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by jhcox
Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: how do you put pictures on the forum???
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: how do you put pictures on the forum???

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by jhcox
Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: painting natural gourds
Replies: 5
Views: 828

painting natural gourds

I have 16 natural gourds I painted them but the paint is starting to come of and this is there first year up. I used spray paint that had primer already in it. should I have done something to the gourds be for I painted them. (sand) or pre sprayed with something ???? thanks James in East Tenn.
by jhcox
Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: how do you put pictures on the forum???
Replies: 3
Views: 318

how do you put pictures on the forum???

I want to put some pictures on the forum so you guys can let me if my set up is ok. There's not really a lot of trees on my site there is one small dwarf peach tree near one of the gourd houses but they still fly in and check it out along with all the other houses. There is water close by in the are...
by jhcox
Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Porches on gourds
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: Porches on gourds

thank you guys im trying to start a new colony in have a full adult male and what appears to be 5 subadult males that have been coming in every morning now for about a week but just looking so far. I have 16 natural gourds and a house. maybe I will try to put porches on half of them next year and se...
by jhcox
Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Porches on gourds
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Porches on gourds

Do you have to put porches on natural gourds or are they just more desirable for the martins with porches. Thanks James
by jhcox
Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:10 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: East Tennessee martins
Replies: 36
Views: 3858

Re: East Tennessee martins

Hey guys I have a ? do you have to have porches on natural gourds or is it just more desirable for the martins to have a porch just under the entrance hole. Thank you James.
by jhcox
Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: East Tennessee martins
Replies: 36
Views: 3858

Re: East Tennessee martins

I had the adult male come in again this morning he sat on the perch pole and was calling a lot then a few minutes later 5 sub adult males showed up and they all were singing and looking into the gourds and house. that is the most that I have seen at one time. I hope im mistaken on all of the other f...
by jhcox
Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: East Tennessee martins
Replies: 36
Views: 3858

Re: East Tennessee martins

I have planted some more gourd seeds so hopefully I can get some more up next year. I've also been giving away all the seeds I got out of the gourds from last year. Have had several people said that they wanted to get martins started around there homes too. hope it works out for them. James
by jhcox
Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: East Tennessee martins
Replies: 36
Views: 3858

Re: East Tennessee martins

I have planted some more gourd seeds so hopefully I can get some more up next year. I've also been giving away all the seeds I got out of the gourds from last year. Have had several people said that they wanted to get martins started around there homes too. hope it works out for them. James
by jhcox
Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: East Tennessee martins
Replies: 36
Views: 3858

Re: East Tennessee martins

Hey Mark ya there mostly play peekaboo but they have went in several times just looking not taking in any nesting material. and yes the openings are the correct size as best I could tell just used a measuring tape. I think my biggest problem now I the tree swallows. and the cord to my purple martin ...
by jhcox
Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: East Tennessee martins
Replies: 36
Views: 3858

Re: East Tennessee martins

Seen the adult male and the other 3 again this morning I think there all sub-adult males. And again the tree swallows ran them off. Wednesday they were all looking in the gourds and perching on the tops of the poles and doing there mating calls at least for a few min until they got tired of the TS a...
by jhcox
Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: East Tennessee martins
Replies: 36
Views: 3858

Re: East Tennessee martins

voyager that would be great could use the help. Im off Tuesday thru Friday next week any of those days would be great. again my Email is wishin41@aol.com. # 865-640-6570. Thanks again James.
by jhcox
Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: East Tennessee martins
Replies: 36
Views: 3858

Re: East Tennessee martins

I tried the email voyager but it wont go threw mines wishin41@aol.com see if you have better luck.
by jhcox
Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: East Tennessee martins
Replies: 36
Views: 3858

Re: East Tennessee martins

I have made modifications to the S$K house I have 6 large rooms now. I am happy to say I had my first adult male stop by several times this morning. there were three other martins with him not to sure if they were sudadults or adult females. they don't sit still long. And voyager am glad to see your...
by jhcox
Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: East Tennessee martins
Replies: 36
Views: 3858

Re: East Tennessee martins

Thank you very much mark and appreciate all the help you've given me. I will continue monitoring this site for more ideas. At least this morning there are no tree swallows around the seem to have left after the babies fledged there is one pair left but there far from the martin housing.
by jhcox
Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: East Tennessee martins
Replies: 36
Views: 3858

Re: East Tennessee martins

All of the folks that I have seen in my area that have visable martin houses or gourds that I could see from the road driving by I would stop and talk to them but none have had colonies. I've looked at the purple martin migration map and there is not many people posting Martin sitting in the knoxvil...
by jhcox
Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: East Tennessee martins
Replies: 36
Views: 3858

Re: East Tennessee martins

O I'm not giving up by any means mark I'm just realy getting started now that I'm seeing some martin action. And as far as the stalings I have no Thad any problems so far out of them. That's not to say there's not plenty around here. They just haven't attempted to move as of yet knock on wood. What ...
by jhcox
Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: East Tennessee martins
Replies: 36
Views: 3858

Re: East Tennessee martins

Hey Mark I plan on making the changes tomorrow. It's been raining on and off and on the last two days. In between the showers I just had enough time to set my repeating sparrow trap I made and to clean out HS & TS nest out of the S&K and a couple of gourds. I had one set of TS in a blue bird house a...
by jhcox
Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: East Tennessee martins
Replies: 36
Views: 3858

Re: East Tennessee martins

Mark ? I don't have to take all the corogated plastic out right just cut out along the line that you can see on the plastic. and do I need to put pine needles in both compartments or just in the far most compartment past the cut out? James.
by jhcox
Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: East Tennessee martins
Replies: 36
Views: 3858

Re: East Tennessee martins

Thanks Mark for the advice and photos. We just got home from vacation yesterday and I haven't seen any Martin action so far but I did find that house sparrows have started nest in my S&K house and another set of Tree Swallows have started nest in the new set of gourds that I put up for the PM I saw ...

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