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by alfie
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Landloards in Cedar Creek or Bastrop Texas area
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Re: Landloards in Cedar Creek or Bastrop Texas area

WOW!! 110 years ago - impressive. I really appreciate your info and that I should have about a 95% of attracting the Martins this year. As far as my neighbor goes I just hate to think that her Martins are being killed. Oh well like you stated hopefully she'll learn and get rid of the owl houses. I'l...
by alfie
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Landloards in Cedar Creek or Bastrop Texas area
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Re: Landloards in Cedar Creek or Bastrop Texas area

Hi Sandra - Thanks for the info. I'll probably put out my "Dawnsong" speaker on the 29th or 30th of January just to see if I can get any Scouts. I was looking at last years Scout Study for Austin and somebody stated they saw them at the end of January. My houses Starling resistant doors. I also have...
by alfie
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Landloards in Cedar Creek or Bastrop Texas area
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Re: Landloards in Cedar Creek or Bastrop Texas area

I don't live in the Cedar Creek LAKE area. I live in Cedar Creek just outside of Austin. https://www.google.com/maps/@30.106878,-97.5469875,117m/data=!3m1!1e3 Not sure how to attach a photo so I've attached a link to my house on Googlemaps. I've had to replace my septic system so the image is not up...
by alfie
Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Landloards in Cedar Creek or Bastrop Texas area
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Re: Landloards in Cedar Creek or Bastrop Texas area

Thanks. My houses have the Starling resistance entrances and I'll be on the watch for the Sparrows. I purchased the Sparrow traps so hopefully I can catch them and get rid of them. I also put up Owl guards so hopefully that will help also. Thanks again for the info
by alfie
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Landloards in Cedar Creek or Bastrop Texas area
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Re: Landloards in Cedar Creek or Bastrop Texas area

Thanks for the info. I plan on playing the Dawnsong all day so I can attract them as they fly in. I didn't think about checking out the Scout Record. I'll do that. I'm located past the Austin airport about 10 miles off of Hwy 21 and FM 535. Thanks again
by alfie
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Landloards in Cedar Creek or Bastrop Texas area
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Landloards in Cedar Creek or Bastrop Texas area

I'm just curious if there are any landlords in Cedar Creek or Bastrop Texas, or near here. I'm trying to become a new landlord and I haven't seen any Purple Martin houses in my area (Cedar Creek). I live in the country and was hoping maybe a Sub-Adult would visit my houses and decide to stay. I'll b...
by alfie
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Snake Guard
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: Snake Guard

I have a few friends who own construction companies. I'll ask them if they have any or where I can get some 12" pipe. Thanks for the info
by alfie
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Snake Guard
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: Snake Guard

Great info. Do you remember where you got the 12" pipe? I find the 6" at Lowe's, Home Depot only had 4" pipe. I was going to close it off at the top with a 6" cap and drill holes in it for the pole and wire. I was going to cut it in in half length wise and either put a hinge on it or just use wire t...
by alfie
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Snake Guard
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Snake Guard

Hi ya'll - I've been searching the forum and can't find an answer to my question which is: Can the Snake/Raccoon guard be on the ground? I have a 6" x 10' PVC pipe which I was going to cut in half and just stand it on the ground around the pole. I'm assuming the raccoon can't climb it because it's t...
by alfie
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hoping to be a new Landlord
Replies: 11
Views: 1408

Re: Hoping to be a new Landlord

Thanks Ray - It's probably about 30' tall but I trimmed the branches up and was able to cut down one of the trees so now it's 58' from the closest tree. I've already put the Martin house up, had to get my backhoe out to dig the hole. There's too much rock and clay here and digging the hole with a po...
by alfie
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hoping to be a new Landlord
Replies: 11
Views: 1408

Re: Hoping to be a new Landlord

I just went to the Audubon App and search for Purple Martin and performed a sighting to see if any were reported in my area (outside of Austin, TX). The app reported there were sightings, I'm assuming last year, but in Corpus Christi and Dallas. These cites are 100's of miles from here. It's very di...
by alfie
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hoping to be a new Landlord
Replies: 11
Views: 1408

Re: Hoping to be a new Landlord

Thanks for the reply. I purchased 2 of the Sparrow Traps to try to help eliminate the Sparrows and already caught a Wren. I do plan on walking around the site everyday and checking the nests every few days to help control the parasites. From what I read changing the nest out a week after the babies ...
by alfie
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Bed & Breakfast Distance/Height from PM House
Replies: 4
Views: 1056

Re: Bed & Breakfast Distance/Height from PM House

I appreciate the info also. I just purchased one, hasn't arrived yet, and I was going to ask but this saved me from repeating a post.
by alfie
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hoping to be a new Landlord
Replies: 11
Views: 1408

Re: Hoping to be a new Landlord

Thanks ya'll I really appreciate the info. I tried to attach pictures but my attempts failed. So below a link to my house. As you can see I'm surrounded by trees. I think the only good area is to the right of my house where the white pipes were. I had to have a new septic system installed and the wh...
by alfie
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hoping to be a new Landlord
Replies: 11
Views: 1408

Hoping to be a new Landlord

Hi ya'll thought I'd introduce myself. My name us Alfie and I'm hoping to be a new landlord next year (2021). I purchased some houses and gourds from the association along with the Dawnsong, decoys and bed and breakfast. I live in Texas outside of Austin. I haven't put them up yet since it's been ra...