Natureline Entrances

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Natureline Entrances

Postby randy741985 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:48 pm

Has anyone used these entrances? I have 5 without the porches and these are the only ones I have seen. Are they for Purple Martins?

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Re: Natureline Entrances

Postby I heart birds » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:54 am

off season, not many folks are on to reply; Ill give you my 2 cents. do a search in the forum for natureline; looks like they are good gourds but they require porches inside the gourd as well. I dont know about that oval entrance, can starlings get through that?

https://www.purplemartin.org/forum/view ... =2&t=25462
https://www.purplemartin.org/forum/view ... =2&t=29142

Hope this helps!
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Re: Natureline Entrances

Postby randy741985 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:38 am

OK thanks,
I have 3 that have the 2" Round Hole, Maybe I can get them started with those and then switch to the Oval.
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2018-18 pair. 85 fledged.

Oso Bay Preserve Satellite Location (Trio Mini)
2018-ASY visitor pair.

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Re: Natureline Entrances

Postby I heart birds » Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:46 pm

you sure could, when starting and you decide to put the round entrances maybe consider offering a mix of crescent, and round? if going with round, id orient the round entrance towards your house or more trafficked area, may help keep the starlings at bay. its tough to watch the martins that are tentatively looking over your site to balk at a crescent entrance, you "will them in" when they are doing their look and back away, very hard to watch especially after a long wait. Give them a choice; Id be willing to bet you will get birds in each type you offer.
I wish you all the best my friend,
Tom
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Re: Natureline Entrances

Postby Anthony Neira » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:29 pm

:shock: Randy, Wow ! I'm going to start a post where I obtained 8, 13 year old, N.I.B (New In Box :shock: ) Natureline 1s ( without the viewing ports), never assembled, so, First of all I'm NOT going to use the hanging hole, but, I'm going to drill a hole just under the inside top of each gourd half, big enough to fit a hanging arm, I will use the the top vent with a zip tie to keep the cap from flying off, Next, I got 8 S&K tunnel adaption Plates, the Flat one with the collar, 8 Troyer Tunnels WITH THE COLLARS, UNASSEMBLED !! & 8 Viewing Ports & PVC elbows. First , sand/cut down the 2 "Bumps" on each side of the S&K Plates, Then The Biggest step is to cut out the size of the round S&K plate collar ON the Door of the Natureline, so that the plate will fit snugly in. Then tape the collar of the Troyer Tunnel to the S&K Plate & drill a 1/4" hole in each corner, but leave space from the edges for the head of a slightly cut down Nylon Push Pin. Then, center the S&K Plate in the Natureline door, install both on the Natureline gourd half ( use sealer between door & Gourd ) , & Drill a 1/4" throu the 2 inside sides of all 3 ( the plate, Nl Door, & Gourd side walls ) & install 2 Push pins. Now, ( or after every thing else is finished ) you can install with the slightly shortened push pins, the Troyer Tunnel's collar plate to the S&K plate. Last, put the gourd halves together ( try to put glue, besides the 3 screws), let set & later install the viewing ports, elbows, & Tunnels. I know this sounds like alot, but , the NLs are no longer made. I got the Idea from when I installed Troyer Tunnels to my S&K Bo 11s, the PMs really went for them & their big space ! Good Luck, Anthony :grin:
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Re: Natureline Entrances

Postby randy741985 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:44 pm

Anthony Neira wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:29 pm
:shock: Randy, Wow ! I'm going to start a post where I obtained 8, 13 year old, N.I.B (New In Box :shock: ) Natureline 1s ( without the viewing ports), never assembled, so, First of all I'm NOT going to use the hanging hole, but, I'm going to drill a hole just under the inside top of each gourd half, big enough to fit a hanging arm, I will use the the top vent with a zip tie to keep the cap from flying off, Next, I got 8 S&K tunnel adaption Plates, the Flat one with the collar, 8 Troyer Tunnels WITH THE COLLARS, UNASSEMBLED !! & 8 Viewing Ports & PVC elbows. First , sand/cut down the 2 "Bumps" on each side of the S&K Plates, Then The Biggest step is to cut out the size of the round S&K plate collar ON the Door of the Natureline, so that the plate will fit snugly in. Then tape the collar of the Troyer Tunnel to the S&K Plate & drill a 1/4" hole in each corner, but leave space from the edges for the head of a slightly cut down Nylon Push Pin. Then, center the S&K Plate in the Natureline door, install both on the Natureline gourd half ( use sealer between door & Gourd ) , & Drill a 1/4" throu the 2 inside sides of all 3 ( the plate, Nl Door, & Gourd side walls ) & install 2 Push pins. Now, ( or after every thing else is finished ) you can install with the slightly shortened push pins, the Troyer Tunnel's collar plate to the S&K plate. Last, put the gourd halves together ( try to put glue, besides the 3 screws), let set & later install the viewing ports, elbows, & Tunnels. I know this sounds like alot, but , the NLs are no longer made. I got the Idea from when I installed Troyer Tunnels to my S&K Bo 11s, the PMs really went for them & their big space ! Good Luck, Anthony :grin:
That is a lot do you have pictures?

Thanks
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Anthony Neira
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Martin Colony History: Started in 1992 From neighbors old 1950-60's colonies. Have 8 Trio 6 Room Houses, 4 MPP Poles, 12 Troyer Horizontals , 2 Troyer Verticals + 2 S&K 11" WITH Troyer Tunnels ready for 2017 Season !! Going to see about installing Extra Troyer Horizontal UNDER EACH House & above Gourd rack.

Re: Natureline Entrances

Postby Anthony Neira » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:50 pm

Randy, if you want to PM me an email address, I can send you Pic.s later, & if you want, you can feel free to post them here, it may take a little time, Thanks, Anthony,
P.S just place/see a Tunnel ( Troyer or S&K) in front of the Natureline, & you'll see what it will look like. :grin:
PMCA Member, 8 Trio 6 Room Houses, 12 Troyer Horizontals + Tunnels, 2 Troyer Verticals, & 2 S&K Bo 11"s WITH Troyer Tunnels !! 4 MPPs, For 2017 Season !! :grin: Going to see about installing EXTRA Troyer Horz. UNDER Each Trio House & ABOVE Gourd Rack !! :grin: :wink: Started in 1992 from Older '50-'60s Colonies.

Anthony Neira
Posts: 1252
Joined: Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:12 pm
Location: San Antonio /Texas
Martin Colony History: Started in 1992 From neighbors old 1950-60's colonies. Have 8 Trio 6 Room Houses, 4 MPP Poles, 12 Troyer Horizontals , 2 Troyer Verticals + 2 S&K 11" WITH Troyer Tunnels ready for 2017 Season !! Going to see about installing Extra Troyer Horizontal UNDER EACH House & above Gourd rack.

Re: Natureline Entrances

Postby Anthony Neira » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:28 pm

Randy, (and any one else who wants them ! :grin: ) I Finally :???: :shock: have the pics I wanted ( Sorry it took so long, & there seems to be a repeat of the same angle ) Please just e- mail me at: triplane103@hotmail.com & I'll be able to forward them to you Wed. afternoon - on . Please feel free to post them ANYWHERE ! :grin: , I used a Black marker to show where I am going to drill the holes I have not done yet, except I forgot to do one on the Troyer collar, top right ! :oops: Thanks again, Anthony
PMCA Member, 8 Trio 6 Room Houses, 12 Troyer Horizontals + Tunnels, 2 Troyer Verticals, & 2 S&K Bo 11"s WITH Troyer Tunnels !! 4 MPPs, For 2017 Season !! :grin: Going to see about installing EXTRA Troyer Horz. UNDER Each Trio House & ABOVE Gourd Rack !! :grin: :wink: Started in 1992 from Older '50-'60s Colonies.

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Re: Natureline Entrances

Postby Rick B » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:04 pm

I added access collars and Troyer tunnels with collars, tight fit but got them in.

I hope the attachments work? Rick
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