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by phldave
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SY pair visited today
Replies: 20
Views: 6153

Re: SY pair visited today

Heavy The one thing I have learned, they are experts at driving us folks crazy. I don’t think they have been taught, that they shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth. Too bad they aren’t more willing to accept our hospitality when we have taken the time and effort to offer it. All we want to do is...
by phldave
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Midwest Memorial heatwave
Replies: 9
Views: 2368

Re: Midwest Memorial heatwave

Avesrun, Keep pumpin out those youngsters. Everyone matters and I sure appreciate you increasing the number in the area. Don’t know if I ever mentioned it before but my hope is that martineering will be part of my retirement plan. Here I am 63 and my plan is to stop the old 8 to 5 by 67. Sure hope i...
by phldave
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Staying in nest during nest check.
Replies: 9
Views: 1782

Re: Staying in nest during nest check.

Wow! That sounds so cool, hope someday I get to experience that, I just love nature and wildlife.
Dave
by phldave
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What now...
Replies: 29
Views: 5506

Re: What now...

your may want to get a prognosticator from the pmca. I did, when I had a group for a while in April. looks like a great tool, maybe someday I'll get to put it to use.

Dave
by phldave
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SY pair visited today
Replies: 20
Views: 6153

Re: SY pair visited today

If they are just now starting to show interest down in Missouri, hopefully they'll start getting their act together up hear in Iowa too. Sure been dead up here since mid May. Hope I don't have to scratch another year, this is getting beyond depressing.

Dave
by phldave
Wed May 30, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Great News.
Replies: 6
Views: 1118

Re: Great News.

If there's any veteran pilots there, I would think they would really get a kick out of them. The flight characteristics of Purple Martins always have reminded me of fighter planes, the way they soar, dive and maneuver. I'm sure a lot of them would enjoy nest checks also. Maybe some day I will get to...
by phldave
Sun May 27, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Midwest Memorial heatwave
Replies: 9
Views: 2368

Re: Midwest Memorial heatwave

Everybody, Thanks for the input. I was kind of hopeful this heat would throw things into high gear, and cause the sy birds to seriously concentrate on search mode for housing and mates. I observed a lot yesterday and today and there is just nothing going on. My thinking is that the asy birds tempers...
by phldave
Sun May 27, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Midwest Memorial heatwave
Replies: 9
Views: 2368

Midwest Memorial heatwave

Curious about what you folks that have hosted Martins for several seasons think that this early heat wave will do to this years migration and their general behavior? The past couple of weeks have been unusually quiet around here, now this.
Dave
by phldave
Fri May 25, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: No interest in my cavities
Replies: 47
Views: 10686

Re: No interest in my cavities

kim,
I feel your pain. I hope we get some of these subbies still moving north to find us and move in. It's just got to happen, we have paid our dues.
Very best of luck to you,
Dave
by phldave
Fri May 25, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Subadults Destroying Eggs
Replies: 3
Views: 830

Re: Subadults Destroying Eggs

hopefully the adults will attack the little stinker and take him down to the ground and give him a good spanking. I have a vacant site and the subbies can move right in. Sure wish they would. I consider myself a patient man but this is nuts.
by phldave
Fri May 25, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Subbies
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Re: Subbies

Had a dozen sub-adults come in with our Martins Wednesday evening. It was kinda strange sun was setting and "all" of our Martins left the Colony and went out onto the main lake. I was thinking "Hawk Attack" and walked down there but nobody was fussing. They came back with more sub adults in tow. On...
by phldave
Thu May 24, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martin Droans
Replies: 5
Views: 1155

Re: Purple Martin Droans

rrmartins wrote:LOL. You’re joking right?
No! rrmartins, look at how long I have been trying, I am dead serious! somethings got to give, this being a Hotel for migrants just isn't worth it.
by phldave
Thu May 24, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martin Droans
Replies: 5
Views: 1155

Purple Martin Droans

Everybody, You know how all us wanabees have heard time and time again, and I quote, "You don't have Martins, because you don't have Martins" Well here's my challenge, someone needs to come up with a 3 or 4 pack of Purple Martin droans that can be programmed to fly around our site. The way Martins s...
by phldave
Sat May 19, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A male and female PM showed up at my house...
Replies: 8
Views: 1995

Re: A male and female PM showed up at my house...

Bulldogman, Sure sounds like you’re set to me. Congratulations! After what you’ve been through, you certainly deserve to have a little enjoyment in your life. I’m sure they will be a welcome addition to your life. Please use this website to its fullest extent and do as much as you can to make them a...
by phldave
Thu May 17, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Introduction and First Success
Replies: 18
Views: 3847

Re: Introduction and First Success

Wow! Tnmartins,
Made it a point to read your post. Very glad I did. You are an inspiration. I sure hope your good luck rubs off. As you can see I have been trying for some time. Enjoy them and take good care of them they are very special.
Dave
by phldave
Wed May 16, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Please report your Subbies
Replies: 31
Views: 5812

Re: Please report your Subbies

Dave / Lynn,
Thanks so much for your support. I just wish a group would knock me off my feet like the migrants did a month ago.
Dave
by phldave
Mon May 14, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Please report your Subbies
Replies: 31
Views: 5812

Re: Please report your Subbies

Lynn, Thanks for your report. I’m taking a stay cation this week. I scanned the sky just after noon and the sky was full of soaring Martins, but they showed little interest except for one that made a quick circle around my site and continued on. It was like seeing a bunch of swarming bees, there had...
by phldave
Sun May 13, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sparrows! Can you shoot the female first?
Replies: 5
Views: 1356

Re: Sparrows! Can you shoot the female first?

The most important thing If u get rid of him she’ll leave. He is the main problem you want to address.
Dave
by phldave
Fri May 11, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Please report your Subbies
Replies: 31
Views: 5812

Re: Please report your Subbies

Tim / Dave / Lynn, Had my first sightings last night since the group of migrants left back in April. They were all too high to identify, but must have counted 6 or 8 in an hour before sunset. When I started seeing them I cranked up the vocals a little more, because they acted like they weren't heari...
by phldave
Wed May 09, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SY male arrivals
Replies: 5
Views: 812

Re: SY male arrivals

And they are here in force . No binoculars needed this year to identify them that's for sure ! ASY males were busy dragging them off porches and out of Tunnels! They were taking them to ground and kicking their butts all over the place !I have never had so many show up all at once it was like a war...