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by BioJoe
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Project Martinwatch
Replies: 17
Views: 5881

Re: Project Martinwatch

Regarding nest checks greater than 7 days apart: It's worth sending it in to us. A closer look at the data will help us determine if some or all of the data is usable. The nest check frequency has some gray area, but the final nest check requirement does not. Regarding the roost reporting: Simply co...
by BioJoe
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Project Martinwatch
Replies: 17
Views: 5881

Re: Project Martinwatch

The disqualifying criteria for PMW datasheets are: 1. Nest checks are >7 days apart 2. No final nest check showing an empty nest after nestlings have reached 26 days old As for the indication on the data sheet: Any indication that the nest is empty is acceptable. Some use an X to show an empty nest....
by BioJoe
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 5 seconds to help the PMCA win $3000
Replies: 4
Views: 1778

5 seconds to help the PMCA win $3000

Want to help support the PMCA? A local bank is holding a contest for the 8 greatest charities in Erie, PA. You can nominate the Purple Martin Conservation Association from now through July 15 for a chance to win. We’ll be eligible to receive a $3,000, $1,500, $1,000 or $500 prize from ERIEBANK-which...
by BioJoe
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PMCA assistance
Replies: 4
Views: 1656

Re: PMCA assistance

Matt, It's great that you'd like to see the PMCA involved with helping with those thing. The good news is that we already are! Whenever colonies or roosts that need our help are brought to our attention, we act. We frequently help find new caretakers for public sites that are unmanaged. When roosts ...
by BioJoe
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Parasites?
Replies: 9
Views: 2211

Re: Parasites?

the spots in the picture appear to be blood engorged nest mites. there is a smear on one of the legs that could be from one of the mites being popped from the nestlings jostling around. A simple nest replacement should take care of 99% of the problem before it gets out of hand.
by BioJoe
Mon May 14, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Avatars?
Replies: 7
Views: 2020

Re: Avatars?

Unfortunately we had to disable them because of a software vulnerability that they introduced. We're hoping that we can re-enable the option whenever the forum software is updated to a new version that closes the hacker backdoor.

Sorry folks.
by BioJoe
Sat May 12, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Get ready for Season 3 of the nestcam!
Replies: 3
Views: 805

Get ready for Season 3 of the nestcam!

Doing the final tests of the equipment and software this week.

Here's a trailer to get you ready: https://youtu.be/_VsvkmqEvtc
by BioJoe
Fri May 04, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PMCA Nest Cam
Replies: 8
Views: 2425

Re: PMCA Nest Cam

We have a pair getting established in the cam gourd. We have some more equipment and software to configure, and will be starting the stream once eggs begin being laid in a few weeks!
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by BioJoe
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Starling Breech of Excluder II Entrance
Replies: 5
Views: 1484

Re: Starling Breech of Excluder II Entrance

It's best not to let those smaller starlings have a chance to reproduce. I have been talking recently with a landlord who let a small one reproduce in nearby housing and now all of its offspring are able to fit in smaller entrances. It's become a major problem for him. Best not to let those genes sp...
by BioJoe
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SY Male! I still can not believe it!
Replies: 17
Views: 2820

Re: SY Male! I still can not believe it!

Those old females can be have particularly dark coloration. Great to hear she's recovering!
by BioJoe
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Video stream - new link
Replies: 11
Views: 2742

Re: Video stream - new link

After a mass University of Houston internet outage this morning, it appears the old YouTube link to the live stream doesn’t work. We have a new static link, that won’t ever change (even if there’s another mass outage). Here’s the new static link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrHgd6Zb5SG9DNsAYYj...
by BioJoe
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: So.......what has happened here?
Replies: 47
Views: 10157

Re: So.......what has happened here?

Just out of curiosity, I went and checked the FB page....it doesn't look to me like a place you can really get information or give and get much feedback. For this purpose (among others) I like this format much better. It's sort of like a meeting place for people of like minds. Did you check the fac...
by BioJoe
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: So where would you go? Solved?
Replies: 16
Views: 3765

Re: So where would you go? Solved?

As the battery tech for our GPS dataloggers has improved, we're becoming able to look at the return migration in more detail. We'll have answers to these types of questions soon! Keep supporting the PMCA to make our research possible.
by BioJoe
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sweet baby Jesus!
Replies: 15
Views: 3441

Re: Sweet baby Jesus!

Sweet baby Jesus!!! He’s back!!! Omg so early! I’m shaking like a leaf! Calm down baby! He’s in the flat top trio Tony J. Garretson! Already in for the night! I would have never dreamed this would happen so early! Thanks to all my BMF’s For being here for me! March 18 can you believe it!! :) :) :) ...
by BioJoe
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gourd and rack advice/opinions
Replies: 13
Views: 3150

Re: Gourd and rack advice/opinions

Billie,

Give the PMCA a call at 8148337656. We walk people through the options and give advice all day long!
by BioJoe
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How to show your resident state in topic posting
Replies: 28
Views: 6982

Re: How to show your resident state in topic posting

I’m surprised that someone in the administration has not read this post with the above question and has not given an answer to your request, on how to put your State ID on to your Profile name yet. May be there is no way to do it without re-subscribing under another name, ?? Dave The correct answer...
by BioJoe
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Re: Disappointed in PM houses and You?
Replies: 27
Views: 7874

Re: Disappointed in PM houses and You?

My apologies if I was wrong about aluminum houses in the South. But I did read it somewhere. Here's the link. https://wingardsmarket.com/purple-martins-of-south-carolina/ Scroll down to "houses/hotels" Lots of bad information out there on the internet. If you're unsure, use the PMCA website as a de...
by BioJoe
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 800 Scout Report so far
Replies: 14
Views: 4134

Re: 800 Scout Report so far

There will probably be one in the next week. First week of March is typical.
by BioJoe
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 800 Scout Report so far
Replies: 14
Views: 4134

Re: 800 Scout Report so far

Give us a call at 814-833-7656. We can get your scout report information and fix your login.