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by Don~VA
Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A Female Wins This Year
Replies: 6
Views: 1477

Congratulations Carlton! I know that had to make your day.
by Don~VA
Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: They are back!
Replies: 8
Views: 2556

Congratulations Ray! Hope you have a great season.
by Don~VA
Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:22 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Well... I'm on the board again
Replies: 22
Views: 5218

Can't think of anyone who deserves a colony of Purple Martins more than you Tony! Rootin' for you from VA :-))
by Don~VA
Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How to make an easy predator guard
Replies: 5
Views: 2400

Very nice brochure John. I make and use these on all my Blue Bird poles too. Thanks for posting the PDF.
by Don~VA
Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Visitors.
Replies: 16
Views: 3214

Congratulations Don. I know it is still chilly in your area but just think, those martins are probably looking for a nice warm place to spend the night (in your housing). :) Best of Luck for the season.
by Don~VA
Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Upcoming meeting - NC Purple Martin Society
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Thats a long drive for me too, but I love me some real NC BBQ so we will give it some thought. :)
by Don~VA
Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Migration begins in the north here. Robins today.
Replies: 4
Views: 1523

I started seeing a few Robins about 10 days ago here in VA and each day there have been more. Today, for the first time, our sky turned dark with birds. Only problem is, they are all Black Birds by the thousands :)
by Don~VA
Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins in North Georgia
Replies: 18
Views: 6800

It's wonderful to read your report Ron. It sounds like those martins are rushing you along this year so they are probably glad to be home at your place :) Like everyone, I am looking forward to seeing lots of your amazing photos this season. Best of Luck !!
by Don~VA
Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Second year site welcomes an ASY Female Home
Replies: 11
Views: 2489

Thanks Debbie. I am going to follow your guideline this year to see if I can raise a better crop :)
by Don~VA
Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Second year site welcomes an ASY Female Home
Replies: 11
Views: 2489

I heard how many you raised from those plants... Wow! I need to know your secret. I checked the dry gourds I have but they were not as large as you needed. My last year crop of 12 is still drying too.
by Don~VA
Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Second year site welcomes an ASY Female Home
Replies: 11
Views: 2489

That's Fabulous news Debbie and I'm so glad to see your report !! It sounds like your site is catching on fast. Best of Luck for a wonderful martin season :-)
by Don~VA
Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Home built rack nearly done
Replies: 10
Views: 2622

That is an excellent looking gourd rack John. It looks like you have a perfect area for martins. Hope your colony fills up this season!
by Don~VA
Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: morning coffee and my purple martins!
Replies: 6
Views: 2734

Sounds like a perfect morning Diane :) Hoping I can do the same in April.
by Don~VA
Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: We now have 7 martins
Replies: 6
Views: 2497

Congratulations Emil.... and all those that have their first PM's. :grin:
by Don~VA
Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Happy days are here again!!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2214

Congratulations Griddog!! I can't think of a better way to start a weekend either :)
by Don~VA
Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New T-14 Landlord
Replies: 12
Views: 3196

Wish you the best of Luck starting that colony this season Bill. I know the anxiety of trying year after year can bring. Last year was the first year I had many-many visitors at the end of the season so I am hoping for a big surprise this year too!!
by Don~VA
Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Winter scavenger
Replies: 2
Views: 1222

Beautiful pictures Ray. Your photos seem to get better and better :!:
by Don~VA
Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Excellent Martin Video - A winter treat!
Replies: 4
Views: 2004

Yes, this is an outstanding video and I have watched it several times. It is great with a morning cup of coffee and really helps pass the winter down time!
by Don~VA
Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: RD's DAWNSONG GUIDE. Just may help.
Replies: 25
Views: 6793

I look forward to the day I may be able to retire my CD too :-)) However, for now I play it early morning mostly. Last year I would sometimes turn it on about 10 or 11 a.m. and within 2 minutes there would be 8 or 10 martins circling. They seemed to come from nowhere and hang around for an hour or so.
by Don~VA
Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Join us on twitter, youtube, and facebook
Replies: 8
Views: 1983

Thanks for the wonderful additions to the PMCA forum and programs. And, Thanks and Congratulations to Larry :grin: