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by jeffwilliams72
Mon May 31, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Stubborn Pair of Tree Swallows
Replies: 7
Views: 1723

Carlton, I had a pair of TS trying to take over my rack, I followed the advice in Archives on dealing with TS. I cut out a small piece of hard white plastic the size and shape of a TS chest patch, and hung it below a swallow box on fishing line so it moved in the breeze. It worked like magic! I can'...
by jeffwilliams72
Fri May 21, 2010 7:28 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Central Ohio Landlords(Midwest)please chime in SY migration?
Replies: 3
Views: 1064

I live in central IN, 2 days ago had 3 subbies on my rack. Haven't seen them since. I believe you still have a chance and am hoping I do too!
by jeffwilliams72
Fri May 07, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: total frustration
Replies: 16
Views: 4255

Thanks for all the advice, I think I will place my decoys in the 4 holes facing away from my house, they are currently plugged to prevent evildoers from taking up residence, out of view. I realize few things worth doing are easy. I was just hit hard after having success, then losing my 1st pair. I w...
by jeffwilliams72
Wed May 05, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: total frustration
Replies: 16
Views: 4255

Thanks for your ideas and words of encouragement. I will stay positive and control pest birds, thats all I can do. I do have decoys that I move regularly and pine needles as nest material. Lots of birds showed interest last fall, so maybe I am being impatient.
by jeffwilliams72
Wed May 05, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: total frustration
Replies: 16
Views: 4255

After posting this morning I had a subadult hanging out, & flying around, then I had to leave for work so I don't know how long it stayed. Yes I have numerous houses about, 2nested pr.of trees and my favorite bluebirds, all sitting now. I had to steer a pair of trees away ,but they are now sitting. ...
by jeffwilliams72
Wed May 05, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: total frustration
Replies: 16
Views: 4255

too early to quit this year

The closest body of water is 1/4 mile away, 1/2 acre pond. My site is open with trees on the north only and they are 60' away from houses, the rest is wide open pasture. I have 12 big bo gourds some w/ sreh some round, and a 12 room alum. house modified to 6 rooms and a perky pet plastic house that ...
by jeffwilliams72
Wed May 05, 2010 7:16 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: total frustration
Replies: 16
Views: 4255

total frustration

I have been trying to attract martins for almost 10 yrs. 2 yrs ago I finally got a pair and they fledged 4. Last year they did not return. Now I am starting all over, very depressing. Have seen 7 at my gourds, but they don't stay. Haven't seen any for 4-5 days. I know of 3-5 colonys within a 10 mile...