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Super Gourd-Crescent Holes

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  • Item Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • ASIN: B005W849L6
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #270,590 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)

Product Description

Super Gourd-Crescent Holes. Designed by an Ornithologist, Bird Abodes is proud to announce the next generation of Purple Martin housing. 10 in plastic gourd. Also features a large, molded-in rain canopy that doubles as a perching platform. Weighs 30 ounces. No rain will leak in, & six 5/16 in drain holes provide a rapid exit for any rain that may blow in through the 2-1/32 in entrance hole.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By The Pen ...not the sword TOP 500 REVIEWER on December 5, 2012
My husband and I are Purple Martin Landlords. We have had great success with these Super Gourds and our birds seem to prefer Super Gourds over other gourds and produce more young because the larger size of these gourds accommodates it. The gourds are made of high-density polyethylene plastic with ultraviolet inhibitors which not only makes them very durable and long-lasting, but also makes them very easy to clean and disinfect when necessary. They have a water-tight threaded access port with a screw on cap that makes nest checks easy and a molded-in rain canopy that is textured so that Martins can easily perch without slipping. There are six 1/4" drain holes in the bottom of each gourd to allow any rain water blown in the entrance hole to exit the gourd. And there is one set of 7/32" pre-drilled side to side hanging holes.

These crescent entrance hole Super Gourds are Starling resistant. Starlings will nest in Martin gourds and then chase away any Martins interested in the surrounding gourds. Even if a gourd has already been claimed by Martins, Starlings will harass the occupants and try and run them off. They will enter a gourd and destroy Martin eggs and young and if they find adults inside they will attack them with their sharp beaks sometimes fatally wounding them.

Super Gourds can be purchased with either round or crescent shaped entrances. We use both, because although crescent holes are Starling resistant, some Martins will not use them. To make crescent hole gourds more appealing to Martins, we use one-piece aluminum porches that clip over the bottom of the gourds crescent entrance hole, allowing easier access by Martins, while still resisting most Starlings.
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