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by barbiejoe
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: tree swallows
Replies: 4
Views: 1312

tree swallows

I had one pair of TS two years ago in my martin gourd. Last year I kept the gourds closed up and the TS nested in a gourd set off aways, facing the martin pole. This year I have not seen any TS at all. It is April 13. I am seeing up to 6 PMs and have only one gourd open. Is it possible or probable t...
by barbiejoe
Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I had some lookers should I open compartments
Replies: 20
Views: 3447

Re: I had some lookers should I open compartments

Hey, Okie: I am in south MO and have had scouts every so often since March 20. Yesterday I saw two PM's once. Today when I got up there were 5 perched on the closed set of 8 gourds. I went out to ride my bike and only one was sitting there. He left, came back, then left and I have not seen him since...
by barbiejoe
Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How often to apply sevin dust?
Replies: 15
Views: 8276

Re: How often to apply sevin dust?

Hi, Guys. I was all ready to apply Sevin Dust on my four active gourds, when I read something about the Sevin Dust causing reproductive problems for birds it was used on. Thought I saw it here on PMCA site. Do we know for sure Sevin is safe? I sure don't want to do all this work and produce sterile ...
by barbiejoe
Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tree Swallow Emergency-Revisiting the Drew Protocol
Replies: 29
Views: 7812

Re: Tree Swallow Emergency-Revisiting the Drew Protocol

Hey, PM lovers: I have been trying to download the Tree Swallow Emerg. article all weekend. It won't download or open. I left it for an hour, and it still wasn't downloaded so I could read it. Any hints? I tried some of the other articles and could not get them open, either. I have read several of t...
by barbiejoe
Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: blending in a new martin gourd system
Replies: 3
Views: 906

blending in a new martin gourd system

In 2015 I had my first nesting pair. I got all excited and bought a new, better system for next year. Then I read that it takes awhile for the birds to get used to different lodgings. Since I just had one pair, could I put in my new pole and hang most of the new gourds, but put out a couple of the o...
by barbiejoe
Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nests
Replies: 3
Views: 962

Nest

Hey, Tonyg, thanks for the reply. I have gone whole hog into martins after this one summer. I bought a new pole, 12 gourds with a tunnel and front porch and a clean-out hole, and plan to try to do all the recommended stuff next year, IF I get any birds. I plan to hang the old gourds here and there f...
by barbiejoe
Mon Sep 07, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nests
Replies: 3
Views: 962

Nests

Since my one pair of PM arrived and began nesting this year, I have read many articles on the proper care of the birds/gourds. I had cheap gourds that were best left alone, so I did. When I removed the PM nest and the tree swallow nest last week, the swallow nest was clean and the color of dry grass...