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by BillieJR
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Question about feeding trays
Replies: 3
Views: 2299

Re: Question about feeding trays

Thanks, Archer and daveh. :)
by BillieJR
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: tboydshirt
Replies: 6
Views: 3004

tboydshirt

Happy Birthday!
by BillieJR
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Question about feeding trays
Replies: 3
Views: 2299

Question about feeding trays

https://www.purplemartin.org/shop/product/ft/feeding-tray/ I'm just wondering if, when it's windy, do you lose the feed and/or the egg/oyster shells that are on the tray? Is it blown off the tray? It only has 1 1/4 inch high sides on it - that just doesn't seem like it would be able to keep the wind...
by BillieJR
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Troyer Tunnel Door Stops
Replies: 3
Views: 2323

Troyer Tunnel Door Stops

Is this something new? I don't recall seeing them in the past.

Anyways - how do they work? I mean - do they slide on somehow?

Thanks
by BillieJR
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: ANTHONY NEIRA
Replies: 0
Views: 3148

ANTHONY NEIRA

Happy Birthday!
by BillieJR
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: nikkihaddox.........
Replies: 0
Views: 1632

nikkihaddox.........

Happy Birthday!
by BillieJR
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Three Purple Martins Arrived At My Colony
Replies: 19
Views: 4091

Re: Three Purple Martins Arrived At My Colony

Hooray - you must be so excited and happy to have them back. I hope you have a great season! :)
by BillieJR
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I’ve inherited Martins! How to do the right thing?
Replies: 32
Views: 10292

Re: I’ve inherited Martins! How to do the right thing?

If you're going to get something new but still keep your current house, perhaps you would like to try some gourds on a gourd rack. I just switched to a gourd rack with a winch last year - it makes it so easy to raise and lower. I am getting up there in years, too, but I have no problem with the winc...
by BillieJR
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Member Introduction
Replies: 14
Views: 6314

Re: New Member Introduction

Welcome to the group, MartinBoy! I think you're going to like it here. :)
by BillieJR
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Do SY's return to their birth colony?
Replies: 20
Views: 13446

Do SY's return to their birth colony?

I know I've read many times that this year's fledgings usually don't return to the colony they were born at......but a friend of mine was talking the other night and said they do. So.......in your opinion, which way is it?
by BillieJR
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Second Brood
Replies: 3
Views: 4186

Re: Second Brood

How fun is this? But sad that they aren't taking care of the 2nd batch. I hope the one makes it.
by BillieJR
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gourd racks and gourds - Going out of business
Replies: 9
Views: 7602

Re: Gourd racks and gourds - Going out of business

I wish I lived closer and I would donate to the cause and take one or two off your hands but we're too far apart. This is such a sad thing for you - I feel so badly. I wish you could find another way to make it work for you. I'm so glad you've had 10 good years, tho. ((hugs))
by BillieJR
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How many is enough?
Replies: 6
Views: 5221

How many is enough?

I'm just wondering - how many purple martins do you feel you need to make you happy and content? I have a friend who keeps adding to their colony and I just feel if they would just be happy with what they have (well over 100) then their overflow would have to move on and find new housing and maybe s...
by BillieJR
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Another question about the Dawn Song
Replies: 4
Views: 5286

Re: Another question about the Dawn Song

Thanks, Ed. I turned it off. But it's on stand-by. lol!

I appreciate all your help and advice. It has paid off so far. I hope some day I am as lucky as you are with your purple martins. :)
by BillieJR
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Another question about the Dawn Song
Replies: 4
Views: 5286

Another question about the Dawn Song

I've had this ASY male here for 8 days now - he has brought in a female - they come and go during the daytime - yesterday they had a 3rd one with them that did not stay. This morning they had 2 with them that did not stay. I always hope they eventually come back but who knows. I'm also going to be h...
by BillieJR
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finally Lucky.
Replies: 7
Views: 5265

Re: Finally Lucky.

Good for you, Ladybug! I can only imagine how excited and ecstatic you are with your one pair. I hope you get more but one pair is a start. Good luck!
by BillieJR
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Opinions please
Replies: 9
Views: 5576

Re: Opinions please

I'm sorry they didn't come back, vman! I hope you still have time, I think, for this year. This fella has hung around since Saturday so today is day4 and he is usually here in the morning and again in the evening and disappears during the between hours - I like to think he's out looking for a lady f...
by BillieJR
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Opinions please
Replies: 9
Views: 5576

Re: Opinions please

Thanks, Ed!!! I really appreciate your ideas. This gives me some hope. Thanks for sharing. I've got your Dawn Song going every day. :) I really am grateful for your support.
by BillieJR
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Opinions please
Replies: 9
Views: 5576

Re: Opinions please

I am wondering if maybe he had a mate but that maybe something happened to her at the colony they were at and so he is out looking for a new place to hang out. Just a thought. He stayed around here til tonight - I'm not sure if he is here overnight or not. I was outside working all afternoon and eve...
by BillieJR
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Recent Gourds Maintenance
Replies: 13
Views: 10297

Re: Recent Gourds Maintenance

Yikes - snakes is one of my biggest fears!