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by T-Bird
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finished putting up my acquired Trio
Replies: 19
Views: 1783

Re: Finished putting up my acquired Trio

Nice work Whip! Seen any martins flyin around? I have everything but martins trying to nest in my new house.
by T-Bird
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?
Replies: 70
Views: 19231

Re: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?

T-bird, Put up a target about 20 yards away with several 2 inch black dots on it (Black marking pen will make a good dark dot). Shoot several B.Bs at one dot and several pellets at the other, and see which groups the best. Make sure you try to pump it up the same number of times for each shot to tr...
by T-Bird
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?
Replies: 70
Views: 19231

Re: Benjamin 340 BB

T-Bird, You are the proud owner of your Dad's Benjamin Franklin Model 310 .177 cal., 4.5 mm BB smooth bore multi-pump single shot bolt action air rifle. Looks like your Dad took care of it. It does not look molested from any previous repairs. Lots of potential. On the rear cap of the larger compres...
by T-Bird
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?
Replies: 70
Views: 19231

Re: Vintage Benjamin Air Rifle

T-Bird, You cannot tell us that you have possession of a vintage Benjamin air rifle and leave us hanging!! What vintage, caliber, and model? A picture would precipitate a lot of useful discussion. You might have the perfect air rifle for your needs in your possession. .177", .22", or BB? Does it wo...
by T-Bird
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?
Replies: 70
Views: 19231

Re: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?

I've been using older pellet guns such as the Sheridan pump blue streak .20 cal open sights that I haven no idea how old it is. It's lite and shoots a 14.3 gr pellet at around 650fps, its a great gun! GFB, I purchased a 1972 Sheridan "Blue Streak" air rifle since T-Bird started this topic. I will n...
by T-Bird
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Please help me identify these birds !
Replies: 14
Views: 3677

Re: Please help me identify these birds !

Bird Brain wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:25 am
Carolina wren. He's checking it out but is harmless. You should set up housing for them also. Mine utilize a hanging house on my back porch. They have a beautiful song.
Thank you.

Do you have a picture of your house for them?
by T-Bird
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Please help me identify these birds !
Replies: 14
Views: 3677

Please help me identify these birds !

My rookie eyeballs aren’t sure what they are. But they landed on my new house this morning. They even took a peek inside!

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by T-Bird
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My martins are here!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1924

Re: My martins are here!!

That’s great!
by T-Bird
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?
Replies: 70
Views: 19231

Re: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?

I’m really torn on which rifle to get. I’m leaning towards a PCP rifle, but dang its a lot of $$$ up front.

What air pumps are you guys using to keep your rifles full of air?
by T-Bird
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Member Introduction
Replies: 14
Views: 4795

Re: New Member Introduction

Welcome from a first year Rookie! You have a great view and nice setup!

T-Bird
by T-Bird
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: When pre-nesting...
Replies: 7
Views: 2216

Re: When pre-nesting...

I put about and 1 & 1/2 handfuls in each tray. so I guess I’m good. :)
by T-Bird
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: When pre-nesting...
Replies: 7
Views: 2216

When pre-nesting...

How much pine needle do you put in? I have nesting trays in my Trendsetter. I’m thinking I may have put too much in. :shock:
by T-Bird
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?
Replies: 70
Views: 19231

Re: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?

Seriously thinking about shooting CB shorts through my .22 lr. Do any of you have experience with that? :idea:
by T-Bird
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New to Martins and Forum....
Replies: 83
Views: 27831

Re: New to Martins and Forum....

Ok. I figured out how to get youtube to play through my Sonos system so now I can play the Dawn Song in the mornings outside. :grin:
by T-Bird
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New to Martins and Forum....
Replies: 83
Views: 27831

Re: New to Martins and Forum....

The adult male Martin will sing the Dawn Song to attract other Martins to his colony. He sings this predawn. You can play a CD, mp3 or other recording of the Dawn Song through some type of outside speakers or the like. Any Martin within ear shot will come in to investigate and will have a look at y...
by T-Bird
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New to Martins and Forum....
Replies: 83
Views: 27831

Re: New to Martins and Forum....

T-Bird, The “Dawn Song” is just that an attraction tool that should be played at “Dawn” everyday until you get Martin’s coming in. I believe that’s what the PMCA here recommends . I feel like to play it anymore would just be a waste and would contribute to confusing your Bird’s. I think it is an es...
by T-Bird
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?
Replies: 70
Views: 19231

Re: Quality air rifle

$150 air rifle will have a hard time with accuracy. A Benjamin 397S .177 variable pump air rifle from PyramydAir will currently be $199 for the rifle with iron sights and $269 for the rifle with mounted scope. A sparrow won't be very lucky at 30 yds. with that rifle and pellets that group well with...
by T-Bird
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New to Martins and Forum....
Replies: 83
Views: 27831

Re: New to Martins and Forum....

deancamp wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:05 pm
Nice looking house. I tried to read through the thread, but may have missed it. Are you set up to play the dawn song to attract Martins in to check out your housing? This really helped me get my colony started.
I am not familiar with that. Could you tell me more about it? Thank you!
by T-Bird
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New to Martins and Forum....
Replies: 83
Views: 27831

Re: New to Martins and Forum....

Alright Alright Alright! I have finally gotten my cavities dusted and pre-nested with pine needles. Thank you Whipster for the lead on a fantastic place to acquire some pine needles.

Am I forgetting anything?
by T-Bird
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?
Replies: 70
Views: 19231

Re: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?

I have tried several air rifles over the years, none of them where what I would consider to be the "profesional grade". The ones I have bought have been from retail stores and around the 150.00 range. None of them have been accurate enough to hit a sparrow constantly. They are small targets and you...