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by Mike Mack
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Free Gourds
Replies: 15
Views: 1169

Re: Free Gourds

Thursday morning was ready but never did hear from you on the forum so didn't come. Same thing Friday morning today was ready but never did hear from you again on the forum. Takeing care of grandkids for the next few days and won't travel with them. So I'm going to pass up on the gourds, but thanks.
by Mike Mack
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Free Gourds
Replies: 15
Views: 1169

Re: Free Gourds

Will want to head your way by 10.00 in the morning to be able to make it there by 11.30. Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks Mike.
by Mike Mack
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Free Gourds
Replies: 15
Views: 1169

Re: Free Gourds

Will 11.30 work for you?
by Mike Mack
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Free Gourds
Replies: 15
Views: 1169

Re: Free Gourds

Getting to late to make it on time today. Mabe tomorrow? Let me know.
by Mike Mack
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Free Gourds
Replies: 15
Views: 1169

Re: Free Gourds

Hi rrmartins, how about tomorrow at 11.30 am at the HEB on 79 just east of I 35. Toward the back of the lot. I'll be standing outside of my truck a white dodge ram looking for you. Just let me know if this works for you. Thanks for these gourds they will be put to good use. Thanks Mike.
by Mike Mack
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New to purple martins
Replies: 10
Views: 990

Re: New to purple martins

One of the best things to do would be, back up a few pages on this forum and read. The farther you back up in time page wise the more you will learn. Then start asking questions. Nice to allways see new people getting in the game. Best of luck. Mike.
by Mike Mack
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Free Gourds
Replies: 15
Views: 1169

Re: Free Gourds

Do you have the email feature turned on in the controll panel? I can't see how to send you a private message.
by Mike Mack
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Free Gourds
Replies: 15
Views: 1169

Re: Free Gourds

Purplemartinman@yahoo.com just message me back and we can swap phone #
by Mike Mack
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Anyone have an explanation?!
Replies: 4
Views: 815

Re: Anyone have an explanation?!

Totally good advise above. What Whippy says about sparrows is all true, they are very evasive and will watch for you from a long way off. I use to control them by shooting but now have repeating sparrow traps that do the job. Since useing the traps I now have other species comeing to my yard. Most n...
by Mike Mack
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Free Gourds
Replies: 15
Views: 1169

Re: Free Gourds

Sorry about delay getting back. I'm about 30 miles northeast of you, would be comeing on 79 through Hutto. Can meet you at HEB or where you want. Thanks Mike.
by Mike Mack
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Free Gourds
Replies: 15
Views: 1169

Re: Free Gourds

Price sounds good. I'm interested.
by Mike Mack
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins drinking.
Replies: 3
Views: 563

Martins drinking.

Hi All, wondering if anybody ever sees martins drinking from a water source to small to drink from while on the fly? I've watched martins gather mud from around mud holes but can't remember seeing them drink except on the fly. Dont know if they can drink when not flying. Have read about them drinkin...
by Mike Mack
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: THOUGHTS ABOUT ROOSTS & FALL MIGRATION==TX
Replies: 11
Views: 1444

Re: THOUGHTS ABOUT ROOSTS & FALL MIGRATION==TX

Hi John, good hearing from you and thanks for the good info on the roost migrations. Most all my martins are I guess gathered with the big roost in Round Rock about 30 miles away. Had been getting 50 to 100 visitors around midday but that slowed down just a few days ago. Now the visits are much earl...
by Mike Mack
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Central Texas Martin Rehab/Sanctuary??
Replies: 6
Views: 841

Re: Central Texas Martin Rehab/Sanctuary??

Hi Sky, sorry about your bird. There will allways be little bits of heartbreak with all the joy and rewards of hosting martins. Sometimes the parents will discard babies that they know have a deformity. It's their way. If their old enough its allways best to put them in their original nest, if not p...
by Mike Mack
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Removing concrete or cutting off ground stakes
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: Removing concrete or cutting off ground stakes

Hi Louise, just about any contractor should have whats called a "saws all" with a metal cutting blade. Real quick buck, just tell em cash.
by Mike Mack
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Is something eating this baby's feathers?
Replies: 8
Views: 676

Re: Is something eating this baby's feathers?

Go ahead and use 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of sevin a 1/8 may just not be enough.
by Mike Mack
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: jumpers and it's not hot
Replies: 5
Views: 544

Re: jumpers and it's not hot

A few mites allways turn out to be a bunch pretty quick. If your not against it please consider the use of 7 dust, been useing for years. It works.
by Mike Mack
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Long season for central texas
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Long season for central texas

Still have a lot of martins in their nests but way more than half have fledged. Nest checking on the 22nd found 2 clutches still hatching out, and 19 nests with 79 babies that are less than 10 days old. Hope the weather holds out and we stay away from the 100 plus temps for a few more weeks. Would l...
by Mike Mack
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Early evening greatness
Replies: 3
Views: 453

Re: Early evening greatness

Congrats on the colony whips. After a days work it is very relaxing just to kick back watch them, and take it all in.
by Mike Mack
Fri May 29, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 15 eggs on ground in 3 days
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: 15 eggs on ground in 3 days

That many in one area would make me say starling. Seams like they get a little more aggressive this time in the season exspecially if you have few vacancies. Watched one empty out a nest and a half in less than a minuet. Every time i think I've got em all here comes one or two more. Thats my take on...