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by jhcox
Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: East Tennessee martins
Replies: 36
Views: 5841

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: 5841

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: 5841

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: 5841

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: 5841

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 ...
by jhcox
Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: East Tennessee martins
Replies: 36
Views: 5841

Re: East Tennessee martins

Hey voyager I know you said you live in Rhea county maybe on day if your in the knoxville or oakridge area you could stop by and look at the martin housing I have and give me some advice as far as where it's place and set up.
by jhcox
Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: East Tennessee martins
Replies: 36
Views: 5841

Re: East Tennessee martins

Thanks for all the ideas guys I can't wait to get home from vacation to see if the three martins I saw before I left are still hanging around and I will try those modifications on the S&K house. If don't Get any this year I'll just prepare for next year. And try to in prove my Martin housing. I'm gr...
by jhcox
Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: East Tennessee martins
Replies: 36
Views: 5841

Re: East Tennessee martins

Sorry for the late reply. Thank you 4th gen martin fan. I'll look at modifying the house as long as I can do it with out destroying the S&K house. And I I will try the mirror idea as well. Thank you very much for the assistance. I hope one day after I become a PM land lord that I can assist others i...
by jhcox
Tue May 31, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: East tenn purples land lords
Replies: 3
Views: 691

Re: Easy tenn purples land lords

Thank you but I have tried it most of the #s are no longer in service. But I will continue to look In the future to see if new mentors in my region sign up for the mentor program. Thanks again.
by jhcox
Tue May 31, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: East Tennessee martins
Replies: 36
Views: 5841

Re: East Tennessee martins

Thank you voyager I would appreciate it very much. I am very excited about just finally seeing some Martins. I am not getting my hopes up that they will pair up and start a nest. But it's nice to see something besides tree swallows and house sparrows. So far I have had no trouble from starlings tryi...
by jhcox
Tue May 31, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: East Tennessee martins
Replies: 36
Views: 5841

East Tennessee martins

My name is James and I live in East TN in the little town of Heiskell. I have been try to start a new Martin colony it's been 3 years now. I finally saw my first Martin last Monday by Thursday there were 3 total. So far they have been looking they have went in the gourds a couple of times. We have a...
by jhcox
Mon May 30, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Need a mentor in East Tennessee
Replies: 0
Views: 8102

Need a mentor in East Tennessee

Need a mentor in East Tennessee!!!!!! I have been trying to get a martin colony started for a couple years no success. Could really use some help from someone near the knoxville area.
by jhcox
Mon May 30, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: East tenn purples land lords
Replies: 3
Views: 691

Re: Easy tenn purples land lords

[quote="jhcox"]I am new to the purple martin forum. I am also a new want to be PM land Lord in the knoxville tennesse area. What I would really appreciate would be to find a PM mentor in my area. If there are any that frequent this forum please let me know.
by jhcox
Mon May 30, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: East tenn purples land lords
Replies: 3
Views: 691

East tenn purples land lords

I am new to the purple martin forum. I am also a new want to be PM land Lord in the knoxville tennesse area. What I would really appreciate would be to find a PM mentor in my area. If there are any that frequent this forum please let me know.