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by Hanover Bill
Wed May 04, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mulie
Replies: 5
Views: 1733

Mulie

Dave;

I'm sure Mulie will do a fine job of filling the void left by Majors loss.

Though we can never replace a lost pet, caring for another one can certainly ease the pain, I hope that is the case for you.

Best of luck.

Hanover Bill.
by Hanover Bill
Tue May 03, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Does anyone have plans for an ark?
Replies: 10
Views: 3591

Good Idea - An Ark

The ark sounds like a good idea, especially if you live in Western Pa. or nearby. This is definitely one of the worse springs I can remember, and I can remember quite a few of them. Our forecast is for more rain every day except Thursday. I have not even been able to till my garden to plant early cr...
by Hanover Bill
Mon May 02, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: QUESTION FOR THE EXPERIENCED
Replies: 4
Views: 2139

Hopefully They're Headed North

Hopefully those Martins are gathering for the jouney north. We sure could use some of them up in these parts. The weather up here has been awful this spring, so I'm hoping they are just going to be late arriving. This is my third year trying to establish a colony so I'm looking for any good news I c...
by Hanover Bill
Sun May 01, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: We lost our faithful dog this afternoon
Replies: 29
Views: 8408

Sorry For Your Loss

Dave; So sorry for the loss of your faithful companion. I can appreciate how you feel, having gone through it many times myself. Our pets are part of our family, they give us unconditional love and ask nothing in return. We always say never again when we lose one, because we don't want to go through...
by Hanover Bill
Sun May 01, 2011 7:48 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Status Of Our Purple Martin Colonies
Replies: 28
Views: 16185

Great Job

Steve;

Remarkable job of restoring your colony in record time. Thanks for sharing those pictures at this difficult time.

Best of luck for the remainder of the season. We're all rooting for you.

Hanover Bill.
by Hanover Bill
Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: More rain
Replies: 4
Views: 1815

Great Pictures

Hi Bob; Great pictures, as usual Bob. I need to see those once in a while to prove to me that there actually are Purple Martins in Western Pa. With this weather we are having I imagine some of those Martins are wishing they had stayed in Brazil another month or two. Great job with your supplemental ...
by Hanover Bill
Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tree Swallow Nest Check Question
Replies: 1
Views: 812

Tree Swallow Nest Check Question

Is it ok to do nest checks on Tree Swallow and Bluebird nests or will this discourage them and cause them to abandon the nest.

I'm sure this question has been answered many times on here but I just don't recall it.

Thanks;
Hanover Bill.
by Hanover Bill
Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:41 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A good supply of martins arriving in northwest PA
Replies: 4
Views: 1553

Good Luck Bill

I know how you feel Bill. This is an exciting time for we would be landlords, just as it is for the established ones. Hope springs eternal that this will finally be the year for us. All we can do is provide and maintain our housing, and hope that the successes of our fellow Western Pa. landlords las...
by Hanover Bill
Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Migration Report V-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 860

Send Em North

Hi John; Sounds like some good news for we northern landlords waiting to establish a colony. Hopefully some of those new SY arrivals are headed up this way. We have had an ugly spring up here, but nothing to compare with some of the horrific weather in the South. I'm hoping that some warmer, calmer ...
by Hanover Bill
Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Some Good News from Fombell PA
Replies: 6
Views: 1931

Good News

Hi Doug; Glad to hear of your success with the supplemental feeding, I'm sure it is a great feeling watching them accept the help. You're right about our weather, we go from one thing to the next, cold, to wet, to extremely windy. Still feel lucky when we see what is happening in other parts of the ...
by Hanover Bill
Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Year Three
Replies: 7
Views: 2746

Hang an Old Shoe

Bill; I am surprised that you have been unable to attract Martins. The old saying I have heard up here goes, if you live in the South you can just hang up an old shoe and you will get Martins. Obviously that isn't true. I am also entering my third year of trying in Western Pa. There are no colonies ...
by Hanover Bill
Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: It's getting noisy.... first female joins 3 ASY males.
Replies: 3
Views: 1070

Good News

Doug; Keep those good reports coming out of Western Pa. Glad to hear they are returning to your site. Finally the weather is cooperating a little, so maybe we will see some increased activity in our area. I have lots of Tree Swallow activity, and even that was missing during the recent bad weather. ...
by Hanover Bill
Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Continuous Loop Dawn Song
Replies: 11
Views: 12421

Thanks For All The good Advice

Thank everyone for all of the good advice and suggestions. As usual the people on this Forum are always willing and able to help out.

It's a pleasure to know you can always get good sound advice when you a stumped or have a question.

Thanks Agian;
Hanover Bill.
by Hanover Bill
Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:09 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Continuous Loop Dawn Song
Replies: 11
Views: 12421

Continuous Loop Dawn Song

Is there anywhere I can buy a continuous loop recording of the Dawn Song, or do I need to buy a continuous loop tape and record it myself. I have the regular cassette recording I purchased from the PMCA, but I would like to play the recording for a longer period of time without having to go out and ...
by Hanover Bill
Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:38 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What a difference a day can make.
Replies: 4
Views: 1269

Good News

Doug; Glad to hear your good news. Hopefully this warmer weather will increase the activity in our part of the state. Even my Tree Swallows are very late this year, just showed up in the last few days. Now if I can just get some off course Martins to fly over my housing I'll be in business. Continue...
by Hanover Bill
Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:20 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: HOSP - Prolific Nest Builders
Replies: 3
Views: 1172

HOSP - Prolific Nest Builders

I always keep a very close eye on my Martin housing and Bluebird boxes, to keep the Sparrows out. I have noticed very little activity so far this spring, and with the weather being so bad I haven't spent as much time in my yard as usual for this time of year. Well, yesterday I thought I better check...
by Hanover Bill
Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: YIPPIEEEE!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1219

Good News

Toyin; Glad to hear the good news, sounds like things are looking up for you. We are having a lousy spring over here in the westertn part of the state. I think everyone with an established colony over here is doing supplemental feeding also. Myself, since I am still trying to attract Martins for the...
by Hanover Bill
Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Redtail hawk
Replies: 8
Views: 2329

Great Pictures

Those are great pictures Ray. Even though these birds can be a pain for Martin Landlords one has to admire their beauty.

Hanover Bill.
by Hanover Bill
Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:02 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Just call me crazy!
Replies: 5
Views: 1783

Good Landlord

Hi Bill; We won't call you crazy, just a good landlord Bill. This has been a terrible spring in these parts. Just can't seem to warm up and dry out a little. My housing was up early as I told you before, but with this weather I probably have a while to wait until I, hopefully, see some action. I adm...
by Hanover Bill
Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:02 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Frustrating start to the season.
Replies: 12
Views: 3720

Ugly Spring

Doug; That's not the report I wanted to hear from you. Especially since I am relying on some of your offspring and some of your former lake colony Martins to start my colony. This has been a terrible spring so far. I have only seen one Tree Swallow so far and a Bluebird or two. I put my housing up e...