What is this, Sparrow Spookers?

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    thcri
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    Are these sparrow Spookers?

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    Carol – Mid-Mo.
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    This is not a sparrow spooker – looks like a version of a Noel predator guard. Just Google “Noel bird guard” and it will come up, mainly used for climbing predators I guess. I really have not seen one or heard if they work. The sparrow spooker looks like Brad’s post on this forum of May 8 under “Behavior Questions” on page 5. They do work, but nothing is 100% guard safe.

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    dogsandbirds
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    A Noel guard is supposed to work on raccoons and cats, on the theory that the raccoon’s/cat’s front leg isn’t long enough to reach the nest if one of these is on the box. They are not 100% effective but with this box where it is, it’s better than nothing.

    Gin
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    thcri
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    Thank you. I didn’t think of it being a predator guard. I know and have made sparrow spooners and only could relate this to possibly be them.

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    thcri
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    Yes now that I understand I agree

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    Lisa
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    Not protective against snakes either. Depending on where you are, that wood post is an invitation to snakes who can scale it with ease.

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