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Old 04-03-2009, 08:40 PM
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Default The Purple Martin, and the United States

There is a Bird, native to the Amazon, that migrates North to the United States during certain parts of the year. Rather then nest in the forrest with the rest of the creatures, for some unknown reason huge tremendous flocks gather and decend on nearby oil rigs along the river side. The reason why these birds would leave the forrest for the heat and noise of an oil refinery is not known

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when they travel to the United States, these Birds have become tame, en masse, so much so they no longer nest in the wild, instead they depend upon the People of the South to provide giant Bird Boxes that can house hundreds

...The Hospitality of the United States it would seem, is extended to birds aswell...We're talking about Bird Boxes that can be lowered from high stands, or wires that can hold loads of egg like balls, in which the birds can nest...its fantastic

Anyone help house Purple Martins
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Old 04-03-2009, 09:02 PM
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Sorry I have never heard of these birds. You really like birds huh?
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:27 PM
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Sorry I have never heard of these birds. You really like birds huh?
they hold a great deal of symbolic value for me, yes
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:39 PM
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they hold a great deal of symbolic value for me, yes
Thats nice..Birds are pretty.. I especially like doves....Thats about all I know about birds my granny had some porcelain doves and she always would say how they must have theyre chests touching? I never understood, but I always think of her when I see doves..
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Old 04-04-2009, 11:44 AM
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Its all because of my pet Budgie. Jens has opened my eyes to Birds
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Well, I've never heard them called "purple" Martins...just Martins.

My neighbor back home in Beaumont would put up his "Martin" birdhouse each year and then take it down after they had come and gone.
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If I was still in TX I might have to go bird hunting. And take video for Dave.


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Have you ever watched Alfred Hitchcock's, "The Birds", Dave.

Just imagine thousands of Jens dive-bombing you.
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Have you ever watched Alfred Hitchcock's, "The Birds", Dave.

Just imagine thousands of Jens dive-bombing you.
ONE is quite enough
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Old 04-06-2009, 02:16 PM
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As far as they know, the Purple Martin has always been dependent on humans for shelter. The Indians used to hang hollowed out gourds to house them.

I like birds too, but F that symbolism noise.
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