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by tor
Wed May 06, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Bad Bluebird News!!!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 6598

Sorry to hear about your BB babies. As far as the box, I just had 5 BB babies fledge. I waited 2 days before cleaning it. It is white on all 4 walls, and arounf the entrance hole, from bird poop. Think its fairly normal to see a dirty box, specially when the babies grow close to fledging. They're ju...
by tor
Fri May 01, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Total of 4 eggs so far (pictures of parents)
Replies: 9
Views: 6105

Grats to you, Jennifer. Very nice shots too. Sounds like we're in the same boat. First real nest check this afternoon. We have two eggs so far, trying for the first time this year. Hopefully we'll get a few more. If not, we will still call it a success, and make darn sure that the ones we got, we ta...
by tor
Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: NestCam adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 9352

In addition to the video feed being gone, what I heard at the same time was the most gawd awful screams from some bird. Sounded like some kind of attach. I just was hoping your martins was ok.
by tor
Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: NestCam adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 9352

Randall,

I'm not sure what's going on, but your cam don't have a video feed, and the sound sure don't sound like a martin. If it is a martin, he is in deep distress..

tor
by tor
Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Great Day
Replies: 55
Views: 39520

James, Hope you get them to stay,,fingers and toes crossed. I don't want to hijack your tread, James, but have to tell you guys this: We are trying to start a colony, and after we came home from work Friday afternoon, I was in the yard wiring up a power horn and speaker wire for chatter I was going ...
by tor
Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Possible copulation observed on nest cam.
Replies: 10
Views: 7747

Scully wrote:I wish you would have said something before I put cigarettes in all of 40 our gourds.

Do you have any idea how much cigarettes cost nowadays?
Uhh, what brand did ya use in there, Scully?? :wink:
by tor
Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SY arrivals in SC
Replies: 4
Views: 5615

Still nothing up here...... :-(
by tor
Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Feeding video
Replies: 24
Views: 17270

Very nice and educational video, Tim,,,,thanks


tor
by tor
Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: subbies
Replies: 4
Views: 5063

In the same situation up here at the SC/NC border, with a new site. We've got fingers and toes crossed...
by tor
Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SY arrivals in SC
Replies: 4
Views: 5615

Jim,

that means we need to get ready up here a little north of Bennettsville then. (new site) If you got SY's down there, they should be more headed this way.

Thanks,


Tor
by tor
Sat Apr 04, 2009 7:48 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Today is the day!
Replies: 11
Views: 9711

Tom, We're up a little north of Bennettsville, SC with a new site, and according to previous years reports, we should start looking for SY's from about middle April / end of April out. We had a couple of ASY's flying around and land here a week ago or so. Of course they didn't stay, but still a magn...
by tor
Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: bluebirds finally using their own house
Replies: 4
Views: 4387

Have one pair on our trail w/ 5 eggs (4 when pic was taken). They have not touched the martin setup.
by tor
Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:18 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: how do you play dawn song????
Replies: 15
Views: 12457

Using a "Magnet" blaring from about 4 AM :grin: Because the Magnet is playing for 2 hours max (the power has to be taken off then reapplied again for another 2 hours), we've got it on a timer capable of several ON / OFF events. So the timer comes on at 04:00AM OFF at 05:59AM, ON at 06:00AM, OFF at 0...
by tor
Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Good Video of How to Feed Purple Martins
Replies: 30
Views: 94700

Larry,

Very cool video. Thanks for sharing.
How long does it usually take for them to catch on?

Edit,,,,,saw your reply above,,a day and a half..... :grin: that'll vork..
by tor
Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:24 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: BINOCULARS?
Replies: 14
Views: 11219

I am using a pair of Nikon Monarch's. 8x42. Have had them for years and love them. They are a little more than $200 though,,,,$270-80ish
by tor
Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:20 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nestcam back online
Replies: 21
Views: 17357

Tor - I have a camera that has no name on it. It was sold buy a company that went out of busiuness 6 months later. You can see pics of it and how it is mounted here. http://purplemartin.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8843&highlight= DakotaLady - The nestcam is viewed with Internet Explorer or FireFox br...
by tor
Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nestcam back online
Replies: 21
Views: 17357

Would you mind sharing what type camera you're using? Thats a very nice, clear feed.
by tor
Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I am excited, really excited Dallas Morning news comming
Replies: 3
Views: 4057

How did it go? Image
by tor
Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New to Martins in South Central Texas
Replies: 7
Views: 6220

In the same boat as you, Barbara. We put up the house 3 days ago.
Hopefully we will get some yearlings to take a look. We're crossing fingers and toes. Good Luck with yours.
by tor
Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Lightening strikes?
Replies: 4
Views: 4428

At least with an aluminum or steel pole, if it hits, which I would say is highly unlikely, it will hit the top of the pole, and discharge itself into the ground with the pole.