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by BillieJR
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A Promising Start
Replies: 18
Views: 505

Re: A Promising Start

Wow - over 300 is super impressive! I don't have many but even one pair can be annoying and a problem to get rid of. Maybe the word has gotten out that you are a force to be reckoned with and they are all going to stay away from now on. :)
by BillieJR
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: End Of Season Report
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: End Of Season Report

Thanks for the report - looks like you had a successful season for sure! I bet it's pretty quiet around there these days, huh?
by BillieJR
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 117 days of martins and season ends 8/13 at 123 days.
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: 117 days of martins and season ends 8/13 at 123 days.

Looks like you've had a great year again! Almost 100% is beyond awesome!
by BillieJR
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Crescent entrance on excluder gourd
Replies: 6
Views: 122

Re: Crescent entrance on excluder gourd

Welcome to the group, Robert.
by BillieJR
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tulsa Airport Roost update from 8/6/18 visit
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: Tulsa Airport Roost update from 8/6/18 visit

How interesting! I'm glad they found a way to keep the birds safe.
by BillieJR
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: North Alabama Roost Ring Spotted on Radar
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: North Alabama Roost Ring Spotted on Radar

Welcome, MorganW - I've never heard of roost rings before. Very interesting.
by BillieJR
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: End of PM season
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: End of PM season

I guess it's easier for people like myself who still haven't gotten a colony started - otherwise I would be depressed, too.
by BillieJR
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Banding Return Question
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: Banding Return Question

Thanks for the advice on the oyster shells and continuing to play the CD........and thanks for any you send my way. I'm watching for them. :)
by BillieJR
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Banding Return Question
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: Banding Return Question

Ed, do yours stick around - or at least come back in the evenings to stay overnight for a couple/few weeks before they leave for Brazil or once they fledge, do you not see them anymore? Sounds like you both had a successful season. I did not have any nesting here this year but I saw more here visiti...
by BillieJR
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Some Questions About New Colony
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Some Questions About New Colony

Welcome aboard, Aiden!
by BillieJR
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Funny fledge
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Funny fledge

Awesome! :)
by BillieJR
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Egg shells for Martins
Replies: 19
Views: 632

Re: Egg shells for Martins

Thanks! I assume these shells keep well over the winter if I were to get some now - I mean - they don't "spoil", right?
by BillieJR
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Egg shells for Martins
Replies: 19
Views: 632

Re: Egg shells for Martins

Where do you guys get your oyster shells at? I've only used egg shells.
by BillieJR
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: update; baby with bulging eye
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: update; baby with bulging eye

That's great news!!! Thanks for letting us know
by BillieJR
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martins Leaving Study
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: Purple Martins Leaving Study

I think it would be a great idea, too, Dr. Bill. It would also help those of us who are still hoping for a colony to be watching for the ones coming south so we can keep our eyes open for them and hopefully catch their attention on their way to Brazil.
by BillieJR
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Update June 15th 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Update June 15th 2018

Thanks for sharing - that must be fun to sit and watch! You've had a great season - you'll still have pms there for a while if you have some just hatching now. That'll be great! I love it when the season is long like that.
by BillieJR
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Fledging starting to increase in New Concord,oh
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Fledging starting to increase in New Concord,oh

Wow - 400 at night. That must be a sight to see!

Yes -if you and your wife weren't vigilantly watching the purple martins to keep them safe, I shudder to think what would happen. Good luck - I hope you can keep those hawks away til the rest fledge.
by BillieJR
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Moisture Needs Of Fledges ??
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Moisture Needs Of Fledges ??

I don't have any advice for you but wanted to wish you luck - I hope you're successful!
by BillieJR
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Close to fledge, check it out
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: Close to fledge, check it out

Oh - how exciting! Thanks for sharing this with us all summer. It's been a blast watching them.
by BillieJR
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Almost over
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Almost over

Congratulations on a great season

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