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by EGunterTX
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Late nesting
Replies: 3
Views: 2224

Re: Late nesting

Thanks, Cary-- I appreciate the input.
I'll leave them for a while.
by EGunterTX
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Late nesting
Replies: 3
Views: 2224

Late nesting

I have a super gourd that had 6 young that fledged by about June 7. The nest was empty in a nest check on June 12. On June 20, it had 2 new eggs. On June 27, it had 4 eggs. I figured the last egg was probably laid on about June 22. Therefore, by my math, I should have had babies on about July 8. Nes...
by EGunterTX
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Austin Texas landlords
Replies: 1
Views: 1224

Re: Austin Texas landlords

I have seen a couple in New Braunfels, but thy're just passing thru. A neighbor appears to have one that's staying.
by EGunterTX
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: egg shells for the martins
Replies: 8
Views: 3120

Re: egg shells for the martins

How long should you microwave the clean eggshells if you don't have the patience to preheat oven, etc? TIA!

Like Paul, I put out both, but they seem to prefer eggshells.
by EGunterTX
Mon May 22, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Runt Rescue !! ALREADY !!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2638

Re: Runt Rescue !! ALREADY !!!!!

Good for you, Anthony!
by EGunterTX
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: E Pluribus Unum !
Replies: 11
Views: 3512

Re: E Pluribus Unum !

Congrats, Anthony!! I expect my first one any time now. Wife usually hears them before I see the first one.
I hope you have a great season.
by EGunterTX
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pine straw/ needles
Replies: 10
Views: 3703

Re: Pine straw/ needles

Thanks again, Whippy--

I do. Even have some to leave on a shelf when they start nest building.

Jacquie has 2 bags; I can spare some more if she needs them.
by EGunterTX
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pine straw/ needles
Replies: 10
Views: 3703

Re: Pine straw/ needles

Jacquie--

Whippy may have sent me more that I can use. If so, I can probably drop some off for you if you like.
by EGunterTX
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pine straw/ needles
Replies: 10
Views: 3703

Re: Pine straw/ needles

Thanks, Whippy! You are a gentleman & a scholar!
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by EGunterTX
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hawk Gets Martin
Replies: 8
Views: 2918

Re: Hawk Gets Martin

Several years back, I was in our breakfast nook, looking out at my PM house & gourds. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a hawk appeared, caught a PM on the fly & landed about 50 yards away. By the time I got out the door, he was gone with dinner.
Not a pretty sight. Haven't seen one around since.
by EGunterTX
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pine straw/ needles
Replies: 10
Views: 3703

Pine straw/ needles

I lost my source for pine needles this year. Anyone know where they might be available near San Antonio? Thanks!
by EGunterTX
Fri May 20, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Project Martin Watch
Replies: 6
Views: 1892

Project Martin Watch

I'm curious. Do many folks on this forum participate in Martin Watch? This is my 4th year in it & I'm a little frustrated, thinking about just dropping out. 6 weeks & 6 nest checks into the season & I just got a snail mail that said there's a new new form I should be using and new codes to use. I re...
by EGunterTX
Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: starting to get worried in central Texas
Replies: 9
Views: 3683

Re: starting to get worried in central Texas

I had 10-12 hanging around, overnighting. The last 2 days, very few. Not sure what happened. Surely the cold weather here didn't drive them farther north. I'm at a loss.
by EGunterTX
Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mine are LATE, 2 flew by, 1 (New?) Scout
Replies: 19
Views: 6717

Re: Mine are LATE, 2 flew by, 1 (New?) Scout

Anthony & Annie-- When I'm reincarnated as a PM, I want to live in one of your houses.

You two always make me smile!

Here's to a good season.
by EGunterTX
Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Egg shells
Replies: 3
Views: 1605

Re: Egg shells

Emil & Matt-- Thanks! Exactly what I wanted. I knew I'd find it here. What a great site.
by EGunterTX
Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Egg shells
Replies: 3
Views: 1605

Egg shells

I know I've seen this before on the Forum, but can't seem to find it now.

How long do you microwave egg shells to ensure they're safe to feed PMs?

Thanks!
by EGunterTX
Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mine are LATE, 2 flew by, 1 (New?) Scout
Replies: 19
Views: 6717

Re: Mine are LATE, 2 flew by, 1 (New?) Scout

Finally saw my first 4 today! None landing, just circling my housing. More to come!
by EGunterTX
Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mine are LATE, 2 flew by, 1 (New?) Scout
Replies: 19
Views: 6717

Re: Mine are LATE, 2 flew by, 1 (New?) Scout

Hi, Anthony--
Glad you're PMs are coming back. I still haven't seen my first one this year. But, in fairness, I've been pretty busy & haven't been watching too closely. Expect them any day.
Best wishes
by EGunterTX
Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Slow arrivals
Replies: 7
Views: 2951

Re: Slow arrivals

rrmartins-- Seem slow to me. Last 3 years, I've seen them the 5th, 18th & 11th. Nothing solid so far this year.
by EGunterTX
Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PM "Hater" ... NOT!
Replies: 7
Views: 2915

Re: PM "Hater" ... NOT!

Hey, Annie-- You have your homes all set up?
The last 3 years, I've seen them about Feb 11 (average), but they seem to just pass through.
Getting close. Probably get homes out of the attic in the next week.
Happy New Year!