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by BillieJR
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: saw a few today!
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: saw a few today!

Wow! Eight months! That's amazing. Wisconsin has them for maybe 5 if we're lucky.
by BillieJR
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hummingbird feeding into Fall info.
Replies: 13
Views: 365

Re: Hummingbird feeding into Fall info.

Thanks for this info, Dave. I was just asking yesterday about this to my facebook friends and had many different opinions. Some said to keep them out for awhile yet, some said take them down so you don't encourage them to stay. Now I know
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by BillieJR
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: saw a few today!
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: saw a few today!

Oh - I bet that was so fun to see.

How long do you have PMs in Texas? From what month to what month, typically?
by BillieJR
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Fall Migration 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Fall Migration 2018

Wow - how lucky was that for you to see them!! 6 or 7 months and we'll be watching the skies for their return. Thanks for the fun story.
by BillieJR
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New member from Wisconsin
Replies: 15
Views: 777

Re: New member from Wisconsin

I've seen discussions here about this and from what I can tell - it's kinda a personal preference.

I do think the Amish let their's swing and they seem to have good luck so maybe that's the way to go? I know mine swing but that's the way they were supposed to be on the system I have.
by BillieJR
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Is it time to put the CD away til spring?
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: Is it time to put the CD away til spring?

All right, thanks! That's good to know. It won't hurt to keep playing it then - if there are a few still coming south from Canada or the north.
by BillieJR
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Is it time to put the CD away til spring?
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Is it time to put the CD away til spring?

I am thinking most, if not all, of the PMs from Canada and the north are already down past here (southern WI) so there's not need to keep playing it now? Advice, please and thank you.
by BillieJR
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mail Box Cavities
Replies: 28
Views: 1278

Re: Mail Box Cavities

Wow! I am super impressed! I love the looks of them.
by BillieJR
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New member from Wisconsin
Replies: 15
Views: 777

Re: New member from Wisconsin

Welcome to the group, Jeremy. There are a lot of very knowledgeable purple martin landlords here who can help you out with some really good advice. They've given me tons of good advice. Good luck!
by BillieJR
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: final tally New Concord,Ohio
Replies: 11
Views: 519

Re: final tally New Concord,Ohio

Holy moly, Cathy and Dick! That is amazing! I am so happy for you. I only had visitors so I'm green with envy. Thanks for sharing and thanks for all your do for the PMs. You are rewarded with such a great year end report! And, BTW, 73 is NOT old! You still have lots of good years left yet.
by BillieJR
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A Promising Start
Replies: 21
Views: 1285

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: 3
Views: 310

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: 9
Views: 613

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: 323

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: 172

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: 203

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: 251

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: 595

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: 595

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...

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