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by flyin-lowe
Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:30 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pics of my set-up.... I hope
Replies: 17
Views: 10929

Still no takers to this site yet. How late into the summer can I still attract PM's here in central IN and when should I figure I will have to wait until next year. I have not located any nice colonies close to me. IF anyone from here in IN is near northern Henry County let me know. I didn't know if...
by flyin-lowe
Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:04 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Help with sparrow ID please
Replies: 7
Views: 7077

Im glad to say that this planet is now four hosp short of what it was yesterday. Its not a lot but hey one less is better then one more.
by flyin-lowe
Wed May 31, 2006 7:59 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What to expect when I have my first Purple Martin visitors
Replies: 2
Views: 3789

As far as I know if you have birds on a feeder tray and they are eating seeds they are not PM's. If you could get some pics. that might help identify them but my understanding is that PM eat in flight only flying insects. If there were egg shells or oyster shells or possibly some scrambled eggs on t...
by flyin-lowe
Wed May 31, 2006 7:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Help with sparrow ID please
Replies: 7
Views: 7077

Help with sparrow ID please

I trapped these birds in my live trap last night but want to make sure they are HOSP before "remove" them however I don't want to harm them if they are not a nuisance bird. These aren't the best pics. but I was already dressed for work and did not want to try to remove one this morning. They have bl...
by flyin-lowe
Tue May 30, 2006 8:01 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pics of my set-up.... I hope
Replies: 17
Views: 10929

I think I will move away from the fence few feet. My predator guard is pretty high. It is at the button on the highest section of the tri tell pole. This is my first year and that is why I went with the S&K set up I have. The price is right for me to see if I will be able to attract martins to my si...
by flyin-lowe
Mon May 29, 2006 4:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pics of my set-up.... I hope
Replies: 17
Views: 10929

So far it sounds good. I was hoping you would say it looks OK as I am a newbie. In the one pic you can see the shepards hook that I relocated my TS to. This was pretty simple and they have eggs now. I have the dawn songs playing every morning just not much action as of yet. I had a few weeks set bac...
by flyin-lowe
Mon May 29, 2006 4:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sparrow ,jumping the gun??
Replies: 12
Views: 9744

I would say that depends on the type of pellett gun you have and the the speed of the pellet. If it is one of the more high powered guns I would say that this is unlikely. An arrow is traveling at anywhere from 100 to 300 fps depending on what kind of setup and bow you use. And most of the string ju...
by flyin-lowe
Mon May 29, 2006 3:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pics of my set-up.... I hope
Replies: 17
Views: 10929

Pics of my set-up.... I hope

I am going to try to post a few pics of my set up for you all to take a look at. My pm house sits on the far south edge of my property and openings face north and south. Behind my house is an open field. My yard is 100 feet wide and 200 feet long. The closest tree you will see is a maple that is abo...
by flyin-lowe
Sun May 28, 2006 6:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Help - Are these Tree Swallows? (pics)
Replies: 14
Views: 12841

Tim, I had the same problem this year. I had two gourds that TS were nesting in. I moved the gourds and blocked off my martin entrances and after four days they had eggs. I opened the PM house back up and they have not even taken another look at it since they laid the eggs. Before the eggs got laid ...
by flyin-lowe
Fri May 26, 2006 10:41 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Will they come back
Replies: 9
Views: 5557

Hey i like that Pm house. Who makes it? and will it fit an MPQ nature house pole. Are the compartments 6/12 or 6/6? Thanks. In the next few years that house should fill up. Looks good. Its a S&K house. Seem to be really good houses and probably the best you will get for the price. They come 6x6 but...
by flyin-lowe
Wed May 24, 2006 12:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: TS relocation is complete.....I think.
Replies: 0
Views: 2083

TS relocation is complete.....I think.

I have had my tree swallows in two big bo's that I removed from my PM house for almost a week now. I left the nests in them and I have one pair that seem to be using both gourds. (one in one, one in another). Nest check this morning found three eggs in one of the gourds. I assumed that this will hel...
by flyin-lowe
Tue May 23, 2006 8:03 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Picture of an ASY Male with Light-colored Beak
Replies: 3
Views: 3125

I saw a post on here last week with a pic of a similar beak color.
by flyin-lowe
Tue May 23, 2006 5:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Flight charectoristics of PM's vs. TS
Replies: 4
Views: 4436

sounds like a plan and some good advice.
Today I saw some larger birds come in the yard but I think they were barn swallows. The stomach had almost and orange/brown collar to it and it had the V tail., Are the PM's larger then the barn swallows?
by flyin-lowe
Tue May 23, 2006 10:25 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Flight charectoristics of PM's vs. TS
Replies: 4
Views: 4436

Flight charectoristics of PM's vs. TS

I have got my TS' relocated and still have my PM house closed up and the dawnsong playing again. Do PM's look similar to TS when they are in the air the way they glide and dive or do they have a different look to them. Since I had initially mistaken the TS for a PM I was just wandering how hard it w...
by flyin-lowe
Sun May 21, 2006 9:53 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: is it to late????
Replies: 3
Views: 3542

IF you have the S&K twelve room house that is the same one I have. A couple of things you might consider are modifying the house room size from 6x6 to 12x6. The interior wall in the house has a section that is made to cut out so the PM's can enter both rooms but you must block off one of the exterio...
by flyin-lowe
Sun May 21, 2006 9:37 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What are you folks using for poles.
Replies: 11
Views: 8586

The heavy steel square or round pole was what I was considering. I didn't know around here were I could find one like that. Do Lowes and other hardware stores sell stuff that big.
by flyin-lowe
Sat May 20, 2006 4:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What are you folks using for poles.
Replies: 11
Views: 8586

What are you folks using for poles.

I am planning on possibly building a T14 or a gourd rack this winter for next year. I currently have an S&K on a tri-tel. I have had no problems with it but don't feel like it would handle a lot more weight then what it already has. I was just wandering what some of you who have very heavy houses or...
by flyin-lowe
Sat May 20, 2006 3:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: TS relocate question
Replies: 22
Views: 21628

I am in the middle of a TS relocation also. I moved mine yesterday and got up this morning and two gourds each had a TS in them so so they at least found the gourds I had moved. I just hope they lay eggs soon so I can open up my PM house and gourds.
by flyin-lowe
Sat May 20, 2006 9:30 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tail-clipping Sparrows: 10 for 10 success rate thus far.
Replies: 29
Views: 24024

If clipping the tail feathers is all you are allowed to do then I guess that will help your sight. But I doubt that all of these birds have perished and some probably survive to cause problems for other people. I would like to see them taken away from the school and then properly disposed of.
by flyin-lowe
Fri May 19, 2006 2:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Help woth PM ID
Replies: 15
Views: 13482

Heres my update. First thing this morning I bought a double shepards hook and put the two gourds that the swallows built nests in on the hooks about 50-60 feet from my PM house. I have ordered two more Big Bo's to replace the ones that I took for swallows. I closes all of entrances on my PM housing ...