Tenants in the Duracraft Castle

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Posts: 412
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:17 pm
Location: Raymore, MO

I can finally say there is an sy pair staying the night in my Duracraft Castle that I got from my mother. This year I completely took it apart and enlarged the nests, added porch dividers and gave it a full paint job. I also converted it to work with a trio castle winch set up. It originally mounted to the top of a pole. My gourd racks filled up and left them no option. I don't care why they are staying there as long as they are staying there.
Posts: 412
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:17 pm
Location: Raymore, MO

After one sy pair claimed a nest the Duracraft is becoming more accepted. As I had hoped the new sy birds coming in are giving it attention, with 3 pair spending the night last night and lots of activity on it this morning.
Dave Reynolds
Posts: 1863
Joined: Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:35 pm
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".

... deancamp ... Sounds like you are getting off to a great start... Congratulation... Have a wonderful 2020 season.

Home Site “Little Hocking, Ohio”
2010 / 2018 -- Lots of Visitors
2019 — 1 Pair, 5 Eggs, 5 Babies, 5 fledged. :wink:
2020 — 1 Pair, 4 Eggs, 4 Babies, ... :wink:

Satellite Site “Oxbow Golf Course”
2018 -- 15 Pair, 58 Eggs, 38 Hatched and 36 Fledged :wink:
2019 — 26 Pair, 128 Eggs, 99 Babies and 97 Fledged. :wink:
2020 — 30 Pair, 156 Eggs, 137 Babies. ... :wink:

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Brad Biddle
Posts: 522
Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:22 pm
Location: Marshall County AL

That's cool. I have an old Castle that I tried one or two years and had no takers. If I could find another one, so I could build a double mount and put it on a decent sized pole, I'd put it back up and leave it long enough that they'd decide to use it.
Martin landlord since 2003. Currently offering 132 plastic gourds with tunnels and all SREH.
Posts: 106
Joined: Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:58 am
Location: Awesome Florida
Martin Colony History: Newbie in 2020: 2 pair of SY with 4 eggs each in Troyer Horizontals
fledged a total of 7 Martins

Glad to hear this Deancamp. I hope this is a start to something great.
Your reward for the time you put in on the rebuild. Good luck! 8)
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