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by Kegger
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My first arrivals
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: My first arrivals

Good going Mike! 8)
by Kegger
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finally one has returned
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Finally one has returned

congrats CC Martins!!!
by Kegger
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First Arrival
Replies: 11
Views: 249

Re: First Arrival

Cape Coral and N Fort Myers are about 35 miles south of me. I had ASY visit my site last year but only had 2 pair of SY
fledge broods. It will be at least a few more weeks for me to see or hear them. Still installing a perch line and snack trey. 8)
by Kegger
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martins in Melbourne, Florida!
Replies: 14
Views: 243

Re: Purple Martins in Melbourne, Florida!

Quite a resume you have Mike! Best wishes and good luck this year! 8) Mike P
by Kegger
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Trio Duracraft Castle nest box build
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Trio Duracraft Castle nest box build

nice job Deancamp your nest box does look very sturdy! I needed some flexibility in mine to make them
work better for my build. Happy new year and stay healthy! 8)
by Kegger
Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New satellite rack with naturals all prenested and painted
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: New satellite rack with naturals all prenested and painted

nice job on the new rack PM David!
Here's to health and some Martins for 2021!! 8)
by Kegger
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Double Taverner Martin House Project
Replies: 17
Views: 579

Re: Double Taverner Martin House Project

This photo of a T-14 with an offset winch/pole setup would work nicely for what you have in mind chicken man. The fixed spire at the top holds a pulley and is tapered to mate up with the sliding center section of the house. A seal would be a good idea where they butt up. The offset requires another ...
by Kegger
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I’m ready for some Purple Martin Scout Reports
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: I’m ready for some Purple Martin Scout Reports

hoping the same to all and a better new year!! 8)
by Kegger
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: No leaky gourds !
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: No leaky gourds !

good idea PMDavid! nice post! I too am doing a little gourd repositioning because of the elements.
I am moving my horizontals under the house as opposed to the outskirts. more shade and more rain cover!
by Kegger
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: new birds
Replies: 11
Views: 782

Re: new birds

cool looking bird!
is this a baby owl of some kind?

Image
by Kegger
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Any bets on the first arrival southern tip of Texas or Florida ?
Replies: 18
Views: 870

Re: Any bets on the first arrival southern tip of Texas or Florida ?

I'll say December 26th here in SW Florida, Texas January 11. I better get crackin on my new nest treys. 8)
by Kegger
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2020 good things
Replies: 4
Views: 688

Re: 2020 good things

Tom

I am quite amazed that those chicks fledged the day after the heavy winds.
Truly a team effort! 8) Mike
by Kegger
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Troyer T-14 vs Lonestar Alamo in Louisiana
Replies: 10
Views: 1433

Re: Troyer T-14 vs Lonestar Alamo in Louisiana

the basic plans for my 18/9 6 sided martin house are on cad, but i would have to edit some
changes i made during the build before sharing the geometry.
by Kegger
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Troyer T-14 vs Lonestar Alamo in Louisiana
Replies: 10
Views: 1433

Re: Troyer T-14 vs Lonestar Alamo in Louisiana

I built a 18/9 6 sided house out of 1/2"Veranda PVC cellular sheet from Home Depot last year. Glued and screwed together, light and held up to 2 Florida tropical storms. I did a temperature check during a 92-94 degree hot day after my Martins left and found a 1.5 to nearly 2 degree difference betwee...
by Kegger
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Ideas wanted for housing portable base
Replies: 12
Views: 2318

Re: Ideas wanted for housing portable base

hang a rental gourd or house from a tree or a building or suspend between 2 points??
tripod?
by Kegger
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Summer Pictures
Replies: 4
Views: 1002

Re: Summer Pictures

Great pictures! these came out good! I have to try the telescope trick. 8)
by Kegger
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: An Albino!
Replies: 9
Views: 2033

Re: An Albino!

Please take more pictures!! They are as rare as your fledgling!! 8)
by Kegger
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Insect Preference Research
Replies: 2
Views: 644

Re: Insect Preference Research

a month or so ago I watched my 1st Martin family capturing and eating
pairs of lovebugs around my house. a good learning experience for the
newly fledged. thanks for posting this paper!! 8)
by Kegger
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Help
Replies: 11
Views: 1217

Re: Help

so glad to hear your pair made it back MKaye!! This happened to me this year, I understand what
you and your chicks have been thru. 8)
by Kegger
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: NEW MEMBER EXPERIENCE
Replies: 7
Views: 1110

Re: NEW MEMBER EXPERIENCE

Welcome new member:

Your story was a great read for me this am. Well written, words flow nicely.
What ever type of new housing you choose to put up, consider fixing up the
old house too.Mike 8)