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Gun
Posts: 78
Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:26 pm
Location: Turner Valley, AB
Martin Colony History: 2016 - 1 pair - 4 fledged
2017 - 4 pair - 16 fledged
2018 - 7 pair - 24 fledged
Moved and starting over in 2019

Fuzz
It will get a piece of roll roofing or similar.
Fuzzmeister
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Joined: Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:02 pm
Location: Saskatchewan Canada

Gun
I was just kidding! I built a house 3 years ago and I put little 1 inch cedar shingles 410 of them I glued and stapled them individually it took me a week to get it done but it sure looked good, if I knew how to post pics on here I would send you one. Have a good day.
Fuzzmeister
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Location: Saskatchewan Canada

I hope this comes through
Fuzzmeister
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Try this again
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Fuzzmeister
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I don’t know why it came out in that fashion! Here is another one.
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Whippy
Posts: 574
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:15 pm
Location: Plano, Texas
Martin Colony History: 2016 - late to put up, many visitors
2017 - 1 pair, 3 fledged
2018- 2 pair, 12 fledged
2019 - 4 pair, 21 fledged
2020 - ?

That is one seriously amazing build.

Way above my skill set.

Keep it in your living room and open the windows to let the Martins in to use it. Looks too good to put up on a post but I'm sure it will outlast just about anything that's out there right now.

Coolwhips.
Whippy
Posts: 574
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:15 pm
Location: Plano, Texas
Martin Colony History: 2016 - late to put up, many visitors
2017 - 1 pair, 3 fledged
2018- 2 pair, 12 fledged
2019 - 4 pair, 21 fledged
2020 - ?

Fuzz,


If you click on the tools tab you will get a drop down menu where you probably resized the picture., In that same menu there is a rotate option as well.

Whips
Whippy
Posts: 574
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:15 pm
Location: Plano, Texas
Martin Colony History: 2016 - late to put up, many visitors
2017 - 1 pair, 3 fledged
2018- 2 pair, 12 fledged
2019 - 4 pair, 21 fledged
2020 - ?

I rotated it for ya.
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Whippy
Posts: 574
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:15 pm
Location: Plano, Texas
Martin Colony History: 2016 - late to put up, many visitors
2017 - 1 pair, 3 fledged
2018- 2 pair, 12 fledged
2019 - 4 pair, 21 fledged
2020 - ?

Did this one as well.
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Fuzzmeister
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Whippy
Thanks for fixing my mess I’m just looking on my iPhone to see if I can rotate the picture but can’t find that option but I will keep working on it.
Whippy
Posts: 574
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:15 pm
Location: Plano, Texas
Martin Colony History: 2016 - late to put up, many visitors
2017 - 1 pair, 3 fledged
2018- 2 pair, 12 fledged
2019 - 4 pair, 21 fledged
2020 - ?

Fuzzmeister wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:42 pm
Whippy
Thanks for fixing my mess I’m just looking on my iPhone to see if I can rotate the picture but can’t find that option but I will keep working on it.
No problem Fuzz. I was at work just screwing around. Waiting on my Martins.

Whips
Gun
Posts: 78
Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:26 pm
Location: Turner Valley, AB
Martin Colony History: 2016 - 1 pair - 4 fledged
2017 - 4 pair - 16 fledged
2018 - 7 pair - 24 fledged
Moved and starting over in 2019

That looks really nice Fuzz! I may have to try that. Are the compartments accessible somehow on that house?
Fuzzmeister
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Location: Saskatchewan Canada

Gun
The compartments are accessible the roof comes off as one level and then the second level comes off of the bottom level, the levels are screwed together on each side of each level. I built this not knowing any thing about purple martins after I learned a lot about martins from the knowledgeable people on this forum and have since built a t14 which is one of the best PM houses on the market in my opinion, I will admit the first house isn’t set up for checking on purple martins but I really haven’t had any problems with it yet and I plan on phasing it out and replacing it with another t 14.
4th Gen Martin Fan
Posts: 1480
Joined: Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:19 pm
Location: TN/Collierville
Martin Colony History: I have been exposed to purple martin sounds in utero when my mother went out to get my father away from his martin colony.
I played around the martin colony every summer and watched as my father maintained his colony. In the late 50's until the 70's he did not notice European Starlings in south Texas.
When old enough, I helped maintain his colony. My primary task was eliminating English House Sparrows with a 1956 Benjamin 317 .177 air rifle.
When I settled into my own home, I started my first colony with an original Trio Castle and Trio Grandpa. When I moved again, I did not put up any martin houses. Frustration with European Starlings in the Southeast US was overwhelming.
Found PMCA Forum and learned about modern enlarged compartments and SREHs.
Inherited my father's last martin house, a Trio Grandma, modified it to modern specifications and have had good results since then.

Gun,
You need to finish this topic with a picture of your North Star Purple Martin House with the purple martins perched on it.

I went through this entire post and thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you for the time and effort to post your work with all of the pictures.
Mark.
Firm believer in HOSP/EUST Control, Enlarged Compartments, SREHs, Pole Predator Guards, Owl/Hawk Guards, Mite/Parasite Control, Housing Insulation, and Vents for Compartment Cooling.
PMCA Member.
Gun
Posts: 78
Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:26 pm
Location: Turner Valley, AB
Martin Colony History: 2016 - 1 pair - 4 fledged
2017 - 4 pair - 16 fledged
2018 - 7 pair - 24 fledged
Moved and starting over in 2019

Here you go. He showed up Monday. Found a mate Thursday. Only been here twice today. Will see
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