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by Don~VA
Thu May 30, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New to all of this from Virginia
Replies: 12
Views: 6578

It looks like you are on your way Paula - Congratulations! I would not rush to check the nests but I would let the martins see you in the area often. You will be able to tell when they accept your presence as they will just sit and watch without flushing or strafing you. Enjoy!! :)
by Don~VA
Wed May 29, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New to all of this from Virginia
Replies: 12
Views: 6578

My PMs left the area on Aug 20th last year but it really depends on their arrival time and fledge dates. In your area they may arrive almost two weeks before mine so they might leave earlier too.
by Don~VA
Wed May 29, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What a difference in 5 days
Replies: 5
Views: 1293

Congratulations Ray! That is an amazing increase. :) I have heard from several martin landlords around this area who have reported the same explosion in the last week.
by Don~VA
Wed May 29, 2013 6:57 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New to all of this from Virginia
Replies: 12
Views: 6578

Hi Paula and Welcome to the forum. You came to the right place to enjoy everyone's experiences with Purple Martins. If your condo has been up for the last month you probably already have the attention of a few martins. They may be just visiting but it is certainly not to late to attract a nesting pa...
by Don~VA
Fri May 24, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Success at Last?
Replies: 22
Views: 6910

I'm sure there are many Ed but I do not read many accounts where a whole colony just stopped returning for many years for some unknown reason.
by Don~VA
Fri May 24, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Success at Last?
Replies: 22
Views: 6910

I am so happy to read your news Bill. Congratulations! I know what you mean about posting your report as I am always afraid to say I have martins and then they disappear. I have about the same number of martins as you and have observed a couple that seem to be starting a nest in the last few days. H...
by Don~VA
Fri May 24, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2nd Year Site Update inClayton, NC (Archer Lodge)
Replies: 2
Views: 958

Congratulations Debbie! That is amazing that your colony has grown so well. They must really like their Landlord. :)
by Don~VA
Sat May 18, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A few more Barn Swallow photos
Replies: 10
Views: 2610

Beautiful photographs Chuck. Wish I could get my pics to turn out that good. I never can get my Barnies to slow down enough to get a photo. :) Thanks for sharing.
by Don~VA
Sat May 18, 2013 7:25 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SY Male in central PA :)
Replies: 2
Views: 919

Congratulations Toy. My first SY male just arrived a few days ago but I have not seen more arrivals. It sounds like folks to our south are still seeing many new arrivals so I hope there are many more headed our way in May and June. Good Luck.
by Don~VA
Sat May 18, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Barnie lovers
Replies: 8
Views: 2813

Beautiful photo Ray. I have several flying around the yard every day but not sure where they are nesting. Thanks for sharing.
by Don~VA
Sat May 18, 2013 6:38 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: WHOOO-HOOOOOO
Replies: 34
Views: 10260

Congratulations Tony! Hope you see many-many more this year.
by Don~VA
Sat May 04, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: K rack
Replies: 4
Views: 2004

That is fine looking setup Ray. Bet it fills up in no time. :)
by Don~VA
Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:03 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Steve Kroenke's Banded SY Male At My Site!!!!!! pics too!
Replies: 16
Views: 3612

Congratulations Malcolm! It was a pleasure to read the excitement in your forum post and see the great photos you took. Thanks for sharing. Have a Great Martin Season :)
by Don~VA
Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I've just become a member. Hello everyone.
Replies: 11
Views: 3143

Hello and Welcome Curtis. I know you will enjoy the many topics on the forum and the many tips and experiences from the members. Since you already host PMs be sure to share your updates with us. My PM season is starting very slow in eastern Virginia with only 5 martins so far but others in southern ...
by Don~VA
Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SY Male Martin Arrives in Virginia
Replies: 4
Views: 1406

Congratulations Bill :) I know those SYs have caused turmoil at your colony in the past so send them all up to me. I can hardly wait for their arrival. :lol:
by Don~VA
Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: It only took 7 years!
Replies: 95
Views: 33484

I wish I had read the forum yesterday so I could be among the first to Congratulate you Tony !! That is the best news I have read this season and it could not happen to a more deserving person. Best of Luck to see many-many more Purple Martins on your rack!!! :grin:
by Don~VA
Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:01 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2 guys without a care in the world until...
Replies: 8
Views: 1784

Very cute! Thanks for sharing :)
by Don~VA
Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Really excited
Replies: 5
Views: 1336

Congratulations RJM. My lone ASY male followed the same routine as yours and would disappear for two days and then show up again. Still waiting for him to find a girl friend. :)
by Don~VA
Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:54 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins keep on coming in here.
Replies: 6
Views: 1361

Congratulation Doug - and Toy too ! I hope you all get overrun with martins this season but I wish 1 or 2 would stop at my site and take a look-see. :) Best of Luck!
by Don~VA
Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:42 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My bluebirds are history.
Replies: 9
Views: 4202

I hope your Bluebirds return Doug, and they just might. Mine are very slow this year in just choosing a box and none have started building either. Have at least 5 pair around the yard and only my normal pair for years have returned to their normal box. Also have more Tree Swallows than ever before b...