>> Stay informed about: Martin Birds
The largest of North American swallow, Martin birds are prevalent in temperate climates. They like to live in existing nest boxes, and are usually absent from areas where artificial nests are not provided. Adult males are entirely black.
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Young Purple Martins that are close to fledging will fall out of their homes occasionally. But if this youngster was not almost ready to fly, I'd suspect the starlings you let use the Martin house had something to do with it. Starlings will pull the young birds out of the house. Allowing starlin..
« 3271.bay.webtv.net: Yes, I know. However, the one I saw on the ground was not close to fledging. I wonder then why they only chose this one Martin. If so, they apparently did the Martin's a favor .. »
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I am looking from free construction plans for a t-14 building for purple martins. Any assistance appreciated.
« I don't know of any free plans, but you can purchase the T-14 Martin house plan booklet for $9.95 at 18008720103. The number is the Troyer factory store, BirdsParadise in PA. Dave S(Texas) »
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I saw my first one today. Sitting on a power line next to a road about one mile from my house. My first sighting this year. No doubt this "scout" has radioed back to the rest and given the "all clear" signal. Eric Miller Alexandria, Louisiana
« Wow, Eric, this has got to be pretty early even for that far south. If your scout has given the "all clear" signal, they better not get frisky and venture too far north, or they will freeze their li.. »
« This is a little more than a week earlier than the first sightings in the area last year. I guess I'll have to start cleaning out my boxes for the year. Eric Miller »
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Is it too late to put up a new purple house here in Southern Kansas along the border with OK.?
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Hi all, My babies are going on 5 weeks old and I have to get them separated......first of all, they are still nursing...Of course they are eating solid food as well and drinking from the bottle. But, whenever they can track down Momma, they'll take a little drink. Do they just wean on their own?..
« Everyone I know who have Martins cages put them together with plastic cable 'zip' ties. That way they are easier to disassemble for transporting etc. I've never had one myself but I do use cable tie.. »
« Yah, I should have done it that way....would have saved my wrist. I think I may try making a cage on my own...based on the martins cage. I don't think it will be that hard....all their pieces came.. »
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My son bought a purple martin house for me for Mother's Day. It accomodates 20 families. We know nothing about martins. What we did learn is that the house should be placed 40 feet from anything - house, tree, etc. Is it possible to use this house on a rather small city lot and have it 20 feet o..
« Robin, martins really like wide open spaces. It helps if you're near a large body of water and I wouldn't worry about them eating up all the insect life. They tend to forage high in the air. One oth.. »
« Thank you for responding. We're debating as to whether to keep the house or return it. I love the idea of having it, but hate the idea that sparrows and starlings will kill the martins. martin life... »