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by Dave Reynolds
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tree swallow anxiety, try this.
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: Tree swallow anxiety, try this.

... fly-lowe and Randy ... Always interesting to hear stories about how people deal with the Tree Swallows and trying to attract Purple Martins at the same time. I lived it for many years and probably will for a few more years to come. I tried the "trick" of lowering the gourd rack and plug all the ...
by Dave Reynolds
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sub-Adult in Florida already ??
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Sub-Adult in Florida already ??

.... I saw a sub-adult report in Florida already ... ??? Talk about early, I would have to see that one..

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sub-Adult in Florida already ??
Replies: 0
Views: 65

Sub-Adult in Florida already ??

.... I saw a sub-adult report in Florida already ... ??? Talk about early, I would have to see that one..

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Early Arrivals
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Early Arrivals

,, ,,,, Congratulations to you and your new arrival..... Ready or not here I come.... :grin: :grin: :grin:

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Vandal-Proofing
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: Vandal-Proofing

.... Dave. .... Good idea on the bolt and the lock... i use a heavy chain around the crank handle and the bracket that holds the winch on the pole.. Can only move the handle about two inches... The old saying is “ A lock will only keep a honest man honest. A theft will break it if he can.. “ Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins In Viera, FL
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Martins In Viera, FL

,,, Punky. ... Congrats to you and to your new arrivals.... Have a great year....

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First arrival in Raceland, Louisiana!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: First arrival in Raceland, Louisiana!!!!

.... Brent .... Congrats to you and your new arrival,,, Happy Dance... I can see it now ... :grin: :grin: :grin:

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martins in Melbourne, Florida!
Replies: 14
Views: 243

Re: Purple Martins in Melbourne, Florida!

,,,, Great News Mike. .... Good to hear they are starting to arrive... Good luck this year, and thanks for the update... :grin: :grin:

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Two December arrivals, LA and FL
Replies: 13
Views: 428

Re: Two December arrivals, LA and FL

Nice to see the Oxbow Golf Course satellite colony is in good hands. I have an educational satellite colony in Ames, Iowa at the Ada Hayden Park. I do the satellite location pre-season prep work before I do my own colony too. .. . Dave ... The Oxbow Satilite site is doing well... The owner of the G...
by Dave Reynolds
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: They are coming
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: They are coming

... WoW ... I know they are coming back each year... But they always suprise me when they start arriving .. Someone will be getting their Martins back today.. :grin: :grin:

Have a great 2021....

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I am ready!
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: I am ready!

Both gourd poles waxed. Check Both predator guards waxed. Check All pulleys lubricated. Check Ropes inspected. Check Top perches tightened. Check All I have left to do is attach the gourds. I do this in early February. Last year the first martin arrived on February 9th. I also need to gather pine s...
by Dave Reynolds
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Watersedge Purple Martin Houses
Replies: 5
Views: 766

Re: Watersedge Purple Martin Houses

I had heard the same as Matt concerning the interior connecting hole being too small. Opening up to three inch or larger should eliminate the hang ups. Watersedge is overall a great product with the exception of the two flaws. .. . ... Your right... Dave... The 2 “ hole is way to small for an insid...
by Dave Reynolds
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:25 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 ?

Thanks Duit. I had a blast with this pair. It seemed every time she would leave gourd he would be right there and always escorted her back. It seemed a few others would fly around every time she came back to gourd as well. Day babies fledge which was really exciting. It seemed all the Martin's in m...
by Dave Reynolds
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Two December arrivals, LA and FL
Replies: 13
Views: 428

Re: Two December arrivals, LA and FL

I'm much like you Dave, on the late March arrivals in the midwest states. I pre-nest like you too, I have a good feeling when I have everything in order and ready before they arrive. .. . Dave ... Your right ... My houses and gourds go up the first week of March.. Sometimes I get my Satellite Site ...
by Dave Reynolds
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Two December arrivals, LA and FL
Replies: 13
Views: 428

Re: Two December arrivals, LA and FL

.... Great to see Martins back on US soil... Maybe a little early... But two Martins soon become three and Three martins become four... I’m ready to celebrate, and my Martins are not due here until March.. :grin: :grin:

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Managing a neighbor's cat...
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Managing a neighbor's cat...

.... The guards should be all the protections you need. But I read about a guy who set up his sprinklers to come on when someone or something came into their yard.. He didn’t have any more cat trouble.. Good luck in 2021.

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:14 pm
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

.... Outstanding Job... Looks really great.... Have a good 2021... :) :grin: :)

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Conley II Entrances
Replies: 13
Views: 508

Re: Conley II Entrances

.... Good Question ... I have Conley II plates on 24 Trio House Doors and have not had any Wing Entrapment yet. I would like to figure out a way to put Wing Entrapment make of foam on the inside of the doors. But so far I have not had any Wing Entrapment yet in three years...

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I’m ready for some Purple Martin Scout Reports
Replies: 4
Views: 259

I’m ready for some Purple Martin Scout Reports

,,, Hello Everyone.... I know it maybe a little early,,, ... But I’m sure some of the Martins on vacation are getting ready to start flying North.. It won’t be that much longer and the First Scout Reports will be coming in... Merry Christmas to Everyone... Enjoy the Holidays.. .. Stay Safe,,, . :gri...
by Dave Reynolds
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:23 am
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 ?

Ok guys I’m in(for the Harley) that’ll make me have two. I’m gonna say my birds here in central Louisiana are gonna show 2-8-21. -2-10-21 somewhere in there. If I’m limited to just a one day guess I’m gonna call 2-11-21. REALLY want that Harley! .. . PMDavid ... Don’t forget that the “Second Place”...