Achieving landlord success

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Achieving landlord success

Postby deancamp » Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:46 pm

Brads comments in the SY or ASY thread made me wonder. As a successful landlord, can you name one or two things that you might of changed after trying for several years that you can attribute to your success. It is probably different for each of us, but I think this would be helpful for wanna be landlords. I would say for me, it was getting my house in an open area, playing the Dawn Song and making the setup look lived in (pine needles in nests and decoys).

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Re: Achieving landlord success

Postby Dave Reynolds » Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:15 pm

... deancamp ... I ended up moving my Gourd rack about 60 feet away from where it was for three years... I had to cut down two large trees in the area where I moved the gourd rack.. It did increase the openness (fly zone ) to the gourd rack.. I think it helped

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Re: Achieving landlord success

Postby T-Bird » Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:16 pm

As someone who just put up my first house, I appreciate you creating this thread, and am looking forward to learning a few tips and tricks from everyone!

My Trendsetter has been up since mid January. I have pre - nested. Been playing dawn song and chatter on my outside speakers. Just ordered some decoys, trap and predator guard. Any advice is welcome!

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2019- 17 pair. 81 fledged
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2020: ?
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Re: Achieving landlord success

Postby C.C.Martins » Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:51 pm

For me it was a combination of two big things.
location: too close to a neighbors tree. Moved it to the other side of the yard with open flyways and got lucky.
Cavity size: It had the 6x6 rooms first year. visitors that came in took one look and left. changed the house from 12 compartments to 6, ventilated it and put in crescent, tunneled openings. worked!

2016- two visitors
2017- 5 pair 15 Fledged
2018-18 pairs 85 Fledged
2019-17 pair 81 fledged

Satellite location: oso bay preserve 12 gourds, modified trio
2019: Visitors
2020: hopeful!!!

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Re: Achieving landlord success

Postby deancamp » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:08 pm

T-bird, you are light years ahead of where I was my first year trying when I stuck a post in the ground and crossed my fingers. Stay the course and keep learning.

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