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by Hanover Bill
Sat May 28, 2011 7:36 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Power Horn for Cassette Boom Box
Replies: 5
Views: 1245

Powerhorn

Doug;

Thanks for your kind offer.

Is there any way to hook the powerhorn up to a cassette boom box, as I already have that one set up, and I have a continuous loop cassette of the Dawnsong?

Bill.
by Hanover Bill
Fri May 27, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Power Horn for Cassette Boom Box
Replies: 5
Views: 1245

Power Horn for Cassette Boom Box

In a recent post, Doug Falk mentions it is a good idea to use a power horn, for amplification of the Dawnsong, if you are isolated from other colonies. That certainly would apply to me, so I was wondering if anyone knows if you can easily attach a power horn to a standard cassette player boom box, a...
by Hanover Bill
Fri May 27, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Unbelievable number of subbies. It is crazy here!
Replies: 7
Views: 1785

Great News

Hi Doug; Great news about your colony. Still no visitors here, or if there have been I haven't seen them. They must be using a different route to get to your site, than coming anywhere near me, still it is encouraging that you have so many subbies. You mentioned the power horn for the Dawnsong. I ha...
by Hanover Bill
Thu May 26, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Too much housing
Replies: 9
Views: 2871

What Are We Doing Wrong

Hi Buckizig; You sound like me, trying to figure out what you are doing wrong. I am in my third year of trying to establish a colony in Western Pa. I have never even seen a Martin anywhere near my site. I know there are successful colonies to the North and South of me. The colonies to the North had ...
by Hanover Bill
Thu May 26, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PMS in Dublin Ohio area
Replies: 6
Views: 2214

Looking For Martins

I am in my third year of trying to establish a colony in Beaver County, in Western Pa. I also have never seen a Martin, except when I have visited sites to the North and South of me. If I didn't know better I would think there wasn't a Purple Martin within 100 miles of me. I joke that I must be in a...
by Hanover Bill
Wed May 25, 2011 7:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: HOSP Kills Tree Swallow
Replies: 1
Views: 597

HOSP Kills Tree Swallow

Today I got my first, first hand account of the damage House Sparrows can do. I had a pair of Tree Swallows nesting in a bluebird box, close to my Martin housing. After being away for a couple of hours this evening I noticed that there was no activity around the chosen box, and I thought I would che...
by Hanover Bill
Tue May 24, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: pictures of my housing, question?
Replies: 18
Views: 4549

Similar Location

Hi Lewy; I am in my third year of trying to establish a colony in Western Pa., with no success so far. My housing also is on a downslope in my back field, and I have often wondered if this is a detrement to attracting Martins. My housing is in a wide open field with no trees close by except a couple...
by Hanover Bill
Mon May 23, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Subbies still coming in! Even more today: Monday.
Replies: 15
Views: 3606

Great News

Hi Doug; Great news about your colony, sounds like you are being paid back in one season, for all of those years of trying. Anyone that waited as long as you did certainly deserves your long awaited success. Still no action here. It's amazing that none of those subbies has made a wrong turn and ende...
by Hanover Bill
Fri May 20, 2011 7:23 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Weather Effects on New Colony Wannabes
Replies: 3
Views: 1135

Weather Effects on New Colony Wannabes

With all of the bad weather around the country I was wondering the impact of it on landlords trying to start new colonies. I see many mentions of Martins disappearing during cold rainy weather only to reappear when the weather improves. I know we are having the worse spring I can remember here in We...
by Hanover Bill
Sat May 14, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Squirrels!
Replies: 5
Views: 1886

Good Squirrel Year

Toy;

It must be a good year for squirrels as I have more running around than I ever did.

Unfortunately I have no Martins yet, so I am missing the show as far as the Martins chasing them off. That is one show I would love to see, and soon.

Hanover Bill.
by Hanover Bill
Sat May 14, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pileated Woodpecker
Replies: 7
Views: 2922

Love Those Pictures

Phil; Thanks for posting those pictures. I have one that occasionally visits my backyard, very rarely. They truly are striking birds, always remind me of some pre-historic bird. I know he's around when I hear what sounds like a jackhammer coming from the trees, in the woods behind the house. I only ...
by Hanover Bill
Fri May 13, 2011 7:24 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Large group of subbies arrive! Lots of males.
Replies: 6
Views: 1803

Good News

Hi Doug; I'd like to know what the flight path of those subbies is, how can they be getting to your site and missing me completely. It makes me wonder about migration routes, and the fact that if you aren't near one it cuts down your odds considerably. I remember reading once, an article that theori...
by Hanover Bill
Thu May 12, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: For those trying.... It only takes one male.
Replies: 9
Views: 2530

Great News

Hi Doug; Glad to hear you are having such a successful year. When the wife finally decides it's too many, just send the overflow down my way. I'm still waiting for that one male subbie to show up. Weather is getting better and we're entering prime time so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Continued su...
by Hanover Bill
Tue May 10, 2011 6:51 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Barnies visiting
Replies: 3
Views: 2573

Nice Picture

How did you get him to sit still for that photo Bob, they seem like they are in perpetual motion. So far that is the only excitement I have had, the Tree Swallows and the Barnies doing their acrobatic aerial show for me. I have no shortage of either one. At least it gets the heart rate up, never kno...
by Hanover Bill
Tue May 10, 2011 6:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Identifying Subbies in Flight
Replies: 2
Views: 1289

Thanks

Thanks for your response Louise. I figured there was no easy way to differentiate them in flight, but I thought maybe the experts would know something to look for. At least it gets the heart rate up when I see the Tree Swallows and Barnies flying around, I'm never sure if there is a Martin mixed in ...
by Hanover Bill
Mon May 09, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hallelujah !!!
Replies: 21
Views: 6064

Congratulations Delma

Congratulations Delma. I have been following your trials and tribulations since I became a member of the Forum. I'm glad to hear of your success, let's hope they settle right in.

Best of luck to you.

Hanover Bill.
by Hanover Bill
Mon May 09, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Identifying Subbies in Flight
Replies: 2
Views: 1289

Identifying Subbies in Flight

Is there any fairly easy way to differentiate Martin Subbies from Tree Swallows and Barnies in flight, They all fly so fast and erratic that I fear if I ever do get a visitor he will be lost in the crowd so to speak, unless he actually lands on my housing while I am right there. This morning I had a...
by Hanover Bill
Mon May 09, 2011 7:44 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Subbies are coming in!
Replies: 4
Views: 1386

Good News

Doug;

Those subbies must be flying right over me to get up there to you. I hope one of them decides to take a little break on the way, and stops off at my sight.

Glad to hear of your success. Continued good luck.

Bill.
by Hanover Bill
Mon May 09, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First martin sighted today
Replies: 8
Views: 2452

Great News

Bill;

That really is good news, could be the start of something.

I'm still waiting and watching the skies, the Dawnsong is blasting away as I type this.

Continued good luck to you.

Bill.
by Hanover Bill
Wed May 04, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I gave up
Replies: 20
Views: 6450

Good News

Grover; Your story is giving hope to me, and I'm sure many others who are trying to establish colonies. I am entering my third year of trying here in Western Pa., with no luck so far, but it's always nice to hear a story like yours. Makes us realize that it can still happen even after years of tryin...