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by klcretired
Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Grand Prairie Martins Have Landed
Replies: 11
Views: 2238

Grand Prairie Martins Have Landed

I am soooooo Happy now 2 asy males & 1 asy female arrived here in Grand Prairie, Tx @ My Location today @ around 2:55pm.
Thet are very active checking out my LS Goliad PM House & My Gemini Gourd Rack....now the Real work Begins
by klcretired
Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Louise Help
Replies: 2
Views: 706

Re: Louise Help

Thanks For your Help Louise, Hope you & John have a Great Martin Year at Both your Locations this year.
by klcretired
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Louise Help
Replies: 2
Views: 706

Louise Help

Louise, This Is Kenny ,I tried to login to report a friend @ Lake Fork that Has Martins but it would not let me login , he has no computer, I helped him start a Colony Last Year His Name is Bruce Woodall here is his info below can you help me please?? Thanks Kenny Crawford (klcretired) Bruce woodall...
by klcretired
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My first Martin of the year
Replies: 9
Views: 1978

Re: My first Martin of the year

Congratulations James , All my PM Housing & Gourds are up & Ready but I have not seen or Heard anything here in Grand Prairie, Tx as of Yet.
I do have a pile of Mocker Feathers under my Gourd Rack....something??? Maybe a Hawk got him.
Good Luck to you This year wishing you many many Martins
by klcretired
Sat Dec 26, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Looking for predator Guard to place over Goliad PM House
Replies: 3
Views: 1773

Re: Looking for predator Guard to place over Goliad PM House

Thx for both of your reply's & Pictures Gary & Matt , now I have some Idea as to how to get started.
My other question is with the extra weight of the cage will my winch cable (1/16th) hold it all ok ???
by klcretired
Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Looking for predator Guard to place over Goliad PM House
Replies: 3
Views: 1773

Looking for predator Guard to place over Goliad PM House

Hello Everyone, I am looking for pictures and help installing a Predator Guard over my LS Goliad PM House, I am tired of trying to save my Martins on a daily basis from all those Hawk attacks yearly, now with my declining health & The Surgeries that I have had I am going to have a real problem defen...
by klcretired
Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:44 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New at this
Replies: 14
Views: 2388

Hi Jeff,
Go Here for PM Identification

http://www.purplemartin.org/MartinID/martinid.html
by klcretired
Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:41 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Any of you old timers out here..
Replies: 16
Views: 5071

Hi Thurman ,
good to hear from you , I have been here since 2003 , with my Health issues and Hawk Patrol (I am getting Hammered this year sometimes 3 times a day by Hawks) I don't post very much , I am still here
by klcretired
Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:07 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Heath gourds vs Troyer
Replies: 16
Views: 4011

Hi Steve M , My Martins just love the deeper Gourds and even tho I purchase the HZ Troyers which already have Deep nesting chambers , I add Tunnels w/ Wide Porches for even more Depth and protection , They make my Martins feel safe and they really Love them, also on all my gourds even the SG's I add...
by klcretired
Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:57 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Dove decoys for hawks.
Replies: 3
Views: 1311

Hi Dave & Everyone, I place my Dove Decoys about 30 ft from all my PM Housing/Gourd Rack I love the MoJo Dove because he flaps his wings a looks alive. He has been attacked by a Lot of Hawks Here is my post back in 2013 with pictures...when page opens scroll down to my post. Hope this Helps http://w...
by klcretired
Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Metal Strapping Hangars To Attach Decoys
Replies: 1
Views: 915

Metal Strapping Hangars To Attach Decoys

Just in case anyone needs the info, you can get the Metal Hanging Straps at Home Depot, what I like about using it is you can cut it to any Length , I cut mine 10 to 12 inches and let them sway in the wind making them look Life like instead of them being mounted stationary. in the upper left corner...
by klcretired
Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:31 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First Hawk Attack Today here in Grand Prairie, Texas
Replies: 2
Views: 899

Hi Tim 414, Here are some pictures I posted back in 2013 after a Hawk had Hit my Decoys, also here is an older post w/ pictures on the MoJo Doves I have up as well. when the page opens scroll down to see my Pictures & Post Good Luck This Year everyone...Lets be Ready If you build it ...They will com...
by klcretired
Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First Hawk Attack Today here in Grand Prairie, Texas
Replies: 2
Views: 899

First Hawk Attack Today here in Grand Prairie, Texas

Folks I was outside Looking Up For My Martins and Out Of Nowhere at Blazing Speed a Large Hawk Hit One Of My Decoys and tried to take it , Luckily because My Martins Have not arrived here at my Location as of Yet The Hawk "Only Got Plastic This Time" . Do You see How Important it is to Have up a lot...
by klcretired
Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I have martins!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1827

Re: I have martins!!!

loco for purple wrote:I arrived home from work and found three beautiful male purple martins waiting for me ....Let the fun begin!!!
Congrat's James on your first arrival, it has been a very long time since we last talked...I'm still waiting here in Grand Prairie
by klcretired
Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Scout Pair+ Attacking Starling=Dead Starling
Replies: 20
Views: 3827

Re: New Scout Pair+ Attacking Starling=Dead Starling

At 7:40 this morning I heard the sound we ALL want to hear, My FIRST Martin of the new season ! So as I went up stairs to look at my Martin, I was happy to see A Pair!! 1 ASY Male, & 1 ASY Female! But AS SOON as they landed, a Starling started to attack them ! :twisted: Now, growing up a short, lig...
by klcretired
Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: ASY female has landed
Replies: 9
Views: 1880

congratulations Malcolm and everyone That has Martins, It is Feb 10th and I am still awaiting my first arrival for this year.....Now that your Martins Have arrived The Real work Begins....Everyone Have a Great Martin Year This Year
by klcretired
Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New for 2015
Replies: 36
Views: 10676

Chuck, The Martins are gonna Love your site.
Wishing you many many martins for 2015
by klcretired
Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martin Colony Plans For 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2876

Steve , all I can say is "You Tha Man"
seriously, you know that we all look up to you for all your posts and Important information & updates , Thank You for all you do for the benefit of The Martins.
Your Martin Friend,
Kenny (Grand Prairie, Tx
by klcretired
Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Photos Of My New 16 Room Trendsetter
Replies: 15
Views: 5971

Nice Pictures Steve, Thanks a lot for sharing them with us
The Trendsetter Truly Looks Like the Rolls-Royce of the Martin Houses.
I sure would love to have one , but for now My LS Goliad will have to do.
by klcretired
Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:27 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Putting pvc elbows in gourds for air flow!
Replies: 20
Views: 6273

a Job well done Sharon, The Vents look good and will help cool off the martins , The reason I use 4 elbo's per gourd is because it gets really Really Hot here in Texas and b-4 I did this many years ago I always had jumpers so installing the Elbo's stopped My Jumper problem. Maybe later when you see ...