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by Peter Huszcz
Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martin banding and more - VIDEO
Replies: 6
Views: 3465

Re: Purple Martin banding and more - VIDEO

Hi Ryan,
This year 83 nesting pairs
banded - 283 babies
by Peter Huszcz
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martin banding and more - VIDEO
Replies: 6
Views: 3465

Purple Martin banding and more - VIDEO

Hi all,
please find attached film about my Purple Martin banding session and little info about me.

Enjoy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6crvbGCxGD8
by Peter Huszcz
Sun Jul 04, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PM in The Ottawa Citizen
Replies: 2
Views: 1241

PM in The Ottawa Citizen

There was article in "Ottawa Citizen" about my PM colony at the Nepean Sailing Club in Ottawa, Canada Last Saturday we've banded 141 babies and next Saturday will be banding again (~ 200 more to do). Peter. https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/no-vacancy-at-nepean-sailing-clubs-purple-martin-co...
by Peter Huszcz
Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New houses
Replies: 0
Views: 3941

New houses

My old houses lasted 20 years and I decided to redesign and build two houses with enough cavities to accommodate my flock. Base of the structure is octagon core which the boxes are attached to. On average every season I house ~ 80 pairs. 96 apartments that the two houses contain should be enough. I ...
by Peter Huszcz
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martin new design houses
Replies: 13
Views: 4615

Re: Purple Martin new design houses

My old houses lasted 20 years and I decided to redesign and build two houses with enough cavities to accommodate my flock. Base of the structure is octagon core which the boxes are attached to. On average every season I house ~ 80 pairs. 96 apartments that the two houses contain should be enough. I ...
by Peter Huszcz
Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martin new design houses
Replies: 13
Views: 4615

Purple Martin new design houses

I just erected newly design two PM houses. 48 compartments each with SREH and roomy 12" X 6" X 8" compartments. Easy access to nests and winching system to lower the houses down for "maintenance" Last year I banded 243 babies The condo fee went up but I did not tell the birds yet. Their arrival is s...
by Peter Huszcz
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Not albino but close...
Replies: 2
Views: 2021

Not albino but close...

During my 25 year landlording this is second time I have seen this phenomenon - martin without pigmentation.
Very healthy and feisty.
Unfortunately the photo file is too large. - hard to believe I've seen many photos posted. Perhaps some of you can tell me how to do it.

Blessings to all.

Peter.
by Peter Huszcz
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Will there be new interest in heating elements for martin houses ?
Replies: 25
Views: 8016

Re: Will there be new interest in heating elements for martin houses ?

Great ideas but cold is not the problem.The birds have enough "insulation" to withstand sub zero temperatures.In cold spell lasting more than 7 days they die from starvation not from exposure. Mastering and perfecting feeding methods is the key to save your colony. I'm sure, for the birds, worm cavi...
by Peter Huszcz
Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PUMA in Québec
Replies: 6
Views: 2635

Re: PUMA in Québec

Hi Simon,
I landlord two colonies in Ottawa for over 15 years. For the past two years Nature Canada in cooperation with York University caring study by putting tracking devices and GPS on the birds. You could visit my site sometime during PM season.

Blessings

Peter.
by Peter Huszcz
Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: GPS Project
Replies: 2
Views: 2071

Hi Allan!

I have to capture the birds and put the GPS device in to special reader to retrieve the data. Signal sending device would require battery and will be to heavy for the bird to carry.

Peter
by Peter Huszcz
Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: GPS Project
Replies: 2
Views: 2071

GPS Project

Hi All! Last year my birds participated in GPS/tracking device project. Below you will find few links that will explain what that project was about. Hopefully all tagged birds will come back but I have to wait three more months for my birds to come back. Best wishes, Peter. http://naturecanada.ca/ne...
by Peter Huszcz
Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Geo Locators
Replies: 1
Views: 1252

Geo Locators

Hi all! Hope you enjoy the summer and presents of martins. Geo locators and GPS devices placed on my martins in colony located at Nepean Sailing Club in Canada Below some links to videos and newspapers articles. Enjoy! Peter http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/purple-martins-outfitted-with-gps-...
by Peter Huszcz
Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PM geolocator project on CTV
Replies: 0
Views: 2231

PM geolocator project on CTV

Hi all!

I just got involved in ‘GEOLOCATOR’ project and there was TV program on Ottawa news.

http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=394180

Cheers, Peter.
by Peter Huszcz
Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PM banding session open to public video
Replies: 1
Views: 1286

PM banding session open to public video

Banding session at the Nepean Sailing Club colony in Ottawa, Canada. Very successful colony way up north. This year banding session will be held on July 06 starts at 9:00 am. We plan to band over 100 birds that day. The colony produces between 300 to 400 new martins every year. Enjoy the video. Pete...
by Peter Huszcz
Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mosquito Diet Question
Replies: 32
Views: 14344

Hi Virgil!

Of course I market the PM as mosquito eaters, and propobely they ocasionally eat mosquito or two (so it's not a lie) but not to extend that would effect mosquito population in our back yards.


Peter.
by Peter Huszcz
Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mosquito Diet Question
Replies: 32
Views: 14344

Hi all! The mosquito theory came about as marketing pitch. When cable television was introduced, one company that manufactured TV antennas ,to avoid going out of business, started to manufacture aluminum purple martin houses - the one with 12 6X6X6 compartments on the pole. To convince the potential...