Sparrows In My Run

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Ameraucana Momma, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

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    BRAVA FOR YOU! KILL 'EM ALL.
    I take them out with my pellet rifle, V-trap, and several other kinds of traps for them and starlings. If people saw the dead bluebird babies and other babies and eggs of our native cavity-nesting birds, they'd think twice before calling them cute little birds.
    The English "house sparrow" (actually a weaver FINCH) and the European starling were brought here over a century ago, paid for by some super-wealthy Shakespear fan, along with all the birds mentioned in Shakespear plays. They were released in Central Park, NYC, and the only survivors were the "house sparrow" and the starlings, two very aggressive, prolific, live-on-anything cavity nesters. Within 25 years they were all over North America decimating the native birds' populations.
     
  2. DuckFanatic

    DuckFanatic Songster

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    Wow... I didn't realize how much sparrows were disliked... I love watching my sparrows in my chicken run... [​IMG]
     
  3. Ladyhawke1

    Ladyhawke1 Songster

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  4. Ladyhawke1

    Ladyhawke1 Songster

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    BRAVA FOR YOU! KILL 'EM ALL.
    I take them out with my pellet rifle, V-trap, and several other kinds of traps for them and starlings. If people saw the dead bluebird babies and other babies and eggs of our native cavity-nesting birds, they'd think twice before calling them cute little birds.
    The English "house sparrow" (actually a weaver FINCH) and the European starling were brought here over a century ago, paid for by some super-wealthy Shakespear fan, along with all the birds mentioned in Shakespear plays. They were released in Central Park, NYC, and the only survivors were the "house sparrow" and the starlings, two very aggressive, prolific, live-on-anything cavity nesters. Within 25 years they were all over North America decimating the native birds' populations.

    So were the pilgrims...let's git 'em! [​IMG]
     
  5. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    In the past day, without even trying, I caught 5 sparrows and a wren in the sparrow trap. Unbelieveable. That thing really works! I released the wren, dispatched 3 of the sparrows, and kept 2 in their as "bait". I have a little dish of water and some cracked corn in there for them.

    My barn is quiet. No more screeching. And momma blue is about to hatch her 3rd batch of babies this year.

    Life is good.
     

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