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by Birds
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why do I not have martins
Replies: 55
Views: 20199

Re: Why do I not have martins

I have seen people upload Google map picks. But I'm not sure how to do that either?
by Birds
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why do I not have martins
Replies: 55
Views: 20199

Re: Why do I not have martins

Thanks for the replies.This is my second year trying to attract purple martins. We live by a colony about 23 miles away the colony is near a huge lake. And the colony has about 4 T14s and about 6 gourd racks. My Martin house is 50ft from the nearest 20ft tall tree and 15 ft from some smaller decorat...
by Birds
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why do I not have martins
Replies: 55
Views: 20199

Re: Why do I not have martins

Also I live in Ohio if that helps.
by Birds
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why do I not have martins
Replies: 55
Views: 20199

Why do I not have martins

Hi I was just wondering why I'm not getting martins? I haven't even seen any martins fly by my house. I have been playing the dawn song whenever I can. And I have two decoys on the house. Please help thanks
by Birds
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: They are hungry.
Replies: 6
Views: 2368

Re: They are hungry.

I use to get crickets form my local pet store. Until my pet frog died 4 months ago. If I ever get martins this year, I plan on feeding them scrambled eggs.
by Birds
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Dealing with neighbors while trapping sparrows
Replies: 18
Views: 5286

Re: Dealing with neighbors while trapping sparrows

I Hate sparrows to the pont where I will sit outside for hours waiting for them to go inside the house. Just so I can trap them inside the bird house, then I put a trash bag over the entrance hole and catch them. After I catch them I will put them in my elevator trap and catch a whole bunch more. :t...
by Birds
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Opinions on my setup
Replies: 26
Views: 8972

Re: Opinions on my setup

Man I wish my place was that open. Nice gourds though, I'm experimenting with a telescoping pole from TSC too. One thing I have noticed is that if I put the pole a little deeper in the ground then what the manufacturer recommends , it tends to sway less. Hope you have good luck this year!👍
by Birds
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Besieged by Smaller Starlings !!
Replies: 9
Views: 4890

Re: Besieged by Smaller Starlings !!

I have been trying to attract purple martins for 2 years now and I made my own starling resistance entrance holes on a heath house. I had never had a starling problems before. But recently I had a male and a female starling get into the house. So I built a birdhouse trap and that got rid of the star...
by Birds
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Dead Martin Mystery ??
Replies: 7
Views: 2885

Re: Dead Martin Mystery ??

I could also be starlings causing the problem.
by Birds
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Dead Martin Mystery ??
Replies: 7
Views: 2885

Re: Dead Martin Mystery ??

Do you have house sparrows? I had a blue bird and a tree swallow die from a house sparrow attack. You could not tell why they died unless you actually saw the sparrow kill the birds.
by Birds
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New landlord survey
Replies: 42
Views: 24714

Re: New landlord survey

I have not seen any purple martins this year either, I know it's still early but I can't wait!. I have been having starling problems, lately they have been getting through my starling resistance entrance holes and it has been getting on my nerves. Hopefully you have been having better luck than I ha...
by Birds
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My barnies finally arrived, yippee!
Replies: 13
Views: 4097

Re: My barnies finally arrived, yippee!

Sorry bad camera.
by Birds
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My barnies finally arrived, yippee!
Replies: 13
Views: 4097

Re: My barnies finally arrived, yippee!

I made my barn swallows house from a natural nest i found in my cousins barn. All's you have to do is glue the nest to a old worn out board. then Nail a piece of wood 1/2" above the top of the nest for protection. Make sure the nest fits on the board before you cut. Then you will need to hang the bo...
by Birds
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My barnies finally arrived, yippee!
Replies: 13
Views: 4097

Re: My barnies finally arrived, yippee!

No problem I'm glad to help.
by Birds
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My barnies finally arrived, yippee!
Replies: 13
Views: 4097

Re: My barnies finally arrived, yippee!

I built a barn swallow nester from plan's i found online and hung it on my widow. A few barn swallows are checking it out but no nesting activity yet.
by Birds
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Dawn song questions
Replies: 15
Views: 6621

Re: Dawn song questions

Thanks
by Birds
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Dawn song questions
Replies: 15
Views: 6621

Re: Dawn song questions

Thanks for the replies I have been trying to attract purple martins 2 years now. This year I start using the dawn song and it did a good job attracting tree swallows. I have about 6 tree swallows taking over all my blue bird houses. It is hard keeping them off my martin house. We have about 7 acres,...
by Birds
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Dawn song questions
Replies: 15
Views: 6621

Dawn song questions

Hi I have been trying to attract purple martins for weeks and no luck. I have been playing the dawn song on a bose speaker, are any of you familiar with that? I also have a house sparrow problem could the house sparrow be frightening the Martins away from the house . Please let me know what you're t...
by Birds
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins in East Tennessee
Replies: 6
Views: 1431

Re: Martins in East Tennessee

There is two inches of snow outside right now and not happy about it. So it might be a little while before I see my first scout.
by Birds
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins in East Tennessee
Replies: 6
Views: 1431

Re: Martins in East Tennessee

I have not seen any pms in Ohio as well.

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