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by Kegger
Thu Aug 12, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Coolest save ever!
Replies: 6
Views: 11080

Re: Coolest save ever!

what a great story! Thanks for sharing your experience!!
by Kegger
Thu Aug 05, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PM and their man - video
Replies: 3
Views: 1834

Re: PM and their man - video

That is a very impressive build. Was curious how many more Martins called your place home this year? I started this hobby last year, also built 2 custom condos but only 9 cavity each. I understood a few words of your poem being of Slavic descent, I can tell that you are extremely proud of your accom...
by Kegger
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Catch up and clean up time
Replies: 5
Views: 2172

Re: Catch up and clean up time

Avoiding storm damage is my reason to take it down, depends on your location to the gulf and when your birds leave.
Each year is different. Do what makes sense to you.
by Kegger
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Catch up and clean up time
Replies: 5
Views: 2172

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: 10941

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: 10941

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: 5
Views: 2172

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: 1804

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: 1056

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: 1073

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: 1073

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: 6109

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: 1934

Re: Family Photo

Great photos!
by Kegger
Wed May 19, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Removing eggs
Replies: 3
Views: 1756

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: 1346

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: 1374

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: 1346

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: 2457

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: 1493

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: 1459

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.