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by Dave Reynolds
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Way ahead of schedule.....
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Way ahead of schedule.....

.. flyin-lowe .. Great Numbers, at your site.. My birds are a little ahead of last years numbers for June 1st, Last year this time was 5 pair and 9 eggs, This year 26 pair and 100 eggs, on June 1st. Not sure way the different since we had a cool Spring this year... Also my birds at home are doing we...
by Dave Reynolds
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Persistent sparrows
Replies: 12
Views: 348

Re: Persistent sparrows

.... I used the sticky traps before, with success and they work, ..... BUT... YOU MUST KEEP AN EYE ON IT AT ALL TIMES.. You don't want to harm any other birds then the Sparrow... Good Luck...

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest Check 12 - 5/30/21
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: Nest Check 12 - 5/30/21

mjfog -- Sounds like a wonderful season... Great idea on the plugs .. Enjoy your Day ...

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Fri May 07, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Good nest check
Replies: 4
Views: 1722

Re: Good nest check

,,, Congratulations ,,, Always great to see eggs.. Have a great season....

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Sat May 01, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Iowa's first SY report in Riverside.
Replies: 2
Views: 1447

Re: Iowa's first SY report in Riverside.

.. Dave --- That's good news... I'm looking for our first Subbies to return within two weeks,, here in Southeastern Ohio. Have a great season... :grin: :grin:

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: housing
Replies: 6
Views: 2183

Re: housing

... The distant between poles is your choice ... I would keep them far enough apart so that they don't hit each other on the way up or down. Mine are T-14's so I have them about 10 feet apart, Gourd rack will need a little more room. My T-14's are about forty feet from my house and the gourd rack is...
by Dave Reynolds
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First Martin has arrived at the Oxbow Golf Course..
Replies: 0
Views: 2512

First Martin has arrived at the Oxbow Golf Course..

... Hello Everyone ... The First Martin has arrived at my Satellite Site " Oxbow Golf Course ".. I saw him sitting on the house and he really looked cold.. By time I was done golfing for the day there were three sitting and singing to each other. The 2021 season has started..

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: They are here!
Replies: 12
Views: 2909

Re: They are here!

... Congratulations,,, To you and your new arrivals....
by Dave Reynolds
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Cicada's this year in my area
Replies: 8
Views: 2582

Re: Cicada's this year in my area

.. flyin-lowe .. Ours came in 2016 in our area. So it will be a few more years for us here in Southeastern, Ohio.. (2033).. I always wondered if the Martins would eat them. They seem to be a little big for a Martin chick, but the adults could handle one, if they set on the porch and work at it.... I...
by Dave Reynolds
Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Attn. PMCA .. Making a Scout Report for a friend..
Replies: 3
Views: 1216

Re: Attn. PMCA .. Making a Scout Report for a friend..

Dave, Please if you can email the report to: webadmin@purplemartin.org I believe you will get help with your request much faster. ,, , ... SSMartin ... Thanks for your reply... I may try to do it the way, I just don’t want my name on the report, I make my own reports from here in Little Hocking, Oh...
by Dave Reynolds
Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Attn. PMCA .. Making a Scout Report for a friend..
Replies: 3
Views: 1216

Attn. PMCA .. Making a Scout Report for a friend..

.. Hello PMCA ... My friend Mike called to let me know his first Scout arrived today. He flipped some meal worms to him and the Male Martin caught them each time. He has fed his Martins in passed years. So this Martin was one of his old veterans.. Could you please make the report for him.. His compu...
by Dave Reynolds
Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Why I don’t have Martins back?
Replies: 28
Views: 5856

Re: Why I don’t have Martins back?

dsonyay wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:15 am
You had too many pairs for all of them to not come back due to a snake. Id expect a few to reappear soon
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Same here... They will be back, I’m sure.. Hold on....

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Prediction on Iowa's first arrival.
Replies: 8
Views: 1853

Re: Prediction on Iowa's first arrival.

Doug Martin - PA wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 12:26 pm
Yeh well I got my first one today! Surprise! Posted this morning but the map has not updated.

Amazingly early!

Doug
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Doug —. Congratulations,, to you and your new arrival...

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First scout report in Blloomfield, Iowa
Replies: 4
Views: 1219

Re: First scout report in Blloomfield, Iowa

... Dave Duit ...
Just put up all Gourds today on the Gourd rack... All gourds plugged for now., Two T-14’s went up yesterday. it’s now a waiting.. Should see and hear Martins singing in a few weeks for sure.. here in Southeastern, Ohio

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First report central mo.
Replies: 5
Views: 1368

Re: First report central mo.

... warbirds ... Congratulations.. to you and your new arrival... Have a great 2021 ...

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: $64 Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1651

Re: $64 Question

Sorry but I don't understand what exactly it is you are asking..... ========================== Hello flyin-lowe Thanks for a very honest reply post . That I admire in ones post reply post. Yesterday by phone I ask my friend the seller or MFG of my T14 Martin house the same question. He replied beca...
by Dave Reynolds
Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: $64 Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1651

Re: $64 Question

.. I just made the 1/4 inch drilled holes in the small T-14 boxes,, oblong in shape (up and Down) and a little larger in size. Also I don't tighten down the wing nuts on the first Small T-14 box that you install.. This will give you more play or wiggle room, when installing the second small T-14 box...
by Dave Reynolds
Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Dose Older Martin birds.
Replies: 4
Views: 1162

Re: Dose Older Martin birds.

... I believe they do in some cases... I have seen videos of Martins eating a pieces of their own shells..

Dave
by Dave Reynolds
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: new housing set up question
Replies: 8
Views: 1587

Re: new housing set up question

....Jeff .... 15 to 20 feet apart should be fine.. I have put mine at 20 feet apart at the Golf Course. They have so much room, so it has not been a problem.. Good luck in 2021...

Dave