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by Ravens5281
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Prenesting and just getting ready
Replies: 14
Views: 2574

Re: Prenesting and just getting ready

Hey Michael, sorry I'm just now getting back to u but I just got done putting some of my martin stuff up!! Got about half done bc it was really windy today!! Did get my bat house up though!! Can't wait for my martins to come back & yea u can never be to cautious!! Talk to yea later man!!

Stu III
by Ravens5281
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Prenesting and just getting ready
Replies: 14
Views: 2574

Re: Prenesting and just getting ready

Yea I agree with Larry!! I think if u would of moved their housing then I would of been really concerned but u didn't so I wouldn't!! Also I heard a grackle this morning so I know spring is just around the corner!!
by Ravens5281
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Prenesting and just getting ready
Replies: 14
Views: 2574

Re: Prenesting and just getting ready

Haha Michael I don't feel bad now for putting my houses up today!! I got a text from a friend that lives 10 miles from me & he had his gourds up today so that made me want to put mine up!! I figured he's been doing it for 20 plus years that he knows & I don't want to miss out! But I'm going to get t...
by Ravens5281
Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Feeding my birds with scrambled eggs
Replies: 12
Views: 2709

Re: Feeding my birds with scrambled eggs

Haha Mick I don't blame ya!! Yea it would be fun once you get them trained! Yea I know it will be here before u know it & it maybe a week sooner this year!!
by Ravens5281
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New resident on my trendsetterer gillespie ll
Replies: 24
Views: 3008

Re: New resident on my trendsetterer gillespie ll

Ok nice Mick!! Yea I thought it was pretty clear man!! & I want to get a nice camera to take videos with so I can make a video to put on YouTube at the end of the season!! That was pretty good quality for an iPad I thought!
by Ravens5281
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Feeding my birds with scrambled eggs
Replies: 12
Views: 2709

Re: Feeding my birds with scrambled eggs

Haha nice Mick!! Yea I was just curious!! I guess u will have to sit or stand next to it for a few minutes to keep the other birds away so the martins have a chance to eat!!
by Ravens5281
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Feeding my birds with scrambled eggs
Replies: 12
Views: 2709

Re: Feeding my birds with scrambled eggs

They didn't want to eat it off ur bed & breakfast? :lol:
by Ravens5281
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New resident on my trendsetterer gillespie ll
Replies: 24
Views: 3008

Re: New resident on my trendsetterer gillespie ll

Hey MichaelH, what kind of camera did u use to film ur martins?
by Ravens5281
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The Off-season list is down! (With Pictures)
Replies: 57
Views: 7742

Re: The Off-season list is down! (With Pictures)

Thanks Kyler & Rodger!!! I'm just grateful for great neighbors & want them to enjoy them also!! Hopefully others will do the same if they have the chance :lol:
by Ravens5281
Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The Off-season list is down! (With Pictures)
Replies: 57
Views: 7742

Re: The Off-season list is down! (With Pictures)

Hey Kyler I also forgot to tell u that I wish u could of been as lucky/blessed that I was last year! Both my next door neighbors gave me their houses! 3 in total! My one neighbor said here manage it, clean it, expand it do whatever it takes to get me martins!! So I'm going to set it up for him behin...
by Ravens5281
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Enlarge rooms in old Trio?
Replies: 17
Views: 3815

Re: Enlarge rooms in old Trio?

Ok thanks Kyler!!! This does help brother!! I hope u the best of luck in the 2017 season & I hope that I can get some birds this year!!
by Ravens5281
Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Using Purple Martin Decoys To Minimize Raptor Predation On Purple Martins
Replies: 13
Views: 4555

Re: Using Purple Martin Decoys To Minimize Raptor Predation On Purple Martins

Thanks Steve this helped at lot!! If I do stop feeding them it wouldn't hurt my feelings but my next door neighbor feeds them so it wouldn't really matter! I do feed them up by my house away from my martin housing & im still trying to get my colony started so the hawks don't know about my martins ye...
by Ravens5281
Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Using Purple Martin Decoys To Minimize Raptor Predation On Purple Martins
Replies: 13
Views: 4555

Re: Using Purple Martin Decoys To Minimize Raptor Predation On Purple Martins

Steve, I have a hawk that was here a week ago & I shot/threw a bottle rocket/Firecracker at it & it flew away quickly!! Hadn't seen it for a week then he was back this morning in the same tree & before we could open the door & light the firecracker he was flying & I threw it away! But I don't even h...
by Ravens5281
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 4 on first day
Replies: 12
Views: 2557

Re: 4 on first day

Haha Mark You just cleaned it out!! Mine have been cleaned out stored in the shed & ready to go for this season!!

Stu III
by Ravens5281
Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Kansas Housing Question
Replies: 9
Views: 2480

Re: New Kansas Housing Question

Agreed DornCounty!!!

Stu III
by Ravens5281
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Kansas Housing Question
Replies: 9
Views: 2480

Re: New Kansas Housing Question

Your welcome Art anytime!! I wish u a great 2017 season!! & im hoping 2017 is my lucky yr bc I love these birds!! & im pretty confident I'll get them this yr!! Thanks Stu III
by Ravens5281
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 4 on first day
Replies: 12
Views: 2557

Re: 4 on first day

Hi Mick, really cool!! Yea I've had 2 males show up on march 28th & 27th the past 2 years & never stayed but last year would have bc one brought a female back but they were having trouble getting in the housing bc of no traction so I fixed that problem for this year & have natural & artificial gourd...
by Ravens5281
Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Kansas Housing Question
Replies: 9
Views: 2480

Re: New Kansas Housing Question

Yea Art, I agree with Mick it won't hurt to put them up at all! It will just give them move options on places to nest!!
by Ravens5281
Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 4 on first day
Replies: 12
Views: 2557

Re: 4 on first day

Hey Mick when do ur birds usually come back! I live in Indiana about 4 1/2 hrs from u & also straight across if u are looking on a map or radar! I don't think u will hurt ur birds by having a building there bc it will probably make them feel safer & they will think u live there & maybe keep hawks aw...
by Ravens5281
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sooner / Later
Replies: 4
Views: 1333

Re: Sooner / Later

I agree bill! The past 2 seasons for me that I have been trying I had scouts come on march 28th then 27th & they would of stay if they could of gotten in! So this yr I will keep them close until they come back & then just leave my sparrow door traps open to catch them before they come. & when the ma...