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by Julio
Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 7 years and going..
Replies: 8
Views: 1712

Thanks for the replies everyone, im going to attempt to open my site more perhaps by thinning out these large oak trees nearby, i cant do anything about the neighboring trees though. I'm probably going to build a dock in the lake and extend the housing 25 feet away from the trees further into the la...
by Julio
Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 7 years and going..
Replies: 8
Views: 1712

7 years and going..

After 7 years of having a prosperous colony, my numbers appear to be dwindling. The Hawks have become more prevalent through the years and and im down to 22 birds. Have an army of decoys and my paintball gun does its job at times with its loud report. I'm not gonna give up however. Good to see so ma...
by Julio
Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A knockout hawk encounter
Replies: 3
Views: 1069

Interesting
by Julio
Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My martins are here!
Replies: 16
Views: 3219

Awesome news!
by Julio
Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 12 Birds
Replies: 5
Views: 1205

Thanks everyone, I'm looking forward to hosting these little guys once more. James i see you got your colony, like i knew you would.
by Julio
Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 12 Birds
Replies: 5
Views: 1205

12 Birds

Got 12 birds so far, they arrived as usual around January 4th.
by Julio
Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: They are Home
Replies: 24
Views: 6535

Good to hear, cant wait for photos.
by Julio
Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Arrived Today
Replies: 37
Views: 6028

This is wonderful news James, please keep me updated and keep some round holes around too! Actually now that i think of it you did have mostly round right? When they are nesting and bonded switch SREH. I got a good feeling this time James, its been over 4 years for you!
by Julio
Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: no martins yet but BBs are nesting
Replies: 6
Views: 1543

Beautiful birds those BBs, which they existed down here :evil:
by Julio
Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Joy in Pompano Beach, FL
Replies: 16
Views: 3454

Awesome news Carl im up to 10 birds, hope James gets his.
by Julio
Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martin arrival South FL
Replies: 4
Views: 1118

Yup all ready, just too busy to watch the colony every day.
by Julio
Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martin arrival South FL
Replies: 4
Views: 1118

Purple Martin arrival South FL

My Purple Martins arrive here Jan 14th as they always do for the 6th year, and so have the hawks :shock: My martins appear to be wiser now than ever though, they don't show or land till late in the evening.
by Julio
Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Woodpeckers
Replies: 7
Views: 1552

Peggy you must be able to monitor your nestbox. I have a woodpecker couple that nests each year in my woodpecker housing. Housing must be filled with saw dust or pine shaving 75% of the way. First year i lost 3 eggs to starlings, i now trap with two box traps and actively snipe. If you do decide to ...
by Julio
Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My martins have arrived!
Replies: 16
Views: 4090

Great to hear my housing is bringing you joy and helping the martins Rick. Can you take some photos this year and post them ? If only James can get his birds now.
by Julio
Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My martins have arrived!
Replies: 16
Views: 4090

I've seen an earlier arrival date trend the last 2 years of my 5 year old colony. My martins seem to arrive in large quantities on January, 27 with 2 or 4 birds active by January 15. They seem to come earlier now, unlike my 2nd year and 3rd February 9-15 arrival.
by Julio
Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins in Melbourne, FLorida, right now!!
Replies: 23
Views: 5325

Congrats, my birds started arriving today had 2 this evening.
by Julio
Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My martins have arrived!
Replies: 16
Views: 4090

My martins have arrived!

I got my first ASY male today at 7:30am, in the Pembroke Pines area South Florida. :grin:
by Julio
Fri May 13, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A flood of starlings!
Replies: 2
Views: 1189

A flood of starlings!

I don't know what is happening around this region in south FL, but im being inundated with starlings (and hawks). I have shot and trapped 39 starlings this year, last year was only 8. Ive lost 3 woodpecker eggs and subsequently the pair to these rats. For those of you down here in South FL,please ta...
by Julio
Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Merlins And Accipiters Attacking Flocks Of Birds
Replies: 6
Views: 2772

Steve as always your posts are fantastic.
by Julio
Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pompano Beach, FL condo setup
Replies: 11
Views: 2696

Great setup Carl, i was hoping on setting up something like this a year back. I have no time with school and work, so i donated my spare housing to a new landlord. I figured the effect will be the same, the setup looks great just watch out for starlings, excluders 2 maybe after the site becomes esta...

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