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by Robert
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sparrow trap question
Replies: 4
Views: 2105

Re: Sparrow trap question

Jerry I have two deluxe universal sparrow traps they work great however I used them in a different type of martin house , I’m sure they will work well in the trendsetter house, whatever trap you use monitor it so any native birds or purple Martins accidentally trapped can be quickly released , best ...
by Robert
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pre nest materials
Replies: 15
Views: 6637

Re: Pre nest materials

Hello PMDavid I use pine straw for pre nests put a few hand fulls in and make little nest cup depression in the back they will then adjust the straw and add whatever they what , i like pine straw it drains rain very well , I have never tried cypress leaves but my concern would be it my not drain rai...
by Robert
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Bluebirds
Replies: 10
Views: 6472

Re: Bluebirds

Bobeteb I have hosted purple martins for 37 years i also have four bluebird houses one is 35 feet away from the martin gourds I personally have never had a problem with the bluebirds bothering the martins , you can always use plugs in the entrance holes of the martin houses if they are trying to ent...
by Robert
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Crescent entrance on excluder gourd
Replies: 6
Views: 2091

Re: Crescent entrance on excluder gourd

Thanks for the info Tom and the welcome .
by Robert
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Crescent entrance on excluder gourd
Replies: 6
Views: 2091

Re: Crescent entrance on excluder gourd

Thank you for the warm welcome BillieJR
by Robert
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Crescent entrance on excluder gourd
Replies: 6
Views: 2091

Re: Crescent entrance on excluder gourd

Thanks a lot Ed Now I can rest without worrying about that !
by Robert
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Crescent entrance on excluder gourd
Replies: 6
Views: 2091

Crescent entrance on excluder gourd

Hi I’m new here and had a question for anyone that has excluder gourds, I got some new excluder gourds with crescent entrance is the factory size Large enough to allow the martins in or do I need to enlarge the opening ?