Up to 5 pairs now.. video

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dsonyay
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Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:10 pm
Location: Louisiana/Broussard
Martin Colony History: 2010-2014 located in Slidell LA. Gourd rack with 16 gourds. Max of 2 pairs during this short period in Slidell. Plenty of fledglings.

2014-present.. moved to Broussard LA. Same Gourd Rack but added a 6 room house (modified from a 12 room)

2020: after a long drought of nothing, 4 pairs and 4 nests, 23 eggs total (May2020)

The Chirpy Nests are occupied now. The martins seem to love them (especially me).

But the house and gourds are still loved by martins lol

Shot this video around noon today:

https://youtu.be/1GnKrXPWK90
Matt F.
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Great video!
That was a gorgeous shot of them all cupping in to land on the rack.
I wonder if the Chirpy Nest maker has ever considered making a multi-compartment Chirpy Nest house? Using the same great features of the current, individual units, and incorporating those into a large, multi-compartment house?
dsonyay
Posts: 1303
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:10 pm
Location: Louisiana/Broussard
Martin Colony History: 2010-2014 located in Slidell LA. Gourd rack with 16 gourds. Max of 2 pairs during this short period in Slidell. Plenty of fledglings.

2014-present.. moved to Broussard LA. Same Gourd Rack but added a 6 room house (modified from a 12 room)

2020: after a long drought of nothing, 4 pairs and 4 nests, 23 eggs total (May2020)

Matt F. wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:04 pm
Great video!
That was a gorgeous shot of them all cupping in to land on the rack.
I wonder if the Chirpy Nest maker has ever considered making a multi-compartment Chirpy Nest house? Using the same great features of the current, individual units, and incorporating those into a large, multi-compartment house?
Thanks! I went went to his YouTube page and it seems he has some different type boxes that appear to be multiple units.

I’m planning to buy a few more later on to use for next season. They appear to be loved by the martins, well made, and not overly expensive. Shipping is a bit steep but not bad if ordering a few at a time.
dsonyay
Posts: 1303
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:10 pm
Location: Louisiana/Broussard
Martin Colony History: 2010-2014 located in Slidell LA. Gourd rack with 16 gourds. Max of 2 pairs during this short period in Slidell. Plenty of fledglings.

2014-present.. moved to Broussard LA. Same Gourd Rack but added a 6 room house (modified from a 12 room)

2020: after a long drought of nothing, 4 pairs and 4 nests, 23 eggs total (May2020)

Matt F. wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:04 pm
Great video!
That was a gorgeous shot of them all cupping in to land on the rack.
I wonder if the Chirpy Nest maker has ever considered making a multi-compartment Chirpy Nest house? Using the same great features of the current, individual units, and incorporating those into a large, multi-compartment house?
Thanks! I went went to his YouTube page and it seems he has some different type boxes that appear to be multiple units.

I’m planning to buy a few more later on to use for next season. They appear to be loved by the martins, well made, and not overly expensive. Shipping is a bit steep but not bad if ordering a few at a time.
Dave Duit
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Location: Iowa / Nevada
Martin Colony History: In 2020, 60 pair with 285 fledged youngsters. 83 total cavities available, 58 Troyer Horizontal gourds and 4 modified deep trio metal house units, 1 fallout shelter, owl cages around all units. Martin educator and speaker. President and founder of the Iowa Purple Martin Organization. Please visit www.iamartin.org and join.

Nice video dsonyay. The martins look happy and healthy. Matt. F, I was thinking the same thing when you mentioned if Chirpy would ever make a colony style housing using the chirpy compartments.
Mite control, heat venting, predator protection and additional feeding during bad weather add up to success.
white-out
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Location: ohio

dsonyay wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:43 pm
The Chirpy Nests are occupied now. The martins seem to love them (especially me).

But the house and gourds are still loved by martins lol

Shot this video around noon today:

https://youtu.be/1GnKrXPWK90
Did you use the mulched pine needles in the Chirpy Nests? I would love to have that many this year...good for you! P.S. I like the look of your diverse rack! peace, Doug
SSMartin
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Thanks for sharing everything looks great!
DonDon
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Location: Morton Mississippi

Fantastic!!!
Matt F.
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Dave Duit wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:56 pm
Matt. F, I was thinking the same thing when you mentioned if Chirpy would ever make a colony style housing using the chirpy compartments.
Hi Dave,
I was poking around, and found some videos posted by the maker that shows some multi-compartment Chirpy Nest units. They look really good, but I'm not sure if they're available any longer?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NZAA8xzn-0
Dave Duit
Posts: 1939
Joined: Tue Nov 25, 2003 2:02 pm
Location: Iowa / Nevada
Martin Colony History: In 2020, 60 pair with 285 fledged youngsters. 83 total cavities available, 58 Troyer Horizontal gourds and 4 modified deep trio metal house units, 1 fallout shelter, owl cages around all units. Martin educator and speaker. President and founder of the Iowa Purple Martin Organization. Please visit www.iamartin.org and join.

Thanks Matt for the update video. Neat to see that great minds think alike. Great design. In the future if I decide to go over the 100 cavity mark, I may buy a few of these.
Mite control, heat venting, predator protection and additional feeding during bad weather add up to success.
dsonyay
Posts: 1303
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:10 pm
Location: Louisiana/Broussard
Martin Colony History: 2010-2014 located in Slidell LA. Gourd rack with 16 gourds. Max of 2 pairs during this short period in Slidell. Plenty of fledglings.

2014-present.. moved to Broussard LA. Same Gourd Rack but added a 6 room house (modified from a 12 room)

2020: after a long drought of nothing, 4 pairs and 4 nests, 23 eggs total (May2020)

white-out wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:02 pm
dsonyay wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:43 pm
The Chirpy Nests are occupied now. The martins seem to love them (especially me).

But the house and gourds are still loved by martins lol

Shot this video around noon today:

https://youtu.be/1GnKrXPWK90
Did you use the mulched pine needles in the Chirpy Nests? I would love to have that many this year...good for you! P.S. I like the look of your diverse rack! peace, Doug
I use regular pine straw ... not sure what is meant by “mulched”. I bought a bale of it at Home Depot for about 10 bucks (which is far more than I’d need in a lifetime.).

It’s called “Vigoro Long Leaf Pine Straw”

Thanks for the kind words.

David
DonDon
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Location: Morton Mississippi

Thanks for sharing.
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