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by Don~VA
Wed May 27, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Visitors! Finally!
Replies: 13
Views: 9596

Thanks everyone for all the posts and well-wishes! We did see the two PM's on Monday but they were way up high and did not land. At least I know they are still around and we have our fingers crossed. Ronnie715, I agree with KathyF and Joe - open your compartments so the PM's have their choice. Thank...
by Don~VA
Mon May 25, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Still trying... I want to hear from you.
Replies: 44
Views: 40010

What are your housing types (wood, metal, plastic, natural, or other)? Metal, Plastic, Plastic Gourds How many house poles or gourd poles do you have? 3 How many units do you have available? 45 How many units do you have open? 21 Have you ever had martins? If so, how many pair successfully fledged y...
by Don~VA
Sun May 24, 2009 4:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Visitors! Finally!
Replies: 13
Views: 9596

Visitors! Finally!

Well, for the first time in several years (I've lost track how many) we finally had two visiting PM's this morning. I was busy in the back yard digging up a leaking water line to my garage when I heard them over head. My wife and I hurried over to my houses about 150 feet away and just stood watchin...
by Don~VA
Sun May 17, 2009 8:13 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finally 2nd year works out!
Replies: 6
Views: 4977

Wonderful news Ray...Congratulations! Your story is very familiar as I too have been trying to attract PMs for many years with no success. Your success renews my hopes for future years. Best of Luck!
by Don~VA
Tue May 12, 2009 6:46 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: "I HAVE A PAIR"
Replies: 4
Views: 4335

Congratulations Dennis. Glad to hear of some success in Virginia. I'm a little north of you and have also been trying for years. Still have not seen my first PM again this year, but now I will keep looking up for another couple of weeks. Hope you get many more!
by Don~VA
Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: my purple martin site
Replies: 9
Views: 6752

Re: my purple martin site

Thanks for sharing a great album full of such beautiful pics! If I had that many PM's I would not be able to sleep. Awesome setup too.
by Don~VA
Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Don In King George, Virginia
Replies: 3
Views: 3515

Had to dig out my old PM pamphlet where I used to keep dates and notes. My last nesting birds were in 1996 and I had 5 nesting pair in a 12 room Heath house that year. The next few years I had visitors which would begin to build and then move along. But at least they were in the neighborhood as they...
by Don~VA
Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:01 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Don In King George, Virginia
Replies: 3
Views: 3515

Re: Don In Virginia

Hey Joe, No luck yet! Still playing dawn song everyday. There are reported sightings in my county (King George) and neighboring counties to the west so I still have my fingers crossed.
by Don~VA
Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:01 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: WAITING ON FIRST SIGHTING
Replies: 2
Views: 3141

Re: WAITING ON FIRST SIGHTING

And same here Tye. I'm just south of you and have not seen or heard a single martin while others less than 5 miles away have already reported sightings. I'm just glad to see more people in our parts of VA are becoming interested in attracting martins. Good Luck to you!
by Don~VA
Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:13 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: They're Baaaaack!
Replies: 2
Views: 3803

They're Baaaaack!

Congratulations Glenn. If you get overrun please send a couple a few miles north. Still have not seen or heard a single martin in my area of the woods. Good Luck on the season.
by Don~VA
Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:09 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My Coffee Stop 3/18 at Dusk
Replies: 5
Views: 4860

Re: My Coffee Stop 3/18 at Dusk

Hey Joe, Great shots. I think that first one (coffee5) would make you a great avatar.

Still no PM's but there were reported sightings about 70 miles south.