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by baileysambone
Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Question : How to prevent wooden nest trays from warping
Replies: 8
Views: 1609

Dave,
I will place the universal trays on top of wire sub floors that come with trendsetter (they are thin probably sentra board that John is talking about) but I think the wooden ones which are thicker might be to high with the crescent entrance.
Yvonne
by baileysambone
Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Question : How to prevent wooden nest trays from warping
Replies: 8
Views: 1609

One more question. Could you use some sort of water seal with out harming the birds. If rain is coming in, then the top of the tray is getting wet as well as the bottom.
by baileysambone
Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Question : How to prevent wooden nest trays from warping
Replies: 8
Views: 1609

Thanks John, Ray and Dave, John I do have 6 universal nesting trays that you glue together, I drilled 4 holes in each tray nest area. I thought about placing these on top of the sub floors that come with the trendsetter because I don't know what would happen if they get wet, or if they would be stab...
by baileysambone
Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Question : How to prevent wooden nest trays from warping
Replies: 8
Views: 1609

Question : How to prevent wooden nest trays from warping

I have the trendsetter wooden nest trays. 2 of them have warped when rain has gotten in the compartment. Is there anything to put on the wood to prevent this , that would be non toxic for the birds ?
by baileysambone
Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Looking for Opinions on Gourds
Replies: 20
Views: 7608

Evan I use excluder gourds underneath both of my aluminum houses. Like John said the porches should be placed higher up than where the pre drilled holes are. The gourds are very sturdy and attaching the inside and outside porch is not a big deal. I live in BR, if you want to come by and see them pri...
by baileysambone
Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Questions about Conley 2 plates
Replies: 4
Views: 1403

Questions about Conley 2 plates

How high up from porch floor do you mount these plates ?
And can the plastic plates you get from PMCA be mounted on an aluminum house ?
Thanks
Yvonne
by baileysambone
Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: IT'S A GIRL!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2953

Awesome Tony. I'm so happy for you. The remaining pairs I have should be hatching out today and tomorrow.
Keep us posted on their progress.
And Happy Fathers day early!!!!!!!!!!
Yvonne
by baileysambone
Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: pic's of my site set up
Replies: 15
Views: 3851

Tony,
I thought you were going to remove that turkey. Remember we thought it might be scarring them ?
You site looks great.
Yvonne
by baileysambone
Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: BAM! I'm a NEW LANDLORD for real!
Replies: 21
Views: 8098

So happy for you. I had only one pair last year. Couldn't get anything done in the mornings just watching them.
by baileysambone
Mon May 20, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Update to the SREH change over
Replies: 8
Views: 2520

:grin:
by baileysambone
Mon May 20, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Update to the SREH change over
Replies: 8
Views: 2520

I might not have lost my other pair after all. I got home from work tonight at 7:45, and there was activity in their hole. I saw one enter for sure. I'll have to wait until thursday when I'm off all day to see the comings and goings.
I'll let you know.
Yvonne
by baileysambone
Mon May 20, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wing entrapment note: Trendsetters..Troyer tunnel question
Replies: 11
Views: 3044

John,
Does entrapment happen only during fights, or can it happen with a single bird trying to exit the opening ?
Thanks,
Yvonne
by baileysambone
Sun May 19, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wing entrapment note: Trendsetters..Troyer tunnel question
Replies: 11
Views: 3044

John, I know what wing entrapment is but I was interested in what you know specifically about the trensetters. What's happening in those.
Yvonne
by baileysambone
Sun May 19, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Update to the SREH change over
Replies: 8
Views: 2520

Update to the SREH change over

Well, One of the females was brutally attacked this am by males. She was trying to get in holes, but couldn't make it in. I went outside a couple of times to break things up. At least she didn't go to the ground, because it was very wet and she would have not been able to fly. (Steve's story of Mart...
by baileysambone
Sun May 19, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Violent Storms Hit Three Of Our Satellite Martin Colonies
Replies: 7
Views: 3422

Steve,
So sorry to hear that news. You sure have not had much luck with weather.
Hope they will renest
Yvonne
by baileysambone
Sun May 19, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wing entrapment note: Trendsetters..Troyer tunnel question
Replies: 11
Views: 3044

John,
Can you elaborate on what's happening with the trendsetter. I have not heard about this before.
Yvonne
by baileysambone
Sun May 19, 2013 6:01 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Help Please !!!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 11011

The males both have females. I'm talking about 2 pairs here (4 birds). I only saw one pair last night, and they still have not made in it. They are going from hole to hole trying, but have not managed it yet. I'm not sure of the other pair, I did not see them last night. And yes I did measure all th...
by baileysambone
Fri May 17, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Help Please !!!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 11011

Emil, I have not seen a starling in my yard since Jan. The ones I do see, I shoot. As well as the sparrows. I don't get them all, but most of them. No starling has tried to nest in my house since one breeched a cresent gourd I had up. That was 2011. The starling came out of no where. I'm not making ...
by baileysambone
Fri May 17, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: WHOOO-HOOOOOO
Replies: 34
Views: 10355

Way to go Tony.
I bet you get 6 or 7. I'm so happy for you.
Keep us updated
Yvonne
by baileysambone
Fri May 17, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Help Please !!!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 11011

Help Please !!!!!

I changed to SREH today because last week a starling raided a SY pairs nest with a possibility of 6 young. This happened Sat. I had done a nest check Thursday and had one HD old and 5 eggs. I have an 8 room house with 2 SY pairs at present. The pair that got raided are still together and using their...