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by Robert
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First scout of the year
Replies: 7
Views: 2068

Re: First scout of the year

Thanks Dave , I hope you have a great season with lot’s of fledglings .
by Robert
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First scout of the year
Replies: 7
Views: 2068

Re: First scout of the year

Thanks Dale D hope you have another good season
by Robert
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First scout of the year
Replies: 7
Views: 2068

Re: First scout of the year

Thanks Tom and clivia98 hope you all have a great season too . He surprised me being a few days early this year but that kinda seems to be the norm this year .
by Robert
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First scout of the year
Replies: 7
Views: 2068

First scout of the year

Hey everyone just got my first one of the year one ASY male showed up around noon today , so I went out and opened up some gourds for him he just sat on the power line watching me then went in .
by Robert
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Should I lower my houses since severe weather is predicted for south Louisiana
Replies: 6
Views: 1990

Re: Should I lower my houses since severe weather is predicted for south Louisiana

Jerry I agree with Tom and flyin-Lowe its always best to be safe and lower the house , I always lower mine 3-4 feet during high winds or strong T-storms , I don’t lower or raise it in the evening after the birds have tucked in for the night and yes always make sure it’s the same orientation .
by Robert
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martin Help!
Replies: 7
Views: 2109

Re: Purple Martin Help!

Rhonda I sure enjoyed the pictures your husband certainly had a love for purple martins and I admire your determination to continue providing the PM a place to stay , I forgot to let you know PMCA has a mentor program you must log in on the home page go to account then go to mentor program form you ...
by Robert
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martin Help!
Replies: 7
Views: 2109

Re: Purple Martin Help!

Rhonda my sincere condolences to you on your husband passing , unfortunately I’m in South Carolina and cannot help you but hopefully someone from Illinois on the PMCA forum or Facebook can assist you .
by Robert
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Covington La
Replies: 3
Views: 1126

Re: Covington La

Great news roymg1 good luck I hope you have a great season , I’m still waiting on mine to return it should be about another week.
by Robert
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Visitors but none have stayed. What's up with that?
Replies: 9
Views: 2951

Re: Visitors but none have stayed. What's up with that?

Jerry congrats on your PMs return I don’t believe you have anything to worry about you had a full house last year they will be back , sometimes some early arrivals may be from a different colony they stop off for awhile and rest before continuing on their migration.
by Robert
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First arrivals
Replies: 4
Views: 1213

Re: First arrivals

Congratulations mjfog on your birds returning early , hope you have a great season this year.
by Robert
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First Arrivals
Replies: 4
Views: 1067

Re: First Arrivals

Congrats on your martins arrival and two weeks early to boot , I guess you were surprised I hope you have a great year .
by Robert
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: first birds 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1445

Re: first birds 2019

Great news gussiemike , hope you have a big season .
by Robert
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First sighting
Replies: 7
Views: 1482

Re: First sighting

That’s great to hear I heart birds , hope you have another great year with a lot of fledglings.
by Robert
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First Martin
Replies: 2
Views: 796

Re: First Martin

Congrats Dallas there’s nothing like that first martin of the year it’s always exciting , mine should be arriving in one to two weeks so I’m eyes to the sky until then .
by Robert
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Scout Arrival Study Question
Replies: 8
Views: 3167

Re: Scout Arrival Study Question

That would explain it , thanks BioJo
by Robert
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Scout Arrival Study Question
Replies: 8
Views: 3167

Re: Scout Arrival Study Question

Sharon I tried my state and there was no problem , then I tried TX . And yes there was the same pop up that you saw , I don’t know what is causing it though.
by Robert
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First pair are here for the night !!
Replies: 5
Views: 2538

Re: First pair are here for the night !!

That awesome Conrad hope you have a great season
by Robert
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Start of 16th Season - South Louisiana
Replies: 5
Views: 2364

Re: Start of 16th Season - South Louisiana

Congrats Lane it’s always a happy day when they return isn’t it , here’s hoping you have a great season with lots of fledglings .
by Robert
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Early martin in Plantation, Florida!
Replies: 12
Views: 4403

Re: Early martin in Plantation, Florida!

That’s sounds great Stingray , I’m ready here in South Carolina my birds usually arrive in mid February , hope everyone has a great season.
by Robert
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pine needles, cedar wood shavings or hay??
Replies: 14
Views: 4688

Re: Pine needles, cedar wood shavings or hay??

Jerry i like to use pine straw it drains moisture very well , just put a couple of hand fulls in and make a slight nest cup depression the martins will add leaves and arrange it to their liking good luck .