Posts Tagged ‘purple martin gourd’

Houses and Gourd Racks and Poles, OH MY!!

Friday, November 7th, 2008
I can hardly believe that in less than 90 days or so, my birds will be back. Once again my days will be filled with the sound of the martins singing outside. I will also be once again, consumed with these blue-ish/black birds. Nest checks, nest changes, Starling invaders! I can’t wait! Well, except for the Starlings…I can do without those…

I am so proud of the development that has been made at Now, among the huge selection of Purple Martin gifts such as shirts, hats, decorative tiles, jewelry, art prints, signs, windcatchers and so much more, We now have a large selection of quality housing available. Aluminum house systems from Trendsetter.Purple Martin House

Purple Martin WatersEdge 14
Purple Martin WatersEdge 14


Purple Martin House - Sunset Inn 
Purple Martin House – Sunset Inn

To name a few. We also carry the Trio castle, Sunset Inn and Lonestar line of Purple Martin Houses (Alamo & Goliad houses)

Purple Martin Houses by Lonestar 
Purple Martin Houses by Lonestar

 And I have not even MENTIONED the Purple Martin Gourd Racks!! So much happening!

Gourd racks by Creative Universe Enterprises are on MY own Christmas list and I will be replacing my current S&K quad pole with one of the CUE systems. It is just too heavy for me to lift on a telescopic pole. But now I am starting to dream out loud again. 
I can’t wait!!!


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June 24, 2008 Saying our Goodbyes

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

My last 3 babies of 2008. Such a quiet trio. You wouldn’t even know they were there. I often go out under the housing to see if I can see their beaks peeking out. The gourd they are in faces out towards the yard, away from the house, so it is hard to see whats going on. I listen and can sometimes hear them chirp only when momma martin is nearby. Sometimes I see the gourd shake slightly as they beat their wings frantically doing their pre-flight warm ups preparing them for flight. I am unsure as to how many remain in the gourd. I thought perhaps one had fledged but I can not be positive. I can not risk bringing the house down to check, as they are too close to fledging. 

The numbers continue to decrease. Only 15 or so martins at a maximum. The weather has NOT been cooperative. I keep talking about visiting the Davie roost but have yet to hear when the weather will break.