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by Dawn~KS
Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Amazing
Replies: 3
Views: 1330

Congrats, Jeremy!! They are on the mover for sure. Hope you have a wonderful season. :)

Dawn
by Dawn~KS
Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finally Using the B&B
Replies: 9
Views: 2339

Thanks to everyone for their comments and congratulations. The birds are the big winners here. I will reinforce the B&B and they will know to use it for their needs. John, thanks so much for you nice comments.........all that are willing to learn have so many to learn from and YOU are no exception. ...
by Dawn~KS
Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:13 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finally Using the B&B
Replies: 9
Views: 2339

I think you KNOW I am sick of scrambling eggs...... :lol: :lol: Let me tell you what a great feeling it was after so many days to walk out there this morning and just put food in the trays and walk away. When I stepped away and they flew over to start eating the reward was so worth it. They are all ...
by Dawn~KS
Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Its official: I'm a cricket flipping machine!!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 5818

I have flipped food for my martins over the last 4 years during inclement weather and when the weather is good they go off to feed. I just don't see how a little flipping can take away their natural instinct.
by Dawn~KS
Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:06 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Day 6 of supplemental feeding - 24 martins here now.
Replies: 17
Views: 4839

Our weather is supposed to improve too, Kathy. I hope it really does. I am sick of scrambling eggs as well but it is worth it to know that the same amount of martins is still out here and that *maybe* we are on the tail end of all this. I am so happy that so many were able to accomplish teaching the...
by Dawn~KS
Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finally Using the B&B
Replies: 9
Views: 2339

Thanks so much everyone! It is quite a relief. Not that I couldn't flip but now it will be easier and take less energy on their part to get some supplemental food. The feeling I got seeing them *get it* was like that first flipped cricket that was taken............priceless!! Thanks all!! Dawn :)
by Dawn~KS
Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: White spots on the purple map
Replies: 13
Views: 4758

I really appreciate having the Scout Report. I go to it to see my dates from years past (glad it is recorded as sometimes I don't write it down). I also use it to see others in my state and their dates. I like that I can look back and get a good idea on an average that landlords get their birds. The...
by Dawn~KS
Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Its official: I'm a cricket flipping machine!!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 5818

Congrats, Tony...........you have a wonderful tool to use now, they will not forget!! Feels great doesn't it? :)
by Dawn~KS
Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finally Using the B&B
Replies: 9
Views: 2339

Finally Using the B&B

Oh my goodness.........I thought this was going to take FOREVER!! They just didn't seem to be getting it but desperation wins out in the end. I received my 2000 more crickets as I just flew through the 1000 I had. I have scrambled over 4 dozen eggs and most of this has been flipped. We were *suppose...
by Dawn~KS
Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:29 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Curious- Pms prefer eggs or crickets
Replies: 17
Views: 6583

Funny how they vary from colony to colony. Mine take flipped crickets and eggs just fine. Now, I have been trying to get them to the B&B during this bad spell. I have one chow hound male that sat in 3 different trays and ate out every cricket among the eggs.........go figure. More crickets are on th...
by Dawn~KS
Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Supplemental Feeding in KS
Replies: 12
Views: 3297

Kathy.....no snow for us at the moment. Although it is in the forecast for today, it is not materializing and I hope it stays that way. Even though it is only 34 with clouds and wind, adding wetness just makes it worse. Handwarmers, yes. I am feeding every couple of hours. I just came in from feedin...
by Dawn~KS
Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Ohio Landlords get prepaired!
Replies: 24
Views: 7828

Yahoo, Craig!! Happy to hear of your success. I feel so bad because I know there will be deaths as not all martins will be fed. I know it is nature but it is hard to think about. At least we are saving ours. It is best, if you can, to go out several times a day. I know crickets cost but try some scr...
by Dawn~KS
Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Ky Supplemental Feeding
Replies: 9
Views: 3824

Congrats...........it is an awesome feeling!! What is amazing too is that they don't forget from one year to the next!! So happy for you!!

Dawn :)
by Dawn~KS
Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Supplemental Feeding in KS
Replies: 12
Views: 3297

I am on day two of flinging eggs/crickets. Today they were very eager for the morsels. Luckily, we have no precip falling at the moment although it is supposed to snow/rain. It is cloudy, cold and windy. I had 6 martins yesterday afternoon at last flinging session. This morning I had 10. Don't know ...
by Dawn~KS
Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Supplemental Feeding in KS
Replies: 12
Views: 3297

Kathy.....you need not say sorry!! :grin: This is where we learn. I personally don't go out when the rain snow is coming down as it just makes no sense to stress them anymore than they already are. But, when the window of opportunity is open I head out there. That is why I want them to take to a fee...
by Dawn~KS
Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: YAY! Supplemental feeding in little old Licking, MO!!
Replies: 42
Views: 12298

Yahoo, Kathy!! Don't you just feel great having accomplished this?? It really is going to help them get through this cold/wet spell. I just knew you could do it. Heck, if I can do it anyone can. I am so happy for you!!

Dawn :)
by Dawn~KS
Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Supplemental Feeding in KS
Replies: 12
Views: 3297

Supplemental Feeding in KS

My birds have had supplemental feeding before and they do not forget. I went out this cold and rainy morning and flung crickets and eggs and they took to them on the first fling (first flinging this season). A couple boys stayed in their gourds and I suspect they don't know the drill yet or they wou...
by Dawn~KS
Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Ohio Landlords get prepaired!
Replies: 24
Views: 7828

Craig...........I wish you luck. You can do it! I trained mine and it sure gives you peace of mind. It is looking like a challenge the next week here too with the forecast. I have crickets and eggs. I got mine to switch to eggs last year but I will have crickets too. After a couple days of not getti...
by Dawn~KS
Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Opinions Wanted: Everyone will find this to be interesting.
Replies: 4
Views: 2060

I am really sorry to hear of Mr. Bidinger's passing. I did not know that. I was fortunate enough to have been able to visit his site and bought 4 naturals as my first gourds. He and his wife were super nice and such great hosts. He did have those large cages over his gourds as he said the owls were ...
by Dawn~KS
Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 3 boys and 1 girl in NE Kansas
Replies: 0
Views: 906

3 boys and 1 girl in NE Kansas

They are coming in slowly but surely in NE Kansas. I have 4 total and the boys would like for a few more of the gals to return. Weather has been very agreeable since I got them back 8 days earlier than I have ever had them. The forecast is showing some days that are not optimal but not martin killin...