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by 4th Gen Martin Fan
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The Lewis Mod
Replies: 36
Views: 836

Lewis SREH

TerryW, The original Lewis SREH involves increasing the outside depth of the crescent SREH and raising the porch level. The porch surface is slick so there is no traction for the starling's feet. In the process of doing all of the above, the 1 3/16" height of the crescent SREH must be maintained so ...
by 4th Gen Martin Fan
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The Lewis Mod
Replies: 36
Views: 836

Lewis Mod on Conley II entrance

cchild03, How many Conley II entrances do you currently have? With Full Lewis Mod, the European Starlings won't even hang around your colony anymore because they will not be able to breach. The Purple Martins will have no problems entering and exiting the Full Lewis Modified Conley II entrances. I h...
by 4th Gen Martin Fan
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Arrivals 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 723

New Arrivals 2020

What kind of houses do you have? Especially those houses that are not equipped with SREH. Are any of the compartments less than 6 x 12" in size? Some new landlords do not understand that SREH are only used with expanded compartments. The original small compartments were small to discourage starlings...
by 4th Gen Martin Fan
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Arrivals 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 723

New Arrivals 2020

Open some compartments for the newly arrived purple martin. He flew all the way from Brazil to reclaim HIS house only to find that he is locked out. Poor fellow, it warmer and safer for him to spend the night in a compartment. Even if he is just passing through but I suspect he is returning to his l...
by 4th Gen Martin Fan
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nature does need man
Replies: 9
Views: 1444

Man and Nature

I watched the whole interview and cannot wait to see this latest movie version of "The Call of the Wild".
by 4th Gen Martin Fan
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Cold weather behavior question
Replies: 4
Views: 1147

Re: Cold weather behavior

I add pine needles anytime I feel that the nest are inadequate throughout the season. Especially when the SY purple martins arrive and build only scant nests. The ASY pairs and especially the ASY females have more experience and build better nests. Pre-nest whenever you can including now. I know tha...
by 4th Gen Martin Fan
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Passing through central texas
Replies: 3
Views: 1526

Missouri Purple Martins

deancamp, I would assume that Missouri is divided with eastern 2/3 of the Missouri purple martins primarily migrating up the Mississippi Flyway and the western 1/3 of Missouri purple martins migrating up the Texas Flyway. Of course, that is pure speculation and geographic topography will also affect...
by 4th Gen Martin Fan
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Cold weather behavior question
Replies: 4
Views: 1147

Cold weather behavior

Joe, I would like to know what kind of housing you provide for your purple martins. Aluminum and plastic housing will not retain heat in the compartments compared to wood. Not saying that explains the behavior. I would assume that the males are just hanging out until it warms up. Too darn cold (40s)...
by 4th Gen Martin Fan
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?
Replies: 70
Views: 15776

Re: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?

Also to be noted is, do not shoot BB's from an air rifle if you want to maintain accuracy as the steel BB's will ruin the barrel rifling for accurate pellet shooting. I studied the Daisy 901 ads on Amazon and was dumbfounded to see that a "Daisy Outdoors Products 901 Kit" is available for the Daisy...
by 4th Gen Martin Fan
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?
Replies: 70
Views: 15776

Air Rifles...What do you own or recommend?

I agree with the options available now. Several years back the availability of air rifles from low end to high end was limited. Now not only are there turn key options in low end to high end air rifles but there are upgrades and accessories available over the whole spectrum. No longer do people have...
by 4th Gen Martin Fan
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?
Replies: 70
Views: 15776

Daisy Powerline 901

Doug,
We are waiting to hear how you did with your new Daisy Powerline 901 on HOSP. Were you successful with your newest rifle?
by 4th Gen Martin Fan
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?
Replies: 70
Views: 15776

Air Rifles

T-Bird, As you know the multi-pump air rifles give you choices with each shot. You can use a light pellet with fewer pumps for a shot at a closer range HOSP and a heavy pellet with maximum pumps for a shot at a farther range EUST. Because your Trendsetter 12 is equipped with SREH you will probably n...
by 4th Gen Martin Fan
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The winds are favorable for Texas but...
Replies: 6
Views: 1036

The winds are favorable for Texas but...

Dr. Janice, my sister in Seguin, TX, saw and took pictures of an ASY-M and ASY-F as her first 2020 martin sighting today. But her colony is only 1/4 mile from Tony Frederickson's super colony. She is not worried because lowest temperature are 34 for Wed. and 38 for Thurs. and her colony is so open t...
by 4th Gen Martin Fan
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?
Replies: 70
Views: 15776

Air Rifles

T-Bird, So many factors it is hard to discuss on Forum. Will you be eventually setting up a Sheridan "Blue Streak" with a Williams peep sight or scope or are you good enough with the original front and rear sight. I am planning on a "One Piece Scope Mount for Sheridan F and C, Blue & Silver Streak" ...
by 4th Gen Martin Fan
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin House Gourd Seed Source?
Replies: 10
Views: 579

Brad,
Thanks for the response. Email received.
SASE padded envelope like Ryan mentioned?
by 4th Gen Martin Fan
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin House Gourd Seed Source?
Replies: 10
Views: 579

Martin House Gourd Seed Source?

Brad,
I tried on the last topic to email you through your provided email that is inaccessible to you.
Thanks for the response.
by 4th Gen Martin Fan
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?
Replies: 70
Views: 15776

Re: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?

I have the book, "Know Your Sheridan Rifles & Pistols; 2nd Edition" by Ronald E. Elbe and can answer your questions better with some information especially if it is about a specific Sheridan "Blue Streak". Serial numbers are present on Sheridans from 1972 onward. 1972-1977 Sheridan "Blue and Silver ...
by 4th Gen Martin Fan
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Emil, Your Sideboards
Replies: 42
Views: 8634

Thicker entrance for enchancing SREH effectiveness

If you are going to make a half arc of PVC pipe to put inside of a crescent entrance to reduce wing entrapment, would you use a 3" inside diameter PVC pipe since the basis of a crescent is a 3" circle? How does a 1" thick half arc of a 2" inside diameter PVC pipe would work? I would like to see a pi...
by 4th Gen Martin Fan
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finished putting up my acquired Trio
Replies: 19
Views: 843

Trio Wade Martin House Winch Cable

Those are excellent pictures to let everyone know that a 3/32" stainless steel 7x7 wire rope will work with any Trio Winch. You are definitely equipped with the right tool for crimping. Glad you have your colony ready for the purple martins because they are headed your way on the map of the 2020 Sco...
by 4th Gen Martin Fan
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finished putting up my acquired Trio
Replies: 19
Views: 843

Trio Wade Martin House - Remodeled in New Location

Yes, there are vacancies in the Remodeled to Modern Standard and Up to Date Purple Martin Construction Codes in new Plano, TX Location. As you know, the more martin activity at your colony, the more martins will be vying for your deluxe accommodations. Try not to be affected by SREH anxiety. The mar...

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