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by Donnie Hurdt MN
Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Feedback on S&K Big Bo Gourds please!!
Replies: 13
Views: 3548

Re: Feedback on S&K Big Bo Gourds please!!

I spray mine with Krylon Fusion paint then with a multi-purpose clear UV resistant sealer. This will bring back some of that like new shine.
by Donnie Hurdt MN
Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hurricane Matthew
Replies: 2
Views: 1206

Re: Hurricane Matthew

I second that. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
by Donnie Hurdt MN
Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Final Update at my Colony
Replies: 27
Views: 5958

Re: Final Update at my Colony

James, I am so glad you had a great year! I do hope that next year will be even better for you. :grin: Wow, no noticed predators! even better. A nesting pair of Coopers Hawks in the woods near my site is what I think that kept me from having martins again this year. The few visitors that I did have ...
by Donnie Hurdt MN
Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Beautiful PM Mural on my daughter's wall
Replies: 8
Views: 2895

Re: Beautiful PM Mural on my daughter's wall

After all the hard work you put into that beautiful painting the new owners most likely didden't waste no time painting over it. What a shame.
by Donnie Hurdt MN
Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Banded ASY Male Purple Martin Returns Home
Replies: 5
Views: 1346

Re: Banded ASY Male Purple Martin Returns Home

That is great news Steve! That old boy has been "around the block" a few times! :) Better take a good close look at him his feathers might have a touch of grey or silver in them! :grin:
by Donnie Hurdt MN
Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Newbie "afraid" of her Male Purple Martin
Replies: 8
Views: 2828

Re: Newbie "afraid" of her Male Purple Martin

Last summer one of the nesting Tree Swallows in our yard would get so close to me that his wings would actually touch my hair. He was the main one along with a pair of aggressive Bluebirds that chased away the pair of subbie martins that were trying to stay.
by Donnie Hurdt MN
Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Coming to your mailbox - Winter 2016 Update
Replies: 4
Views: 1599

Re: Coming to your mailbox - Winter 2016 Update

So the song "Anticipation" by Carly Simon will be running through my mind till it gets to my mailbox........... :) :) :)
by Donnie Hurdt MN
Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: V Trap - The mother of all traps!
Replies: 40
Views: 8876

Re: V Trap - The mother of all traps!

I did not make the trap I used, I borrowed it from my cousin everything on is correct it has caught many a starling in other locations. It just didn't work for me.
by Donnie Hurdt MN
Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: V Trap - The mother of all traps!
Replies: 40
Views: 8876

Re: V Trap - The mother of all traps!

I will tell you all a little different story about these V Traps. I am not knocking them in any way but this is what happened to me when I used one. There are a couple of chicken barns across the street from where we live and tons of starlings around them so I thought it would be great to get one of...
by Donnie Hurdt MN
Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My Site for 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 3597

Re: My Site for 2016

When I die and if I go to heaven I hope the good Lord will prepare for me a site like yours. :) Your site is just awesome! When I was in Florida last Feb. for ours daughters wedding I should have looked you up just to see your site.
by Donnie Hurdt MN
Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Scout Report
Replies: 16
Views: 5975

Re: Scout Report

Sometimes I wish more people would listen to the old saying,(if it aint broke, don't fix it.) The more I see of this new forum the less I like it. :x
by Donnie Hurdt MN
Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Photo Of My Gourd Cave
Replies: 19
Views: 3950

Re: Photo Of My Gourd Cave

Steve, something to consider for shelving that works great for me is wire shelving that you can get from most hardware stores. I am sure that would work well for you. In my line of work we often do building demolitions and I am always looking for shelving from appliances like from ovens and stoves, ...
by Donnie Hurdt MN
Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I have a Martin
Replies: 17
Views: 7863

Re: I have a Martin

Whooo Hooo! The Martin s are coming back, the days are getting longer, I am a happy boy! congrats on your first return! :) :)
by Donnie Hurdt MN
Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 8
Views: 1500

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! :) :) I know that there isn't a lot of people on the forum right now but to those who see this post I wish you well this holiday season and have a Happy New Year! :) :)
by Donnie Hurdt MN
Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PMCA's Christmas Martin
Replies: 2
Views: 908

Re: PMCA's Christmas Martin

They changed the forum layout from last Christmas So I don't think the Christmas martins will be back anymore. Bummer. :-(
by Donnie Hurdt MN
Thu Nov 26, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the PMCA
Replies: 3
Views: 969

Re: Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the PMCA

Happy Thanksgiving to all here on the forum also, enjoy your day with family and friends but sorry Anthony, I will NOT be wasting my time watching any dumb football. Have a good day! :grin:
by Donnie Hurdt MN
Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Offseason Improvements to the Public Colony
Replies: 4
Views: 1150

Re: Offseason Improvements to the Public Colony

Any problems with martins getting hit by traffic on that off ramp?
by Donnie Hurdt MN
Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Three years and still no gourd big enough!
Replies: 36
Views: 6508

Re: Three years and still no gourd big enough!

Sharon, I never did start my seeds in a peat pot, I never thought of doing that, I just do it more or less like Emil does just throw in a whole bunch of seeds in each planting hole and thin them out if too many come up. I suppose I could plant a little sooner if I did something to warm my soil too, ...
by Donnie Hurdt MN
Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Three years and still no gourd big enough!
Replies: 36
Views: 6508

Re: Three years and still no gourd big enough!

Taxidermy lady Emil is right, (as he is about many things) about starting the gourds as early in the season as possible. I have grown some very nice gourds here in east central Minnesota in my garden that has heavy black soil with rocks and clay about a foot down. I have also found that starting the...
by Donnie Hurdt MN
Sat Sep 12, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Look
Replies: 2
Views: 956

Re: New Look

I am with you Bill. I don't like changes unless I make them. The one reason I have stayed on this forum for so many years is because it did not change and it was easy to get around in. All the other martin forums changed too much for me and I dropped off them. I cant say I like the new look but I al...