So, I have struggled with sparrows in the past but they are multiplying like rabbits & getting smarter all the time. They are no longer afraid of the Magic Halo or the Owl figurine, they seem to be learning to avoid the trap as I used to be able to "empty & refill" it several times daily but now I'll only catch a few birds but their numbers have increased drastically everywhere else. I have put black thistle & black sunflower seeds in my feeder but they have learned to pick it out to find the chicken feed. I am at my wits end with these things, they are eating more feed than the chickens. I hate to get rid of my ladies...so I need some fresh ideas. Oh, and we have 1 cat, and our neighbors have 2. They all frequent the coop, but that doesn't scare them off either. I was thinking of getting kittens because they're a bit fiestier, but that is probably a dead end street as well. I know I will never be sparrow free, but I need an extreme reduction. Help!