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by sdsteil-IA
Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:36 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest Cam mounting on T-14 House?
Replies: 8
Views: 8754

Nest Cam mounting on T-14 House?

I am donating a T-14 house to my city's Parks & Rec dept. They were able to get someone else to donate money to purchase a nest cam; but has anyone ever tried installing a nest cam in a T-14 house? If I can mount a nest cam in the T-14 house then I will look at having them buy one. If I can't mount ...
by sdsteil-IA
Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Need Help on Vandelism Proofing
Replies: 2
Views: 3449

Need Help on Vandelism Proofing

I am donating some PM housing to our local Rec Center and need ideas on how to vandal proof the PM housing. I plan to have the housing mounted on metal poles and the houses/gourd racks will be raised/lowered via a winch. Any ideas on how to vandal proof them would be appreciated.

Cheers DMS
by sdsteil-IA
Wed May 24, 2006 3:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Which PM sex attracts the other to a particular site?
Replies: 2
Views: 3665

Steve, Thanks for the reply. She is quite. In fact I have heard no vocalization from her. I have double checked her plumage against my PMCA Martin Identification sheets and I am 99.9% confident she is an ASY female. It is funny watching her look at the decoys. My wife has notice her checking out all...
by sdsteil-IA
Wed May 24, 2006 1:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Which PM sex attracts the other to a particular site?
Replies: 2
Views: 3665

Which PM sex attracts the other to a particular site?

I have heard that the female selects the nesting site; but which sex actually attracts the opposite sex to a particular nesting site? I ask the above question because I have an ASY female at my site since May 3rd and she visits twice a day looking for a mate. I am still trying to attract a nesting p...
by sdsteil-IA
Fri Aug 19, 2005 4:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How big do natural gourds get?
Replies: 4
Views: 9245

How big do natural gourds get?

How big do natural gourds get? I know it depends on a lot of things (i.e. growing conditions, weather, water, etc). The reason I am asking the question is I thought about cutting my gourds off the vine when they reach a circumference of 31-32 inches. This should give the gourd a diameter of about 10...