Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Purple Martin House

I recently put my Purple Martin House back up. I take it down when the Purple Martin's leave each fall. I only have 1 story. Additional stories can be added. I love how easy it is to lower and clean out! My previous house had a telescoping pole that I was unable to lift back into place. This pole has a pulley system for raising and lowering the house.
Here, I have removed the "pod" from it's mount. Sparrow and Starling nests must be kept cleaned out in order to attract Purple Martins. House Sparrows and Starlings are both non-native birds that are endangering some of our native songbirds. Come on Martins, I miss your singing!
Ya'll Come Back!
Lorilee

8 comments:

  1. Not really sure if we have Purple Martins in our area...at least I've never seen one in our yard.

    So far it's just the regulars ~ scrub jays, flickers, dark-eyed juncos, sparrows & finches, robins, and quail.

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  2. It is so awesome that you encourage the "good" birds!! We also try to do that in our yard!
    Hugs,
    Yvette

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  3. Be sure to let us know when the proper tenants arrive.

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  4. I've never actually seen Purple Martins. My neighbor is trying to attract them. I hear it's kind of hard. So you have them nest there? I'm envious!
    Brenda

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  5. Great idea. I really like the houses. Could you let us know where that particular house can be purchased?

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  6. I purchases my house through the Purple Martin Conservation Association. The website is http://pruplemartin.org My house is the Hertitage Farms Quad Pod. The pole must be purchased separately. It is pricey!
    Blessings,
    Lorilee

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  7. Thanks Lorilee.

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  8. hi this is christine.
    i might sound stupid but just wondering... why does purple martin's house roof in a octagon shape? is there a special reason for it?

    im building purple martin gourds for science fair and i would really like to have your help and advice.
    thanks you. :)

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