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by Ladybug
Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Egg count:
Replies: 2
Views: 642

Egg count:

June 23rd. Count= 38 eggs and five babies.
All Martin's doing well. Have lots of egg shells for them, collected from friends. All OK.
by Ladybug
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Egg Count + babies.
Replies: 1
Views: 378

Egg Count + babies.

June 17, 2021. 10 active nests. 34 eggs plus 5 babies, apprx'y. 2=3 days old.
We are SOO HAPPY. Only took 20+ years but
we made it. Love hearing our Martin's singing
each day. So fulfilling.
2020= one nesting pair to 10 this year, 2021.
AWESOME. Thank you God.
by Ladybug
Fri Jun 04, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Eggs
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Eggs

Put #6 Troyer on 1st. pole & ck'd nests. 5 eggs in one nest:, 3 eggs in another nest. Recheck all other nests In a week. Made My Day.
by Ladybug
Mon May 24, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins
Replies: 3
Views: 1503

Re: Martins

Have 12 gourds up. 4 more Troyers due any day.
Husband setting up 3rd. pole soon.
6 ASY, 4 SY. so far. Have 10 extra Super gourds but are round entrances=need changed to Crescent. Thanks to all for well wishes.
Martin's are Lovely to hear each morning.
by Ladybug
Sun May 23, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins
Replies: 3
Views: 1503

Martins

2020= had 1 nesting pair. 5 babies, all fledged.
2021= highly successful year. Add 3 horizontal Troyer gourds last year, added 3 more this spring. Martin's Love them. Have 12+Martin's,
5 mated pairs so far. A Very rewarding year.
WE ARE BLESSED. Praise GOD.
by Ladybug
Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gourds
Replies: 0
Views: 6199

Gourds

The Troyer Excluder Gourds for SREH entrances?
by Ladybug
Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SREH
Replies: 3
Views: 1814

SREH

Buying some Troyer Tunnel gourds for 2021.
Which entrance hole is The BEST to keep OUT Starlings== Troyer Modified Excluded or
Conley II ?? Any Advice Is Much Appreciated..
THANKS. Joanne.
by Ladybug
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin Babies.
Replies: 2
Views: 1477

Re: Martin Babies.

JH Cox. THANKS for the advice. I certainly WILL do that. Good Luck also in 2021.
by Ladybug
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin Babies.
Replies: 2
Views: 1477

Martin Babies.

5 babies fledged today. A Good Day.
Ma, Pa very attentive. We will really
miss them. Least they all will be here
for a few more days. Lots of visitors
but only one pair nested.
Better Luck in 2021.
by Ladybug
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Would anyone like to help?
Replies: 17
Views: 4662

Re: Would anyone like to help?

The PMCA sells Gourd lids/caps already vented.
You can check the PMCA site online.
Hope this info is helpful..
Good luck.
by Ladybug
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The Babe lives
Replies: 4
Views: 1682

Re: The Babe lives

Diane:: The little one looks very healthy. Thanks for the pic. Today is the first time I checked the PM nest since June 6, had 4 eggs then. Now we have 5 healthy looking little ones. From your photo, I'd guess ours are 10-11 days old, the adult parents are kept very busy feeding them. Good Luck to y...
by Ladybug
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Troyer H. Gourds.
Replies: 6
Views: 2344

Re: Troyer H. Gourds.

Thanks everyone for all your Advice. Much appreciated. I have several large round factory gourds but the Martin's DEFINITELY Prefer the Troyer Horizontal Gourds. I like them best too.
THANKS .
by Ladybug
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Troyer H. Gourds.
Replies: 6
Views: 2344

Re: Troyer H. Gourds.

Whippy,
I use only pine needles, 1 gourd just slightly tilts
forward, 1 is level, both secure.
They will be OK. Thanks.
by Ladybug
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Troyer H. Gourds.
Replies: 6
Views: 2344

Troyer H. Gourds.

I have 2 New Troyer Horizontal gourds this year, do nests get wet during heavy rainy days?
Martin's are nesting in 1 Troyer.
Thanks.
by Ladybug
Mon May 25, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin Update:
Replies: 1
Views: 789

Martin Update:

Had a Starling problem=The 2nd Adult pair we had left 10 days ago, did not return. I shot the starlimgs.The First Adult pair have chosen a gourd. Don't think there are eggs. Both M/F out, about all day. I need to do a nest check. The SY pair arrived 1 week ago. Are still checking out the Gourds. We ...
by Ladybug
Sun May 17, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: We had 30 martins, now have 3
Replies: 11
Views: 3153

Re: We had 30 martins, now have 3

Sue,
I am so glad to hear some of your Martin's are back.
GOOD LUCK.Hope the rest return too.
My prayers are with you..
by Ladybug
Sat May 16, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: We had 30 martins, now have 3
Replies: 2
Views: 1090

Re: We had 30 martins, now have 3

Sue. So many losses. Guess I best preview before posting.
by Ladybug
Sat May 16, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: We had 30 martins, now have 3
Replies: 2
Views: 1090

Re: We had 30 martins, now have 3

Sue:
So sorry to hear of your loss. Know that is heartbreaking.
Been so many Lisa's, very sad.
Will say a prayer for you.
by Ladybug
Wed May 13, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Update Male Martin:
Replies: 1
Views: 759

Update Male Martin:

5:00 pm.
Lowering rack to ck. Martin, he flew out. Yahoo.
Heat warmer worked. Hopefully, he will catch enough insects to get reenergized. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Winds increased to 20mph, gust 25.
by Ladybug
Wed May 13, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Cold/Cool weather questions.
Replies: 30
Views: 7435

Re: Cold/Cool weather questions.

Just awhile ago, found 1 ASM on the ground under his nest gourd. He felt really warm, seemed fat enough but appeared weak. I lowered rack, helped him into THG.
He wiggled on in. Will check gourd in couple hours. This Cold weather is BAD. Not much else I can do.
Maybe a hand warmer.