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by DakotaLady
Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Funny thing. Inquiring minds want to know..
Replies: 6
Views: 5583

Gourds

I have grown the big gourds and always hung them from the neck and made the entrance hole in the big belly of the gourd. As I'm reading through all your comments would I be better servied to tip the gourd on it's side cut the hole in the neck of the gourd and use that as the entrance hanging my gour...
by DakotaLady
Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Egg Shells
Replies: 2
Views: 2731

Thank you so much for your reply. They were kept dry in an ice cream bucket. I looked at them and there is no mold on them.

That's great!

~Tj~
by DakotaLady
Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Egg Shells
Replies: 2
Views: 2731

Egg Shells

Greetings all, I've been on to other things while winter has set in and my purple martins are away basking in there tropical vacations. However, I'm beginning to think about the things I need to do in preparation for my martins and have a question. I have been trying to get martins for 13 years and ...
by DakotaLady
Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The Northern Sky's are winding down.
Replies: 6
Views: 5708

It is very quiet here this week also. I have not seen any martins flying around. It makes it hard to go out into the gardens...there is no one there to keep me company anymore.
by DakotaLady
Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martin Swarm Photos
Replies: 4
Views: 5584

Steve, I am SO impressed with your incredible martin colony. WOW! You have so many martins. I bet the sound of them is immense. I hope that I will eventually have a large colony like that. I miss my martins already. They stop by periodically during the day but never stay long. I can't wait until nex...
by DakotaLady
Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: getting that first pair to stay
Replies: 16
Views: 12822

That is such a good question. I've been trying to attract pm's since 1995. This year I finally had a pair nest. I had actually given up so that I would not feel that dreaded disappointment. However, I did notice that we had moved out on a pasture with no trees. This year our trees (shelterbelt) has ...
by DakotaLady
Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Roosting Sites...Power Lines
Replies: 7
Views: 7401

Here are a couple photos of my pm houses I built. I was not able to use the Filename and browse function. I wonder if my photos were too large and they would not upload. I will try enter the urls. http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b8d631b3127ccec4816602163000000040O08AbN2bVu4csge3nwg/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D5...
by DakotaLady
Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:17 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Observing a late nest - so far so good
Replies: 4
Views: 5494

John, Very interesting. Glad your little tykes fledged successfully. I'm surprised martins sit in trees. I've tried to see where mine would sit and could never see them go into any of our trees. I know they were there somewhere as when I would come out of the house they came out from somewhere and g...
by DakotaLady
Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First Year Landlords....
Replies: 43
Views: 41969

Astrid, great story. In reading your posts I assumed you were from Germany. Do you miss Europe? I laughed out loud hearing your reasoning for putting up your first marin house. ha ha. Doesn't take much to attract them...does it? How nice that you were able to attract PM's in your first year. Thank y...
by DakotaLady
Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:42 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Roosting Sites...Power Lines
Replies: 7
Views: 7401

Roosting Sites...Power Lines

What makes a roosting site? I wish I knew where there was a roosting site in ND. I overheard a conversation a few weeks ago. It went something like this. Two gentlemen were talking and one said: "Did you get any this year? The other said no, I don't have any powerlines so I will never get any purple...
by DakotaLady
Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:14 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First Year Landlords....
Replies: 43
Views: 41969

I consider myself a first year landlord in this location so I will start. I've always been interested in wildlife, even as a youngster. I've been racking my brain trying to remember exactly how I got started with purple martins. I am an avid gardener with 3 to 4 acres in gardens, paths and benches. ...
by DakotaLady
Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New to Forum
Replies: 10
Views: 9161

Donnie, Yes, I am from North Dakota. I can't figure out how to add my state below my user name. I'm surprised that you have martin colonies 1/2 mile away and can't attract any to your houses. That's really bizarre. I hope you will get them next year too. I know what it's like to wait...and wait...an...
by DakotaLady
Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New to Forum
Replies: 10
Views: 9161

Thank you all for the wonderful welcome. I do have questions and will send them under a separate post when I have a little more time. I can not WAIT until next year. I am hoping to get quite a few more martins. I'm thankful for the pair that finally found my site worthy of nesting. It will now (hope...
by DakotaLady
Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New to Forum
Replies: 10
Views: 9161

New to Forum

Greetings, I am so thrilled to be a member of this forum again. I had been a member quite awhile ago when the forum was in a different format. Here is a little information about myself. When I lived in the city I had a very nice colony of purple martins. I was young, put up several houses and they c...