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by tbone8705
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: cavity clean out
Replies: 2
Views: 1065

cavity clean out

Probably a dumb question but does the female eat the egg shells after hatching babies or does she carry them outside? Getting close to 16 days now and I have been watching the ground for egg shells and so far nothing. I know we can feed them crushed egg shells so I was just wondering if her body nee...
by tbone8705
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Insecticides for mites
Replies: 14
Views: 4613

Re: Insecticides for mites

Ok I was just wondering what was the best to have on hand if it happens, thanks for all the input.
by tbone8705
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Insecticides for mites
Replies: 14
Views: 4613

Insecticides for mites

Has anyone ever used Diatomaceous for their cavities? Are what does everyone use for mite control.
by tbone8705
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Migration
Replies: 3
Views: 1262

Migration

Anyone have a guess as to how far along the migration is at this point? I have 6 nesting pairs so far but would like to see some sub adults show up.
by tbone8705
Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Got eggs in Texas
Replies: 1
Views: 659

Got eggs in Texas

this is my first year after waiting for 9 years I have 4 nesting pairs. I did a nest check on the first 2 pair and have 6 eggs in one and 5 eggs in the other. My other 2 pair have just started building their nests so hopefully I am off to a good start. They are so much fun to watch and everything I ...
by tbone8705
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Miracle in the making
Replies: 4
Views: 1131

Miracle in the making

It took 7yrs a lot of prayers but I now have 3 pair. Two are gathering my pine straw and building nest and the other I expect are sub adults just watching to see what to do I guess. Do the adult females build more than 1 nest? One female is working very hard on 2 cavities, one on bottom and one on t...
by tbone8705
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Visitors
Replies: 1
Views: 692

Visitors

I have had 2 pairs of adult male and females for 3 days now. They have their selected places 1 pair in Gourds 1 pair in house. Most of the fighting has ended and they seem to fly as a group everywhere they go. At what point can you saw they have made this their home. They don't seem to spend the nig...
by tbone8705
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Their back in Deer Park, TX
Replies: 1
Views: 573

Their back in Deer Park, TX

My sister-in-law has her first returning Adult Pair that showed up yesterday morning. I put up 6 more gourds for her and they were checking them out most of the day then left and returned in the evening. Still waiting on my returning ones but a good sign they are making their way back and I can't wa...
by tbone8705
Mon May 16, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: TIPS ON USING A PELLET RIFLE TO CONTROL NON NATIVE BIRDS
Replies: 19
Views: 7587

Re: TIPS ON USING A PELLET RIFLE TO CONTROL NON NATIVE BIRDS

PCP is the only way to go, I have the Kalibr Bull Pup Cricket in 22 cal shooting the JSB Exact 15.89 gr pellet. I used the springer 177 cal for many years until I was introduced to the world of PCP air rifles and they are like night and day difference. It is topped with a Vortex 6x24x50 scope and wi...
by tbone8705
Mon May 09, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Texas Migration
Replies: 9
Views: 2979

Texas Migration

I am just wondering if one could say the migration in Texas is pretty much over. I had some lookers a month ago but no one decided to stay. Houses and Gourds were all ready with new straw and all were checked out but no takers, and no sparrows or starlings to compete with. Just wondering if I should...
by tbone8705
Mon May 02, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: For us "Wannabe" Landlords 2016
Replies: 126
Views: 21011

Re: For us "Wannabe" Landlords 2016

Well count me in also, I had 2 houses 12 rooms in each and my sister-in-law wanted a house so I took down one of mine and put it up at her house 4 weeks ago and she now has 2 nesting pairs. I put up 4 new plastic gourds on a rack to complement my 12 room house and had 4 visitors for a couple weeks a...
by tbone8705
Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gourd hanging
Replies: 1
Views: 709

Gourd hanging

I am new to gourds but fixing to hang 4 of them, but you pro's can tell me if they need to be hung where they they can swing or be installed rigid. thanks in advance.
by tbone8705
Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: No luck yet
Replies: 2
Views: 907

Re: No luck yet

Well my 3 showed up this morning for about 30 minutes. I had a 12 room house and was reading that they like larger rooms so I made it into a 4 room house with rooms 6"x12" they were really exploring all 4 new rooms and put 4 plugs in the back side of the house, sure hope this helps them decide to ne...
by tbone8705
Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: No luck yet
Replies: 2
Views: 907

No luck yet

I was wondering if my luck has run out, had 2 females and 1 male checking out my house and would visit a couple times a day. I was fixing to put up a 4 gourd pole to offer a different type of housing, but I haven't seen them in a couple days now. Not sure if they have moved on. Anyone have any input...