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kborder
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Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:02 pm
Location: Ohio/Dresden

I need help....our well established colony is about 18 years old. For the last 2-3 weeks I'll look out at the boxes around dusk and a sharp-shin or cooper's hawk (not sure which) is sitting on one of the boxes! Last night it took an ASY male, and the martin cry was terrible.
We can't let our colony be wiped out or scared off. What can we do??
klcretired
Posts: 2174
Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2003 3:06 am
Location: Grand Prairie,Tx

Sorry about your Hawk attack , It hurts when your Colony has been hit and you hear that Martin Screaming for his Life while being carried off in those Talons. There are several things as a PM Land Lord that you can do this Subject has been talked about for Decades here, a lot of the Land Lords are building cages around their Gourd Racks and PM Housing for Max Protection but it takes time to do this, here are a few things you can do immediately that may help instantly see the Posted URL's below and scroll down the page and read it may help you. Put up a lot of PM Decoys and read , read read
I Hope this gives you some Idea's to Help you.
eco blasts post

http://www.purplemartin.org/forum/viewt ... awk+attack


Decoy hit by hawk pictures

https://www.purplemartin.org/forum/view ... ck#p206132


decoy2 hit


https://www.purplemartin.org/forum/view ... ck#p206593

dove decoys


http://www.purplemartin.org/forum/viewt ... ove+decoys
Pictures Taken with Canon Rebel XT Digital using a Sigma 50-500 Long Lens.

Wishing everyone a Great Martin Year
Happy Martining for 2020 to everyone,

K.C.

klcretired@tx.rr.com
klcretired
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Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2003 3:06 am
Location: Grand Prairie,Tx

I forgot to mention in the search Subject Type in Cages or Owl attacks and you should see some pictures posted of the cages Land Lords built around their Colonies
Pictures Taken with Canon Rebel XT Digital using a Sigma 50-500 Long Lens.

Wishing everyone a Great Martin Year
Happy Martining for 2020 to everyone,

K.C.

klcretired@tx.rr.com
klcretired
Posts: 2174
Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2003 3:06 am
Location: Grand Prairie,Tx

kborder wrote:I need help....our well established colony is about 18 years old. For the last 2-3 weeks I'll look out at the boxes around dusk and a sharp-shin or cooper's hawk (not sure which) is sitting on one of the boxes! Last night it took an ASY male, and the martin cry was terrible.
We can't let our colony be wiped out or scared off. What can we do??
I did a search and found these Links & pictures so you could see and maybe give you some Idea's...hope they help you

Cages for PM Protection URL

https://www.purplemartin.org/forum/view ... hp?t=21912
Pictures Taken with Canon Rebel XT Digital using a Sigma 50-500 Long Lens.

Wishing everyone a Great Martin Year
Happy Martining for 2020 to everyone,

K.C.

klcretired@tx.rr.com
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