Bold Predictions for 2012

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Doug Martin - PA
Posts: 1936
Joined: Thu Mar 25, 2004 10:47 am
Location: Pennsylvania/Fombell
Martin Colony History: First pair in 2009 after 28 years of trying. 3 pairs 2010, 17 pairs 2011 and 35-45 pairs since. Many additional colonies are now springing up around mine in an area once completely void of Martins. I offer 50 compartments at my site consisting of primarily Excluder II gourds on Gemini racks. Also a wooden T-14. I utilize electric fence type predator guards on the base of the poles. Supplemental feeding is crucial in maintaining my colony. I platform feed throughout the season as needed. My site tends to be a stop over point for additional birds as they migrate further north.

Below are a few bold predictions for the coming Martin season. (Warning:Attempt at humor)

John Miller – Will begin to refer to young dogs, cats, and babies as “little subbies” from too much exposure with purple martins and on the forum.

Duke Snyder – Will invent a new entrance called the “includer II” every single bird species will be able to go through it “except a Purple Martin”.

No summer issue of Update Magazine - will go out. Louise Chambers will slip and fall into the Gulf of Mexico while delivering all the summer issues of “Update Magazine”. The reason? She thought she saw a Purple Martin with a geological locator on it flying around and neglected to watch where she was going.

Steve Kroenke – Will have all his natural teeth removed? Why? While waiting at the dentist office he happened to mention to the dental receptionist that he had 470 cavities. They took his statement literally.

Dicklax – Will invent the first “solar griddle” after an experiment to extract heat from a Martin house goes haywire. He invites many PMCA members to what becomes the largest pancake cookout in the history of Texas cooked atop of a Martin house.

Gobbler T – Will go on an anti-Johnnie Appleseed campaign, change his name to Paul Bunion II and cut down every tree and shrub within a 30 mile radius of his home. His first-year 390 pair colony site will be a new world record & become the 9th wonder of the world.

KathyF & D’Nese – will be arrested for arson & public intoxication when police find them drinking wine at a 3-alarm fire. When asked what they were doing... their the only words they could each utter were “Purple Martinth”.

Doug Martin – Fombell PA - Will suffer from 1st degree burns and singed hair, eyebrows, and eye lashes. This will happen only hours after his prediction on the forum that severe solar flares would erupt and scorch Colorado. Afterwards he states, “Well I was right about part of it” :cry:

Disclaimer:
These bold predictions are made with only the utmost respect to those parties mentioned above. To create a smile only. Or at least all but the last one. :lol:
Supplemental feeding plays a major role in western Pennsylvania. Finally got my 1st pair in 2009 after 28 years of effort. 3 pairs in 2010. 17 pairs in 2011. 35 pairs and 150 young in 2012 & 2013. Plus a new 22 pair colony right down the road from me.
Laverne
Posts: 2216
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2004 1:58 pm
Location: TX/Alvin
Martin Colony History: Erected 1st house in 1997. Birds were checking it out before Mike got down from the ladder. Six cavities had a little colony 1st year. Grown to 88 cavities all gourds with near 100% occupancy. Most important factor for success is rain = bugs.

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:roll: Very funny! Thanks for the laughter...

Sincerely,
Laverne
Sincerely,
Laverne
Lhawk
Posts: 21
Joined: Fri May 28, 2004 10:23 am
Location: Tennesse,Memphis
Martin Colony History: Started tying in 2001 finally got 3 pair in 2003. Since then I had a steady increase to the 34 pair I now host in 2 Watersedge Suites 1 Trendsetter,and 12 plastic gourds.

That theres funny I don't care who you are
Tenth year as a landlord. Started with 9 pair the second year housing was up ,2004. Now have 32 pair here in town, and 38 pair at the farm. Life is truly good
Gobbler T
Posts: 1518
Joined: Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:13 am
Location: Mississippi / Columbus

Anyone know where I can get an axe sharpened? :shock:
Tony


2007 --- 0 2011---0 2015---4
2008 --- 0 2012---0 16-19—0
2009 --- 0 2013---1 2020—?
2010 --- 0 2014---3
Steve Kroenke
Posts: 4342
Joined: Fri Nov 28, 2003 6:49 pm
Location: Louisiana/Logansport

It’s about time for my dental check-up and my dentist is always digging around my teeth and looking for something to fix. So I better not say anything about "cavities"! I will just say I have 470 gourds and no one will have any idea what I’m talking about!

Steve
PMCA Member
300+ pairs of martins each season
dsonyay
Posts: 1250
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:10 pm
Location: Louisiana/Broussard
Martin Colony History: 2010-2014 located in Slidell LA. Gourd rack with 16 gourds. Max of 2 pairs during this short period in Slidell. Plenty of fledglings.

2014-present.. moved to Broussard LA. Same Gourd Rack but added a 6 room house (modified from a 12 room)

2020: after a long drought of nothing, 4 pairs and 4 nests, 23 eggs total (May2020)

The part about Gobbler is the best :) Made me laugh out loud. I've been following his progress for almost two years.

This is a good post! Really funny :)
Guest

Very good ,hope everyboby likes pancakes but you have to bring your own syrup. :grin:

dick
Dave Reynolds
Posts: 1935
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".

Everyone ---

That was great.,, I am still laughing.. :lol: :lol:

You Guys (and Gals) really know how to get a good laugh. I look forward to reading this Forum daily. You just have to have fun in this business or you will go nuts waiting on the Martins to get here.

Good luck to all..

Dave -- in Little Hocking, Ohio
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, 4 fledged. :wink:
2021 — Waiting 2021

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 and 137 Fledged. :wink:
2021 — First arrival on April 5, 2021

PMCA Member
D'Nese
Posts: 450
Joined: Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:09 pm
Location: Unionville, TN

OMgoodnes, I am now wiping the tears away from laughing out loud for several minutes!!!!!
Doug you are the best!!!! :wink:

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D'Nese in Tennessee


2009-new house up, many visitors no one stayed
2010-3 pairs, 14 eggs, 9 babies 9 fledged
2011 20 pairs, 106 eggs, 79 fledged
2012 37 pair, 120 fledged
2013 37 pair, 173 fledged
Doug Martin - PA
Posts: 1936
Joined: Thu Mar 25, 2004 10:47 am
Location: Pennsylvania/Fombell
Martin Colony History: First pair in 2009 after 28 years of trying. 3 pairs 2010, 17 pairs 2011 and 35-45 pairs since. Many additional colonies are now springing up around mine in an area once completely void of Martins. I offer 50 compartments at my site consisting of primarily Excluder II gourds on Gemini racks. Also a wooden T-14. I utilize electric fence type predator guards on the base of the poles. Supplemental feeding is crucial in maintaining my colony. I platform feed throughout the season as needed. My site tends to be a stop over point for additional birds as they migrate further north.

Glad you enjoyed them. I have been a little busy as of late.

I do have a few more for some other popular forum members. Who?

Coming soon.
Supplemental feeding plays a major role in western Pennsylvania. Finally got my 1st pair in 2009 after 28 years of effort. 3 pairs in 2010. 17 pairs in 2011. 35 pairs and 150 young in 2012 & 2013. Plus a new 22 pair colony right down the road from me.
Jeff Robinson
Posts: 907
Joined: Mon May 04, 2009 3:32 pm
Location: Rogersville, Missouri
Martin Colony History: 2008 thru Current
72 Cavities - 68 Pairs in 2020
PM Mentor

Doug,

Can't believe you left out Emil!! What a hoot, and I'm still laughing at Gobbler T's!!!! Keep 'em coming - you brighten and enlighten our anxious and waiting days! :lol:

Sincerely,
Jeff
PMCA Member - Bedrock Colony
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