Ok, well the three bird boxes are up and I’m checking daily. For the last week I’ve pulled out two House Sparrow nests. I have a pair of blues that I see early morning and of an evening in my yard. By sitting back and watching I believe I have a group of 7 house sparrows in my area. I’m attempting to deal with them (close your eyes, hope this doesn’t offend some of you) with a Air powered BB gun. I’ve seen and heard a lot
Of trap names on here and other websites so I figured I would ask for suggestions. I’m hoping if I can get rid of there 7 I might be clear of them. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I would be interested in best ways to euthanize & dispose of HOSP. I’m going to start trapping, but that is my biggest question & dilemma. Could you personal message me when you get a chance about this? Would be very helpful. Thanks!
Bob, sorry about your personal message being in code like that. I re-sent it. Let me know if it works. If it doesn’t work then maybe we will have to do it by email instead.
Nicole, how was your message? Was it readable?
You can’t go wrong with the repeating sparrow trap from sparrowtraps.net. I use this with great success. Put it on the ground and use millet. Put a little of the millet around the entrance and you WILL catch them. I had 9 males in Feb in one day. Then I simply issue them a blindfold, a cigarette and execute them at dawn.
Be SURE to check on a regular basis to release birds other than HOSP’s (I have even had BLJA’s in there – twice!!). It is the most effective way to capture the little buggers.