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by pmcharter1
Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:55 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Use of specific cat food soaked for supplemental feeding
Replies: 8
Views: 2794

if i were to supplemental, feed, scrambled eggs first choice, proably freeze dried meal worms second. if you use live meal worms,cut the heads off, they are like a dragon fly, if live , the heads of both, , even if not attached to their body, they have a instinct to keep biting, they can bite the ba...
by pmcharter1
Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:26 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: what's a good gun to shoot sparows with not to powerful!
Replies: 35
Views: 11968

i use a winchester 74 ,rifel 22 auto, with scope, you cant shoot at the house with this one, i buy 22 cartridges, with bird shot, wait for them to leave, perch close to a tree, and blast them, , if i cant use that i use a Daisy 880 pellet gun, i perfer the pellets, rather than bbs. i have a small sc...
by pmcharter1
Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:30 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: To lower or not to lower
Replies: 15
Views: 2495

cciledo3, our passion runs deep , im with loiuse, clean the houses out, see what you have. I live in Iowa, the migration has been brutal, my houses, ( trios) were packed with pine needles, nesting matrial, i supplemented feeding with scrammbled eggs, and meal worms, if you use worms cut the heads of...
by pmcharter1
Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:28 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: When will I know if they have come back? Or not?
Replies: 14
Views: 2505

diane, i live in central iowa, our whether -- a taste of yours, rain, rain, cold, i had 3 pairs show up monday, i feed them eggs daily, they need food, , keep us posted on your site., we have been spoiled the last two yrs being warm, i think these birds GPS systems are praobly giving them fits,, our...
by pmcharter1
Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Are egg shells really necessary?
Replies: 40
Views: 22302

again, its a prefrence, i offer egg shells, my local restaraunt saves them for me, a good resource, i use them before they start nesting in feeding trays, it seems to help the clutch,( larger) more calicium the better.provide it, its like this spring, our migrationhas been cold, rainy, ect. i use sc...
by pmcharter1
Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: cold weather worries
Replies: 7
Views: 1793

i agree with DAVE, our martins have had a cold , tough migration, the whether in the midwest , cold , rainy, ect.and expected for the next week. the birds are worn out from thier migration, fliiping mealworms ect, i beleive will cause them to use more energy they need. place scrambeled eggs on there...
by pmcharter1
Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins, Martins Everywhere!
Replies: 8
Views: 1651

Dakota lady, watched the news, looks like you are taking a beating up there.16 '' of snow, , feel for you, we are getting the rain, and cold, not much better, had 3 pairs show today in ia, fed them scrambled eggs, they took right to them, as they looked tired and hungry. , but my houses were full of...
by pmcharter1
Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Are egg shells really necessary?
Replies: 40
Views: 22302

i offer egg shells thru nesting, and summer, added calcium. now as they are migrating in the midwest, are wheather has been horrible, rain , cold temps, ect., i offer them scrambled eggs in their feeder trays as there are no insects for them, they love them, they need the noutrition, feed them, as t...
by pmcharter1
Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: By George I Think I've Got It!
Replies: 31
Views: 6762

gobbler, yes they will, im impatient, as youcan tell, ha, the best thing i did for my dad, last yr, he lives in the country, 2 acres, he had no highline wires for them to perch, i added perch rails on his housing, top to bottom,each side, seemed to help. its a great hobby, esp, when you can help oth...
by pmcharter1
Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:42 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How to change round hole entrances in Super gourds to cresce
Replies: 7
Views: 1317

order the andy troyer horizontal tunnel with the conely 2 enterance with anti wing entrapment, with the rubber traction strips, cant go wrong.
by pmcharter1
Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:31 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins, Martins Everywhere!
Replies: 8
Views: 1651

same here, send some our way!, im in the midwest, (iowa) lots of rain, the dakotas, still getting snow, alot of the birds im hoping are held up in the south til our wheather breaks, they are trying to migrate , but their GPS SAYS, no, once the wheather, turns, , look for alot to leave, and head nort...
by pmcharter1
Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: By George I Think I've Got It!
Replies: 31
Views: 6762

james, still looking, they have things that work, but pricy! im looking for somthing remote control, so when i want to video, i can have my camera mounted, then do so, when i want to., my aipek will work, , but that would require me to leave my small tripod attached, then, if i want to tape, lower t...
by pmcharter1
Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:04 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How far North are they?
Replies: 18
Views: 5036

Leandortree, Well, it happened, our wheather stinks, , i had had several pairs last yr at this time, and pushing, 75 degrees., i had one pair show up two weeks, ago, they came in ragged!, i feed them eggs, didnt help, our rain, and cold for the last two weeks, killed off my first pair, the houses we...
by pmcharter1
Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:44 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: By George I Think I've Got It!
Replies: 31
Views: 6762

James, i use a small clip on video pen on my visior of my hat when bow hunting, pretty good, we only have Bass pro shops in Ia, im going tomorrow and see what i can find that may also work for martin housing. i heard they make one that has a antenna, that connects to your router box that somehow, tr...
by pmcharter1
Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:49 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: By George I Think I've Got It!
Replies: 31
Views: 6762

Gobbler t, not sure of how open you are, , if you are close to high line wires , thats good, they like to perch on those, keep it in the corner away from trees. on this site, you can find a site on how to suggestions, on placment from dwelling , water ect, and houses,, how many yrds away to place th...
by pmcharter1
Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:22 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How far North are they?
Replies: 18
Views: 5036

Dakota lady, i remain positive, are wheather in the midwest , is cold and rainy, its suppose to be somone nice sturday, then the same jet stream coming down again with rain all thru next week,with cold temps, our martins Gps system has to be messed up, ithought i was doing my birds a favor, i uncapp...
by pmcharter1
Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:55 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: By George I Think I've Got It!
Replies: 31
Views: 6762

James. did you see the the video on this site--a baby purple matins view from the gourd, , so much much we can learn, vocals are amazing, like to know what they are saying, i agree, so much we can pass on.the camera used was a play sport, about cell phone in size, it has a 1/4 inch threaded mount fo...
by pmcharter1
Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:29 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Getting Antsy !!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1564

Dick, im with Bill, you are in for a great hobby! a very magestic bird. when you do research and learn about their migration habits from south america, its amazing, -- if you do get that first pair, they will come back, make sure your t14 has clean white pine straw in each room, , i even go as far a...
by pmcharter1
Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:42 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How far North are they?
Replies: 18
Views: 5036

archer, i think you bought some time, wheather here in the midwest turned to crap, had scouts showing up, they looked rough, it turned cold and has been raining for 3 days, and is to continue thru friday, been feeding them eggs, meal worms, but it doesnt sound like the Dakotas are having it any bett...
by pmcharter1
Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:04 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How far North are they?
Replies: 18
Views: 5036

caroline, they were coming in central iowa, had some nice days 75, - 60 , now cold again lows in the 40s, rain- mist, yuck, i had scouts a week ago, i went back out on my trios, covered my vents with duct tape, and all rooms but two on each trio, , they are 12 room houses, i blocked all off but two,...