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by white-out
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: DIY winch system?
Replies: 21
Views: 14298

Re: DIY winch system?

Ingenious! My father always said "when you going to find time to do it again so, do it right this time. It must have missed me by a mile and struck you. I don't think I have a spot for my house that won't have tall trees close by. A gracious member is going to post an aerial map of my property for e...
by white-out
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: DIY winch system?
Replies: 21
Views: 14298

Re: DIY winch system?

GFB, nice pole system! May I ask what the white ring around the pole is and made of? thxs
by white-out
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: worried newbe
Replies: 41
Views: 19676

Re: worried newbe

Oh, I'm paying attention to everyone's comments and hope I have enough time to get things straightened out. I've been so looking forward to hopefully attracting martins this year. Thanks for the input.....side note, I like the quote "probably not what you want to hear" but it is exactly what I want ...
by white-out
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: worried newbe
Replies: 41
Views: 19676

Re: worried newbe

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by white-out
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: worried newbe
Replies: 41
Views: 19676

Re: worried newbe

I have not been successful uploading it here(don't know how). I was going to private message someone my address but I think I'm not allowed yet.
by white-out
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: worried newbe
Replies: 41
Views: 19676

Re: worried newbe

Thanks. I'll take a pic from the road tomorrow and maybe you can pick the best spot for both houses. Thanks again all!
by white-out
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: worried newbe
Replies: 41
Views: 19676

Re: worried newbe

No apologies, I'm trying to crash course the "Martin Landlord" thing and glad you and others are willing to share! Owls, hawks, raccoons and sometimes water snakes are here and need help/ideas to deter. I do own the area on the other side of the fence and approx 40 feet to the right of the driveway....
by white-out
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: worried newbe
Replies: 41
Views: 19676

Re: worried newbe

Yours look very nice! Here is a close-up pic of the house by the fence that the bluebirds are currently using. With the tunnels (that have porches to attach) on two boxes and dowel porches for the other two, do I need more/better owl protection?
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by white-out
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: worried newbe
Replies: 41
Views: 19676

Re: worried newbe

Thanks! The last pic with the two trees in close to my house and these trees must stay to shade the pool area. I was hoping for more interaction with the martins but......do you think I should move this house close to the other house in the 1st pic. I want to help the martins more than have a view o...
by white-out
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: worried newbe
Replies: 41
Views: 19676

worried newbe

Greetings, I built two houses last year and mounted them in the fall. Now, I'm second guessing the location may be too close to the water's edge? Trees are also a concern but I have no other options in the last location. Also, we live in Northern Ohio approx 10 miles south of Lake Erie and wondering...