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by gwarnerjr
Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Message for Les Z
Replies: 0
Views: 4660

Message for Les Z

Trying to contact you.
by gwarnerjr
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Porches on gourds - Are they really needed
Replies: 4
Views: 2309

Re: Porches on gourds - Are they really needed

I have a T-14 and 36 natural gourds with clinger entrances, all porchless. No problems for the martins and NO starlings! 49 pair last year. I do have tailprops on the bottom compartment of the T-14.
by gwarnerjr
Thu May 12, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SREH Opinions
Replies: 9
Views: 3356

Re: SREH Opinions

I have used porchless clinger entrances for years on my T-14 as well as on 36 natural gourds. No starlings, no problems!
by gwarnerjr
Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Message for BrianC
Replies: 5
Views: 2686

Message for BrianC

Hopefully I have figured out a way to get in touch with you about the gourd seeds. I just activated the contact feature on this forum so you should be able to email me by clicking on it below my name. Thanks.
by gwarnerjr
Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Members List or Private Messaging
Replies: 15
Views: 5175

Members List or Private Messaging

Any word if either of these features are, or will be, available on this website again? I am trying to contact someone on this forum but can't seem to figure it out. Thanks.
by gwarnerjr
Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Giant Martin Gourd seeds anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 3141

Re: Giant Martin Gourd seeds anyone?

Always open to try something new. Hopefully we can figure out the Private Messaging option.
by gwarnerjr
Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:16 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tail prop for clingers?
Replies: 1
Views: 1292

I have had clingers on 30+ natural gourds as well as my T-14 for a number of years with no tail props or porches. No problems and no starlings!
by gwarnerjr
Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:24 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Any sightings in mid-Atlantic states yet?
Replies: 5
Views: 2461

Hopefully NOT!!! 2-5 inches of sleet/snow forecasted for tonight. They usually show up Apr.1st +or- here on the Chesapeake Bay side of VA. I did hear of a sighting near Chesapeake recently though.
by gwarnerjr
Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:49 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Clinger
Replies: 10
Views: 4566

I have a T-14 and 36 natural gourds, all porchless. No problems with martins entering and NO starlings!
by gwarnerjr
Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:56 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: neighbor just put up small pm house
Replies: 18
Views: 6328

Sad part is that the pms will probably go to the small compartment house with the mis-informed landlord who won't even know they are there!
by gwarnerjr
Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How to make own nest trays
Replies: 6
Views: 2634

I used some plywood and old vinyl siding I had laying around to make nest trays for my T-14. Easy peasy!
by gwarnerjr
Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Got my housing up
Replies: 7
Views: 3204

Got my T-14 re-painted and up. 30 natural gourds re-painted and ready. 7 new naturals prepped and ready to paint. Hoping to hit my goal of 50 pair this year! Close to the end of recuperation from rotator cuff surgery in Oct. Glad to be able to get outside and work on some martin "stuff". Good luck t...
by gwarnerjr
Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Between Cresent/Clinger entrances which is best & why?
Replies: 7
Views: 5304

I have porchless clinger entrances on my T-14 and 30+ natural gourds. No problems with starlings and the martins zip right in! They also hang right on the bottom of the entrance for feeding young with no problems.
by gwarnerjr
Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Porches or not?
Replies: 9
Views: 4205

My T-14 and 30+ natural gourds are all porchless with clinger entrances. The martins zip right in and the starlings stay out! I do have tail props on the T-14 but not the gourds.
by gwarnerjr
Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Issues logging in
Replies: 3
Views: 1727

I'm guessing you didn't get it fixed Louise?
by gwarnerjr
Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:39 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2 inch versus 3 inch Square Pole
Replies: 17
Views: 13418

I have used two 2" round galvanized steel poles for years. One holds 24 natural gourds and the other a T-14 plus 8 natural gourds. A 2 1/2" piece of PVC conduit makes a nice snug ground socket. These pieces of pipe were available to me at no cost so I gave them a try. No problems so far.
by gwarnerjr
Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:53 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Cleanup time
Replies: 6
Views: 3594

My 30+ natural gourds and T-14 get the nests dumped out and a quick once over with the paint scraper. A shot of Sevin and a couple of handfuls of white pine needles and they are good to go for the next season. No problems here with this method.
by gwarnerjr
Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:33 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What are your goals for next season....
Replies: 21
Views: 10341

My goal for next season is to finally get to 50 pairs of pms. I am currently at 42 pair.
by gwarnerjr
Tue May 14, 2013 5:42 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: STARLINGS!!
Replies: 12
Views: 5512

Fledglings are easy to catch in any nestbox trap. I have often caught 3-6 at one time.
by gwarnerjr
Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Clinger entrances
Replies: 6
Views: 2829

I have a T=14 and 30+ natural gourds all equipped with porchless clinger entrances. Martins come and go with ease and starlings don't.