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by jhcox
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Housing questions
Replies: 23
Views: 3529

Re: Housing questions

Just a thought I can’t really tell from that photo. But I would clear those trees behind the house or move the house more to the middle of that field to open up the flight path alittle more from all directions. Good luck I wish you The best don’t get discouraged I’m on my fifth year and only had one...
by jhcox
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Housing questions
Replies: 23
Views: 3529

Re: Housing questions

I have the S&K barn style house with SREH did the same thing to it closed the attic of and double the compartment size to just 6 rooms. Its on a telescoping 3 sided pole in 3 sections its I think 12 feet to the bottom of the house. We have had 40+ mph wide and no issues with the pole or the house. B...
by jhcox
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2nd year noobie needs an opinion please
Replies: 14
Views: 1780

Re: 2nd year noobie needs an opinion please

I apologize that’s supposed to be 8 gourds on each rack and the S&K house so 30 cavities total. I have 4 more racks and almost 70 more gourds to Expand if I ever get a colony started. If I can get the 30 full I’ll put the others up as the colony increases for a total of i think 100 cavities. JHCox H...
by jhcox
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2nd year noobie needs an opinion please
Replies: 14
Views: 1780

Re: 2nd year noobie needs an opinion please

I agree with TN Martin I would move them closer to your home where they feel safer around human activity. This is my fifth year I have four Set up’s three poles with a gourd each on them and the SNK house. The pair I had last year picked the gourd closest to the house which was only about 30 feet aw...
by jhcox
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2nd year noobie needs an opinion please
Replies: 14
Views: 1780

Re: 2nd year noobie needs an opinion please

Hey I have the S&K red barn I painted the entire thing white double the compartments and closed off the upper attic area to allow it to be cooler. So went from a 12 room barn to a double size compartments and only six rooms. But what I did and I’m sure yours is the same with the telescoping three si...
by jhcox
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2nd year noobie needs an opinion please
Replies: 14
Views: 1780

Re: 2nd year noobie needs an opinion please

Hey I have the S&K red barn I painted the entire thing white double the compartments and closed off the upper attic area to allow it to be cooler. So went from a 12 room barn to a double size compartments and only six rooms. But what I did and I’m sure yours is the same with the telescoping three si...
by jhcox
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A look at migration this week.
Replies: 12
Views: 2609

Re: A look at migration this week.

I really like reading all the info you post and the fact that you take all this time to do this not for your benefit but to try and inform and assist other in their attempts to be ready for what may be comeing their way. I appreciate the time and effort it take you to go this. I live in the East Ten...
by jhcox
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hawk
Replies: 56
Views: 12530

Re: Hawk

Ya a piece of one inch pvc pipe with a wine cork in one end and taped up good is great and accurate enough to get near but do no harm. And your write bottle rocket wars were awesome back in the day. As long as mom and dad didn’t find out. JHCox
by jhcox
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sightings map & Song player
Replies: 9
Views: 5809

Re: Sightings map & Song player

Hey Khester I would really like to get together and compare note on setups. I live alittle north of you off of enter state 75 at exit 117 Raccoon Valley Rd. I’m not sure if this is allowed but here goes. My phone number is+18656406570. If you would like to give me a call I would be happy to assist y...
by jhcox
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hawk
Replies: 56
Views: 12530

Re: Hawk

Hey guys it is illegal to catch or transport birds of prey. It’s actually a federal offense. But you can detour the by use bottle rockets if you catch one perched near by ready to stick. Don’t try to hit just shot the bottle rockets near by and the explosions should teach them that the area is not a...
by jhcox
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A big purple wave is on the way.
Replies: 18
Views: 6319

Re: A big purple wave is on the way.

We have a purple dot in East Tennessee. It’s time to open those houses and gourds up. I haven’t seen anything myself but I’m going to keep looking. I’m loving it. JHCox Heiskell TN
by jhcox
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A big purple wave is on the way.
Replies: 18
Views: 6319

Re: A big purple wave is on the way.

Your right Doug Tennessee is DUE some DOTS Where’s the DOTS. LOL 😂 I’m tired of waiting and looking everyday for at dot in Tennessee and further south they just keep getting more purple. I’m not greedy I just want my share of the dots. Sorry guys I got alittle crazy there. Just can’t wait to see som...
by jhcox
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Easy DIY your self vetting of plastic gourds
Replies: 3
Views: 687

Re: Easy DIY your self vetting of plastic gourds

Thank you guys I’ll try it on a few of them and see if they prefer them.
by jhcox
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Easy DIY your self vetting of plastic gourds
Replies: 3
Views: 687

Easy DIY your self vetting of plastic gourds

What is a cheap easy DIY way to vent Bo9 and Troyer gourds. It doesn’t get terribly hot in East Tennessee but I thought about doing a few to see if the martins preferred one over the other. JHCox
by jhcox
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin site fidelity
Replies: 16
Views: 2269

Re: Martin site fidelity

Thank you for the information Tor. I sure hope that they come back then maybe I’ll make my way to 10 pair. But for now I’ll be very happy if I do get the one pair from last year. Thanks again JHCox Heiskell TN
by jhcox
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin site fidelity
Replies: 16
Views: 2269

Re: Martin site fidelity

Thanks for the support Maxxwlf. I really hope it does. I really like those old repurposed satellite racks. I have gone down to Rainsville Alabama to see what is said to be the largest Purple Martin colony in the world on Jerrel Johnson’s farm. If you or anyone else that reads this gets the chance to...
by jhcox
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mail Box Cavities
Replies: 33
Views: 9167

Re: Mail Box Cavities

Hey Dale what if you know is the weight difference between a mail box and like a bo11 or similar large gourds like that. I know you have wenches on the racks but some people might still use pull ropes. And the lighter the set up the better when it comes to lifting a rack manually. Thanks in advance ...
by jhcox
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin site fidelity
Replies: 16
Views: 2269

Re: Martin site fidelity

I hope I’m that successful this year at my sit. But would be content with the pair I had last year. But thumbs up maybe they will bring a couple back with them. I love to watch the scout map fill up with those purple dots and move up the map. Should be showing up in the east TN area in about another...
by jhcox
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Plugging vent holes. What do you use?
Replies: 10
Views: 1978

Re: Plugging vent holes. What do you use?

I’m not a drinker but I would think wine corks would probably work pretty well if you knew anyone who drank wine. JHCox
by jhcox
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin site fidelity
Replies: 16
Views: 2269

Re: Martin site fidelity

I’m far from 6 pair but maybe I’ll get lucky and they’ll make it back.

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