Gourds under T14

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RonDel
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Gourds under T14

Postby RonDel » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:07 pm

Do gourds hung under a T14 interfere with the winch when the house is lowered?

Dave Reynolds
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Location: Little Hocking, Oh.
Martin Colony History: 2018 Success at my Satellite Site “Oxbow Golf Course”.
2019 Success at my home Site "Little Hocking, Ohio".

Re: Gourds under T14

Postby Dave Reynolds » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:51 pm

.... First ,, Welcome to the PMCA Forum... Great to have you here with us... The Gourds under my T-14 don’t interfere with the winch operation... Maybe it is because the winch is well below where I stop the T-14 on it’s way down.. to do my nest checks.... Good Luck in 2020

Dave
Home Site “Little Hocking, Ohio”
2010 / 2018 -- Lots of Visitors
2019 — First pair, 5 Eggs, 5 hatched, 5 fledged. :wink:
2020 — They are on the way. :wink:

Satellite Site “Oxbow Golf Course”
2018 -- 15 Pair, 58 Eggs, 38 Hatched and 36 Fledged :wink:
2019 — 26 Pair, 128 Eggs, 99 Hatched and 97 Fledged. :wink:
2020 — They are on the way. :wink:

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sugarcreek
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Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:43 am
Location: Sugarcreek, Ohio
Martin Colony History: 2016 First Yr.

Re: Gourds under T14

Postby sugarcreek » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:47 pm

Make sure you mount them out towards the front of the house and the wont bother you much at all.
2016 - 1st Yr. 14 Compartments 4 Active Nests 9 fledged, 2.25 Fledged per Active Nest
2017 - 2nd Yr. 36 Compartments 18 Active Nests 65 Fledged, 3.61 Fledged per Active Nest
2018 - 3rd Yr. 54 Compartments 43 Active Nests 169 Fledged, 3.93 Fledged per Active Nest
2019 - 4th Yr. 108 Compartments 67 Active Nests 209 Fledged, 3.12 Fledged per Active Nest
2020 - 5th Yr. 108 Compartments ?

flyin-lowe
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Location: Indiana/Henry Co.

Re: Gourds under T14

Postby flyin-lowe » Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:51 am

I have the brackets which mount the gourds sticking out from the "corners" between each section of the T 14. Once I lower my housing all the way down I do have to pivot the gourd just slightly but it is no issue at all. If it were too much of a problem you could drop your winch down a couple inches. When I put mine on I just guessed where I wanted it. In order to see in the top compartments I have to lower it to where the gourd just hits the handle on the last rotation down. I lift the gourd over, make one more rotation and then I can see in.
2020 (HOSP Count 2)
2019- 31 Pair over 100 fledged
2018- 15 pair last count 49 fledged
2017 3 SY pair nested, 12 eggs total, fledged 10. 4 additional SY's stayed all summer but never paired/nested.
2016 1 pair fledged 4
2015 Visitors
2014 Visitors
2013 Moved 6 miles away, 1 pair fledged 2.
2012 30 pair fledged 100.
2011 12 pair (11 that nested), 43 fledged.
2010 5 pair, 21 eggs, 16 hatched, 14 fledged.


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