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by Necole
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Rescued lone 16-day old jumper, rest of colony left (seeking advice)
Replies: 12
Views: 2707

Re: Rescued lone 16-day old jumper, rest of colony left (seeking advice)

Just an update: We are taking the nestling to Wild Bird Rehab in St. Louis Friday morning for them to place it in their aviary and allow it to learn to hunt then hopefully release in time to a roost.
by Necole
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Rescued lone 16-day old jumper, rest of colony left (seeking advice)
Replies: 12
Views: 2707

Re: Rescued lone 16-day old jumper, rest of colony left (seeking advice)

Larry and Judy, It's good to know there's a roost near STL where WBR can release it where it could spend some time to get ready. I just hope they don't leave for a while. I've seen social media clips of roosts on radar, but I will have to look in the morning for some in MO. I plan to call WBR tomorr...
by Necole
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Rescued lone 16-day old jumper, rest of colony left (seeking advice)
Replies: 12
Views: 2707

Re: Rescued lone 16-day old jumper, rest of colony left (seeking advice)

Flyin-Lowe: I'm having a little difficulty getting my pics to upload here, but we have Troyer gourds with a porch and small, rectangular opening and no owl guards (yet). We have added similar entrances and dowel rods to a T-14 (Chuck's plans). The newbie house just has crescent openings but no preda...
by Necole
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Rescued lone 16-day old jumper, rest of colony left (seeking advice)
Replies: 12
Views: 2707

Re: Rescued lone 16-day old jumper, rest of colony left (seeking advice)

Flyin-Lowe, the nestling jumped or was pushed out twice. Since there are 3 outdoor cats around, we decided not to take a chance and put it back again, esp. with the sparrows. I haven't seen martins return to that side of the house and none have been back to the house for the past two days. This bird...
by Necole
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Rescued lone 16-day old jumper, rest of colony left (seeking advice)
Replies: 12
Views: 2707

Re: Rescued lone 16-day old jumper, rest of colony left (seeking advice)

Thank you for your reply. It's quite a moonshot, but we've driven around the area and have contacted anyone we know who has a colony. No luck yet. Most likely we will have to call a wild bird rehab in STL, which will still be not a good outcome for this unfortunate bird. Learning as we go. Thank you...
by Necole
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Rescued lone 16-day old jumper, rest of colony left (seeking advice)
Replies: 12
Views: 2707

Re: Rescued lone 16-day old jumper, rest of colony left (seeking advice)

Thank you so much for your reply. We're going to drive by some places with colonies and contact some folks to see if we can find any of similar age then contact bird store, vets, and rehab in STL. Thanks again, N
by Necole
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Rescued lone 16-day old jumper, rest of colony left (seeking advice)
Replies: 12
Views: 2707

Rescued lone 16-day old jumper, rest of colony left (seeking advice)

We've been feeding live crickets to a repeat jumper for the past 3 days. We found a dead similar-age nestling in a cavity surrounded by house sparrow cavities. The rest of the colony left two days ago. We are at a loss for what to do. We could drive it to a roost when it's time but it wouldn't have ...