirrel. Send some of the season Squirrel hunting hawks my way. Counted 17 Rats with fuzzy tails in my Yard the other day. Something killed off all the rabbits and Quail in...
by RC Moser
Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:57 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I Enjoyed This Video , Hope you do Toooo
Replies: 16
Views: 4945

Close up of the squirrel looks just like RAT! :lol: with long furry tail :wink: