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by Fuzzmeister
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Fleglings
Replies: 3
Views: 1740

Fleglings

I have had a couple families fledge in the last week one fledged on Monday of this week, and one yesterday I was unable to watch them so iam not sure what really happens all I know is they are gone from there cavities in the house and all I see is the two females that keep coming back. My question i...
by Fuzzmeister
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Late babies!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2382

Re: Late babies!!

Hi there iam a first year landlord and iam learning more and more about these birds as time goes on. I’m not really sure about how the migration works with purple martins but reading about you guys in Florida that are worried about late nesting I am from Canada and I have a house with 12 pair that a...
by Fuzzmeister
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Diving Purple martins
Replies: 11
Views: 3955

Re: Diving Purple martins

I haven’t been hit by any either! But when you don’t see them coming and they squawk as there flying by you can feel the air move around your ears, and when you do see them coming they look like miniature fighter jets! But beside all this it has bee very interesting watching and haveing them around.
by Fuzzmeister
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Diving Purple martins
Replies: 11
Views: 3955

Re: Diving Purple martins

I have 12 pairs in my house and there are at least 3 males that dive and won’t quit till you leave the yard!
by Fuzzmeister
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Diving Purple martins
Replies: 11
Views: 3955

Re: Diving Purple martins

Ed
I know they won’t kill me but they might send me to the Emergency ward for cardiac arrest!! I’m not kidding the hair on my back stands up at a 90 degree angle and sends shivers through my whole body, I don’t think I could ever get used to that.
by Fuzzmeister
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Diving Purple martins
Replies: 11
Views: 3955

Diving Purple martins

Hi every one I know this has been talked about before but I have a problem! I decided to put a pm house up last fall right on the corner of my garden next to my house last fall, so I could watch them from my deck, things were fine until this last week when I had every male pm attacking me when I wal...
by Fuzzmeister
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 6 Gourd Nest Check With a GoPro
Replies: 3
Views: 1683

Re: 6 Gourd Nest Check With a GoPro

Great video I can’t check my house with out upsetting every thing in it! but I aim to change that when the PM leave and do it different for next year.
by Fuzzmeister
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Relentless Martin
Replies: 10
Views: 3799

Re: Relentless Martin

Hi I have to say that I to have had a encounter with a adult male today, I have a RV trailer close by my PM house I crawled up on the roof to check it today and iam sure that his wings touched my ear while he dive bombed me, I have a garden right underneath my PM house and they have never bothered m...
by Fuzzmeister
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Heat index
Replies: 16
Views: 5205

Re: Heat index

Hey there
Thanks every one for all the info and pictures I defaintly believe that there has to be some type of air flow control in these cavities here in Saskatchewan our weather can go from one extreme to the other cold to hot and vice versa thanks again.
by Fuzzmeister
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Heat index
Replies: 16
Views: 5205

Re: Heat index

I’m just wondering what the PVC elbow vents look like does any one have a picture of them? I need to install some vents in my house for next year.
by Fuzzmeister
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Where's Toy ??
Replies: 12
Views: 2735

Re: Where's Toy ??

Toy that’s to bad about your colony diminishing like that, so sad. I am a first year land lord and our weather here in Canada has been dry and very warm since the PMS have arrived. I guess every year is never the same, hopefully things will improve there. My colony is doing well in the incubating st...
by Fuzzmeister
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PM Incubation time
Replies: 4
Views: 1445

Re: PM Incubation time

Dale
From observing my house the female will leave for 5 minutes or longer how long can the eggs sit there with her not sitting on them?
by Fuzzmeister
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PM Incubation time
Replies: 4
Views: 1445

PM Incubation time

Hi I am a first year landlord and I was watching them one evening. The males all seem to be just perched on the outside entrances and I am not seeing any females so I am thinking that they are sitting on the nests incubating. My question is does the female sit on the eggs for the 16 days or does the...
by Fuzzmeister
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My 1st season is over?
Replies: 6
Views: 1850

Re: My 1st season is over?

Hi everyone
you guys in the south are on the down hill slide, I’m from Canada and my martins are still sitting on the nests incubating and they just started, don’t expect to see any babies for at least another week and a half.
by Fuzzmeister
Sun May 13, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Cat killing Martins
Replies: 12
Views: 4026

Re: Cat killing Martins

I understand your dilemma cat! Wife!! Wife! Cat! I wish you good luck.
by Fuzzmeister
Sat May 12, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: More purple martins then rooms
Replies: 11
Views: 3228

Re: More purple martins then rooms

So that’s why I’m walking like I’m limping today one leg is longer then the orher LOL. I will pray to the Purple Martin Gods that some will come your way soon.
Cheers
by Fuzzmeister
Sat May 12, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: More purple martins then rooms
Replies: 11
Views: 3228

Re: More purple martins then rooms

I’m sorry! I wasn’t really bragging or trying to offend anyone I wasn’t really prepared to collect a colony like that on my first year of putting up a house. I have read articles where some people have waited years before they housed a pair of martins and that’s kind of what I was expecting.
Cheers
by Fuzzmeister
Sat May 12, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: More purple martins then rooms
Replies: 11
Views: 3228

Re: More purple martins then rooms

Marcus I’m not so sure about that I counted 14 on the outside of the house and I am quite sure that there were some inside that I could not see as well. Many times you can be watching them and there will be one perched on the porch and suddenly one will come out of the cavities that you didn’t ever ...
by Fuzzmeister
Fri May 11, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: More purple martins then rooms
Replies: 11
Views: 3228

More purple martins then rooms

Well I went out this afternoon and looked up at my p m house and counted 14 pm sitting around the house. It appears as though some more have moved in looks like there are some SY. My house has 12 cavities I’m not sure weather I will be able to house all these birds or will they keep looking for some...
by Fuzzmeister
Thu May 10, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Blessed to Have 4 pairs My First Year
Replies: 8
Views: 1518

Re: Blessed to Have 4 pairs My First Year

Flyin-Lowe Thanks, I guess it helped a lot with my neighbor, just 2 doors down, and a another fellow I know who is over on the next block, all have had colony’s for many years. But apparently when they first put there houses up they waited for over 5 years to get any martins to arrive. I know of som...