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Old Friday 4th March 2005, 09:58   #1
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Purple Martins

Hello Birdforumers, I am curious how many of us here are Purple Martin landlords or enthusiast. Please share with us about your Purple Martins.

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Old Friday 4th March 2005, 10:13   #2
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I live in a wooded area in Pennsylvania so I don't have anywhere to put up a nest box. The Mennonite farmer across the road allowed my to put up a Purple Martin house in his yard. I gave him an old ghetto blaster with a Purple Martin call CD in it to attract them. He get's up at 4am every morning to milk the cows and puts it on from April onwards. The 1st 2 years we had Martins looking it over and last year we had an unsuccessfull nesting attempt. We are hoping this will be the year! There is a very successfull colony only about a mile away at another farm, I'm hoping to attract some of their overspill.

Any good tips?
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Mike Dale,

Sounds like your doing the right thing already. If you have had scouts check out your setup, it is probably a matter of time before you get a resident.

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