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by BillieJR
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Will martins lay a second clutch?
Replies: 10
Views: 7161

Re: Will martins lay a second clutch?

Great story - never ever thought of a fish eating a bird. lol! Love it!
by BillieJR
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Can't believe it, but I have one hanging around
Replies: 58
Views: 37322

Re: Can't believe it, but I have one hanging around

Oh, Ryan, I hope he is still there and maybe has brought in more by now. I love your housing and the pictures are excellent. Good luck - let us know how it's going.
by BillieJR
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: June 6th Update
Replies: 1
Views: 2005

Re: June 6th Update

Having a great year so far - it looks like they like the houses better than the gourds. Thanks for the update. Continued good luck to you!
by BillieJR
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Too late for new pairs?
Replies: 4
Views: 3742

Re: Too late for new pairs?

Welcome to this forum, TravisF. I don't have the answers for you but I think there's still time to get a pair (or more) this year. That's what I've read several times. And I sure hope so cuz I don't have any yet, either, and I'm hoping to get lucky, too. Good luck!
by BillieJR
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finally....
Replies: 2
Views: 2384

Re: Finally....

Thanks so much for the words of encouragement. I can use them at this point. :) I was concerned about the dawn song - maybe it would confuse and frustrate the visitor - but I left it on. It's left now and not sure it'll be back. I'm living in a fantasyworld and hoping it went to bring more back late...
by BillieJR
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finally....
Replies: 2
Views: 2384

Finally....

The 1st one I've seen this season was just here. It's trying to figure out where the other ones are at that he/she is hearing from the dawn song on my deck. Thank you, God, for sending one for me to see. I'd love to think it will stay but I've been disappointed in the past so I'll be surprised if it...
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: 8705

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: 5516

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: 5516

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: 4910

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: 6204

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: 1284

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: 1480

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: 1915

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: 33158

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: 4376

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: 2111

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: 1110

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: 1425

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: 1233

Re: subbies in new concord,oh

Holy Cow!!!! 50! That's amazing!