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by Ravens5281
Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Colony Update 7-8-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 5728

Re: Colony Update 7-8-2016

Hey Kyler,
How did u upload ur pics & still have good quality!

Thanks Stu III
by Ravens5281
Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Great Horned Owl Decoys May Be Keeping Real Owls Away From My Martin Colony
Replies: 16
Views: 9371

Re: Great Horned Owl Decoys May Be Keeping Real Owls Away From My Martin Colony

Hey Steve,
I had a question how did u get ur photos to upload with such good quality!!! Thanks Stu
by Ravens5281
Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First post and our Martin story
Replies: 34
Views: 5159

Re: First post and our Martin story

Hi RockChaulk, I would definitely cut the trees back & if u can cut them completely down bc the more open the area the better for the martins & they will really appreciate it. I'm going to be cutting a bunch of trees down at my property I bought to build a house on so I can have martins bc they don'...
by Ravens5281
Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: West Nile Virus
Replies: 15
Views: 2620

Re: West Nile Virus

Yea that's the only bad thing is it lowers the quality but someone on one form had some pics that had really good quality so I try & find that form & ask how he did that! Also the one gourd rack with the 24 gourds may be to close to that tree & that maybe why they abandoned it & u may try moving it....
by Ravens5281
Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: West Nile Virus
Replies: 15
Views: 2620

Re: West Nile Virus

Reedf u can use the app image size it will let u get them down to 400 px
by Ravens5281
Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Banded 88 nestlings today
Replies: 7
Views: 1624

Re: Banded 88 nestlings today

Also Ed is ur set up have a lot of trees around it! Bc if it does then maybe I have a shot at getting them at my other site but as I said before I'm going to cut trees down & get it as clear & open as I can. & do u have a lot of misquotes bc some people say they eat or catch a lot of them in their w...
by Ravens5281
Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Banded 88 nestlings today
Replies: 7
Views: 1624

Re: Banded 88 nestlings today

Thank u so much Ed. Every piece of advice I can take to use for the future! I know for a fact that last yr my aluminum houses use to swivel in the wind which would move the direction of the box so I saw a video on YouTube where a guy put a bolt through his poles & it stopped that & I put an N & an S...
by Ravens5281
Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Banded 88 nestlings today
Replies: 7
Views: 1624

Re: Banded 88 nestlings today

Ok thanks Ed!! Yea if I ever get a colony started I would like to have someone come & band the birds so we can learn more about them! I can't believe u have had that many come back to the same site bc I guess it's who u talk to or read & they say that they won't come back bc of inbreeding but obviou...
by Ravens5281
Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Banded 88 nestlings today
Replies: 7
Views: 1624

Re: Banded 88 nestlings today

Cool Ed so that proves that some martins will return to the same site in which they were raised from. Also who did u contact to come & band ur birds! I'm trying to start a new colony here in Indiana & was just curious if & when I get a colony started if I could have someone come & band my birds. Tha...
by Ravens5281
Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How to Attract Subadult Martins
Replies: 12
Views: 1784

Re: How to Attract Subadult Martins

Here's where I have my powerhorn & speakers hooked up to my shed! The subadult yesterday landed on the shed & he keeps flying around it. Today I turned it off bc I read where some ppl said it may bother them or if it's attracted them u can turn it off. I hope he brings a female mate back before the ...
by Ravens5281
Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How to Attract Subadult Martins
Replies: 12
Views: 1784

Re: How to Attract Subadult Martins

Ok heres some pics from my colony site!!
by Ravens5281
Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How to Attract Subadult Martins
Replies: 12
Views: 1784

Re: How to Attract Subadult Martins

Ok thanks u guys I will give both options a try here in a bit thanks again!!!
by Ravens5281
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How to Attract Subadult Martins
Replies: 12
Views: 1784

Re: How to Attract Subadult Martins

Hey Marcus how do I downsize the photos I can't figure it out thanks!! Stu
by Ravens5281
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Photos Of Rat Snake Catching Martin Fledgling High In Tree
Replies: 14
Views: 4377

Re: Photos Of Rat Snake Catching Martin Fledgling High In Tree

Hey how did u guys post pics! I've tried but it won't let me. & I don't know how to down size!!
by Ravens5281
Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How to Attract Subadult Martins
Replies: 12
Views: 1784

Re: How to Attract Subadult Martins

Thanks (avesrun) TimG I appreciate it!!! Yea my dad has had them before & one yr they were gone so we aren't sure if they got caught in a storm or what but didn't see any signs of attacks so maybe just the stupid sparrows & starlings chased them away but this was before I knew what I know now about ...
by Ravens5281
Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How to Attract Subadult Martins
Replies: 12
Views: 1784

Re: How to Attract Subadult Martins

Thanks Marcus!!! Ok I will try to down size it thanks for the tip. & so u r telling me u we're lucky lol that u didn't have to go through this somewhat frustrating & stressful process lol. I'm glad for u & just be grateful everyday that u can enjoy ur martins while they r here. I'm grateful for all ...
by Ravens5281
Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How to Attract Subadult Martins
Replies: 12
Views: 1784

Re: How to Attract Subadult Martins

Thanks lonesomeduck!! Yea I have had in the past 2 yrs the same scout come & stop at March 28 & this yr March 27th & stays for about 3 days & leaves but since that time I've had 31 stop by & that's the ones I've since when I'm home. But my subadult male flys around the houses & gourds for about 5 to...
by Ravens5281
Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How to Attract Subadult Martins
Replies: 12
Views: 1784

How to Attract Subadult Martins

Hey Guys my name is Stu Silver III from Seymour Indiana I'm 26 & I'm trying to keep the younger generation interested in becoming purple martin landlords in my area & I was going through & stubbled across some posts trying to get answers to some of my ?s. I'm trying to start a new colony of Martins ...
by Ravens5281
Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Danwsong Speaker Horn Orientation
Replies: 12
Views: 2215

Re: Danwsong Speaker Horn Orientation

Hey Guys my name is Stu Silver III from Seymour Indiana I'm 26 & I'm trying to keep the younger generation interested in becoming purple martin landlords in my area & I was going through & stubbled across this post trying to get answers to some of my ?s. I'm trying to start a new colony of Martins &...