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by phldave
Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sparrow traps
Replies: 1
Views: 753

Place some of the nest material, eggs, babies in trap put it in the compartement set it and monitor if you catch female 1st set again until you get the male. Good luck catch'um,

Dave
by phldave
Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Defending our Hobby
Replies: 11
Views: 2593

Defending our Hobby

What do we tell people that call our hobby dumb, stupid, silly a waste of time and money? :-(
by phldave
Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2 sparrows in 5 min.
Replies: 5
Views: 1360

Ray and Dorncounty,

You aren't going to believe this but last week I caught both the M/F HOSP in my home made compartment trap at the same time. They both must have gone in one right after the other before tripping the trap. That was the first time using the trap and it was a double.

Dave
by phldave
Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Is there still any subbies arriving in central Iowa?
Replies: 6
Views: 1497

ToyinPA,

Since your about the same distance north, maybe there's still hope. Had a marting circle my house within 10' ysesterday. Still hopeful!

Dave
by phldave
Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First nest change.......ever
Replies: 4
Views: 1629

Diatomaceous Earth

Landlords, What's the concensus on using Diatomaceous Earth to control pests?

Dave
by phldave
Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Is there still any subbies arriving in central Iowa?
Replies: 6
Views: 1497

Is there still any subbies arriving in central Iowa?

I'm still trying to intice a breeding pair to my new site!

Dave
by phldave
Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SY's still coming in Wisconsin.
Replies: 5
Views: 1285

Trishy,

I know your further north than I am, but I still keep hoping a pair show up at my new site. Hope they take good care of the hatchlings!

Dave
by phldave
Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Everybody Help!
Replies: 22
Views: 4498

Emil, Amen brother, wish I had never opened my mouth about my intentions.

Dave
by phldave
Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Busy week
Replies: 4
Views: 1707

Thanks Diane, I'll have to put that CD on my wish list and give it a try.

Dave
by phldave
Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Everybody Help!
Replies: 22
Views: 4498

Thank You so much everybody.

Please Keep the suggestions coming -- She's very stubborn!

Dave
by phldave
Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Everybody Help!
Replies: 22
Views: 4498

Everybody Help!

How can I convince my wife how bad HOSP are. She's ruinning my hobby.
by phldave
Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Busy week
Replies: 4
Views: 1707

Update

Dorncounty,

I am so jealous. I to am just starting out. Have a 10 room wood house with t-14 size rooms. Got the house up June 3rd. Been playing dawnsong every morning since. No lookers yet that I know of. I still work full time.

Dave
by phldave
Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: !#@**@!! SY Males
Replies: 14
Views: 4891

sy males

I'm having major problems with the Sy's again this year, just like what happened back in 2009, several nests completely wiped out but I see that some are renesting. One thing I have found out is the worst damage was done in the nests where the Sys could easily look into the entrance and see the egg...