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by Purplemartinfan6
Tue Aug 17, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins confused?
Replies: 5
Views: 9386

Re: Martins confused?

Thank you all! This was my first year, so just checking to make sure, I'll probably take it down labor day next year.
by Purplemartinfan6
Mon Aug 16, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins confused?
Replies: 5
Views: 9386

Martins confused?

I have had no activity at the colony for about 3 weeks, so I decided to Take it house down for cleaning and winter. About a week later, a group of adult martins where calling and swooping at the lowered pole. Should I have left it out sooner? Will they think something happened to the colony and not ...
by Purplemartinfan6
Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: End of season
Replies: 8
Views: 3189

Re: End of season

Thank you both, Still getting used to the silence, but I am excited for next season!
by Purplemartinfan6
Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nests Failed?
Replies: 1
Views: 1035

Nests Failed?

I have been checking these nests almost weekly, It has been since the 26th of June that all eggs where laid, That was 27 days ago. None have hatched. The first nest has one egg with a hole in it, and the other has a huge vertical crack and was leaking fluid. the last egg in that nest looks bumpy. Th...
by Purplemartinfan6
Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: End of season
Replies: 8
Views: 3189

End of season

All my martins except for 4 have gone to roost, the others are Subbie late-nesters. I have had a mostly successful season, surprisingly lost no chicks, but 4 eggs did not hatch. The Total fledged for now is 23, I hope to add 9 more in a week or so! It's my first season as a landlord so it's kinda bi...
by Purplemartinfan6
Thu Jul 01, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest check 6/26/21
Replies: 4
Views: 1026

Re: Nest check 6/26/21

I know! I was so confused at first and thought the one baby was missing, then I saw they had no nest! I checked the next compartment and there was the one baby and the nest. I have no idea how they did that!
by Purplemartinfan6
Thu Jul 01, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest check 6/26/21
Replies: 4
Views: 1026

Re: Nest check 6/26/21

Oh! I forgot! they moved 4 babies over to a compartment without a nest, one next to the one with a nest. Why would martins do this? They are Subbies so are they just inexperienced?
by Purplemartinfan6
Thu Jul 01, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest check 6/26/21
Replies: 4
Views: 1026

Nest check 6/26/21

All Babies are doing well! the oldest 2 nests are estimated to fledge July 4th! https://i.postimg.cc/yNZdn2xR/DSC06725.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/rs8wVmJG/DSC06726.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/VvDLd8Gx/DSC06727.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/s2y80hDJ/DSC06729.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/CKNtyxRp/DSC06730.jpg https...
by Purplemartinfan6
Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Babies, and a SNAKE!
Replies: 10
Views: 2082

Re: Babies, and a SNAKE!

Thank you for the advice!
by Purplemartinfan6
Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Babies, and a SNAKE!
Replies: 10
Views: 2082

Re: Babies, and a SNAKE!

Will carpet tacks around the pole and snake netting work better? have any of you used carpet tacks to deter them?
by Purplemartinfan6
Wed Jun 23, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Babies, and a SNAKE!
Replies: 10
Views: 2082

Re: Babies, and a SNAKE!

Oh, I did not know that...... I just hope for the best that the snake netting will trap it if it tries to get up the pole.
by Purplemartinfan6
Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Babies, and a SNAKE!
Replies: 10
Views: 2082

Re: Babies, and a SNAKE!

I am sorry, that has to be hard. I am home most of the day, so I guess I will keep an eye out.... :shock:
by Purplemartinfan6
Tue Jun 22, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Babies, and a SNAKE!
Replies: 10
Views: 2082

Re: Babies, and a SNAKE!

I have some snake netting, I hope that is enough to keep it away!
by Purplemartinfan6
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Babies, and a SNAKE!
Replies: 10
Views: 2082

Babies, and a SNAKE!

I have good news, babies have hatched at my colony! They are now 12-14 days old, and some just hatched and there are eggs still. also I was going to start a nest check, and a 4-foot long rat snake was near the fence where the pole is! I did not see it at first, so me and my mom screamed, then we gen...
by Purplemartinfan6
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Chicks!
Replies: 0
Views: 9149

Chicks!

https://i.postimg.cc/d3BjJV9W/DSC06654.jpg Mom not very happy to leave! https://postimg.cc/QVv932v4 https://postimg.cc/f35SQJhm https://postimg.cc/9Rn4zK0f I am so Happy! I hope they all do well, and more good news, the House Sparrows are Gone! The martins kept chasing them, and there nest is gone ...
by Purplemartinfan6
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest Check Experience
Replies: 1
Views: 842

Nest Check Experience

I Never thought I would be this close to wild birds! whenever I do nest checks the martins would just sit on the wire, but now they are landing on the house and going into there compartments while I am checking! Has this happened at any of your colony's?
by Purplemartinfan6
Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Eggs!
Replies: 5
Views: 1185

Re: Eggs!

Thank You! :grin:
by Purplemartinfan6
Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Eggs!
Replies: 5
Views: 1185

Re: Eggs!

Thank you for your congratulations, and hope your colonies do well too!
by Purplemartinfan6
Sun Jun 06, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Eggs!
Replies: 5
Views: 1185

Eggs!

I now have 8 cavities occupied and 25 eggs so far! I am so excited because this is my first year as a landlord! Here are some photos of the nests....
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by Purplemartinfan6
Thu May 27, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: HSOP
Replies: 13
Views: 3493

Re: HSOP

Will do! I found a trap online and I will be ordering it soon.