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by BillieJR
Wed May 29, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The Purple Martin World Lost A Amazing Man!
Replies: 10
Views: 7468

Re: The Purple Martin World Lost A Amazing Man!

I am so very sorry for your loss. Your family has my very deepest sympathy. I can only imagine how proud you made your Grandpa with the love you both shared of purple martins. And now he will be watching over you as you continue on with his passion. I know you will continue to make him proud. ((hugs))
by BillieJR
Wed May 22, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Possible New Colony for West Des Moines, Iowa
Replies: 8
Views: 4663

Re: Possible New Colony for West Des Moines, Iowa

Thanks, avesrun! Unfortunately, I haven't seen a martin this year yet. I have a friend about 10 miles away who has his back for about a month now but I haven't seen any. I am a wannabe landlord so I'm still holding out hope for the SYs to come around and like what they see. Fingers crossed. sounds l...
by BillieJR
Tue May 21, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Possible New Colony for West Des Moines, Iowa
Replies: 8
Views: 4663

Re: Possible New Colony for West Des Moines, Iowa

I'm good for prayers so good luck! I hope you have the start of something great!
by BillieJR
Tue May 21, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First pm!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 4093

Re: First pm!!!

Hooray for you - I hope it finds a mate and stays and brings more with him
by BillieJR
Mon May 20, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Another Colony!
Replies: 6
Views: 5522

Re: Another Colony!

I see your houses have round entrances on them - how do you deal with starlings or don't they come around there?
by BillieJR
Mon May 20, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: ACTIVE COLONY
Replies: 1
Views: 1085

Re: ACTIVE COLONY

Wow - sounds like you're having a great year so far. I'll be anxious to hear how the 9 eggs works out. Good luck!
by BillieJR
Sat May 18, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: new to forum
Replies: 2
Views: 1176

Re: new to forum

Welcome, Cloudwalker! I say go for it! He has to go!
by BillieJR
Sat May 18, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Just A Few Pictures Of The Colony
Replies: 3
Views: 1472

Re: Just A Few Pictures Of The Colony

Super great pictures! Thanks for sharing
by BillieJR
Tue May 14, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New landlord survey
Replies: 42
Views: 28883

Re: New landlord survey

lol! No doubt! :) On a side note- I have still not seen even 1 purple martin this year. Unless they have been around, passing thru, etc, when I wasn't looking. But I swear - I look out that window/patio door 100 times a day. The temps here in southern Wisconsin is going to be nicer this week so I ha...
by BillieJR
Wed May 08, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gourd Cam
Replies: 9
Views: 3115

Re: Gourd Cam

Thanks for sharing the live cam with us - I love watching it.
by BillieJR
Sun May 05, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Old Flat Top Trio House Restoration
Replies: 4
Views: 1537

Re: Old Flat Top Trio House Restoration

That house looks real nice now!!! Good job!
by BillieJR
Sun May 05, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SY’s Have Made It!
Replies: 1
Views: 846

Re: SY’s Have Made It!

I've been watching the map for them to get to northern Illinois or southern Wisconsin but not so far. You must be a happy guy with all those birds. :)
by BillieJR
Sat May 04, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Horrible year pt.2
Replies: 3
Views: 1165

Re: Horrible year pt.2

OMG!!! I am so sorry. Whole stomach gone? What kinda bird does that? I didn't think even sparrows or starlings did that much. :(
by BillieJR
Fri May 03, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: subbies in new concord,oh
Replies: 2
Views: 907

Re: subbies in new concord,oh

Holy Cow!!!! 50! That's amazing!
by BillieJR
Wed May 01, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: News story in Washington MO paper about Craig Haddox colony
Replies: 3
Views: 1353

Re: News story in Washington MO paper about Craig Haddox colony

Thanks for sharing, John! Great story about our favorite bird. :)
by BillieJR
Wed May 01, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Just A Cold Misty Morning!
Replies: 2
Views: 962

Re: Just A Cold Misty Morning!

Some great pictures there, Kyler. Thanks for sharing! Looks like you're really going to have a great season.
by BillieJR
Wed May 01, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A Promising Start Pt. 2
Replies: 41
Views: 32975

Re: A Promising Start Pt. 2

Thanks! :)
by BillieJR
Wed May 01, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Any time now, martins!
Replies: 10
Views: 2727

Re: Any time now, martins!

I definitely can relate, too! I'm hoping those who have colonies here in my community, already, are gracious and sharing enough to not continue to add more housing so that those of us who don't have any yet can maybe have a better chance at starting our own colony this year. It's wonderful reading a...
by BillieJR
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 9 years ago today
Replies: 3
Views: 1481

Re: 9 years ago today

Thanks, Fuzzmeister! I'm not giving up hope at all for this year. It's still early - the subbies haven't gotten up this far yet. They're within a couple hundred miles (or less) but hopefully they're warmer where they are than if they came this far. By Friday we're going to be back into the low 60s a...
by BillieJR
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 9 years ago today
Replies: 3
Views: 1481

9 years ago today

As I've previously said, I have had a colony in the past but they left and never came back. Not sure how long ago it's been but several years now. Anyways, on my facebook memories this morning I had a memory that said 9 years ago today they returned from their winter home and how happy I was to see ...