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by pmlover
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins @ Disney
Replies: 9
Views: 5336

Re: Martins @ Disney

have a great time Mike and please keep the martins down there for a few more weeks
dick
by pmlover
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Upper mid-west facing two cold weeks
Replies: 3
Views: 3161

Re: Upper mid-west facing two cold weeks

im in new concord and my birds came march 19th last year i hope its april 1 this year
by pmlover
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Think I have decided to build another T14
Replies: 55
Views: 43594

Re: Think I have decided to build another T14

Thats what i say Mike and Tim the only thing is as you get older and keep adding like i have it gets harder but i love thoase little birds. And as you get bigger with many more loud mouth pms you become a bigger target for predators.
Dick Morrow
by pmlover
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sparrow trap question
Replies: 4
Views: 2389

Re: Sparrow trap question

i dont put any traps in houses until the sparrows lay an egg
I then take all their nest out and put some in the trap with an egg. You will get one sparrow then its mate
by pmlover
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Suggestions? Cleaning stained PVC gourds
Replies: 14
Views: 6646

Re: Suggestions? Cleaning stained PVC gourds

bleach vinegar and dawn
by pmlover
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Well..... I guess I am making a change!
Replies: 7
Views: 3311

Re: Well..... I guess I am making a change!

The will come to the new location i moved mine about the same distance and it worked out well
by pmlover
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 9
Views: 4850

Re: Merry Christmas!

merry Christmas to you Doug. Bring on the martins
by pmlover
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My Treeswallow house
Replies: 5
Views: 3875

Re: My Treeswallow house

if you have many tree swallows all you have to do is put up about 20 extra bb houses and it will take care of your problem. They will also help you with the fist nuisance birds before the martins have settled in. I love these little birds
by pmlover
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: where are the martins now
Replies: 4
Views: 4320

where are the martins now

has anyone started to track the martins as they begin to move northward in south america?
by pmlover
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: End of season report.
Replies: 13
Views: 5919

Re: End of season report.

great job Lynnh
by pmlover
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: final tally New Concord,Ohio
Replies: 11
Views: 4847

Re: final tally New Concord,Ohio

floater kills are actually mismatched subbies that are jealous so theuy actually pull babies out of the nests plunging to their death
by pmlover
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: final tally New Concord,Ohio
Replies: 11
Views: 4847

Re: final tally New Concord,Ohio

thanks tim will will make another trip up to see you. WE were at baltic this morning looking for fencing. We are having the 13 mamouth blues spruce trees cut down along road in my driveway and ive cut down ten more in the back. I pray that you are healing i know what it is to have back problems and ...
by pmlover
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: final tally New Concord,Ohio
Replies: 11
Views: 4847

Re: final tally New Concord,Ohio

thanks mike your a great friend to the purples and i
by pmlover
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: final tally New Concord,Ohio
Replies: 11
Views: 4847

Re: final tally New Concord,Ohio

Thank you Billie, Buckeye and James I wish all of you wonderful Growth next year.
by pmlover
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: final tally New Concord,Ohio
Replies: 11
Views: 4847

final tally New Concord,Ohio

Well My season is over Now and last birds left two days ago. I had 651 babies and i lost 5 to hawks, 9 died in houses, i had 11 floater kills, and 16 died in gourds. I'm happy to say i had 608 fledges, and i hope that many of them land next year in peoples houses that are struggling to build their c...
by pmlover
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: When you clean out your gourds
Replies: 4
Views: 2589

Re: When you clean out your gourds

your so right i have 68 gourds lol
by pmlover
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martin gps location during migration
Replies: 5
Views: 2482

Re: Purple Martin gps location during migration

that is fantastic
Cathy said they went right over my house lol
by pmlover
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Fun Yr in Sugarcreek, Ohio
Replies: 3
Views: 1879

Re: Fun Yr in Sugarcreek, Ohio

Great job Mike. I cant wait to see your 2 new t-14s
I hope your triple Your nesting pairs next year.
Dick
by pmlover
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Challenge yourself to increase martin production.How do you define success?
Replies: 11
Views: 3896

Re: Challenge yourself to increase martin production

if you read andrew troyers book he states that you know you were successful if you pairs in you colony increase not the increase in babies. You have to do more things then just add housing. You must treat them like your babies. help them with food ,protection, flightways, temperature control, and pa...
by pmlover
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Fleglings
Replies: 3
Views: 1822

Re: Fleglings

My history is similar to the other gentlemen however this year is very freakish.
I have been getting about 100-200 pms fling back about 8 am. staying until mid afternoon then flying off with about 60 staying all night.
This has been happening a couple weeks after most of them have fledged.