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by birdy girl
Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Fearing something has happened
Replies: 27
Views: 6016

Martins

Yes pine needles, Chris put 18 hr hand warmer in the gourd and also put crickets in there too. They looked in pretty bad shape Thursday morning and didn't eat but one cricket each. Guess they have been in gourd since Thursday sometime. Just feel like they are struggling to survive.
by birdy girl
Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Fearing something has happened
Replies: 27
Views: 6016

UPDATE

Well they are in the gourd. Guess they are staying in and conserving energy. Thinking about bringing gourd inside for the night then back out in the morning. Rain tomorrow but temps in low to mid 50's. We put crickets in their gourd and stopped up pic vent holes. What should we do? Bring gourd insid...
by birdy girl
Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Fearing something has happened
Replies: 27
Views: 6016

Fear the worst

I sure hope they are communal roosting. Sleeting here now! Just hope they are ok. But if not, did all we could to save them. Well update as I know something.
by birdy girl
Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Fearing something has happened
Replies: 27
Views: 6016

Worried

I will Johnny.
by birdy girl
Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Fearing something has happened
Replies: 27
Views: 6016

Fearing something has happened

Our 2 martins have been eating every afternoon before they go in for the night. Saw them Thursday morning sitting on power line near house on south end of our house. Flung crickets and each Martin ate 1 each. They watched the rest go by and didn't even try to get the crickets. They appeared very col...
by birdy girl
Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:55 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I don't believe it - Spotted a Martin today
Replies: 13
Views: 3371

Martin arrival

Congratulations Bulldog on your Martin coming home!!! Rough weather ahead. Supposed to be 62 degrees today. Hope they find lots to eat today because very cold temps after today for several days ahead.
by birdy girl
Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wish came true
Replies: 10
Views: 2809

Feeding martins

Greg
We have been feeding our martins for several years. There are some here that just will not eat no matter what you do or try. Chris is off tomorrow so he will have more time to work with the female on eating process plus she will be more hungry then. Maybe she will catch on soon.
by birdy girl
Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wish came true
Replies: 10
Views: 2809

Worried

Maybe they got food yesterday. Neither would take crickets this morning or this afternoon. Hand warmer in 3 different gourds. Hopefully she will get get smart and eat. He must be lovesick to have stopped eating, lol! Cold nights and days ahead:(
by birdy girl
Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wish came true
Replies: 10
Views: 2809

Wish came true

Another Martin here, ASY female! She was here early this morning. I don't know if she came late yesterday or early this morning. She did not accept any flung crickets, not good. Maybe she will learn quickly or the cold weather that is coming soon could be fatal to her.
by birdy girl
Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Welcome back ~ just in time for Valentine's Day
Replies: 10
Views: 2065

Nice

Nice picture! Maybe she is playing a little hard to get!
by birdy girl
Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: ASY female has landed
Replies: 9
Views: 2072

ASY female

Congratulations Malcolm! Great feeling when the first one arrives each year. Good luck with your martins this year!
by birdy girl
Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:38 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: ASY MALE HERE
Replies: 21
Views: 3745

Martin arrival

Thanks to all. We are excited but worried for him too. Mark, The only time he flew away was when I and Chris went to colony after I first saw him here but he came back within a few minutes. After he would eat a cricket, he would fly up kinda high and around the colony then fly back down to a perch r...
by birdy girl
Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: ASY MALE HERE
Replies: 21
Views: 3745

Martins

We will feed ours crickets and eggs. Hope others will too. The temps are going to be harsh on these birds. We will put hand warmer in his gourd also when temps are low.
by birdy girl
Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I have martins!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1969

martins

Yay! So glad your martins are back! Hope you have many this year.
by birdy girl
Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: ASY MALE HERE
Replies: 21
Views: 3745

martin

Mark Yes hubby and I will do best we can to take care of him. We put a hand warmer in his gourd. Only 30 degrees tonight, so they say, so he will be fine. I guess he is getting special treatment since he is #1 right now. It does always seem that LA, AL, FL and TX has many reports compared to MS at t...
by birdy girl
Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: ASY MALE HERE
Replies: 21
Views: 3745

ASY Martin Feb 9 2015

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Here he is cold but happy to be home!
by birdy girl
Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: ASY MALE HERE
Replies: 21
Views: 3745

Martin arrival

Yes Chuck! Hard to believe. Not expecting one this early. Yes I saw the Greenville report, went outside just to look around. There he was!!
by birdy girl
Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: ASY MALE HERE
Replies: 21
Views: 3745

Temps

Sharon,
Weather app says 30 degrees. Tuesday should be about 54 partly sunny. Showing 14 degrees for sat night! Not good.
by birdy girl
Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: ASY MALE HERE
Replies: 21
Views: 3745

Surprise martin

Thanks! Very surprised one here this early. Just wish it was warmer. He has already found a gourd, a super gourd on top row of the Gemini rack. Hope he survives all the cold weather that is to come.
by birdy girl
Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: ASY MALE HERE
Replies: 21
Views: 3745

ASY MALE HERE

Just saw an ASY male sitting on Gemini rack. Came inside to get camera and tell Chris. Went back outside to take a picture, he was flying away from colony. He came back to gemini rack. Accepted 5 crickets. Thinking he is one of our martins. Chris is taking noodle pieces from gourd entrances. Hopeful...