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Unk Bond
Posts: 289
Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:35 pm
Location: Ohio
Martin Colony History: I have had 5




I have had 5 years of enjoying my martin bird colony.




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Hello All
Have my pattern. Hung it on my gourd rack. Liked.
Have all my material together now. Nothing to hold me back. Made 16 brackets to day. That's enough brackets for 8 mail boxes to hang.

When done will have 18 hanging. [ Later
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C.C.Martins
Posts: 1247
Joined: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:15 am
Location: Corpus Christi Tx
Martin Colony History: 2016- Visitors.
2017- 5 pair. 15 fledged
2018- 18 pair. 85 fledged
2019- 17 pair. 81 fledged
2020- 25 pair. 111 fledged
2021- 28 pair. 118 fledged
Home colony: mix natural, super and excluder gourds, enlarged compartment house. All SREH.
Satellite colony: Oso Bay Preserve: 12 PMCA excluder gourds, 6 room trio mini castle with enlarged compartments.
2019: Visitors
2020: 3 pair, 11 fledged
2021: 10 pair, 30 fledged
PMCA member

Unk,
Looks good, will the red flags stay so you can raise them when occupied? Be kinda fun.

Do those boxes allow light to pass through, not too thin? And t hose brackets won't tear the plastic say after season of wind will it?

They look great and a good job.
Yom
Tom
PMCA member, believer in nest checks, venting, SREH and pest/predator protection.
Unk Bond
Posts: 289
Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:35 pm
Location: Ohio
Martin Colony History: I have had 5




I have had 5 years of enjoying my martin bird colony.




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C.C.Martins wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:14 pm
Unk,
Looks good, will the red flags stay so you can raise them when occupied? Be kinda fun.

Do those boxes allow light to pass through, not too thin? And t hose brackets won't tear the plastic say after season of wind will it?

They look great and a good job.
Yom
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Hello
To your first quest. Yes the flag will stay up . Thought about using it just for that purpose. Or use it if a box has young.

2nd question . No light passes through.

3rd question. My 2 brackets are 1/8 1x1 inch aluminum angle. With a piece 1/8 inch x 1 1/2 inch wide strip of hard plastic for back up for the angle. Or 1/8 inch plastic strip sandwich inside. Using 1/4 inch bolts up through 2 piece of plastic with lock washers and nuts on the out side. Using 2 bolts in a angle bracket. Its there to stay :grin:

The plastic I used was seen in the picture where I made entrances forT14 bird houses for 35 cents a piece ha ha
Made my 2nd one from my pattern. It now hangs on the gourd rack. Eventually I will replace all the gourds on the rack. Heck fire. I can't even get a sparrow interested in them :lol:

I tried to take a picture for you inside and out side with no luck with my I Pad. I see a Camera over the horizon coming up. Boys and there toys :lol: .[ Later
C.C.Martins
Posts: 1247
Joined: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:15 am
Location: Corpus Christi Tx
Martin Colony History: 2016- Visitors.
2017- 5 pair. 15 fledged
2018- 18 pair. 85 fledged
2019- 17 pair. 81 fledged
2020- 25 pair. 111 fledged
2021- 28 pair. 118 fledged
Home colony: mix natural, super and excluder gourds, enlarged compartment house. All SREH.
Satellite colony: Oso Bay Preserve: 12 PMCA excluder gourds, 6 room trio mini castle with enlarged compartments.
2019: Visitors
2020: 3 pair, 11 fledged
2021: 10 pair, 30 fledged
PMCA member

Ok very cool, well thought out, be great to see them up. Lots of room for them in there. Yep a camera is coming!
Thanks sir
Tom
PMCA member, believer in nest checks, venting, SREH and pest/predator protection.
Unk Bond
Posts: 289
Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:35 pm
Location: Ohio
Martin Colony History: I have had 5




I have had 5 years of enjoying my martin bird colony.




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C.C.Martins wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:10 pm
Ok very cool, well thought out, be great to see them up. Lots of room for them in there. Yep a camera is coming.
Thanks sir
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Hello Tom
Yepper Cannon camera is on order. Recieve it the 20th.
Poor birds here have a hard time. With all these cold spurts. Can't even cut my grass. A lot of times when cutting my grass . I stir up food for the birds . They dive bomb me ha ha [ Later
Unk Bond
Posts: 289
Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:35 pm
Location: Ohio
Martin Colony History: I have had 5




I have had 5 years of enjoying my martin bird colony.




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Hello
6 gourds down and 6 mail boxes up.
This is are weather here. And type picture with this old I Pad.
Can't wait till camera gets here. [ later
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Kegger
Posts: 217
Joined: Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:58 am
Location: Awesome Florida
Martin Colony History: Newbie in 2020: 2 pair of SY with 4 eggs each in Troyer Horizontals
fledged a total of 7 Martins

nice job Unk! I like it!!
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