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by jpp77
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Fair weather.
Replies: 3
Views: 780

Re: Fair weather.

I'm hoping for a later arrival here in Kansas. First sighting last year was April 7th, but didn't see them on a daily basis until around the 14th. No sooner than that would be great as our temps area going to be in the 30's this weekend with a chance of accumulating snow. Finally warming above 50 by...
by jpp77
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Happy Easter from our blue birds and Martins <3
Replies: 3
Views: 958

Re: Happy Easter from our blue birds and Martins <3

How early do your Martins arrive?
by jpp77
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I do not want to see a martin...
Replies: 2
Views: 806

Re: I do not want to see a martin...

Here’s hoping for a late arrival. I’m hoping for the same here in Kansas. Earliest I have had them is April 7-10th, but I’ve only had them for 3 years. I just hope they don’t show up earlier
by jpp77
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Iowa weather forecast stinks.
Replies: 8
Views: 1636

Re: Iowa weather forecast stinks.

Just brutal! I'm in NE Kansas and we have similar conditions, just not as cold. Upper 40's to low 50's with little sun.
by jpp77
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: S&K BO 11S WITH DARK INTERIOR?
Replies: 6
Views: 1169

Re: S&K BO 11S WITH DARK INTERIOR?

I switched to BO 11+ this year from BO 9's. Once you have an established colony, a little switch like that shouldn't matter. My Martins haven't arrived yet this year, thankfully. The weather is dreadful. I would assume the one's you saw were just passing through or scouts.
by jpp77
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Of 12 years hosting, this is only 2nd year with big arrivals this early in MO
Replies: 22
Views: 6147

Re: Of 12 years hosting, this is only 2nd year with big arrivals this early in MO

Here in NE Kansas (other than today), we don't look to get above mid 50's until after April 8th. Many of these days will be below 50 with little to no sunshine. I hope mine hold off longer. Last year they arrived April 7th.
by jpp77
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: WARMTH
Replies: 10
Views: 2018

WARMTH

I'm ready for some warmer weather. These cloudy mid 50's days here in Kansas are becoming old. My Martins aren't here yet (showed up April 7th last year) No sign of much warmer weather through next week. I sort of hope they show up a little later this year, or at least not earlier. Anyone now if thi...
by jpp77
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: So.......what has happened here?
Replies: 47
Views: 9365

Re: So.......what has happened here?

I check this site daily, but don’t comment a ton. I’ll try and comment more. I don’t have Facebook, but I do know a lot of people are on that group
by jpp77
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin sighting
Replies: 5
Views: 1182

Re: Martin sighting

Must be scouts. Have seen them the last couple days. Was pretty early for my neck of the woods. I have new gourds up this year. I've never put in nesting material in gourds before Martins arrived. Have seen varying opinions on this.
by jpp77
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin sighting
Replies: 5
Views: 1182

Martin sighting

Three purple Martins spotted at my place south of Lawrence, Ks this afternoon. Earliest I saw them last year was April 5th. My fathers earliest arrival ever was March 28, and he had them March 17th this year.
by jpp77
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gourd and rack advice/opinions
Replies: 13
Views: 2930

Re: Gourd and rack advice/opinions

Here is my Gemini with Bo11+ gourds
by jpp77
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gourd and rack advice/opinions
Replies: 13
Views: 2930

Re: Gourd and rack advice/opinions

I have Bo11+ gourds and I love them, but I admittedly have never used any other gourd so it would be hard for me to compare. I like the Bo11+ because of it's gourd within a gourd concept along with the vent caps. Provides great insulation and air flow during the hot days of summer. I doubt you can g...
by jpp77
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Love my new Gemini
Replies: 6
Views: 1306

Re: Love my new Gemini

Won't let me post the link. Haha Google gemini martin rack and it will pull up the sites they sell it on. Pretty easy to find.
by jpp77
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Love my new Gemini
Replies: 6
Views: 1306

Re: Love my new Gemini

Thanks for the post ToyinPA. Makes sense.
by jpp77
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Love my new Gemini
Replies: 6
Views: 1306

Love my new Gemini

Love my new gourd rack. I don't understand the stop hole at 6 foot off the ground though. I suppose it's a safety measure of some sort.
by jpp77
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gemini instruction help
Replies: 7
Views: 1668

Re: Gemini instruction help

Picture may not have worked. Will try again
by jpp77
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gemini instruction help
Replies: 7
Views: 1668

Re: Gemini instruction help

Have to finish the ark bracket part, but I already love it. Will be done by Saturday. Don’t expect Martin’s until the first of April, but we shall see
by jpp77
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gemini instruction help
Replies: 7
Views: 1668

Re: Gemini instruction help

Thanks for the comment. I think you are correct. I got confused with the “6’ from the ground” part. Had my wife read it and it made more sense
by jpp77
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gemini instruction help
Replies: 7
Views: 1668

Re: Gemini instruction help

Think I figured it out. I was just reading it a little wrong.