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by BioJoe
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Love the Sound of the Dawn Song
Replies: 4
Views: 1173

Re: Love the Sound of the Dawn Song

steve r wrote:I love to go out early in the morning and listen to the males singing there dawn song. This morning at 4-30 it was a full moon and the males where already up singing.
It's our hold music. Feel free to call and we'll put you on hold anytime you want to hear it!
by BioJoe
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 800 Scout Report so far
Replies: 14
Views: 4134

Re: 800 Scout Report so far

Curiosity got the better of me. Did a quick run of the numbers for TX.

scout-arrival survey 8.6% of the total
martinwatch 8.3% of the total

Pretty darn close
by BioJoe
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 800 Scout Report so far
Replies: 14
Views: 4134

Re: 800 Scout Report so far

That is not data that I have handy. My instinct is that they would both be in the same proportion as they could both be considered relative indicators of landlord dedication/interest.
by BioJoe
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 800 Scout Report so far
Replies: 14
Views: 4134

Re: 800 Scout Report so far

We have 12% more scout reports than we had at this time last year.
by BioJoe
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PMCA admin Sub adult false alarm-sorry
Replies: 1
Views: 574

Re: PMCA admin Sub adult false alarm-sorry

Caught it right away. No worries.
by BioJoe
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 3" pole problem
Replies: 9
Views: 1613

Re: 3" pole problem

Fantastic!
by BioJoe
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Heath Predator Guard
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Re: Heath Predator Guard

I believe the image on the PMCA store is outdated as the manufacturer has recently moved to a different attachment method for the bottom of the guard, removing the extra part extending below.
by BioJoe
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: BIO Joe
Replies: 7
Views: 1540

Re: BIO Joe

Glad to hear it! It's too bad that browsers are so finicky about different website features. We just resolved a different issue with IE 11 and the scout report form. We're always chasing our tails, it seems.
by BioJoe
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: BIO Joe
Replies: 7
Views: 1540

Re: BIO Joe

That's a new one for us. Sounds like a browser compatibility issue. Have you tried with Google Chrome? It's so hard to track down all of the combinations of browser versions and OS versions.
by BioJoe
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: BIO Joe
Replies: 7
Views: 1540

Re: BIO Joe

Just looked into it. Looks like a glitch with how google maps encoded your lat and long for the map. Should be all good now.
by BioJoe
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Scout report
Replies: 5
Views: 1584

Re: Scout report

The early (and very late) scout reports for each state go into a queue for verification by staff. Over weekends there may be a delay in approval of some scout reports, due to limited staff availability. Steve, your report should be visible now. (it had an error with the mapping coordinates (automate...
by BioJoe
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martins are back!
Replies: 16
Views: 5953

Re: Purple Martins are back!

We followup on all of the first reports to verify their accuracy. The system holds them until we approve the report.

There are a oodles of false reports (starlings, tree swallows, barn swallows) all season long! We have measures in place to help to filter out the noise.
by BioJoe
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: S & K snap-shut access covers
Replies: 3
Views: 946

Re: S & K snap-shut access covers

We found that upside down is the easiest way, as well.
by BioJoe
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Scouts?
Replies: 12
Views: 3188

Re: Scouts?

https://www.windy.com is my favorite weather visualization website. You can really get lost there.
by BioJoe
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PMCA offices closed 12/27 due to snow
Replies: 3
Views: 1286

PMCA offices closed 12/27 due to snow

Hope everyone had a great Christmas. Here in Erie, PA we wished for a white Christmas and overdid it. We're creeping up on 5 feet of snow. http://www.goerie.com/news/20171226/snow-emergency-declared-in-erie It's not safe for staff to reach the office today. We hope to be back in the office tomorrow ...
by BioJoe
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Help the University of Delaware find out what Purple Martins really eat!
Replies: 4
Views: 1610

Re: Help the University of Delaware find out what Purple Martins really eat!

How about pictures of the many dragonflies, butterflies and other insects that are found at the base of the gourd poles or inside the cavities? Wouldn't that show intent? This could be a looong study. I just checked with the researchers for that project and they welcome any pics of insects below th...
by BioJoe
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sale time! Take 10% off your order now through November 27th
Replies: 1
Views: 856

Re: Sale time! Take 10% off your order now through November 27th

Only a few days left to take advantage of the sale! Stock up now on what you need for next season.

Profits from our shop go directly into our research and education efforts! Support the PMCA today.
by BioJoe
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Cat in the hat episode
Replies: 2
Views: 862

Re: Cat in the hat episode

http://pbskids.org/catinthehat/games/mi ... -adventure

They have a browser game for that episode. It plays fast and loose with the facts about martins, but we'll take what we can get!
by BioJoe
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: pdf file for playing Dawnsong and Day Time Chatter?
Replies: 4
Views: 1581

Re: pdf file for playing Dawnsong and Day Time Chatter?

Hi Highrise, If you're looking for a sound file of the dawnsong or daytime chatter, those are not available for free. The PMCA depends on memberships, donations, and profits from products sold in our store to fund their research and education efforts. The recordings are only available on CD's sold i...
by BioJoe
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Dance of the Migrating Martins video
Replies: 11
Views: 3151

Re: Dance of the Migrating Martins video

John & Linda - KY wrote:I'm looking forward to the "Dance of the Returning Martins" in January. -- John
That's the dance that we do when they come back!