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by sdsteil-IA
Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Any PM sites in Mobile, AL that I could visit?
Replies: 3
Views: 939

Any PM sites in Mobile, AL that I could visit?

I will be traveling to Mobile, AL from Iowa next week on a business trip. I was wondering if anyone with PMs in the Mobile area would be willing to let me come see your site? I probably won't have any free time until Saturday or Sunday (Feb 28-29). If you interested please call/text me (my cell#: 31...
by sdsteil-IA
Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A special Baltimore Oriole
Replies: 3
Views: 1453

Yep - I play the dawnsong plus the pm chatter. I have 7 PM decoys, 3 of which I carved myself. One even has its wings opened. Last year I had a lot of visitors. I even thought I had a nesting pair; because I had one male adding green leaves to one of the T-14 compartments. I think he was trying to a...
by sdsteil-IA
Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A special Baltimore Oriole
Replies: 3
Views: 1453

A special Baltimore Oriole

I am still trying to attract my first nesting pair of Martins and there are those days I get bummed from having to battle all the sparrows and starlings and getting PM visitors; but no takers. So it is nice when my special oriole shows up to get his daily treat of grape jelly.
by sdsteil-IA
Wed May 15, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Global warming (real or bunk?)
Replies: 13
Views: 5433

Science is fact based. The theory needs to be proven. So when there is a consensus of scientist that say some thing is happening don't believe them. Science demands proof. If a consensus of scientist told you the Earth was flat would you believe them? No you wouldn't because it has been proven that ...
by sdsteil-IA
Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Dawnsong or Daytime Chatter?
Replies: 7
Views: 6843

Charles B,

Thanks for the info. I ordered one, today. I will let you know how everything works out.

Cheers David
by sdsteil-IA
Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Dawnsong or Daytime Chatter?
Replies: 7
Views: 6843

Mitch - I would be interested in what type of power amp you have your laptop and speakers are hooked up to. Currently I have a small stereo hooked up to my horn speaker but don't currently like my set up. I have an old laptop that I can bring out of retirement for this purpose so I was wondering wha...
by sdsteil-IA
Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:56 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: HELP! - Have sick Female Martin
Replies: 4
Views: 5561

Matt F, She passed away that day. I was heart broken and angry. As I picked up her body off the ground I heard and say numerous sparrows and starlings and had a hard time understanding why God would let birds like that live and prosper and make it so hard for Martins to live and prosper. But then I ...
by sdsteil-IA
Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:49 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My SY female has died; what should I do with the three eggs?
Replies: 5
Views: 6749

Thanks everyone for the support. The male is still hanging around (i.e. spending the night). He is still going around to the different compartments looking for his mate; but on the up side he has been bringing friends home. Yesterday he brought three other martins to the site. I could not get a good...
by sdsteil-IA
Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:02 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My SY female has died; what should I do with the three eggs?
Replies: 5
Views: 6749

My SY female has died; what should I do with the three eggs?

My SY female has died. My wife found her on the ground this morning. I looked her over and saw no outside trauma. She has left behind three eggs and a male SY. Is there anything I can do for the three eggs? Incubate them? It has not been a good day for me. I really thought this would be my year to s...
by sdsteil-IA
Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:51 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: HELP! - Have sick Female Martin
Replies: 4
Views: 5561

HELP! - Have sick Female Martin

Please help. This is my first nesting pair and my female martin appears to be sick. She isn't moving much and she seems to be having difficulty. I did a nest check yesterday afternoon and she stayed on the nest when I lowered the house and then flew out and landed on the ground about 100 foot away. ...
by sdsteil-IA
Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I HAVE A NESTING PAIR
Replies: 4
Views: 4862

I HAVE A NESTING PAIR

Just thought I would let everyone know that I have my FIRST NESTING PAIR. :grin: After five years of waiting and trying different things to attract martins I finally have a pair building a nest. :grin: :grin: Three martins should up last Thursday (Jun 14th). There were 2 SY males and 1 SY female. Th...
by sdsteil-IA
Sat May 12, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Bachelor wanted for ASY female
Replies: 0
Views: 2580

Bachelor wanted for ASY female

I have ASY female looking for a SY or ASY bachelor to start a new colony. Site offers your choice of plastic or natural gourds and a T-14 house. First nesting pair has choice of nesting cavity. Rent is negotiable. Picture of ASY female attached. Any interested bachelor PMs should show up at Marion, ...
by sdsteil-IA
Tue May 08, 2007 8:18 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My first Martin Siting at my site for this year
Replies: 1
Views: 2815

My first Martin Siting at my site for this year

I don't know what my wife thinks of me because every morning while I am getting ready for work I keep looking out our bedroom window every couple of minutes. Well this morning finally paid off. I say a Purple Martin and I call my wife over so she could see also. I could not get a good enough look to...
by sdsteil-IA
Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Winter Project
Replies: 6
Views: 7425

Thanks for the path. That is exactly what I am looking for.

Cheers David
by sdsteil-IA
Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:30 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Winter Project
Replies: 6
Views: 7425

Al & Jerry,

I have just started carving birds and I would be interested if either one of you would be willing to send me any of your Purple Martin templates. If willing here is my email address:

sdsteil@mchsi.com

Cheers DMS
by sdsteil-IA
Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:59 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Two new T-14s will be going up in IA
Replies: 6
Views: 6815

Stan,

I put three holes on my house to help me; but also because I know I can more easily monitor my house (i.e. keeping the Starlings and sparrows out) then I can monitor the house out at the Parks & Rec building.

Cheers David
by sdsteil-IA
Sat Mar 17, 2007 7:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Two new T-14s will be going up in IA
Replies: 6
Views: 6815

Two new T-14s will be going up in IA

Hey everyone, Checkout two new T-14 houses that will be going up shortly in Marion, IA. The first one I built and will be going up at my house. The second house, I had an Eagle Scout build so that he could earn a badge. The second house I am donating to be put out at the Marion Parks and Rec buildin...
by sdsteil-IA
Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:46 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: traps for sparrows
Replies: 5
Views: 5826

I have tried the Supergourd trap insert and have caught numerous starlings. They work pretty good. When I catch a bird in the gourd trap I put a clear plastic bag over the access cap as I am screwing it off and the bird flies right in.

Cheers DMS
by sdsteil-IA
Sun Feb 04, 2007 7:39 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest Cam mounting on T-14 House?
Replies: 8
Views: 8742

My email is sdsteil@mchsi.com

Cheers DMS
by sdsteil-IA
Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest Cam mounting on T-14 House?
Replies: 8
Views: 8742

Johnny,

Thanks for reply. I would be verify interested in your method for mounting a nest cam. I would also be interested in your opinion of the nest cams out there and what ones you would prefer.

Thanks again.

Cheers DMS