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by pmcharter1
Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:13 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Trio Question...(painting)
Replies: 7
Views: 1676

Dorn county. im sorry i failed to mention this, i put little pieces of toothpicks in the railing(perch) holes before painting. , i didnt once and my paint covered the slots where the rails and perches fit,, once dried made me more work putting it back together.ive never tried this , but you may put ...
by pmcharter1
Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:11 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How did you get started as a Purple Martin Landlord?
Replies: 29
Views: 12178

not tough for me! i lived in the country, our neighbor had a wooden house, that was 1980. always had them, so so the next yr, my junior yr in school, i built one , and attracted them. when i moved away, i moved to a house and my neighbor had 2 12 room tro houses, full colonies every yr. he decided t...
by pmcharter1
Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:07 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Trio Question...(painting)
Replies: 7
Views: 1676

Dorn county, Sweet find! like others have said, take it apart, your trio rails and such, they just pop off. clean the rooms, 1 part bleach. 3 parts water. let those dry.clean the outsideof the house and let dry. you can lightly sand the exterior, i never have, just use a good spray primer.i use the ...
by pmcharter1
Thu May 31, 2012 2:16 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: purple martin enthusiast, make this event
Replies: 0
Views: 1481

purple martin enthusiast, make this event

This goes out to all purple martin enthusiasts ,even though this event is held in iowa, we encourage everyone to attend!!read the madrid potluck thread, and the iowa thread for more info. We all, as purple martin landlords know the importance of the raising of these birds, and their magestic flights...
by pmcharter1
Wed May 23, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What time of day is best for nest check?
Replies: 8
Views: 2210

i agree with kathy in va, its like 4 pm, i lower the house checking nests, open one, the scared the heck out of me , the female didnt get off the nest, so i closed it it , thinking i was doing it early., ( i do not do nest cks after 5pm, as they are settling in to roost, , tried that once, house mes...
by pmcharter1
Sat May 19, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: IOWA
Replies: 46
Views: 8527

Dave. thanks, ill need all the help i can get if you want me sending this out!, or send me e- mail addresses, ill send them that way. yes , beer is welcome, no big deal, choice of beverage , no proablem!, also , pass on, we have a rv park, full eletrical hook ups, or tents, sweeds point park next to...
by pmcharter1
Wed May 16, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: IOWA
Replies: 46
Views: 8527

Dave , not so good at cutting and pasting, send me somthing , show mw,or tell , me and i can do it. heck funny, when i deer hunt, turkey hunt, my my kids have to help me create files ! even though i work with a computer all day, i dont do that sorta of stuff, but ill try!. Dave, i did talk with the ...
by pmcharter1
Wed May 16, 2012 2:13 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: IOWA
Replies: 46
Views: 8527

Dave, as you can tell, i work alot of 2nd shifts--- thats why my posts are so late, i have to be in by 11.00 am so ill try and get on with it ha. administrator called---- its AGO!!! August 25 th, rent free, i can pick the key up thursday, or friday, the cabin is ( ours) all day on the 25 th.. i thin...
by pmcharter1
Tue May 15, 2012 3:20 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: IOWA
Replies: 46
Views: 8527

Dave. called today, the administrater out in meetings on a new construction deal , trying to get a a grant for., i did talk to the city clerk, karen, and she left him a message to get with me tuesday,she felt it would be cost free after explaining things to her, - i just told her what we were about,...
by pmcharter1
Mon May 14, 2012 3:01 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: nest "help"
Replies: 5
Views: 1172

waydog, they should adapt fine. you did the right thing. ive inspected nests late in the yr, and if i suspect mites in their,( on my birds) i remove the nests, clean the room , and ad pine needles, corn shucks, rebuild it so the nest is at the back, , and they seem to adapt fine., i should have said...
by pmcharter1
Mon May 14, 2012 2:36 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: IOWA
Replies: 46
Views: 8527

Dave, sorry i have been late on my replies, real busy week, just graduated my daughter from college, and my oldest sons party was sat at our house, and he graduates this coming sunday. he had district track to qualify for state and he he did in 4 events, and he will run in 4 events at Drake starting...
by pmcharter1
Fri May 11, 2012 2:02 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: IOWA
Replies: 46
Views: 8527

dave, sorry i never got back earlier. they rent the cabin for $25.00. but i told them this was a non profit organazation, and we were trying to get a chapter started in ia, and non profit, they charge nothing,. the city adminstrator was out til friday, and he is the one that books it. , i told them ...
by pmcharter1
Fri May 11, 2012 1:41 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Unbelievable!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 6091

Dakota lady, im confused, first, i wouldnt build houses for tree swallows,, if i was to do so, they would be along way away!( not near my martin house esp) 2nd , i think the martin would drive him off if he were nesting, but i could be wrong, ive seen them drive off sparows, and starlings at mine. y...
by pmcharter1
Wed May 09, 2012 1:17 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New to the the PMCA forum.
Replies: 28
Views: 5769

hat1978, looks like your doing things the right way, i looked at pictures of your house, unless im not seeing somthing, you are missing a important detail to the house, , and surroundings,( pearches) on the house , perchees attached to the railing with small wire, on each corner is a must. mine are ...
by pmcharter1
Tue May 08, 2012 1:57 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sad day..need some advice.
Replies: 7
Views: 2117

im with kathy, try and trap them, as a land owner, its tough, to see starlings, sparrows, take over a room,. ethical, im not in favor of disposing of them, but when it comes down to securing, maintaining, your colony, they cant out fly 1500 feet per second.do what you must.
by pmcharter1
Tue May 08, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Recommended Air Rifles
Replies: 15
Views: 4992

a friend of mine has a sheridan, powerfull gun. i may sound cheap here, but my grandpa , worked at the daisy factory in arkansas, after he retired from jhon deer, as a night gaurd, just to keep busy. Before he passed away, he gave me a daisy 880 pump, i put a scope on it, sighted it in , its deadly,...
by pmcharter1
Sun May 06, 2012 2:50 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Is it too late to kill a sparrow
Replies: 20
Views: 4617

kathy, trust me, i dont have no prefect polite HOSP, but we all work at it. we just fight the fight!i appreciate your insight,. i also have blue bird houses, on my split rail fence, posts, , i only have one house being looked and( occupied) the others , nothing? , last yr , all houses were full. tha...
by pmcharter1
Sun May 06, 2012 2:06 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: HELP! IN KATY TEXAS! HOUSE BROKE 832-876-5337. CALL AS
Replies: 2
Views: 1071

katylady, this happened to me on one of my trios., you can do two things, replace the whole rope, or do the quick fix which i didfor now. im sure your house is down:( take black electrial tape, , over lap the ends only a fourth of an inch!, or little less,. take the tape and cut a 6 inch lenght, whe...
by pmcharter1
Sun May 06, 2012 1:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: IOWA
Replies: 46
Views: 8527

Dave ,
let you know tomorrow, or monday--on that date, and if any cost, i think its free,should be a go.
by pmcharter1
Sat May 05, 2012 3:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Is it too late to kill a sparrow
Replies: 20
Views: 4617

kathy, you have a bigger problem with sparrows than i do, if you read my post, i said, i cleaned them out daily, out of my houses, ,and i do nest cks daily. I do what what works for me, it is a known fact, that if a martin, doesnt want the intruder their, they will drive it away. , i still clean the...