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by birdy girl
Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest check pics
Replies: 7
Views: 2234

Nest check pic

Enjoyed the pics of your nest check. Sure hate the one baby didn't make it. Nest check are very important but we have fallen way behind this year due to work schedules. Hope all the babies fledge successfully.
by birdy girl
Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How will martins adapt to the increased hawk population
Replies: 7
Views: 3240

Adaptation

Good questions. I figure it will take several years to see what happens.
My guess is decline in numbers of martins. Hope others will share their thoughts.
by birdy girl
Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Numerous hawk attacks
Replies: 29
Views: 14664

Martins

Steve,
So sorry about the Hawks attacking and taking your fledglings. I know you understand what I am going through.

Deb
Thank you Deb. It is so hard and I just hate what the martins and I am having to go through. Wish they had an easier life.
by birdy girl
Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Numerous hawk attacks
Replies: 29
Views: 14664

Other birds

Brad We had 2 barn swallow nests that the babies have fledged and now both sets of parents are sitting on second set of eggs. The baronies are a big help in spotting the hawks. We also have a pair of eastern kingbirds which also help. Also have several BB pairs. These Hawks are determined to catch t...
by birdy girl
Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Folks around here say fewer Martins this year
Replies: 3
Views: 1512

Martins

We have lots of martins here. Lot that moved on to other colonies too. Not many good housing in our area. As older landlords age and pass away, I am surprised we have as many around here as we do. Young folks around here have no interest in providing housing or doing what it takes to even halfway ta...
by birdy girl
Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Numerous hawk attacks
Replies: 29
Views: 14664

Numerous hawk attacks

We are experiencing numerous cooper hawk attacks daily. By numerous I am talking about every 30 to 40 minutes daily and these are 90% successful attacks. I can time the upcoming attacks by our clock. I am heart broken, upset, miserable and angry. The parents/adult birds are so loud during these atta...
by birdy girl
Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finding Martin Feathers Scattered Around Property
Replies: 4
Views: 1215

Trouble

We have 167 pair of martins and don't see wing feathers scattered here or there. Occasionally might see one here or there within the colony. Sounds like to me you have some type of preditation going on.
by birdy girl
Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My colony tonight....
Replies: 14
Views: 3629

Colony

Malcolm
That is a very nice Martin colony! Lots of work:)
by birdy girl
Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A couple of my favorite pics from this afternoon
Replies: 7
Views: 1946

Pictures

Great pictures!
by birdy girl
Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Is this a Redtail Hawk feather?
Replies: 10
Views: 2949

Owl preditation

Bulldog, Where did you find the feather? Sometimes they will sit on top of the rack. Check your colony between 9 and 11 pm. Also watch your martin flyways. They will sit on tree limbs and watch your colony sometimes. Also we have had an owl sit on tree limbs or top of tree about 4 to 4:45 am and wai...
by birdy girl
Tue May 26, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Opservation on Martins
Replies: 1
Views: 722

Young entering wrong gourds

You must have nice martins! That usually doesn't happen here. Occasionally a young martins sneaks in a wrong gourd, but will usually get chased out after a little while.

So glad you have lots of martins at your place!
by birdy girl
Mon May 18, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Cooper Hawk
Replies: 15
Views: 4515

Coopers

So sorry James that this hawk has found your colony. Yep they can make a purple Martin landlord angry real quick. Hope you can figure out how to send him on his way elsewhere.

We are having attacks daily and expect them to be more frequent when babies start fledging.
by birdy girl
Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Small Colony Update
Replies: 18
Views: 3760

Pictures and camera

How close are you to the Martin when snapping these pictures? Do you use a certain program on your computer to get this close? Totally love your photos you share with us here.
by birdy girl
Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Small Colony Update
Replies: 18
Views: 3760

Pictures

Awesome pictures!!
by birdy girl
Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Happenings here
Replies: 5
Views: 1344

Coopers

April and Steve I am pretty sure this is resident Cooper's. Have them every year. Yes it will much worse when the young martins fledge from their gourd. They, both male and female, will come every 2 hours and keep coming until successful each time. If not successful within the colony, they will get ...
by birdy girl
Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Happenings here
Replies: 5
Views: 1344

Decoys

Thanks BW! Sure hope it helps.
by birdy girl
Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Early Morning Photos Of Various Gourd Racks/Trendsetters
Replies: 8
Views: 2244

Pictures

Very nice pictures Steve! Always enjoy them.
by birdy girl
Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Happenings here
Replies: 5
Views: 1344

Happenings here

Today I ordered 5 dove decoys and 16 more purple martin decoys. Already have 8 martin decoys on gourd racks. Got to try to do something to give martins a few extra seconds to escape the Cooper Hawks that love to try to grab a meal here. Will place these on outer parameters of our colony. Think they ...
by birdy girl
Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: owl cages installed. Will they stay???
Replies: 7
Views: 1733

Cages

Trisha
Your cages look great. should help protect your martins.
by birdy girl
Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A knockout hawk encounter
Replies: 3
Views: 1708

Hawks

Right now we have a pair of Cooper's coming. The female (larger) is the one taking the lead and trying to catch the martins. The male is just hanging out with her around the area kinda following her. But now if a great opportunity the male will go for a martin in a split second. He is kinda followin...