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by DML
Sun May 31, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.
Replies: 29
Views: 5678

Re: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.

Nest check today and I had a green leaf nest. So egg laying should be next? This morning I saw one perching (sure looked to me like one in the book) and eating egg shells and the other squeezed out of the hole. I was unaware of that snug of a fit. I put any egg shell around the perches and some insi...
by DML
Fri May 29, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.
Replies: 29
Views: 5678

Re: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.

Thank you for responding. I have not seen these two birds since Monday. I have not seen any starlings. But I have seen this one bird that has a orange and white breast and royal blue on back. It seems larger than a bluebird, but I really don’t know. Here is the picture. From the book I have it looks...
by DML
Thu May 28, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.
Replies: 29
Views: 5678

Would appreciate some coaching, New at this.

876D9C0C-F628-49F6-A9A4-91E43357968C.jpeg I think I have two purple martins. They could be SY-M OR SY-F OR ASY-F, They for sure are not ASY-M. My first year at this. I have 4 gourds with rope & pully. I have installed a snake guard, I have trapped one sparrow and killed it. It had nests in all 4 of...
by DML
Wed May 27, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest check Hebron,OH
Replies: 40
Views: 14010

Re: Nest check Hebron,OH

I think I have two purple martins. My first year at this. I have installed a snake guard, I have trapped one sparrow . It had nests in all 4 of my gourds. I have checked my gourds several times. I have a handful of straw & cedar shavings in them. I provide washed egg shells. From pictures I think th...