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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: 236

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: 405

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: 405

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: 3498

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: 1296

Re: Family Photo

Great photos!
by Kegger
Wed May 19, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Removing eggs
Replies: 3
Views: 1143

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: 702

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: 719

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: 702

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: 1450

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: 853

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: 700

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: 554

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: 554

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: 686

Re: help need some advice

glad to hear she flew Sandy, hope she will be alright 8)
by Kegger
Sun May 09, 2021 4:58 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Back at last
Replies: 2
Views: 797

Re: Back at last

great, enjoy! Congrats on retirement! 8)
by Kegger
Sat May 08, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: started assembling new house
Replies: 2
Views: 835

Re: started assembling new house

3, 9 total + 2 horizontal gourds under
by Kegger
Sat May 08, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: MY FIRST EGG!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1050

Re: MY FIRST EGG!!

congrats to you and your pairs 1st egg, 8)
by Kegger
Sat May 08, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: started assembling new house
Replies: 2
Views: 835

started assembling new house

we are in the 90's now so turned the air on in the garage and started to assemble.
Instead of machining entrances directly into outside walls, I went with plates this way
they can be changed. 8)
by Kegger
Thu May 06, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Yellow Crowned Night Heron nest building
Replies: 2
Views: 1148

Re: Yellow Crowned Night Heron nest building

i have had no problems yet, there is a nest of great herons in my next door neighbors huge banyan type tree