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by zoefluf
Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Huge Flock Of Purple Martins Arrives
Replies: 2
Views: 2953

I'm jealous

This is my first year putting up a PM house and so far no takers. You guys need to share the wealth! I am SO jealous! I've spent over $300 so far and all I have for my trouble is a pair of BB's that I am trying to contend with. Oh well, at least it is taking my mind off of all of the damage from Hur...
by zoefluf
Mon Mar 20, 2006 6:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: BB won't leave
Replies: 10
Views: 9342

BB won't leave

I have an Eastern bluebird pair that just won't leave my PM Coates watershed 4 house. I keep removing their nest, but that doesn't help. I am going to put up a BB house tomorrow for them. Can I just duct tape my PM doors closed for a few days or do I have to take the entire house down until the BB's...
by zoefluf
Sun Mar 19, 2006 5:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: sparrow nesting
Replies: 5
Views: 3356

Any pics of PM eggs out there?

What color are the PM eggs and when do they start building their nests?
by zoefluf
Sun Mar 19, 2006 4:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: sparrow nesting
Replies: 5
Views: 3356

sparrow nesting

I am a newbie and I thought I had a PM but it turns out that it is a sparrow, I think. The nest had 4 green eggs in it. I took the nest away to a tree nearby. I didn't have the heart to kill them, but I am sure that the mother probably won't take care of them now. Should I take my PM house down for ...
by zoefluf
Fri Mar 17, 2006 7:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: owl guards on gourds
Replies: 1
Views: 1978

owl guards on gourds

I want to put some owl guards on my new Troyer Horizontal Super Gourds before I put them up. Does anyone have any pictures of what the guards should look like or directions on how to make some guards?
by zoefluf
Thu Mar 16, 2006 6:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How much activity is good around Martins?
Replies: 4
Views: 4351

How much activity is good around Martins?

I am a newbie to PM's I just put up a coates house with 8 units three weeks ago. Two weeks ago 4 Martins came around and stayed near the house and checked it out for about 3 or four days and only one has stayed around. I have no idea whether it is male or female. I haven't seen it go in the house. J...