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by Kellye
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 9 eggs!!??
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: 9 eggs!!??

Thank you for your response!
by Kellye
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 9 eggs!!??
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: 9 eggs!!??

Any ideas?
by Kellye
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 9 eggs!!??
Replies: 3
Views: 594

9 eggs!!??

Hey all! It’s been a while since I’ve posted, so hello 👋. :wink: There is one horizontal gourd nest that has 9 eggs. It’s the largest clutch I’ve ever seen! It’s not a re-nest from a cold snap, so what caused her to lay so many eggs? I know I’m probably going to be doing a lot of helping the parents...
by Kellye
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wing Entrapment Survey from PMCA
Replies: 9
Views: 25466

Re: Wing Entrapment Survey from PMCA

I’ve had wing entrapment only when they were fighting. I’m going to put in wing entrapment guards this winter and see if they make a difference next spring. It only happens in the early spring.
Hope this helps!
Kelly
by Kellye
Sun May 03, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Badly Injured Martin
Replies: 1
Views: 383

Badly Injured Martin

This Martin was in a fight with another Martin and got severely injured. His eye and around his eye is swollen and red. And his shoulder is bloody. It’s not bleeding right now so that’s kinda good. Any info appreciated. What ointment could eye put around his eye? Saline? Can I give him sugar water i...
by Kellye
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gadget to use your Cell Phone: Film your birds
Replies: 6
Views: 4354

Re: Gadget to use your Cell Phone: Film your birds

Cool! I wonder if it would work on my scope. It's not on a gun, just on a tripod. I'm always trying to make my phone focus and get just right using the normal eye piece.
by Kellye
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martin Conference, 2019 past season, martins arriving in U.S, etc
Replies: 0
Views: 3209

Purple Martin Conference, 2019 past season, martins arriving in U.S, etc

Hello Everybody! Who is so excited about martins down in FL and LA? I am! My martins don't usually arrive in KS until the 1st of April. Who is going to the purple martin conference in Norman OK? I think I'm going, but for me it's the later end of fledging time and I don't like to be away during from...
by Kellye
Wed May 29, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Punctured Egg and Green Stuff in Nest?
Replies: 4
Views: 3781

Re: Punctured Egg and Green Stuff in Nest?

Does anyone see the pictures? I don’t see anything.
by Kellye
Wed May 29, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Punctured Egg and Green Stuff in Nest?
Replies: 4
Views: 3781

Re: Punctured Egg and Green Stuff in Nest?

Here’s the pictures, I think.
by Kellye
Wed May 29, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Punctured Egg and Green Stuff in Nest?
Replies: 4
Views: 3781

Punctured Egg and Green Stuff in Nest?

Hi, So as you can see this egg got pecked by a house sparrow, about two days ago. I thought the parents were going to take it out, so I left it. Well now the egg is beginning to mold and there’s this green stuff in the nest. Are these insect eggs or is this mold? (You can see it in the picture, I th...
by Kellye
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: House Sparrow problems
Replies: 5
Views: 2164

Re: House Sparrow problems

Thank you for your responses! I can see them sitting on the porch that has the trap inside. The HS haven't been filling the cavity like they normally do. They put a little bit in the cavity, and they been using close to the same nesting materials as the PMs. So it's trickier to tell them apart. I ho...
by Kellye
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: House Sparrow problems
Replies: 5
Views: 2164

Re: House Sparrow problems

update:
I watched for a while and HS was going in and out of this one cavity so I set the trap in there. I'm pretty sure that martin did not claim it, hope I catch the house sparrows.
by Kellye
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: House Sparrow problems
Replies: 5
Views: 2164

House Sparrow problems

Hi all, I’m kind of in a predicament here. I’ve got HS attacking my martins. HS was nesting in the roof of my box and I put tape there to block them from getting in the roof (this is a 12 room trendsetter) Now they are throwing a fit and attacking my martins and trying to get in any cavity possible....
by Kellye
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Snakes!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 3097

Re: Snakes!!!

Thank you all!! I’ll be getting all these things soon!
Thank you all again,
Kelly
by Kellye
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Snakes!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 3097

Re: Snakes!!!

BillieJR wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:58 am
I am so sorry, Kellye. I would crap if I came across a snake in or on my pole or houses/gourds. I shutter just to picture it in my mind. It's too bad about your babies. :(
Thank you. It is sad. At lest the other three were able to get away, or had already fledged.
Thank you again!
Kelly
by Kellye
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Snakes!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 3097

Re: Snakes!!!

A combination of 1/2 and 3/4 inch netting will usually get smaller and larger snakes. Some people use some stiff wire to almost make an umbrella shape above the other predator guard you have. Also if you can post a picture of your current guard someone might be able to help with adjustments to make...
by Kellye
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Snakes!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 3097

Snakes!!!

Hi all, Last night we had a snake get in our box and it killed 3 ate 2 we got out there before it could eat the last one. Thankfully the other three must have already fledged. I have Predator guards but they aren’t working for the giant black snakes that are longer than the guard. I’m now looking in...
by Kellye
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How do I post a picture?
Replies: 4
Views: 1530

Re: How do I post a picture?

Thank you both very much!!
Kelly
by Kellye
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My Year
Replies: 9
Views: 2300

Re: My Year

I think these are pictures of the houses.
by Kellye
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My Year
Replies: 9
Views: 2300

Re: My Year

I just saw the first one to fledge!!! :grin: yay!!!
Kelly