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by Don~VA
Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hello, New in Forum. & Pictures of my DIY Rack.
Replies: 56
Views: 14880

Hello Mike and Welcome to the forum. If you have been reading for a year I'm sure you already know you can find a wealth of information and answers here. That is a nice looking gourd rack you fabricated which I'm sure will serve you well for years to come. Depending on the number of pairs you have h...
by Don~VA
Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Preparing Natural Gourds
Replies: 7
Views: 1501

Looking good Mark! I like working with natural gourds too. I don't think those PMs will be able to resist that new T14 with those gourds below it. :)
by Don~VA
Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Member from WV
Replies: 22
Views: 6422

Welcome to the forum Andy. I know you will enjoy it here and thanks for joining in with us.
by Don~VA
Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Matt Fendly on martins
Replies: 13
Views: 2944

Very nice video and presentation. Congratulations to all that produced the video and for bringing more attention to our purple friends. :)
by Don~VA
Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:14 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2013 Season highlights
Replies: 9
Views: 2203

Wonderful story and memory for your 2013 season Ray! I know you brought smiles to many visitors and they will remember their time with your martin colony for many years. That is another perfect picture too! :)
by Don~VA
Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A PMCA Video of Landlord Jack Gulvin's public nest check.
Replies: 11
Views: 3360

Outstanding video and presentation. Really enjoyed it. :)
by Don~VA
Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: This evening
Replies: 4
Views: 1678

Once again, those are beautiful pics Ray :) I love those sunset pics! Its much the same at our place with many less martins of course. Have had over 3 dozen each day but in just the last 2 days only about 10 are still visiting.
by Don~VA
Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:19 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: "I'm a Landlord"
Replies: 14
Views: 4910

Congratulations Bill :) I know how you feel as I have been exactly the same as you, very reluctant to post my progress with only one or two pair for the last two years. This year I had 4 nesting pairs and fledged 16 babies. Its a great feeling!
by Don~VA
Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:59 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Food on the way!
Replies: 8
Views: 2194

That is one GREAT photo Ray!! I can almost hear the racket coming from that bunch. Thanks for sharing it. :)
by Don~VA
Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Should I upgrade to 18 ? All advice welcomed
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

Great pics of your setup. I know photos can be deceiving with regard to distance but it looks to me like you would have plenty of space for a second rack. Especially in your second photo it seems like there is space towards the spot where you took the photo and further away from those tall trees. Yo...
by Don~VA
Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:29 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My Intro to PMCA Forum
Replies: 18
Views: 5144

Welcome to the forum and Congratulations on your first martin pair and a successful season. That is a nice summary of your first year and I hope your colony continues to grow next season. Best of Luck to you and your sister!
by Don~VA
Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I'm all done
Replies: 12
Views: 3649

Congratulations Tony on your successful martin season! Really glad to see your report of the babies fledging but sorry you missed the first flights. Now the long wait begins but I sure hope your colony grows next season. :)
by Don~VA
Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: VA Field Day event/thanks
Replies: 4
Views: 1666

Correction: I need to correct my forum post and clarify that the gourd I won was not donated by the PMCA but rather by other Purple Martin enthusiasts. The PMCA did provide a lot of good literature, catalogs, and brochures for us PM lovers. I apologize for my mistake and will certainly send my Thank...
by Don~VA
Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: VA Field Day event/thanks
Replies: 4
Views: 1666

VA Field Day event/thanks

I would like to say Thank You to the PMCA for their gracious donation to the Purple Martin Field Day in Louisa VA yesterday. The PMCA provided Troyer gourds to the event which were given out as door prizes to attendees. I was the lucky holder of one of the winning tickets and had to choose from a gr...
by Don~VA
Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: VA Field Day photos
Replies: 2
Views: 1461

Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos Ray. My wife and I sure enjoyed talking with you again this year at the field day. You are correct in saying the weather was perfect and the breeze was cool. :) My thanks also to Lance Woods and his mother for hosting this great event once again. And, thanks ...
by Don~VA
Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finally after four years
Replies: 5
Views: 1496

Congratulation Barry! I love to read reports like yours every day and I would not considered anyone who has dedicated 4 years to establish a PM colony a newbie. Best of Luck and Enjoy!! :grin:
by Don~VA
Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: complete view of my site
Replies: 10
Views: 3451

Great photo of your site Ray. No wonder you have so many happy PMs. They must think you place is a martin haven. :)
by Don~VA
Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: pic's of my site set up
Replies: 15
Views: 3825

Great looking set up Tony. Those PMs should really love the high perching arrangement with all those power lines. Hope you get a lot more martins to add to your colony!
by Don~VA
Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: full gourds
Replies: 4
Views: 1614

Congratulations! That is a good increase after 3 years. This is my third year to have nesting martins and so far we have 20 eggs in four nests. :) Good Luck.
by Don~VA
Fri May 31, 2013 6:34 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Aggressive martin
Replies: 17
Views: 8602

I love your photos Ray! It really looks like he is out for business and you captured his expression perfectly. :)