You might be a Purple Neck if....

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C.C.Martins
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Location: Corpus Christi Tx
Martin Colony History: Will always be a wanna be landlord, martins or not!
2016- Two lookers-No takers.
2017- 5 pair. 15 fledged.
2018-18 pair. 85 fledged.
2019-
Home colony: 13 natural gourds, one house. 19 cavities.
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You might be a Purple Neck if....

Postby C.C.Martins » Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:40 pm

You have assembled a complete 16 foot lone star gourd rack, hung 9 gourds, drilled through aluminum rods and installed wire...in your living room.
You stare at highway ball park lights because they look like gourd racks
You go out of your way to be friendly with the neighbors because YOUR birds depend on it
You have ever had cricket legs and antenna in your sink drain trap
You have ever used your wifes furniture polish to slick up the predator guards...and caught heck for it

FINALLY....
You might be a purple neck if you plan your family vacations around Martin Season!

Just some humor before the Forum lights up this season; I stumbled on the topic a while ago, it was pretty good.
Regards,
Tom
Tom

2016-Wanna be LL. Two lookers. nada
2017-5 pairs. 15 Fledged
2018-18 pairs. 85 Fledged.
2019-
Offering: 11 natural gourds, w/crescents and WDC openings. 6 modified compartment house

cabin man
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Re: You might be a Purple Neck if....

Postby cabin man » Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:04 pm

Funny stuff. I might add, If you sit around the house and play the dawn song cd

C.C.Martins
Posts: 573
Joined: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:15 am
Location: Corpus Christi Tx
Martin Colony History: Will always be a wanna be landlord, martins or not!
2016- Two lookers-No takers.
2017- 5 pair. 15 fledged.
2018-18 pair. 85 fledged.
2019-
Home colony: 13 natural gourds, one house. 19 cavities.
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Re: You might be a Purple Neck if....

Postby C.C.Martins » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:03 pm

good one! its a favorite, top 10.
Tom

2016-Wanna be LL. Two lookers. nada
2017-5 pairs. 15 Fledged
2018-18 pairs. 85 Fledged.
2019-
Offering: 11 natural gourds, w/crescents and WDC openings. 6 modified compartment house

Dave Duit
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Joined: Tue Nov 25, 2003 2:02 pm
Location: state:Iowa / town:Nevada
Martin Colony History: In 2018, 54 pair with 202 fledged youngsters. 73 total compartments available, 48 Troyer Horizontal gourds and 4 modified trio metal house units, owl cages around all units. Martin educator and speaker. President of the Iowa Purple Martin Organization. Please visit www.iamartin.org and join.

Re: You might be a Purple Neck if....

Postby Dave Duit » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:40 am

Years ago there was a list like this one. Funny stuff. I will add mine:
1.) " When you drive by an open flyway zone in a yard and your first thought is, that person needs to put up a martin house."
2.) EVERY TIME you walk by your window, you look outside for sparrows near your martin housing and you instinctively grab for your pellet gun. If you see a sparrow your blood pressure rises and you start speaking in tongues.
Mite control, heat venting, predator protection and additional feeding during bad weather add up to success.

PMDavid
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Location: Boyce,Louisiana
Martin Colony History: Second year trying to attract martins. This year I am getting rid of the wooden house and showing something they are used to seeing.
Offering 2 trio grandpaws w/2natural gourds under each and C.Abare gourd rack w/16 natural gourds. And one rehabbed 16 compartment Coates original with two natural gourds.Lots of lookers,a few overnighters and daily activity cruising and looking. All gourds have a rain canopy and wire perch.

Re: You might be a Purple Neck if....

Postby PMDavid » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:00 am

I think I’ve turned into a purple neck....newly re- sighted in pellet gun and 20ga. Sittin at back door. We don’t have starling or chee chee problems but we do see about one or two of each early on ,then no more . The neighbor keeps that in check and says there has never been more than that and then that’s it.

Anthony Neira
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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: You might be a Purple Neck if....

Postby Anthony Neira » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:28 pm

:grin: If you see that your neighbor has replaced their S&K Plastic house with a new one, & see the old one broken next to their trash, and for a "Nanosecond" a thought of "rescuing" it flashes across your mind ! :???: :shock:
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.

Dave Duit
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Location: state:Iowa / town:Nevada
Martin Colony History: In 2018, 54 pair with 202 fledged youngsters. 73 total compartments available, 48 Troyer Horizontal gourds and 4 modified trio metal house units, owl cages around all units. Martin educator and speaker. President of the Iowa Purple Martin Organization. Please visit www.iamartin.org and join.

Re: You might be a Purple Neck if....

Postby Dave Duit » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:51 am

Anthony, I liked that one. We have a few members in our Iowa organization that routinely do the reconditioning of old martin housing. They redo the old housing and supply them to wanna be landlords here in Iowa. It is part of our mission statement. It is just funny to me to see it in the purple neck thread. lol.
Mite control, heat venting, predator protection and additional feeding during bad weather add up to success.

Anthony Neira
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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: You might be a Purple Neck if....

Postby Anthony Neira » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:09 pm

Thanks Dave, :grin: I hear ya ! :grin: I wished I'd taken a pic of this "Pile of Flat Very Broken Plastic" ! :shock: ...
and to Think it crossed my mind !! :shock: The Titanic would have been better to "Raise & FIX " :shock: :lol:
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.

C.C.Martins
Posts: 573
Joined: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:15 am
Location: Corpus Christi Tx
Martin Colony History: Will always be a wanna be landlord, martins or not!
2016- Two lookers-No takers.
2017- 5 pair. 15 fledged.
2018-18 pair. 85 fledged.
2019-
Home colony: 13 natural gourds, one house. 19 cavities.
PMCA member

Re: You might be a Purple Neck if....

Postby C.C.Martins » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:29 pm

Anthony,
Titanic! too funny. :lol:
Tom

2016-Wanna be LL. Two lookers. nada
2017-5 pairs. 15 Fledged
2018-18 pairs. 85 Fledged.
2019-
Offering: 11 natural gourds, w/crescents and WDC openings. 6 modified compartment house

Dave Duit
Posts: 1377
Joined: Tue Nov 25, 2003 2:02 pm
Location: state:Iowa / town:Nevada
Martin Colony History: In 2018, 54 pair with 202 fledged youngsters. 73 total compartments available, 48 Troyer Horizontal gourds and 4 modified trio metal house units, owl cages around all units. Martin educator and speaker. President of the Iowa Purple Martin Organization. Please visit www.iamartin.org and join.

Re: You might be a Purple Neck if....

Postby Dave Duit » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:24 pm

You might be a purple neck if you get your monthly credit card bill and listed are $900 worth of purple martin purchases.
Mite control, heat venting, predator protection and additional feeding during bad weather add up to success.

randy741985
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Martin Colony History: 2018-First Year
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Re: You might be a Purple Neck if....

Postby randy741985 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:57 pm

If your spot a ragged tv antenna in the land field and think that would make a nice perch for my Martin Pole, Take and use it...
2018-14 Gourds First Year
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