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by sheila&dwayne
Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Changing from round to excluder entrances
Replies: 5
Views: 1984

Re: Changing from round to excluder entrances

Don't give up. The martin's have seen enough sreh in their travels that they will be ok with them. Every house we put up has the sreh's installed with no issues. Martins move right in........good luck.
by sheila&dwayne
Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Update in Regina, Sk
Replies: 4
Views: 1605

its all a good sign......good luck and keep your fingers crossed.
by sheila&dwayne
Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Update Duck Lake Saskatchewan
Replies: 16
Views: 5658

thats great news.....we are seeing lots of subbies over here and egg laying is well under way.
by sheila&dwayne
Fri May 29, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Things looking up in Alberta
Replies: 4
Views: 2042

Ya its been smokey here in Bonnyville with the wildfires north of us. It does not seem to bother the martins at all. Its been noisy here also with lots of martins showing up. Everyone here is having their houses filling up. No subs yet but we have 11 nests with 15 eggs at our site today. So its look...
by sheila&dwayne
Sat May 16, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: spotting scope recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 1345

The Vortex viper HD is what we use. It comes with a lifetime warranty.
by sheila&dwayne
Sat May 16, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Western Canadian migration seems slow
Replies: 23
Views: 6662

Our martins were early this year and there appears to be a good number of them arriving. no subs yet but still early. but numbers seem to be good..
by sheila&dwayne
Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What is killing our Purple Martins - News Article
Replies: 22
Views: 13654

We are using Bobs design for all the wooden houses up here. The Martins love them and bungalows too.
by sheila&dwayne
Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What is killing our Purple Martins - News Article
Replies: 22
Views: 13654

its all about the housing up here in Bonnyville Alberta

We have put up 6 houses now and will have 2 more next spring in and around Bonnyville. One new house had eggs in 10 days of being put up and in 2 years they are near full occupancy. Some of the locations are adding second houses. I think we could fill every house we put up. The martins have been nes...
by sheila&dwayne
Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Photos healthy young Northern Canada
Replies: 5
Views: 2044

Have you got any kind of supplemental feeding for them. ours are using the feeding station alot right now.
by sheila&dwayne
Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gourds better than houses?
Replies: 11
Views: 4255

We have wooden bungalow's , wooden houses and plastic insulated gourds. All have martins in them. The bungalows seem to fill first and then its a crap shoot from there. I think they just like a variety and it looks neat...
by sheila&dwayne
Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: More martins arrive Alberta Canada
Replies: 7
Views: 2642

wild bird store in Edmonton had S&K gourds....just insulate them and they work ok.
by sheila&dwayne
Mon May 31, 2010 9:44 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins are here in northern canada photo
Replies: 22
Views: 6775

Yep we know the feeling......
by sheila&dwayne
Sun May 30, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins are here in northern canada photo
Replies: 22
Views: 6775

April57 its propably best to get yourself a feeder like Bob talked about and load it with crickets for now until they get accustomed to eggs and mealworms. In this weather its not a good idea to keep taking down the house as it flushes them out each time. They need all the warmth they can get. we pu...
by sheila&dwayne
Fri May 28, 2010 9:48 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins are here in northern canada photo
Replies: 22
Views: 6775

Hello from Bonnyville Alberta. We are further north and yes there are lots of martins here as well as another 30 km north in Cold Lake. At this point we have a ton of nest building going on and have counted 26 ASY's so far with no subbies yet. We put up a second house this spring and its a good thin...
by sheila&dwayne
Thu May 27, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Got one
Replies: 7
Views: 2655

Congatulations I am sure they will stick around, thats a very nice setup you have. We put up bungalows last year and they all filled up first. We just heard from another want -to-be today and he also got his first pair this morning. Talk about excited. it a great feeling and we wish you all the best...
by sheila&dwayne
Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: HOSP attack on my TRES this morning-GRAPHIC photo.
Replies: 24
Views: 18925

we had to increase the size to 15/16....
by sheila&dwayne
Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: HOSP attack on my TRES this morning-GRAPHIC photo.
Replies: 24
Views: 18925

We also lost some nesting TRES a few years ago....HOSP killed the TRES on the nest. I did notice that they mentioned to increase the hole size for TRES to 15/16 of an inch from 7/8. Good luck...be patient when you change it, they will get in.
by sheila&dwayne
Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: HOSP attack on my TRES this morning-GRAPHIC photo.
Replies: 24
Views: 18925

Bernie i think i got the idea from one of your prior posts. great idea. i have seen the plastic plate in the wildbird store so they are availiable commercially now. I put a spot from youtube on the forum on how to make these. There should be no reason now to have round holes for your TRES anymore......
by sheila&dwayne
Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: sparrow resistant entrances for TRES
Replies: 0
Views: 2147

sparrow resistant entrances for TRES

have a look at this and i highly recommend using these as they do work.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joOET1fQjxM