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by Kegger
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Catch up and clean up time
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Catch up and clean up time

That couple is my #1 and his mate who had no offspring this year. Their Troyer Horizontal got breached by a younger starling. The pedestal the gourd hangs on will be for another similar 11 cavity house and 2 gourds next year. After the breach I started to cut my version of some excluder doors and en...
by Kegger
Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Perching poles
Replies: 18
Views: 8808

Re: Perching poles

at least 10 feet higher than the house in a fixed position where martins can watch you do a nest change 8)
by Kegger
Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Perching poles
Replies: 18
Views: 8808

Re: Perching poles

these are 3/4 dia. I used old cable tv coax
by Kegger
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Catch up and clean up time
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Catch up and clean up time

Traveled to NJ about 4 weeks ago for birthday celebrations and catch up with family we haven't seen in almost 2 years because of covid. Missed my last batch of 5 fledge and the tropical storm but found everything in 1 piece. An empty, dirty house and gourds. Did have a chance to visit the south Jers...
by Kegger
Sun Jul 04, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: YELLOW RAT SNAKE ATTACK
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: YELLOW RAT SNAKE ATTACK

didn't think snakes were an issue with a detatched pyling over water. This year I did see a new threat from an iguana. nothing happened but looks like I will have to make a couple baffles or do something shocking for next year. 20 fledlings and all parents flew the coup 4 days ago. Hopefully they ge...
by Kegger
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A SY Club- but I'll take it!
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Re: A SY Club- but I'll take it!

Welcome to the club Birdiegirl! Hoping your martins are strong and determined, and for you, alot of luck! ENJOY!! 8)
by Kegger
Mon May 31, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I'm sleepy
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Re: I'm sleepy

I think neighbors fireworks rockets spooked them at dusk last night. I went outside to Martins yelling at 9 Fledges(2 families)
and found them all scattered ,1 or 2 to a cavity that did not belong to their parents. Some stuck together or clawed nest box
Adults returned after the ruckus was over.
by Kegger
Fri May 28, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I'm sleepy
Replies: 2
Views: 575

I'm sleepy

Funniest thing I've seen fledglings do yet! I am happy though they are all staying in the house for now. Been flying for about a week now, maybe a little less. Saw one not quite able to grip the wire perch I put up this year and they were slowly falling forward still gripping wire then the wing flap...
by Kegger
Sun May 23, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2nd strait day ASY Male Visit--Question could he be starting my colony?
Replies: 24
Views: 4363

Re: 2nd strait day ASY Male Visit--Question could he be starting my colony?

Its good for you to walk around by the Martins Jones, glad to hear you did. They like that.
I hope you will see some nest building soon those birds flying over head may just return to
help your pair or 2 encourage fletching . 8)
by Kegger
Thu May 20, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Family Photo
Replies: 4
Views: 1482

Re: Family Photo

Great photos!
by Kegger
Wed May 19, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Removing eggs
Replies: 3
Views: 1307

Re: Removing eggs

eggs start hatching 15 days after last egg was laid. I think since its been so long, I would remove them. Glad to hear that you have 3 other pairs and their young ones. I hope someone more knowledgeable here answers your question. This is just my second year at this and a bit inexperienced. Mom prob...
by Kegger
Tue May 18, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Who's eggs are these?
Replies: 2
Views: 854

Re: Who's eggs are these?

thanks for the reply John, after watching the Martin house this am, I found out I had another ASY female.
I thought it could be monkey business. Still have not seen 5 complete pairs around the house.
by Kegger
Tue May 18, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Stubborn male HOSP
Replies: 4
Views: 894

Re: Stubborn male HOSP

nice job Michelle 8)
by Kegger
Mon May 17, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Who's eggs are these?
Replies: 2
Views: 854

Who's eggs are these?

Got a house cav nest with 5 eggs ,1st egg about 12 days old, 4 eggs in another house cav , 1st egg about a week old. I think they are the same parents, a male ASY and a SY female. I changed 2 nests today, have 9 which should fledge next week. There are 4 pair and my #1 pair still have no eggs :roll:...
by Kegger
Mon May 17, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SYs and Pairing Up
Replies: 7
Views: 1751

Re: SYs and Pairing Up

Sounds like fun Birdiegirl ! Last year a pair of SY and a male SY showed up at my place fledged young and made it back this year.
I hope your right!! Alot of good advise on this forum!! 8)
Enjoy!
by Kegger
Mon May 17, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Big turn out so far
Replies: 4
Views: 1029

Re: Big turn out so far

This is great to hear! Here is hoping that you will be fledging over a hundred then! 8)
by Kegger
Sat May 15, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Losses......
Replies: 4
Views: 902

Re: Losses......

I think many SY were hurt or died from the cold. I have not seen many at all this season. I have none
staying at my place. I have gained 2 pair of ASY and sometimes another pair I think visits quite often.
by Kegger
Thu May 13, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I'm hungry!!!!Feed us!
Replies: 3
Views: 710

Re: I'm hungry!!!!Feed us!

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choking hazard!
by Kegger
Tue May 11, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I'm hungry!!!!Feed us!
Replies: 3
Views: 710

I'm hungry!!!!Feed us!

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only 14 days old
by Kegger
Tue May 11, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: help need some advice
Replies: 4
Views: 911

Re: help need some advice

glad to hear she flew Sandy, hope she will be alright 8)