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by Fuzzmeister
Mon May 13, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My 2019 Purple Martin Colony
Replies: 7
Views: 5168

Re: My 2019 Purple Martin Colony

Steve Thanks for the info. My martins have just arrived here I had 3 or 4 of them about 3 weeks ago but now more have moved in and things are just wild, they are fighting over cavities and some are bringing in nest material, haven’t seen any SY martins yet but it shouldn’t be long hope you have a go...
by Fuzzmeister
Sun May 12, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My 2019 Purple Martin Colony
Replies: 7
Views: 5168

Re: My 2019 Purple Martin Colony

Steve It looks like you have a great place and a great set up! What I really noticed was your poles look to me and I could be wrong that they are less then 10 feet high, when you walk through them do they fuss much? Or does it take time to get used to you I have 2 houses up 1 is 18 feet up and the o...
by Fuzzmeister
Fri May 10, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gourd Cam
Replies: 9
Views: 3732

Re: Gourd Cam

Awesome!! The male looks like he is sedated, I gotta get me one of them what brand of camera is that?
by Fuzzmeister
Fri May 10, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I’m growing in numbers
Replies: 15
Views: 5018

Re: I’m growing in numbers

Congrats awesome feeling I went through it last year, it was my first year and I had 12 pair it was a blessing to sit on my deck and watch them go through the stages of nest building and raising there young. You will find that the bigger your colony gets the more fun they are to watch cheers.
by Fuzzmeister
Fri May 10, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Look for capped eggs
Replies: 5
Views: 1901

Re: Look for capped eggs

Good thing you pointed that out, I did not know that I will have to keep an eye out for that thanks.
by Fuzzmeister
Tue May 07, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Rain water in T-14 houses
Replies: 9
Views: 2610

Re: Rain water in T-14 houses

Flyinlowe You are absolutely right it is hard to find good lumber these days! When I go to buy lumber I ask them why you can’t get better lumber then what they have and they tell me that they ship the good stuff to the USA LOL! Any way I will have to spend some more money and buy some vents because ...
by Fuzzmeister
Tue May 07, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Rain water in T-14 houses
Replies: 9
Views: 2610

Re: Rain water in T-14 houses

Eventually I intend on making nest boxes, but for now I will keep an eye on it and see what happens till I have time to make nest trays, I may put a peice of styrofoam in the bottom to elevate it if some water gets in.
by Fuzzmeister
Tue May 07, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Rain water in T-14 houses
Replies: 9
Views: 2610

Re: Rain water in T-14 houses

Yes all my seams are tight it was glued and screwed
The only place where the seams aren’t tight is the face of the door. I haven’t had problems with water in it yet but was wondering if other people have, and what they did to rectify it.
by Fuzzmeister
Tue May 07, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Rain water in T-14 houses
Replies: 9
Views: 2610

Re: Rain water in T-14 houses

Lynnh
I have the round 2/18 inch holes in mine and I was thinking they would allow a lot of rain in when it comes down with a driving wind storm so I may have to make nest trays I just don’t have time right now and the martins are already here.
by Fuzzmeister
Tue May 07, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Opinions on my setup
Replies: 26
Views: 11904

Re: Opinions on my setup

Yes I agree concrete is the best way to go some people think tamping is good but as soil conditions change the pole can loosen in the ground.
by Fuzzmeister
Tue May 07, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Rain water in T-14 houses
Replies: 9
Views: 2610

Rain water in T-14 houses

I built a t-14 house this winter and the plan didn’t have any thing in it about water getting in and making the nests wet. I could make nest boxes or put styrofoam insulation on the floor but does anybody out there have other ideas on this and what do you guys with T-14 use?
by Fuzzmeister
Tue May 07, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hello all. New member. Here are the houses I made.
Replies: 41
Views: 20355

Re: Hello all. New member. Here are the houses I made.

Your going to have to put up a no vacancy sign soon!!
by Fuzzmeister
Sun May 05, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Opinions on my setup
Replies: 26
Views: 11904

Re: Opinions on my setup

Birds
Do you cement your poles in the ground or just tamp them?
by Fuzzmeister
Sun May 05, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hello all. New member. Here are the houses I made.
Replies: 41
Views: 20355

Re: Hello all. New member. Here are the houses I made.

I-carumba
They won’t start nesting till at least the end of the month the trees will have to leaf out and that won’t be till then depending if it warms up soon!
by Fuzzmeister
Sun May 05, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hello all. New member. Here are the houses I made.
Replies: 41
Views: 20355

Re: Hello all. New member. Here are the houses I made.

I-carumba Good to hear that you have some still hanging around! I have 3 pairs that have been here for about 6 days now. I put up my t-14 house the other day and they fly back and forth from one house to the other but they end up spending the night in my original house from last year so I’m thinking...
by Fuzzmeister
Thu May 02, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hello all. New member. Here are the houses I made.
Replies: 41
Views: 20355

Re: Hello all. New member. Here are the houses I made.

I carumba
They said that your entry holes were to hard to get in and out, and your rooms were to big they couldn’t get close enough to cuddle and keep warm in that cold weather, so that’s why they left LOL! 🤩 how’s it going other wise how many martins do you have up till now?
by Fuzzmeister
Thu May 02, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mating purple martins
Replies: 3
Views: 1350

Re: Mating purple martins

This will be my second year housing martins and last year I had 12 pairs and only three pairs were subbies the rest were all ASY and all were paired as adults, but this year I have three adult males and no females so I was wondering if they were waiting for the second year birds!
by Fuzzmeister
Wed May 01, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mating purple martins
Replies: 3
Views: 1350

Mating purple martins

I was wondering will a ASY male mate with a sub SY female or vice versa?
by Fuzzmeister
Wed May 01, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A Promising Start Pt. 2
Replies: 41
Views: 36040

Re: A Promising Start Pt. 2

Farmerharv
Sounds like your having a lot of fun these days kind of what I was going through about a week and a half ago until it got cold and the snow came. I have nothing going on haven’t seen a Martin for days, last year this time my house was vibrating from activity sure hope it warms up soon!
by Fuzzmeister
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hello all. New member. Here are the houses I made.
Replies: 41
Views: 20355

Re: Hello all. New member. Here are the houses I made.

I carumba
If your worried about them not eating send them my way I promise to feed them as long as they stay at my place LOL.