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by The Olsons
Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Migrating Martins....
Replies: 16
Views: 5573

Migrating Martins....

We had a large influx of migrating martins in our yard yesterday; at least about 100.....In the afternoon while looking out the window I saw some sitting on the lines of the sailboat. I thought why are they sitting there and then it dawned on me they remember the boat feeder from last year, which I ...
by The Olsons
Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Cricket flippin' today!
Replies: 3
Views: 1560

Marilyn, What a great idea with the clicker....wow, and the martins catching on. I have no doubt that despite of the cold weather your martins will be fine. Kudos to you for your efforts and caring. BTW, we have a new puppy...a miniature Australian SHepherd...she is a bundle of energy. Any tips on l...
by The Olsons
Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: For the waiting landlords....
Replies: 2
Views: 916

Chuck,

Oh my...freezing temps. I am sure glad you are prepared for supplemental feeding. Best wishes for you and your martins.....this is a crazy winter/spring :shock:

Astrid
by The Olsons
Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Need advice on stalking cat.
Replies: 24
Views: 7143

:grin: :grin: :grin:
by The Olsons
Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: For the waiting landlords....
Replies: 2
Views: 916

For the waiting landlords....

We are just having another wave of migrating martins coming through the backyard; they all look great but it is cold, raining and windy....ugh. There is for sure one male subbie with them...I do not know if he might stay with us or travel on. He looks very cute :-) I hope they are ok tonight with th...
by The Olsons
Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Need advice on stalking cat.
Replies: 24
Views: 7143

Stan, we have several of those and we now put up the Water Scare Crow..It works like a motion detector but sprays water...cats do not like water.

http://www.nixalite.com/scarecrow.aspx? ... 2godWFnJZg

Good luck and best wishes for your martin season :grin:

Astrid
by The Olsons
Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Missing the homecoming!
Replies: 9
Views: 2127

Congratulations Kelly, what great news :grin: 8) Like birdy girl I agree, work sure does get in the way of the martin season especiall the homecoming, the nest building, the egg laying, the hatching, fledging, saying goodby....well really during the entire martin season. Wishing you a great season w...
by The Olsons
Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: More Migration...
Replies: 3
Views: 1051

Stan,

My female was also alone for an entire week...then when a male showed up he went into a different gourd system. They ignored each other as much as they could....I keep saying they must have been divorced :grin:

Astrid
by The Olsons
Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: More Migration...
Replies: 3
Views: 1051

More Migration...

Just now at 1.15 pm CST another flock of migrating martins is coming through. They are still hanging around and they all look great. I am sure in another 30 minutes they are going to be gone on their way to many of you :-) Please roll the red carpets out!!!!!!! Wishing everyone a happy Martin Season...
by The Olsons
Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A huge martin flock....
Replies: 14
Views: 4675

Just now at 1.15 pm CST another flock of migrating martins is coming through. They are still hanging around and they all look great. I am sure in another 30 minutes they are going to be gone on their way to many of you :-)

Please roll the red carpets out!!!!!!! Happy Martineering!!!!!

Astrid :grin:
by The Olsons
Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Great Martin Day Sunday
Replies: 36
Views: 8233

Good for you James, just make sure they do not call the LWT like my neighbors threaten me with.... :lol:

Astrid
by The Olsons
Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Great Martin Day Sunday
Replies: 36
Views: 8233

Woooohoooooo :grin: 8) :wink:

Astrid
by The Olsons
Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Great Martin Day Sunday
Replies: 36
Views: 8233

James,

Great news.....do the martin dance 8) 8) 8) Keeping my fingers crossed :wink:

Astrid
by The Olsons
Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A huge martin flock....
Replies: 14
Views: 4675

Geezer,

Please keep us posted about the return of your martins. Wishing you a happy martin season and looking forward to your updates.

Astrid :grin:
by The Olsons
Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A huge martin flock....
Replies: 14
Views: 4675

birdy girl, It is very exciting to see the migrating martins come through the backyard....they are so happy to have made it that far and you can tell so eager to get back to their homes. It is a total different behavior (in my opinion) then when the resident martins come back. They are just glad to ...
by The Olsons
Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Open...open means open flyways
Replies: 18
Views: 4069

I am back Sandy..... :grin:
by The Olsons
Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Does everyone get BUZZED?
Replies: 9
Views: 2019

Doug, I usually talk to my martins every morning and very evening and they patiently listen to me or at least they pretend to...lol. We never gut buzzed until later in the season when the babies hatched....but this morning this one male buzzed me three times. I almost could feel his wings.... :shock...
by The Olsons
Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Open...open means open flyways
Replies: 18
Views: 4069

Sandy,

I knew you were going to do this.....waaaaaaaa, my reputation (if I ever had one) is shot :cry: :cry: :cry:

Wait a minute...hahahaha, I will shoot right back at ya....hahahahah, MUAAAAAHHHHHH.

Astrid
by The Olsons
Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Open...open means open flyways
Replies: 18
Views: 4069

Aaaarrrrghhhhh....I was wondering where you were....lol. I had the purple washed out, maybe that's what it was. I guess I have to get the color back in....lol.

Astrid
by The Olsons
Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Open...open means open flyways
Replies: 18
Views: 4069

That is a good one Kathy.... :grin: :grin: :grin: I guess I have to keep on dancing so they get their entertainment :wink: I got my first "buzz" today....this one male buzzed me three times while I was outside. I could almost feel his wings....they usually never do that until they have babies. He ei...

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