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by Cjs180
Mon Jul 19, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why would they leave?
Replies: 5
Views: 2316

Re: Why would they leave?

Looked cracked.
by Cjs180
Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why would they leave?
Replies: 5
Views: 2316

Re: Why would they leave?

No owl guards. I do have tunnel entrances on our gourds and the SREH. We did have a real persistent SY male that was causing a lot of ruckus for about 3-4 days before they left. Possibly he caused a problem? But there was still 2 good eggs that were in the nest. We do think we saw the male hanging a...
by Cjs180
Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why would they leave?
Replies: 5
Views: 2316

Why would they leave?

We had a pair of 2nd year birds here this year that came real late. In any event they built a nest and had 4 eggs. When we checked this past Wednesday 1 egg was gone. We haven’t seen the pair since last week. We still have visitors each day. We pulled the house down today and 1 of the 3 eggs was cra...
by Cjs180
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Late season visitors
Replies: 17
Views: 2835

Re: Late season visitors

It’s advisable to leave up some of your old housing. When the martins return next year they will be looking for the familiar housing at your colony site. You may want to close off most of the entrances, but leave a few open. The martins that don’t get the older housing will start checking the new c...
by Cjs180
Fri Jul 02, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Bo Nine PIUS, How to Install a Tunnel
Replies: 4
Views: 1388

Re: Bo Nine PIUS, How to Install a Tunnel

Thanks Robert! I book marked that for this winter. Will install the owl guards on mine.
by Cjs180
Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Novice needs help!
Replies: 11
Views: 2056

Re: Novice needs help!

In the off season, feed cracked corn and shoot the sparrows when they come in. You should be able to put a corn pile where it is safe to shoot and within range.

Good luck. I’m battling young sparrows now. Apparently didn’t get all the parents. Shot over 40 this year already.
by Cjs180
Sat May 15, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: No wonder!!! Definitely a rant!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3335

Re: No wonder!!! Definitely a rant!!

Take out the male first if given the choice. The female may leave on her own then.
by Cjs180
Sat May 15, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: No wonder!!! Definitely a rant!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3335

Re: No wonder!!! Definitely a rant!!

Pellets are going to be way more accurate than BB’s. If you want to even get more technical, try JSB pellets as they seem to shoot straight out of even the cheaper pellet guns. They probably can be bought off Amazon or a place like PyramydAir Dot com.

Good luck.
by Cjs180
Fri May 14, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Returning?
Replies: 5
Views: 2575

Re: Returning?

Update, yesterday a ASY male and female showed up and hung around for a while. Looks like they were probably 3 year olds. They were back again this morning so maybe that is my pair from last year. Hope they stick around.
by Cjs180
Fri May 14, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: No wonder!!! Definitely a rant!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3335

Re: No wonder!!! Definitely a rant!!

Shoot them with a pellet gun if you can in your area.
by Cjs180
Fri May 14, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sparrow control-off season
Replies: 6
Views: 1597

Re: Sparrow control-off season

I feed cracked corn all year and shoot them with a .25 caliber pellet gun that is extremely accurate. When we moved to our new house back in 2012 I shot over 60 of them. Now I manage maybe 20-30 per year. They will show up in waves and I can get 5-6 in a week then don’t see any for weeks or months. ...
by Cjs180
Mon May 03, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Returning?
Replies: 5
Views: 2575

Re: Returning?

We are playing the dawnsong. I did not put decoys up as last year my pair would dive bomb the decoy. I will remove the perch bars that came with my setup as the tree swallows always land on them.
by Cjs180
Sun May 02, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Returning?
Replies: 0
Views: 4096

Returning?

Last year we had our first pair. They only fledged 1. This year they have not returned yet. Is there still time for them to return? Some in WI are still reporting Martins showing up in the past week. I did change my housing from last year getting rid of my aluminum house with a few gourds hanging un...
by Cjs180
Sun May 02, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Returning?
Replies: 5
Views: 2575

Returning?

Last year we had our first pair. They only fledged 1. This year they have not returned yet. Is there still time for them to return? Some in WI are still reporting Martins showing up in the past week. I did change my housing from last year getting rid of my aluminum house with a few gourds hanging un...
by Cjs180
Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Qestion
Replies: 12
Views: 4015

Re: Qestion

Good question. We had our first pair last year and they have not been back yet. Quite a few reports around us so I know the birds are back. Our pair last year only fledged 1.
by Cjs180
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: pine needles
Replies: 8
Views: 3443

Re: pine needles

Use them. Glyphosate has no residual affect. Plus they probably have been rained on/washed since the gly was applied.
by Cjs180
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Had Martins again but no breeding. Looking for some advice
Replies: 8
Views: 3653

Re: Had Martins again but no breeding. Looking for some advice

You should have plenty of martins around you. I just bought my used T14 from a guy in Chilton quiet a ways away from the lake. If you take a drive by boat on the east shore of Winnebago there are houses all over. Most probably have no idea of this organization. On the west shore where my parents liv...
by Cjs180
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: AmazonSmile will support the PMCA when you shop
Replies: 34
Views: 189958

Re: AmazonSmile will support the PMCA when you shop

I signed my wife and I up for this. I generally leave before her in the morning and get home about 45 minutes later then her. During my brief work at home period in March we had UPS, FedEx and the USPS coming here at least every other day. I was shocked to say the least. Apparently my wife will cont...
by Cjs180
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Egg?
Replies: 2
Views: 1224

Egg?

We had our first martin egg around June 12th and another nest check on June 15th there were 4 eggs. Nest check on June 25th revealed 5 eggs. On July 5th we had 1 hatchling and 4 eggs. My wife checked again on the 7th and we still had 1 hatchling and 4 eggs. She checked again tonight the 8th and ther...
by Cjs180
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Advice please, I don't know what to try next.
Replies: 6
Views: 2833

Re: Advice please, I don't know what to try next.

If he comes back within 5 minutes of you going inside just crack the door and be ready to shoot him. No noise or movement just wait him out. When he lands, poof done.

Good luck. Chris