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by BillieJR
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finally Lucky.
Replies: 6
Views: 89

Re: Finally Lucky.

Good for you, Ladybug! I can only imagine how excited and ecstatic you are with your one pair. I hope you get more but one pair is a start. Good luck!
by BillieJR
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Opinions please
Replies: 9
Views: 182

Re: Opinions please

I'm sorry they didn't come back, vman! I hope you still have time, I think, for this year. This fella has hung around since Saturday so today is day4 and he is usually here in the morning and again in the evening and disappears during the between hours - I like to think he's out looking for a lady f...
by BillieJR
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Opinions please
Replies: 9
Views: 182

Re: Opinions please

Thanks, Ed!!! I really appreciate your ideas. This gives me some hope. Thanks for sharing. I've got your Dawn Song going every day. :) I really am grateful for your support.
by BillieJR
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Opinions please
Replies: 9
Views: 182

Re: Opinions please

I am wondering if maybe he had a mate but that maybe something happened to her at the colony they were at and so he is out looking for a new place to hang out. Just a thought. He stayed around here til tonight - I'm not sure if he is here overnight or not. I was outside working all afternoon and eve...
by BillieJR
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Recent Gourds Maintenance
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: Recent Gourds Maintenance

Yikes - snakes is one of my biggest fears!
by BillieJR
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pinkies in central PA
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: Pinkies in central PA

That's great news!!!
by BillieJR
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Opinions please
Replies: 9
Views: 182

Re: Opinions please

Thanks Brad Bittle and Black Jack - I appreciate your encouraging thoughts. I've got my fingers crossed but also prepared to be disappointed.
by BillieJR
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Opinions please
Replies: 9
Views: 182

Opinions please

I've had an ASY male here for almost 2 hours now - I know that doesn't really mean a whole lot - but I am just wondering.......what are my chances he may stay at this point? I mean - it's pretty late in the season - I'm in Southern Wisconsin. He may be gone by the time I get done typing this - I'm n...
by BillieJR
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Will martins lay a second clutch?
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Will martins lay a second clutch?

Great story - never ever thought of a fish eating a bird. lol! Love it!
by BillieJR
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Can't believe it, but I have one hanging around
Replies: 23
Views: 491

Re: Can't believe it, but I have one hanging around

Oh, Ryan, I hope he is still there and maybe has brought in more by now. I love your housing and the pictures are excellent. Good luck - let us know how it's going.
by BillieJR
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: June 6th Update
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Re: June 6th Update

Having a great year so far - it looks like they like the houses better than the gourds. Thanks for the update. Continued good luck to you!
by BillieJR
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Too late for new pairs?
Replies: 4
Views: 513

Re: Too late for new pairs?

Welcome to this forum, TravisF. I don't have the answers for you but I think there's still time to get a pair (or more) this year. That's what I've read several times. And I sure hope so cuz I don't have any yet, either, and I'm hoping to get lucky, too. Good luck!
by BillieJR
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finally....
Replies: 2
Views: 368

Re: Finally....

Thanks so much for the words of encouragement. I can use them at this point. :) I was concerned about the dawn song - maybe it would confuse and frustrate the visitor - but I left it on. It's left now and not sure it'll be back. I'm living in a fantasyworld and hoping it went to bring more back late...
by BillieJR
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finally....
Replies: 2
Views: 368

Finally....

The 1st one I've seen this season was just here. It's trying to figure out where the other ones are at that he/she is hearing from the dawn song on my deck. Thank you, God, for sending one for me to see. I'd love to think it will stay but I've been disappointed in the past so I'll be surprised if it...
by BillieJR
Wed May 29, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The Purple Martin World Lost A Amazing Man!
Replies: 10
Views: 1373

Re: The Purple Martin World Lost A Amazing Man!

I am so very sorry for your loss. Your family has my very deepest sympathy. I can only imagine how proud you made your Grandpa with the love you both shared of purple martins. And now he will be watching over you as you continue on with his passion. I know you will continue to make him proud. ((hugs))
by BillieJR
Wed May 22, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Possible New Colony for West Des Moines, Iowa
Replies: 8
Views: 1306

Re: Possible New Colony for West Des Moines, Iowa

Thanks, avesrun! Unfortunately, I haven't seen a martin this year yet. I have a friend about 10 miles away who has his back for about a month now but I haven't seen any. I am a wannabe landlord so I'm still holding out hope for the SYs to come around and like what they see. Fingers crossed. sounds l...
by BillieJR
Tue May 21, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Possible New Colony for West Des Moines, Iowa
Replies: 8
Views: 1306

Re: Possible New Colony for West Des Moines, Iowa

I'm good for prayers so good luck! I hope you have the start of something great!
by BillieJR
Tue May 21, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First pm!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1423

Re: First pm!!!

Hooray for you - I hope it finds a mate and stays and brings more with him
by BillieJR
Mon May 20, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Another Colony!
Replies: 7
Views: 1690

Re: Another Colony!

I see your houses have round entrances on them - how do you deal with starlings or don't they come around there?
by BillieJR
Mon May 20, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: ACTIVE COLONY
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Re: ACTIVE COLONY

Wow - sounds like you're having a great year so far. I'll be anxious to hear how the 9 eggs works out. Good luck!

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