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by Sandy - NC
Mon Feb 20, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Instant success feeding martins today
Replies: 23
Views: 22902

Great news, Emil. Persistence pays off. Once one started eating, the others joined in, that is great. The best news, other than saving this year's birds, is that they will remember for years to come and teach new birds next year. This is a great tool that should be utilized by all landlords that hav...
by Sandy - NC
Mon Feb 20, 2006 10:13 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Cold, Cloudy And "Insect-Less" In Northwest Louisi
Replies: 23
Views: 16576

Steve, I was not implying that you should quit your wiriting, but it could have been written at night. While you were writing that, you could have possibly tossed that one magic cricket to that one magic martin that would have taken it. It has been proven that once they learn, they teach others, and...
by Sandy - NC
Sun Feb 19, 2006 8:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Cold, Cloudy And "Insect-Less" In Northwest Louisi
Replies: 23
Views: 16576

Steve, if you and Bob will keep flingin, eventually they will learn to take your offerings. Then, you can start flinging towards your or Bob's feeding station, which will condition them to go there. Some learn easy, others don't. I can certainly understand why you wouldn't want to put crickets into ...
by Sandy - NC
Sun Feb 19, 2006 3:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Cold, Cloudy And "Insect-Less" In Northwest Louisi
Replies: 23
Views: 16576

Steve, how about forget the writing for a while, and go get some crickets so you can save your martins. There is no reason to watch them starve to death.
by Sandy - NC
Sat Jan 21, 2006 3:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Myth Led, again ?
Replies: 3
Views: 3859

I understand your frustration, Stan, but I, for one, do not feel that the mosquito deal is debunked. Oh sure, those with fancy degrees, and supposedly hours of unreported research, may claim it is debunked, but I know whenever I am around a bunch of martins, I rarely get bit by said "non food source...
by Sandy - NC
Tue Nov 22, 2005 5:39 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What gourds look like at 70mph :o)
Replies: 5
Views: 4105

That is a cool and neat, and hopefully, a useful project. I know the kids enjoyed the 70 MPH.
by Sandy - NC
Tue Aug 16, 2005 6:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: CRESCENTS OVER EXISTING RD.HOLES
Replies: 13
Views: 14203

Dale, if the SREH is on a tunnel, then you can add it to your existing setup without changing a thing. Just mount the tunnel using 90 degree angle brackets. The birds enter the tunnel, then crawl right threw the round holes. I have had several customers to do it, however, if you have porches on your...
by Sandy - NC
Sun Aug 14, 2005 6:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First Annual Purple Martin Festival
Replies: 0
Views: 3120

First Annual Purple Martin Festival

The First Annual Purple Martin Roost Festival was held at the Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo, NC on August 6, 2005 from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM. For a first time event, it was a huge success as 407 people attended. It was an idea by Alisa Eposito of Columbia, NC to bring attention to the Purp...
by Sandy - NC
Fri Jul 29, 2005 5:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest Camera
Replies: 6
Views: 6702

Jayne, if you want to see a nest cam, let me know, and I will bring one of mine to the Festival next weekend. If you want to see some video taken with it, then email me at sbunn1@cox.net and I will give you my website page that has some video on it.
by Sandy - NC
Sun Jul 10, 2005 6:17 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Anyone know of a PreMigratory roost in the Va Beach area?
Replies: 7
Views: 10426

Your birds will probably go to the William B. Umstead Bridge in Manns Harbor at Manteo NC. There will be a festival held there on Aug. 6.
by Sandy - NC
Thu Jul 07, 2005 3:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Season Wrap-up: Another Banner year for our Naturelines.
Replies: 2
Views: 7096

Mike, how would you say the WDC entrances did? Do you think they helped? Did you have any breached by starlings?