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by klcretired
Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: MY MARTINS 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 568

Great Pictures Dave...I wish you continued success in the future!!!!!
Thank you so much for taking care of the Martins
Kenny
by klcretired
Sat Jul 12, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Babies ready to fly, no teachers
Replies: 3
Views: 1043

Hi patmotomama What I have done in the past if I have this problem due to Predators taking parents or hit by car or for whatever reason the parents are missing is I keep feeding the babies (This is very time consuming) as I feed I hold each baby on my hand with his/hers Feet caught between my finger...
by klcretired
Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Shreveport, La Roost Update
Replies: 5
Views: 1974

Hi Plain Dealing Gary, I clicked on your link but when it went to youtube it said your video was Private??? Gary, for 25 years I lived & Worked in Shreveport, I had Martins back in 1970 when I lived on Woodshire st right off HWY 1 north , back then phone calls were only 5cents and Lic plates for car...
by klcretired
Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Happy 4th Of July everyone** see video
Replies: 2
Views: 698

Happy 4th Of July everyone** see video

I want to wish everyone a Very Happy 4th Of July 2014
enjoy the Video, it's a Great way to get the 4th Kicked off

http://www.youtube.com/embed/_LpMB1OZ53 ... autoplay=1
by klcretired
Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Cage foils the Great Horned Owl
Replies: 9
Views: 2080

Great Job Kathy.....Martins- 1 GHO - 0
Great Job of Protection!!!
by klcretired
Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Morning song and cd players
Replies: 11
Views: 2781

Sharon , Don't Give up....Hang in there and always be prepared!!!! They (The Martins) will come when you least expect it so just be ready If PM Land Lords all around you are not Taking care of their colonies and for whatever reason (predators, etc,etc,etc) I have seen the martins move completely fro...
by klcretired
Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Morning song and cd players
Replies: 11
Views: 2781

Hi Everyone, To Play Or Not to Play....decoys or no decoys?? These are the Questions!!!! I can tell you from several Decades of My Hosting of Martins , even if you don't play anything just as soon as your Martins arrive so will the Hawks, Why?? well I can tell you why, Because the Martins are so "Lo...
by klcretired
Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sharpshinned Hawk Attacking Martin Housing
Replies: 10
Views: 3025

Hi Everyone, I also have had my share of Hawk attacks this year This is the very reason that I have up a lot of Decoys on both my Gourd Rack and LS Goliad PM Housing , The Decoys have saved a lot of Martin Lives for me this year , By hitting the Decoys the martins have a chance to Bolt to Freedom so...
by klcretired
Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Some Young and some old in same gourd rack
Replies: 4
Views: 1284

Hi Dave, Like Ray says , just go slow and you will be ok , For years i have had the practice of using something metal to Tap on the poles of my gourd rack/PM Housing Rack before i lower them , i Tap the poles about 3 or 4 times before i lower all my housing to let them know I am there so it won't st...
by klcretired
Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Boiled Egg Shells
Replies: 4
Views: 897

I use Oyster shell as used for Poultry, I buy a 5 lb bag at the local Farm Store, I like the Oyster shell because it is heavier and stays in my feeder even during very High Winds
by klcretired
Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: BB gun
Replies: 10
Views: 3067

Hi Robert, I use a Beeman S-1 w/scope very very accurate, I Highly Recommend this pellet rifle because of it's power & accuracy , Let me say this about BB /Pellet Guns I don't know about all the other states but here in Texas they are considered an "airgun" and if the police get a call about someone...
by klcretired
Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Kinda Worried
Replies: 4
Views: 1248

Just keep an eye out for them as it gets late this afternoon they will be easy to spot because their flying will be very clumsy and they will often overshoot their destination or entrance , when they do hit the mark they will hold on for life,lol,lol,lol
by klcretired
Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Added a Sparrow Trap... "Outhouse"
Replies: 23
Views: 5022

Good for you Mary...you get em girl!!!!
by klcretired
Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Kinda Worried
Replies: 4
Views: 1248

Hi Joel, Maybe they did not fledge but prematurely Jumped due to heat, Mites,etc,etc,etc... were you able to see them actually fly off?? If not maybe they are still in your area somewhere?? Normally the babies will come back to the compartment where they were born to spend the night, If you can tell...
by klcretired
Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: In a battle with a red tail hawk
Replies: 2
Views: 834

Hi James, You are doing the Best that you can do in the Battle against the Hawks as a PM Land Lord . you are going to loose a few pm's to the predators, we all do no matter how hard we try to protect our precious Martins. Hawks have hit me real hard this year luckily I am retired and spend a lot of ...
by klcretired
Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:12 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Starlings raising martin babies!
Replies: 16
Views: 5546

Hi Sherrie, I have never ever seen anything like that before, can you tell us more about when you first noticed what was happening and how it all started as we all want to know and Thanks for sharing this video with us all. At my colony back years ago all the starling ever did was kill,kill,kill so ...
by klcretired
Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:03 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 3rd season attempt
Replies: 7
Views: 1207

Hi Peter, You Have an excellent open Location which Martins Love. adding a gourd Rack to Your Housing is a Plus, this gives the martins a choice to pick which housing/Gourd They Want , like us , the martins like to look to see what makes them feel safe. Please don't give up , keep your housing/Gourd...
by klcretired
Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Fly With Purple Martins at Martinfest
Replies: 6
Views: 2451

WOW, Larry Outstanding Job...Thank you so much for Sharing all your Video's With us. We Know a lot of hard work & Time went into the Making of the Video's , we are all very glad that you are able to do this, Thanks again.
Your Purple Martin Friend,
Kenny Crawford -Grand Prairie, Texas
by klcretired
Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Flocking behavior question
Replies: 3
Views: 933

I'm With Emil on this one , on Tuesday I was below my Martin Colony just checking on things when That dreaded "ALARM CRY" rang out , all of my colony was airborne and like a conveyor Belt above the Hawk they one by one took turns pelting the Hawk and drove it off...if I had not been there and saw it...
by klcretired
Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Need help
Replies: 6
Views: 1468

Hi Jason If you will place a 1/4 or a teaspoon of 5% sevin dust under each nest at the start of the martin season and again a few weeks later you will never have mites again, ever. I have been doing this for many many years and it works, I never have mites. If you do This your Martins will Thank You...