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Has anyone ever established a Martin Colony?

Started by John Muir. Last reply by Roberto Apr 10. 4 Replies

I've been interested in establishing a Purple Martin colony on my property for some time. This year, I'm growing the gourds to make houses, with the intent of drying and preparing them this winter.I…Continue

Keeping Wasps OUT Of Your Hummingbird Solution

Started by Todd Serveto. Last reply by Todd Serveto Jul 21, 2013. 3 Replies

Has anybody tried this?  A ranger lady at Lake Eufala Park (Oklahoma) assured my wife and me that if we spray around our hummingbird feeders with Pam cooking spray, that deters wasps.  Worth a try!Continue

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Comment by Roberto on April 5, 2014 at 12:09am

Jason M Gaines - Thanks for the bluebird nest picture!  Same thing happened to me this week in one of my blue bird boxes.  Maybe your KY brood will be born close to same date as my FL brood.  Parent birds have been beautiful to watch. 

Comment by Jason M Gaines on April 3, 2014 at 8:09am

Bluebirds have laid their first brood of the year.  In a couple weeks hopefully we see 5 healthy babies.

Comment by Jason M Gaines on March 11, 2014 at 7:28am

Roberto, that is awesome.  Spending that time with you son and passing on the enjoyment of nature is incredible.  

Comment by Roberto on March 9, 2014 at 2:42pm

First signs of spring finally in FL panhandle today. So, my youngest son and I put up a new Eastern Blue Bird box where old one had started falling apart. Was nice to see the blue birds nearby waiting for their new real estate. Good bonding/teaching time with my son too.

Comment by Roberto on February 26, 2014 at 4:52pm

Nice idea Jason.  I may try the same as I have never had luck feeding them mealworms in the contraptions I've used. 

Comment by Jason M Gaines on February 25, 2014 at 10:24am

Built this platform feeder over the weekend.   The bluebirds love it.  It will need to be refilled today.

Comment by Jason M Gaines on September 5, 2013 at 6:31am

Thanks Roberto.  What I was getting at is what kind of feeder do you use?  What do you put the meal worms in?  But, I think I found what I need at a landscaping place in N.C. over the weekend.  The birds enter in and eat while inside.

Thanks.  Those hummingbirds were everywhere.

Comment by Roberto on August 30, 2013 at 12:00pm

Jason - For blue birds, try meal worms.  And, nice shot of broad-tail hummingbird! 

Comment by Jason M Gaines on August 27, 2013 at 2:46pm

Snapped this pic out in Colorado back in June.  Broad-Tail Hummingbird feeding at the nectar feeder.

Comment by Jason M Gaines on August 27, 2013 at 2:39pm

Any of you guys feeding bluebirds?  What feeder do you use?

 

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