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by pmcharter1
Sat May 05, 2012 2:34 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: IOWA
Replies: 46
Views: 8527

Dave, sounds good, if i can get the cabin free, i think that would be the best bet,( hate to set a date) in an open shelter at big creek, and have to worry about the weather.early august sounds good, as later, school starts for some land owners who have children, and gets into labor day.Like i said ...
by pmcharter1
Fri May 04, 2012 3:30 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Is it too late to kill a sparrow
Replies: 20
Views: 4617

i have two tri houses, 12 room. i empty out the sparrow nests daily, but now that the martins are nesting , i let it go. the martins usally drive them away if they dont want them. they will tolerate them being in a room, not a lot of rooms. mine only has one room per house with sparrows in it, but i...
by pmcharter1
Fri May 04, 2012 3:18 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Photo Of Martin Nestling Thrown Out By SY Male
Replies: 7
Views: 2047

ive never seen it or heard of it!, il pay attention now as i have a large colony, cant see why they would do that.all martins take care of their own i thought?, why would they do this?
by pmcharter1
Fri May 04, 2012 2:47 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: IOWA
Replies: 46
Views: 8527

Dave, looking into the Big creek park idea on monday, one thought was, in Madrid, they have a Edgewood park,with a nice cabin( last i knew it was free of charge) just need to sign up ,, it has a fridge and electrical inside and grills outside, and i live their so, if thats an option, and we can secu...
by pmcharter1
Thu May 03, 2012 1:34 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: IOWA
Replies: 46
Views: 8527

dave, not stealing any thunder here. i agree, start small, work up, , i never knew you were working on somthing. , i think theres more intrested than we know. a few landowners are concerned about a date due to nesting, and wanted a later date , just let me know, any thing to help, if i can, i will. ...
by pmcharter1
Tue May 01, 2012 2:33 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: IOWA
Replies: 46
Views: 8527

let me get with the park rangers at Big Creek, at the end of the week, and see what i can do, ( OR WHAT THEY CAN DO FOR US), being they are county im not sure, they are already struggling a budget for mowing, but, maybe talking to the Dnr, wouldnt hurt.I dont think they will give cash, unless we pus...
by pmcharter1
Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:31 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: IOWA
Replies: 46
Views: 8527

replying, to the get together, great idea. A good central spot may be big creek state park, they have shelters available, with grills, with no cost, , next to the triple boatramp, . as you know, there are more people in iowa that have martins, that dont post, some proably have houses and dont know w...
by pmcharter1
Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:53 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: pudding cups!
Replies: 6
Views: 1901

[quote="Tony"]Welcome to another Iowan. I live in Des Moines but maintain two martin colonies at Okoboji. I like your cup idea. How deep are those cups ? I want to supply oyster shells this year and this sounds like a good way to do it.[/quote] tony, never tried oyster shells, may work, i save egg s...
by pmcharter1
Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:01 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: pudding cups!
Replies: 6
Views: 1901

thanks all for the the replies, always read the forum for yrs, just never signed up, glad i did.As for having everything covered not sure, i try hard as you all do as they are so enjoyable to watch and maintain.One thing i was going to add about my husks, i shuck the dried ears and place them in my ...
by pmcharter1
Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:47 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: pudding cups!
Replies: 6
Views: 1901

pudding cups!

you all will think im nuts, i, i tried this my martins love it. I have two 12 room trio houses houses , they are on pullys so i can easily lower and raise them.I always read about providing nesting material, egg shell feeders. ect. every yr, i start out and clean the rooms. 1 part bleach, 9 parts wa...