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by Ravens5281
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martin Timing
Replies: 9
Views: 2101

Re: Purple Martin Timing

Also try plugging or blocking the holes before the martins get there so it will detour the trash birds!!
by Ravens5281
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hawk Gets Martin
Replies: 8
Views: 2280

Re: Hawk Gets Martin

Haha :lol: ok Tom no problem!! Just go to the app click on the photo then u will see a i with a circle around it at the bottom left! Click on it & that will take u to a page with 4 addresses on it & u click on the one at the bottom that says IMG: it will say link copied then come back to the form & ...
by Ravens5281
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sooner / Later
Replies: 4
Views: 1333

Re: Sooner / Later

Dave, go ahead & put them up when they usually get in ur area & just keep them closed until u see a Martin on ur box! The competitors can't get in if its closed! Also if u have some sparrow door traps use them on ur houses early to trap as many as u can before the martins come & also get a nest box ...
by Ravens5281
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hawk Gets Martin
Replies: 8
Views: 2280

Re: Hawk Gets Martin

Hey Tom do u mind posting a pic so I/others can see how u did this!! Please & Thanks!!
Stu III
by Ravens5281
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martin Timing
Replies: 9
Views: 2101

Re: Purple Martin Timing

Agreed Dave!!! You never know someone could have moved or passed away suddenly & then the housing is taken down or not put back & then martins are then looking for new homes!!
by Ravens5281
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Enlarge rooms in old Trio?
Replies: 17
Views: 3820

Re: Enlarge rooms in old Trio?

Ok not sure how I'm going to do this now that I've already drilled them with the hole saw lol but will think of something
Thanks
by Ravens5281
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martin Timing
Replies: 9
Views: 2101

Re: Purple Martin Timing

I agree with everyone!! don't hesitate to put ur house up!! Just keep it plugged up until u see a Martin! Then just open a few compartments facing u so u can keep an eye on it! Also I'm trying to start out too & plan on putting mine up in late February & im going to have 2 sparrow door traps on it r...
by Ravens5281
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Enlarge rooms in old Trio?
Replies: 17
Views: 3820

Re: Enlarge rooms in old Trio?

John, I'm just doing it exactly like Larry Melcher did his! He's got a YouTube video showing how & proves that it's effective!! & he's the president of the PMCA so I'd say he knows what he's talking about! If u take the wall out it leaves the babies more vulnerable bc it's all open & then they may d...
by Ravens5281
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Family Project- Public Site at the park ready!
Replies: 3
Views: 1036

Re: Family Project- Public Site at the park ready!

Photobucket App!! Very easy to use!! Let me know if u can't figure out how I can walk u through it!
by Ravens5281
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: At 1230 pm this afternoon...
Replies: 7
Views: 1918

Re: At 1230 pm this afternoon...

Lucky :lol:
by Ravens5281
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Enlarge rooms in old Trio?
Replies: 17
Views: 3820

Re: Enlarge rooms in old Trio?

Yea I agree with Tom I just used a 2 inch hole saw & don't put it directly in the center bc that makes it harder for an owl to Reach directly straight in by moving it to one side or the other! I feel that by removing the entire wall makes the house less sturdy but that's my opinion!! http://i1266.ph...
by Ravens5281
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Enlarge rooms in old Trio?
Replies: 17
Views: 3820

Re: Enlarge rooms in old Trio?

Yea I agree with Tom I just used a 2 inch hole saw & don't put it directly in the center bc that makes it harder for an owl to Reach directly straight in by moving it to one side or the other! I feel that by removing the entire wall makes the house less sturdy but that's my opinion!! http://i1266.ph...
by Ravens5281
Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: January Arrivals at Each So. Texas Colony
Replies: 4
Views: 1556

Re: January Arrivals at Each So. Texas Colony

I'm trying to get my colony started & have given them different opinions to choose from!! Grandpa houses, natural gourds & artificial gourds!! It would be a great feeling to have them nest in one of my natural gourds I've been working on this winter!!
by Ravens5281
Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Ever heard of this Starling problem????
Replies: 11
Views: 3314

Re: Ever heard of this Starling problem????

Oh ok well that's not good :lol:!!! Yea may want to get that fixed for sure & yea I have squirrel boxes made just for them & put them in trees so they wouldn't do that but in the spring the starlings try to run them out so hopefully I will catch them so they will leave my squirrels & my martins alon...
by Ravens5281
Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Owls and gourd set ups
Replies: 12
Views: 3441

Re: Owls and gourd set ups

Ok gotcha ya!! Yea mine r thinner but I only drilled an 1/8 inch hole in the gourds so I thought that it was pretty snug too but I guess not! But yea upload ur video I would like to see it!!
by Ravens5281
Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Owls and gourd set ups
Replies: 12
Views: 3441

Re: Owls and gourd set ups

Very nice Whippy, & glad u figured out the app so u could upload ur pics!! Now others can see what u have done & the ideas u have!! I like everything & glad urs don't twist that much! I don't mind that mine swing bc that's what I want but not to twist bc they may not be able to get on the gourds if ...
by Ravens5281
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: S&K Ultimate Gourd Rack Help Please
Replies: 9
Views: 2265

Re: S&K Ultimate Gourd Rack Help Please

Bird Nerd good deal glad u got it to work!!
by Ravens5281
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Ever heard of this Starling problem????
Replies: 11
Views: 3314

Re: Ever heard of this Starling problem????

If u have that many starlings u may want to invest in a Repeating Nest Box Trap!!
by Ravens5281
Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: S&K Ultimate Gourd Rack Help Please
Replies: 9
Views: 2265

Re: S&K Ultimate Gourd Rack Help Please

Ok go to the photo u want to add. Click on it & it will have 4 symbols at the bottom & click on the i with a circle & then that will take u to another page click on the IMG link then that will copy it & then come back to the from & paste & ur good to go!!
by Ravens5281
Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: S&K Ultimate Gourd Rack Help Please
Replies: 9
Views: 2265

Re: S&K Ultimate Gourd Rack Help Please

The Photobucket app is the best way to upload ur photos!!