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by birdy girl
Tue May 02, 2006 8:21 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: More subbies today. Need advice quick.
Replies: 3
Views: 5166

removing house

Do you think I can remove the house they are not attracted to and put up my rigged gourd rack and my 6" plastic gourds. I am just afraid since they are interested in gourds and I only have 2 up they might need more gourds if more subbies come before my new gourds arrive.
Terri
by birdy girl
Tue May 02, 2006 7:57 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: More subbies today. Need advice quick.
Replies: 3
Views: 5166

More subbies today. Need advice quick.

As I posted yesterday, when I returned home from work I had one subbie. He was back with 2 more subbies this morning. I have 2 health octogon aluminum house, which the birds are not going into. THey like the 2 gourds that are attached to a perch under one of the heath houses. THe problem is they are...
by birdy girl
Tue May 02, 2006 7:30 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: WHERE ARE THEY???
Replies: 9
Views: 10288

starting over

I couldn't imagine having as many martin's as you did in my wildest dreams, but then I only started 3 years ago. Last spring I had on adult pair. They didn't return this year or haven't yet. It was May 1st when they came last year. I don't know what happened to them. Just yesterday when I came home,...
by birdy girl
Tue May 02, 2006 7:23 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I HAVE ONE MARTIN!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 4086

He is back and guess what?

He was back about 6:15 this morning and about 3 minutes later he brought back 2 more martins. They are sitting on my perch and going in the gourds. Chirping and doing the guttrall thing. I have high hopes they will stay. All are subadults so I can't really tell if they are male or female. I have an ...
by birdy girl
Mon May 01, 2006 8:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I HAVE ONE MARTIN!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 4086

Hope he spends the night

I don't know if he came back to spend the night. The last time I saw him was around 7:00. I am afraid he will end up going to a small colony about 1/2 mile from here. I hope I haven't gotten my hopes up for nothing. Maybe he will be here tomorrow morning.

Thanks
by birdy girl
Mon May 01, 2006 6:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I HAVE ONE MARTIN!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 4086

I HAVE ONE MARTIN!!!!!!!!!

I am so excited. When I came home today, a purple martin was sitting on the perch above my gourd. I think it must be a subadult male. He is dark on top with purple and white on his underside. He has checked out my two gourds, lit on top of my heath house. He will sit and prune his feathers for a whi...
by birdy girl
Mon May 01, 2006 3:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: question about height for a winch pulley pole
Replies: 3
Views: 2922

My pole is 18 ft tall. I will put 3 feet in the ground which will leave 15 to have 2 rows of gourds. He is putting a 3rd rack in which I can add gourds later if needed. As of today, I don't have any martins at my 2 aluminum heath houses. I just want to get this up and maybe after the babies fledge a...
by birdy girl
Mon May 01, 2006 1:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: question about height for a winch pulley pole
Replies: 3
Views: 2922

question about height for a winch pulley pole

How many feet out of the ground does a gourd pole need to be? I am in the process of getting one made and would like advice on the subject.

Terri
by birdy girl
Thu Apr 27, 2006 7:49 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Need information on converting 6x6 to 6x12 on aluminum house
Replies: 12
Views: 8590

HEATH HOUSE CONVERSION

I have already converted one of my heath houses. I just cut out the divider between two cavities on the top three floors. As for the bottom floor, I just cut a 2 1/4 hole on the wall between two cavities. Yes the Heath martin house that I have is hexagon shaped. If any one here on the forum has the ...
by birdy girl
Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:58 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Is it to late in North Mississippi for Martins?
Replies: 1
Views: 2567

Is it to late in North Mississippi for Martins?

I have been waiting for martin's since the middle of February. I saw 3 or 4 on my house probably over 3 weeks ago. I am losing hope of attracting any this year since I did have a nesting pair last year. I think the martin's that came by a few weeks ago are at a neighbor's house. I just don't think t...
by birdy girl
Sat Apr 22, 2006 6:51 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Need information on converting 6x6 to 6x12 on aluminum house
Replies: 12
Views: 8590

Need information on converting 6x6 to 6x12 on aluminum house

Can anyone share information on how to convert a health (aluminum) purple martin house that has 6x6 compartments into 6x12 compartments.

Thanks
Terri
by birdy girl
Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Question about ponds and purple martins
Replies: 3
Views: 3093

There are 2 ponds less than 1/4 mile from my martin houses and then a third pond probably 1/2 mile away from my martin houses. I seem to be having trouble attracting martins, so I was just wondering if the ponds in my area were close enough.

Thanks
by birdy girl
Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:32 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Question about ponds and purple martins
Replies: 3
Views: 3093

Question about ponds and purple martins

How far can a pond be from martin houses in order to help attract the martins?

Terri
by birdy girl
Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:03 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Question about setting up outside speaker for dawnsong
Replies: 4
Views: 3221

telescoping pole

I am not for sure where we got the two round telescoping poles that we have had for 3 years. We bought another one at Scruggs two weeks ago. It was located with the martin aluminum martin houses so I assume it is for martin houses. Did you get your pole at S & K? If so, is it telescoping or does it ...
by birdy girl
Thu Apr 20, 2006 7:27 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Question about setting up outside speaker for dawnsong
Replies: 4
Views: 3221

Question about setting up outside speaker for dawnsong

I have any electronic box that plays dawnsong. It is a small box and I don't know if it is loud enough for Martin's at a distance to hear. I thought about getting an outside speaker and placing close to my houses. My question is what do you hook the loud speaker to, a portable CD player or a compute...
by birdy girl
Wed Apr 19, 2006 12:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins Pics.
Replies: 12
Views: 12963

Great pictures

Those pictures are so good. What kind of camera do you have in order to get so close to the birds.

Terri
by birdy girl
Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:49 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why don't I have any martin's?
Replies: 8
Views: 5442

location of martin house

My martin houses are located about 30 ft. from my house (to the back). There is a large tree with limbs about 25 feet from my house. There is a wooden fence about 5 feet from my martin house pole. Both of my martin poles will raise and lower. I attached 2 martin decoys to the gourd perching rack and...
by birdy girl
Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why don't I have any martin's?
Replies: 8
Views: 5442

REPLY TO DON

Tippah County is in North Mississippi. I am so glad to be a part of this site. I love to watch martins. I find myself just standing out in the yard watching the sky hoping to see them flying around above my property.
by birdy girl
Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:38 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why don't I have any martin's?
Replies: 8
Views: 5442

Why don't I have any martin's?

We had one nesting pair of martin's last year. They came at the end of April or first of May. The pair successfully raised babies and they flew out and returned to the nest site at night for a week or two. This year I saw a male flying around our house, probably a month ago. We took the covers off t...