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by jhcox
Thu May 11, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The bird magnet???
Replies: 22
Views: 3856

Re: The bird magnet???

Mine is in that attic of the S&K barn house because I closed off the attic do to possible over heating any birds nesting in it so i made use of the extra space. My other one is under the eve of one of my dormers on the front upper level of the house closest to the racks.
JHCox
by jhcox
Thu May 11, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The wave of subadults
Replies: 13
Views: 2923

Re: The wave of subadults

They were gone when I got home. I sat outside until dark. Ut never saw them return for the night. Do they ever come in after dark. Fingers crossed Okie.

JHCox
by jhcox
Thu May 11, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The wave of subadults
Replies: 13
Views: 2923

Re: The wave of subadults

Thanks TL I hope they are still there when I get home. I'm hoping that they stay the night.

JHCox
by jhcox
Thu May 11, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The wave of subadults
Replies: 13
Views: 2923

Re: The wave of subadults

Well just before I left to pick up my kids I saw 2 subadult males for sure and possibly 2 more circling high above the gourd racks. And the two for sure went in and out of the gourds. Good news finally.

JHCox
by jhcox
Wed May 10, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The wave of subadults
Replies: 13
Views: 2923

The wave of subadults

Has the wave of sub adults ended in the southern regions or are there more expected to arrive in the future. By watching the scout reports it appears that all the new post seem to be coming from the more northern regions. Being a newbie I'm not really sure how they migrate (large groups or small gro...
by jhcox
Wed May 10, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mirrors and fake nest installed
Replies: 16
Views: 2703

Re: Mirrors and fake nest installed

Thanks TL that's basically all I'm going to do after I get these fake eggs and decoys in place. Just sit back and shot HS and ES. Also pull out the TS nest on a regular bases I have started pulling out the nets then shutting that gourd for a day or two just to confuse them. this is the first year th...
by jhcox
Tue May 09, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mirrors and fake nest installed
Replies: 16
Views: 2703

Re: Mirrors and fake nest installed

Ya I don't really have any large trees close to the racks i would ssy the closet tall tree is 130 feet away. I do have one small peach tree near the last rack on the right but it's probably 30 feet from that one.
by jhcox
Tue May 09, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mirrors and fake nest installed
Replies: 16
Views: 2703

Re: Mirrors and fake nest installed

Hey TL did you build a nest around that decoy and eggs and was it really nest like or just some pine needles and then set the decoy on it. I got the mirrors in and the ones in the S&K house has already caught the att. of an pair of starlings and sadly the smaller one has already made it past the SRE...
by jhcox
Mon May 08, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mirrors and fake nest installed
Replies: 16
Views: 2703

Re: Mirrors and fake nest installed

Ya I just made it out of pine needles nothing impressive but hopefully it will work. Is I could actually get some visitors to my site it's been a long time since I've had any martins that i know of. I wish you could just go to a large colony and tranplant a pair to another that would be awesome. JHCox
by jhcox
Mon May 08, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mirrors and fake nest installed
Replies: 12
Views: 1791

Re: Mirrors and fake nest installed

I will TL but its very frustrating to see them insuch large numbers in one place then nothing in others. But I will. When i saw those three at the beginning of last month it was a big lift. So I'll keep on keeping on thanks.

JHCox
by jhcox
Mon May 08, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mirrors and fake nest installed
Replies: 12
Views: 1791

Re: Mirrors and fake nest installed

Yes I've tried almost everything that folks on the forum have suggested in an attempt to attract the PM. I don't have the budget for the bigger fancy houses but im trying anyway. If I could get a colony started maybe I would up grade in the future. But at this time I have a decent setup but I just d...
by jhcox
Mon May 08, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mirrors and fake nest installed
Replies: 16
Views: 2703

Re: Mirrors and fake nest installed

Keep your fingers crossed made it will work. I killed my very first starling that actually made it through the Sreh it was a young one so I hope it was a fluke and the entrance it went in had a mirror in it. But thats the first time in 4 years that i have ever seen one actually get in.

JHCox
by jhcox
Sun May 07, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mirrors and fake nest installed
Replies: 16
Views: 2703

Mirrors and fake nest installed

Installed 5 mirrors 1 ina gourd on each gourd rack and 1 in the S&K house. Mirrors are 3 inch square. Also starting to put in a couple of fake nests with decoys and plastic eggs. Maybe to late in the PM season not sure should be getting the fake eggs this week sometime. I have yet to see a subadult ...
by jhcox
Sun May 07, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mirrors and fake nest installed
Replies: 12
Views: 1791

Mirrors and fake nest installed

Installed 5 mirrors 1 ina gourd on each gourd rack and 1 in the S&K house. Mirrors are 3 inch square. Also starting to put in a couple of fake nests with decoys and plastic eggs. Maybe to late in the PM season not sure should be getting the fake eggs this week sometime. I have yet to see a subadult ...
by jhcox
Sun May 07, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Jerral Johnson Amazing Colony With Video
Replies: 7
Views: 1170

Re: Jerral Johnson Amazing Colony With Video

That is amazing I plan on going down there between may 14th and the 18th. Its crazy how you can get so many in one place and nothing in so many others. Im still waiting wannabe landlord now for 4years. JHCox
by jhcox
Sat May 06, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Crows eating martins
Replies: 7
Views: 2385

Re: Crows eating martins

Get a crow caller and lore the crows into shotgun range and have at them. Good shooting
by jhcox
Fri May 05, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The bird magnet???
Replies: 22
Views: 3856

Re: The bird magnet???

Thanks TL I'll give it a shot if this 3 day stretch of rain ever moves out. I really thought with all this rain I would have some visitors just trying to stay dry. Even if just moving through.

JHCox
by jhcox
Fri May 05, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The bird magnet???
Replies: 22
Views: 3856

Re: The bird magnet???

Also does anyone know the dimensions of a PM egg. I've looked on amazon and found bundles of PM decoys and eggs of all sizes. I would like to gey some as close as i can to the PM egg size yo make it as realistic as possible. Thanks JHCox
by jhcox
Fri May 05, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The bird magnet???
Replies: 22
Views: 3856

Re: The bird magnet???

Thanks TL and Ryan i just wasnt sure where to place in the back or at the side or in the entrance. I have 3 decoys 1 at every gourd rack 2 ate on perches and one in the entrance of a gourd. I was going yo do the fake nest with eggs and decoy. But i was wondering can you put up to many decoys. Thanks...
by jhcox
Thu May 04, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The bird magnet???
Replies: 22
Views: 3856

Re: The bird magnet???

Where and how do you mount the mirrors in the gourds. I got 4 of the 4" square mirrors to day hoping to install them tomorrow if the rain slacks up a little. If i get fond some or make some eggs I'll try that too.

JHCox