My version of Troyer T16.

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RC Moser
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Joined: Fri Nov 14, 2003 3:25 am

Two years before I moved I retired my old plywood T14 that I modified several times made T-16 Troyer style house, but I added all the features I had in mind. I took some Kenny Flecker house design, Troyer basic design, and added some of my own additions. First the house compartments are All L shaped design with opening at the back of the cavities, second the nest trays nesting chambers are at the front for easy access, third I made the porches some what like Kenny F. with my twist. Then I designed predator guards that were simple, easy to install and remove and protected the porch from aerial pick offs. Last, I designed base that easily slide up and down the pole and I could mount or remove the sections easily by myself. My pole was designed to be able to tilt down for refurnishing or replacement without having to dig it out of the ground. I had ground platform buried 3 foot deep and had 3 foot extensions. the pole was thread studded mounted with two thread all's and could be swing down. If anybody that maybe interested building your own or modified you existing T14 you can visit my Facebook page for Pictures and if have any question if you take on project. I was 100% occupied and water tight well vented. I mess my little friends that arrived each spring around first March. I tried to post picture here but forgot how? Randy Moser.
Archer
Posts: 757
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:09 pm
Location: Manitoba/Altona
Martin Colony History: six pair in 2014, have grown to 52 pairs in 2017.

Hey Randy, I always enjoy looking at other peoples ideas in regards to martin housing. When I search Facebook for Randy Moser, I come up with more than 20 Randy Mosers, lol. Perhaps you could include a link to your page? If you don't know how to do that I'd be glad try and help you learn that skill.
2011- first year trying, a few visitors.
2012-One ASY pair, raised two young, lots of subby visitors. So thankfull.
2013-daily subby visits.
2014-Six SY pairs
2015-18 pair, 83 fledglings
2016-36 pair, 147 fledglings
2017-52 pairs, 192 fledglings.
2018-60 pair, 246 fledglings.
2019-59 pair, 238 fledglings.
RC Moser
Posts: 1537
Joined: Fri Nov 14, 2003 3:25 am

I'm the one in the picture of the Red 67 Ford F100. look in my albums you will see picture of the base plate first. IMO this style would work good way up north being wood insulated very good, and it's pretty much water tight with the Entry hole on the back side and the nest chambers up front.
Archer
Posts: 757
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:09 pm
Location: Manitoba/Altona
Martin Colony History: six pair in 2014, have grown to 52 pairs in 2017.

I found you, nice truck. Looks like your pictures are not set to "Public", therefore I or anyone else cannot see your pictures. To change the setting, open up the picture. Beside where the date is shown is a little Box where you can change to setting to Public.
2011- first year trying, a few visitors.
2012-One ASY pair, raised two young, lots of subby visitors. So thankfull.
2013-daily subby visits.
2014-Six SY pairs
2015-18 pair, 83 fledglings
2016-36 pair, 147 fledglings
2017-52 pairs, 192 fledglings.
2018-60 pair, 246 fledglings.
2019-59 pair, 238 fledglings.
RC Moser
Posts: 1537
Joined: Fri Nov 14, 2003 3:25 am

ok I changed it to public, I think you can view it now?
Archer
Posts: 757
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:09 pm
Location: Manitoba/Altona
Martin Colony History: six pair in 2014, have grown to 52 pairs in 2017.

Looks good, especially to anyone experiencing owl trouble.
2011- first year trying, a few visitors.
2012-One ASY pair, raised two young, lots of subby visitors. So thankfull.
2013-daily subby visits.
2014-Six SY pairs
2015-18 pair, 83 fledglings
2016-36 pair, 147 fledglings
2017-52 pairs, 192 fledglings.
2018-60 pair, 246 fledglings.
2019-59 pair, 238 fledglings.
Matt F.
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Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2005 9:48 am
Location: Houston, TX

I've been cruising through the Randy Moser entries on FB, and can't seem to get a bead on RC's page.
I would love to see it as well.
RC has always been a amazing innovator and designer!
Archer
Posts: 757
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:09 pm
Location: Manitoba/Altona
Martin Colony History: six pair in 2014, have grown to 52 pairs in 2017.

Matt F. wrote:I've been cruising through the Randy Moser entries on FB, and can't seem to get a bead on RC's page.
I would love to see it as well.
RC has always been a amazing innovator and designer!
Here ya go, https://www.facebook.com/randy.moser.357

Hope you don't mind Randy.
2011- first year trying, a few visitors.
2012-One ASY pair, raised two young, lots of subby visitors. So thankfull.
2013-daily subby visits.
2014-Six SY pairs
2015-18 pair, 83 fledglings
2016-36 pair, 147 fledglings
2017-52 pairs, 192 fledglings.
2018-60 pair, 246 fledglings.
2019-59 pair, 238 fledglings.
Matt F.
Posts: 3896
Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2005 9:48 am
Location: Houston, TX

Thanks Archer!
Update: I clicked on the link, and it says "broken link"?
Archer
Posts: 757
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:09 pm
Location: Manitoba/Altona
Martin Colony History: six pair in 2014, have grown to 52 pairs in 2017.

Don't know why it would say that, it is still working for me. Try copying it and pasting it into your browser instead.
2011- first year trying, a few visitors.
2012-One ASY pair, raised two young, lots of subby visitors. So thankfull.
2013-daily subby visits.
2014-Six SY pairs
2015-18 pair, 83 fledglings
2016-36 pair, 147 fledglings
2017-52 pairs, 192 fledglings.
2018-60 pair, 246 fledglings.
2019-59 pair, 238 fledglings.
Matt F.
Posts: 3896
Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2005 9:48 am
Location: Houston, TX

Same thing copying and pasting URL.
Maybe it's because I don't have a FB account?
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