Search found 411 matches

by BumBee
Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:47 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Roost in 1st Stage
Replies: 10
Views: 5550

Patrick,
It’s been a year already? The last time I saw you were at that parking lot where the roost is.

I hope to see you there one of these evenings.
by BumBee
Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Trapping question
Replies: 16
Views: 4774

Sparrows

I think live sparrows are your best bait. I made the cage with the live sparrows in it and place It on top of one of my PMCA repeating baited trap. I placed a live sparrow in it and at the end of the day a few more were added. http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr289/BumBee2/PM-2010/IMG_1309.jpg As ...
by BumBee
Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Question for the Pro's (Help)
Replies: 11
Views: 2803

James, Your next big job is to keep the Sparrows and Starlings away from your site. Trap and shoot (I do this year round). If your feeders are active and attracting doves, stop those feeders or cut then to one third for start. This will minimized the avain predators in your area. Good luck...........
by BumBee
Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2012 PM Roost Stafford TX
Replies: 13
Views: 8957

Back to the old roost site

18JUN2012 Friday evening (15JUN2012) I went to see how the 2012 PM roost at the Fountains was going, to my Big surprise, it appears to be twice to three time bigger that when I first saw it. They started at the Oak tress the line the street that leads to the Sports Authority store and ended up at th...
by BumBee
Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2012 PM Roost Stafford TX
Replies: 13
Views: 8957

Just Visitors

Hey Don,
All I see at my site are visitors. By sun set, they are all gone.

I hope that these visitors will be the future residents at my site. I see them claiming
unoccupied rooms.
by BumBee
Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2012 PM Roost Stafford TX
Replies: 13
Views: 8957

Roost at the Fountains Stafford TX

Here is a three minute video I took Tuesday night (06JUN2012).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv2WTjykKks
by BumBee
Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2012 PM Roost Stafford TX
Replies: 13
Views: 8957

Getting Bigger

06JUN2012
I went to see if the roost was there for good, I think it is.

Image

Image

Image
by BumBee
Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2012 PM Roost Stafford TX
Replies: 13
Views: 8957

Roost

Hey Emil, The roost starts at the power lines next to the pond behind the Fountains Shopping Center. Then they go to the oak trees that line the street that leads to Sports Authority. For better viewing, park on the Guitar Center side of the oak trees. Patrik D. was there looking for this roost last...
by BumBee
Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2012 PM Roost Stafford TX
Replies: 13
Views: 8957

2012 PM Roost Stafford TX

04JUN2012 Last Saturday I watched and waited for the PMs to return to my backyard to roost ad only a few returned. This gave me an idea to go to the Fountains in Stafford Texas. To my surprise, the PMs are roosting there again. http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr289/BumBee2/2012PMRoost-StaffordTX-...
by BumBee
Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Shootin HOSP question for you gun toting types
Replies: 40
Views: 19777

Get 'em

DebA, I use an air rifle when the need to shoot sparrow or starling. I shoot from a blind 50 feet away from my two poles. I placed this blind so that I have my next door neighbor’s giant oak tree for the back stop. I can only shoot to the direction of this oak tree from behind the blind. I don’t let...
by BumBee
Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: NWS Radar Image of Texas Roosts
Replies: 10
Views: 4533

AM watch

Don,
I plan to be there tomorrow morning. I can only imagine what it looks like all of the PMs
taking off all at one time before sunrise.
by BumBee
Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:37 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: NWS Radar Image of Texas Roosts
Replies: 10
Views: 4533

Radar Images

Hey Don, I captured these three radar images this morning at about 6:30. I did not see the Willowbrook Mall roost. This is awesome! http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr289/BumBee2/PM-2011%20Roost%20at%20the%20Fountains/Roostatthefountains-03.jpg http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr289/BumBee2/PM-2...
by BumBee
Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Stafford TX PM Roost 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 9911

Roost

Dick,
The PMs starts gathering on the power lines at the park before sunset,
then after sunset, they start moving to the roost site.

Come and see this happening, I’ll be there again tonight.
by BumBee
Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:02 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Stafford TX PM Roost 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 9911

It's a Blast

I am having a blast taking those photos and videos. Thanks to the
Sunset Setting in my camera that allows me to produce those shots
without having to doctor them up.

I took some more photos last night and there were more PMs compared
to a week ago.
by BumBee
Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:07 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Stafford TX PM Roost 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 9911

Purple Martins on KHOU TV

Purple Martin roost at the fountains was on KHOU TV last night. When I got to the park behind the shopping
Center, they were already there filming.

http://www.khou.com/home/People-flock-t ... 98098.html
by BumBee
Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Texans - get ready for Don!
Replies: 16
Views: 4519

Track a Storm/Hurricane

http://www.stormpulse.com/

Type in the storm/hurricane name in the space provided and start tracking.

Drag the cursor over a city and it will tell you the distance of the storm/hurricane
by BumBee
Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:59 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Stafford TX PM Roost 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 9911

Stafford TX PM Roost 2011

Purple Martin Roost at the Fountains-Stafford TX-2011 VIDEOS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToyNce2ooNs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8MbUfRf78w http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp0fUMFsFuY PHOTOS http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr289/BumBee2/PM-2011%20Roost%20at%20the%20Fountains/PMRoostSite-Sta...
by BumBee
Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:26 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sharpstown Roost
Replies: 23
Views: 16638

PM Roost at the Fountains

I saw (for the first time) a Purple Martin Roost at the Fountains, Stafford Texas. This is a small shopping Center located at Hwy 59 and Kirkwood. It was an awesome site looking at thousands of our beloved Purple Martins gather at one site. The show starts at the park behind this shopping center at ...
by BumBee
Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Houston Roosting should be happening...
Replies: 12
Views: 3326

Laverne,
I had 14 pairs and there are 3 babies left. There were 10 that did not make it.
Here is last years (2010) PM roost at Willowbrook mall on 249 and 1960 in Houston.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II0L3sCavfM

This was posted on 09AUG2010.
by BumBee
Mon May 02, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Escape Proofing a PMCA Repeating Trap
Replies: 1
Views: 1124

Six caught

Today I came home to see six young sparrows in the PMCA trap that is incorporated into my 24"x24"36" decoy cage. I think the scape proofing worked. The most I have seen in the past is eight young sparrows. I placed all six in a small decoy cage and sit it on top of the small Brad Biddle trap I made ...