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by jimnks
Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: LUCKY Day a pair to stay we hope!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1750

Another pair today, were getting them 1 step at a time. Chris M., I don't know the answer to your question, sorry guy. Kathy F., I have never been to Licking,and I'm pretty sure I ain't the only one that hasn't ever been there. JEEZ it was nice of you to give your husband an ATTABOY, it's just a sha...
by jimnks
Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: LUCKY Day a pair to stay we hope!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1750

LUCKY Day a pair to stay we hope!!!

Well this morning a pair landed went in and out of the house and I think they might be here to stay, YEEESSS!!!! They said they stopped at some place called Licking, Mo. for a brief rest, really liked it there,but when they got ready to leave to come home they had a hard time finding their way out o...
by jimnks
Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: VERY EXCITING! EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTING!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2927

Gobbler, they will be there dude, don't ever give up, it will happen, they will nest there!! Remember an old saying "It's always darkest right before dawn",or, I forget, is it "It's always darkest right before a storm" I'm just kidding it's the first one! That Rdfalk wrote a nice poem didn't he? I b...
by jimnks
Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Da House be Full!
Replies: 18
Views: 4625

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IS, quit gloating and release my birds, because I recognize 5 of those birds they stayed at my place last year, they are those 5 real handsome ones, but I will take any of those other ones too, beggars can't be choosy!!Don't be taking all the credit either because I am sure your ...
by jimnks
Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The season begins in NE KS!
Replies: 11
Views: 3206

Way to go Candace, I have seen them at McLouth and Basehor but I haven't seen any at our place yet but I still believe they will arrive any day or at least I hope!! Have a nice day!! Jim
by jimnks
Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:11 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Should it really matter??
Replies: 4
Views: 1515

Tony, I put cedar shingles on the top and 3 sides of my houses this year and painted the front white, Lucky says they look good but the martins haven't arrived yet so I don't know if they will approve . I hope I didn't mess up, because they nested in 2 of those houses last year and I built 1 new one...
by jimnks
Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Question, open houses or not? I say not
Replies: 14
Views: 3906

Siberman, YOU DA MAN DUDE,thank you for ageeing with me , and don't worry about invoking Lucky's wrath, she ain't all that tough!! Why just yesterday as I was opening up those martin houses, I was REALLY chewing on her, I'm pretty sure(actually real sure) she would have been past mad,if she would ha...
by jimnks
Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Question, open houses or not? I say not
Replies: 14
Views: 3906

Well thank you all for responding, even though I didn't like your answers it was a super day for Lucky, she did several victory laps around the room chanting I TRIED TO TELL YA BUT YOU NEVER LISTEN TO ME!!!! So I got the ladder and went out and opened up 2 houses, just to make her happy. Other thing...
by jimnks
Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:39 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Question, open houses or not? I say not
Replies: 14
Views: 3906

Question, open houses or not? I say not

Lucky(my wifes pet name) and I live in NE Kansas, I have OUR(they became OURS after I built, painted, and installed them on the poles) martin houses up but not opened. I am trying to get the tree swallows and bluebirds to take up residence in the other 25 bluebird houses I have placed around the are...
by jimnks
Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: bluebird house
Replies: 9
Views: 3055

I have 25 BB houses out. and 5 more in the basement I just built and have to put up, does this Troyer house really keep HOSP's out? If so is there any place to find plans ? My houses are all Peterson style and I do have HOSP problems in some areas. I also have Tree swallows and chickadees using some...
by jimnks
Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Never thought I'd say it
Replies: 3
Views: 1474

It's cold and snowy here in Kansas also, I am also tired as hell of it but I will probably gripe when it gets hot as hell this summer. Chuck exactly what is battle mode against starlings and HOSP in your area? I use a 12 gauge!! Hoping for spring, JIM.
by jimnks
Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Needing some BlueBird help.
Replies: 20
Views: 7594

Joe, I have 25 houses out, most of mine are all mounted on T- posts out in the open facing a small tree (within 50 feet.)Last year I placed 3 of them along an overgrown fence line with quite a few trees and got chickadees and wrens for tenants. I also get tree swallows and have had them take over a ...
by jimnks
Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Venting
Replies: 16
Views: 6683

I have been modifying and constructing on my martin houses and I read your post, heck I don't have any vents in my houses, maybe I should put some in while I have them down. I think wood is cooler than plastic but I still might need some, because it gets pretty hot here in Kansas in the summer. I ha...
by jimnks
Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: porch widths?
Replies: 5
Views: 3409

I think I am going to put on the new roof, with a little more overhang and see how it works and I probably will cut the porches back to 2 1/8 inches and go with that. Thanks John and Emil for the help. Jim If the martins come in the next week or so I will probably have to install furnaces in their h...
by jimnks
Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: porch widths?
Replies: 5
Views: 3409

Thanks for the input, I thought about drilling some holes in the porches, maybe 1/4 inch? or is that too small, maybe clog up with debris, droppings,etc. should I drill holes in the nest compartments also, how many and where at? The nest compartments are 7x6x12 inches, with SREH openings. I am sure ...
by jimnks
Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: porch widths?
Replies: 5
Views: 3409

porch widths?

Is their a miniumum(that doesn't look like it is spelled right , anyway the opposite of maximum) on the width of porchs? I built a new house last year with porchs and dividers at 2 3/8 inches, but the roof overhang is also 2 3/8 inches. I think I need more overhang to keep excess water from splashin...
by jimnks
Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Kansas City roosts?
Replies: 0
Views: 1906

Kansas City roosts?

Hi all, anyone know of any roosts within 50 miles of Kansas City?, also how soon before sundown do they arrive at the roost?
jimnks
by jimnks
Sun May 17, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Birdhouse torn apart, sy's arrive!!
Replies: 0
Views: 2042

Birdhouse torn apart, sy's arrive!!

Hello all, We had a storm in NE Kansas on Friday night, I was looking at my birdhouses thru binoculars Saturday morning when I thought what the hell!! I have 5 peterson style houses mounted on metal T-posts in my pond for tree swallows, and 1 martin house on a wooden pole is also in the pond, both s...
by jimnks
Sat May 16, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Battle Of The Bluebirds
Replies: 21
Views: 21980

Steve, thank you for sharing this story with us, it was great! I too have a bluebird/tree swallow/chickadee trail,that my grandkids and I enjoy together, 1 pair of bluebirds fledged last week and 4 nests ready to fledge this week. Do you,or anyone else know of any forums or web sites on bluebirds th...
by jimnks
Mon May 11, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Snake guard needed?
Replies: 1
Views: 3034

Snake guard needed?

Hello all, I have a martin house about 15' out in the pond the water is around 18" deep at the base of the wooden pole,I do not have a snake guard on it thinking that black snakes and garter snakes usually don't go in the water unless they are forced into it.I keep the grass mowed on the bank back a...