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by jhcox
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My lone adult male brought a lady by today
Replies: 8
Views: 2967

Re: My lone adult male brought a lady by today

Thanks everyone I really hope that I get a few more pairs I have seen on here that if you get the magic # of 10 pair that your site will really start to grow. When w look at years past it seems to me that this area is kinda thin on PM landlords. I really wish that there was some way that I could get...
by jhcox
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My lone adult male brought a lady by today
Replies: 8
Views: 2967

Re: My lone adult male brought a lady by today

I think he’s my matriarch from the last couple of years because he uses the same gourd every year. And that’s the one he took her to today. I hope hope they get to gather maybe I’ll get luck like all these folks that are talking about getting PM 10 or 20 each day. If I could double the one pair I ha...
by jhcox
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My lone adult male brought a lady by today
Replies: 8
Views: 2967

My lone adult male brought a lady by today

He came in around noon today with a female in tow. They stayed for about an hour he would rush into the gourd and she would land on the porch. He would stay inside and sing up a storm. Haven’t seen the second adult male anymore. Hopefully she will stay and this will be my first pair and if like last...
by jhcox
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My lone adult male brought a lady by today
Replies: 0
Views: 1645

My lone adult male brought a lady by today

He came in around noon today with a female in tow. They stayed for about an hour he would rush into the gourd and she would land on the porch. He would stay inside and sing up a storm. Haven’t seen the second adult male anymore. Hopefully she will stay and this will be my first pair and if like last...
by jhcox
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My barnies finally arrived, yippee!
Replies: 13
Views: 4094

Re: My barnies finally arrived, yippee!

ChrisB that sound great I watched some YouTube stuff on making BS cup nest and placing them just under the over hang on the front of my barn. On the outside would that be ok not really sheltered from the elements but it would be under that over hang. JHCox
by jhcox
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My barnies finally arrived, yippee!
Replies: 13
Views: 4094

Re: My barnies finally arrived, yippee!

Thank you Birds I’ll pull that up on google today. JHCox
by jhcox
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My barnies finally arrived, yippee!
Replies: 13
Views: 4094

Re: My barnies finally arrived, yippee!

I have bluebirds tree swallows one purple Martin Carolina wrens black capped chickadee‘s how do you go about getting barn swallows. I got a barn but it’s not open. JHCox
by jhcox
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Southern Indiana (Hopefuly First Time Landlord) & update from earlier post
Replies: 6
Views: 1946

Re: Southern Indiana (Hopefuly First Time Landlord) & update from earlier post

What do you bait the House sparrow trap with I have two different traps and no luck on either one. I have tried bread and bird seeds. JHCox
by jhcox
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2 males in a gourd fighting
Replies: 7
Views: 1619

Re: 2 males in a gourd fighting

Yeah I started to lower the gourd And they decided to stop fighting and exit the gourd. Finished my 24 hour shift got home today haven’t seen any sign of the second Martin just the one original. Hope they both decide to stay maybe find some females here soon. Good luck all. JHCox
by jhcox
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2 males in a gourd fighting
Replies: 7
Views: 1619

Re: 2 males in a gourd fighting

Thanks for the help everyone like I said I haven't seen 2 of the males fighting this way before so I thought I should get some advice. And that's what I'm affair of ToyinPa that I'll get home for a 24 hour shift from the fire hall and fined 1 if not both of them dead inside the gourd. I hope that th...
by jhcox
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2 males in a gourd fighting
Replies: 7
Views: 1619

2 males in a gourd fighting

Ok I have 2 adult males at my sight so far. Don’t think I have ever had 2 adult males before I have had 1 adult and 1 or 2 subadult males before. But these guys are very aggressive towards one another. I was watching them yesterday and they would collide in the air fighting then fall to the ground t...
by jhcox
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First adult PM on 3-29-19
Replies: 2
Views: 1018

Re: First adult PM on 3-29-19

I made him breakfast this this morning before church placed some on several porches of the gourds while he was out and about and drop alittle inside the gourd that he’s staying in. I also placed some on a plat form about 4 or 5 feet high. When he returned I attempted to flip some to him while in the...
by jhcox
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins in East Tennessee
Replies: 6
Views: 1431

Re: Martins in East Tennessee

Have you had a PM colony for long or just getting started. I have been trying for about 5 years had some stay the night all summer but never had a mate. Until last year had my first pair hatched 5 fledged 4. But they sure brought in a lot of lookers and several would stay overnight from time to time...
by jhcox
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins in East Tennessee
Replies: 6
Views: 1431

Re: Martins in East Tennessee

I got my first adult male yesterday around 12:00 he looked wore out. But at least he’s here have no idea if he is my matriarch or not. But aleast he stayed the night. Now he just needs to get busy finding a mate.
by jhcox
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First adult PM on 3-29-19
Replies: 2
Views: 1018

First adult PM on 3-29-19

I had my first adult purple Martin show up around noon on the 29th. It is a male Not sure if he was here the night before or not. But it does seem that he stayed all night on the 29th The morning of the 30th I was outside by 730 and he was perched on the porch he was going in out of a Bo9 gourd. His...
by jhcox
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins in East Tennessee
Replies: 6
Views: 1431

Re: Martins in East Tennessee

Hello where is everyone???
by jhcox
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins in East Tennessee
Replies: 6
Views: 1431

Re: Martins in East Tennessee

Hello is there anyone out there hello gurus and long time landlords a little help please.
by jhcox
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins in East Tennessee
Replies: 6
Views: 1431

Martins in East Tennessee

Are any landlords in the East Tennessee and specifically the Knoxville area seeing any large numbers of PMs in this region yet. I’m having to keep my housing close up do to TS and HS. I have not seen any PMs yet this year. I see on the migration maps that the #s area fairly normal around the Memphis...
by jhcox
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Debating on opening before I leave town next week.
Replies: 4
Views: 1054

Re: Debating on opening before I leave town next week.

I feel your pain on the tree swallows I have about 10 that want to use my gourd racks already this year and have not seen the first purple Martin. I have a bluebird trail up a fence row with eight bluebird boxes on it I have natural gourds Hanging from shepherds poles along the fence row As well. I’...
by jhcox
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Housing questions
Replies: 23
Views: 3529

Re: Housing questions

The pair that I had last year that fledged young choose the gourd closes to my house maybe 30 feet from my back porch. They do love human activity near by because they feel safer from predators be it from the air or the ground. Because we are outside so much mowing weed eating doing cookouts it tend...

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