Search found 1179 matches

by birdy girl
Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Proof
Replies: 3
Views: 1283

Proof

Late yesterday when the martins were coming in for the night, I heard a martin with high pitched vocalization, sounded different from others. I remembered this from last year. Our female martin with white feather patches on back of her head and back has returned and has selected the exact same gourd...
by birdy girl
Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wing entrapment cost me 2
Replies: 33
Views: 9185

Martins

So sorry you lost 2 martins. We have lost 1 ASY male to entrapment this year. Luckily when I found him, another martin was trapped alive inside the gourd. Yes walk a rounds are important.
by birdy girl
Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New colony started w ASY bird
Replies: 9
Views: 2115

Colony

Our colony was stared with an ASY pair end of May several years ago. Probably a failed attempt from another colony.
by birdy girl
Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Still coming in!
Replies: 17
Views: 3728

Pictures

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing with us here. Hope you have full housing this year.
by birdy girl
Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Daily Cooper Hawk Attacks
Replies: 16
Views: 7239

Hawk attacks

Purple Rain I totally understand how you feel. My poor martins are scared to come in at night due to all the constant hawk attacks. Thinking about this being our last year. So sorry you are experiencing hawk attacks. It upsets and stresses me out so much. Hope you can figure out a way to keep your m...
by birdy girl
Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Good and bad
Replies: 6
Views: 1378

Hawk attacks

I sure hope they (martins) are watchful, quick and get their tail feathers inside quickly. I am not able to stand guard all day and every evening. I know we will probably lose some to the hawks unfortunately. We have red shoulder Hawks also but they don't give our adult martins any trouble.
by birdy girl
Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Good and bad
Replies: 6
Views: 1378

Good and bad

The good: lots of martins here. More cavities are being take, very loud. The bad: Cooper's hawk :( about 4:30 I could hear the martins up high warning of nearby hawk. Then I saw it diving full speed toward a decoy on Gemini rack. I clapped my hands very loud and he was startled and forgot the decoy ...
by birdy girl
Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins Everywhere
Replies: 15
Views: 3805

Lots of martins

What a wonderful morning!! I know the martins made it brighter. Congratulations:)
by birdy girl
Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Some shots from this evening
Replies: 10
Views: 2101

Martin pics

Great up close pics! Thanks for sharing!
by birdy girl
Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SY's Have Arrived
Replies: 7
Views: 2456

Martins

James
That is great! So happy you have so many martins! Love seeing your updates for your colony.
by birdy girl
Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Using distress calls for hawk deterrent
Replies: 13
Views: 7297

Hawk attacks

Hawks attacking your martins will definitely put a damper on the joy we feel for our martins. I feel your pain and anger. Wish I knew of a way to keep them away from martin colonies. I love my martins but sometimes wonder if I can emotionally endure this year after year. Heart breaking and frustrati...
by birdy girl
Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nice Surprise for a rainy Saturday
Replies: 5
Views: 1610

Martins

So glad they have made it home! More should be there real soon. Hope you have a great year:)
by birdy girl
Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Getting Ready
Replies: 12
Views: 3934

Colony site

Very nice open site! Perfect for martins. Wishing you a great martin season:)
by birdy girl
Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: And so it begins
Replies: 25
Views: 5245

Martin arrivals

Yay Tony!! So happy your first martins are home. Hope you have a full house this year:)
by birdy girl
Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Lots of martins in POC
Replies: 13
Views: 3978

Martins

Adrian
Wow that is a lot of martins! Thank you for feeding them.
by birdy girl
Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Colony update 3/7
Replies: 3
Views: 924

Martins

Thank you Steve and Kathy. Hope all goes well at your colonies also.
by birdy girl
Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Starving Martins.
Replies: 4
Views: 1498

Lost martins

We lost 2 :(
by birdy girl
Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: preditor guards
Replies: 5
Views: 1382

Pic pipe

Emil
Do you apply car wax and polish to make pvc pipe more slick?
by birdy girl
Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Cold Martins in Texas
Replies: 6
Views: 1935

Cold martins

Yes they look cold. Is the temp rising today?
by birdy girl
Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: preditor guards
Replies: 5
Views: 1382

Preditor guards

We have the 6 inch pvc on most of out racks. We will be adding snake netting this year. Have no idea where to find 8 inch pvc. Maybe a plumbing business.