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Old 11-26-2010, 12:50 PM   #61
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:38 PM   #62
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Here's hoping your population of redbellies grows phenomenally from your hard work!
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Old 11-26-2010, 08:47 PM   #63
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:41 PM   #64
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That is one of my all time favorite posts!!!!!
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Old 11-29-2010, 02:34 PM   #65
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You meant threads did you not? I agree.

This thread has in excess of 15,000 views. Evidently this thread is a favorite of those searching for information on how to dispatch the English house sparrows and European starlings frequenting their properties.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping raise public awareness by sharing your personal experiences eliminating these invasive species Tim Saupe.

Good job Missouri Native. Accolades to you for protecting our native cavity nesters.
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Old 12-12-2010, 12:08 AM   #66
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Do NOT let the beginning of this stop you!!!!! EVEN A GIRL CAN DO IT !!!!!

This is EASY!!!!

YouTube - How to build a sparrow trap part 1.wmv


GET THEM!!!!!!!!!!!

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I BEG YOU!!!!!!

NATIVE BIRDS WILL LOVE YOU!!!!!

I know I'm shouting. PLEASE watch and help our birds if you can!

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Old 12-12-2010, 12:25 AM   #67
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Old 12-12-2010, 11:40 PM   #68
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We put little water dishes in our repeating trap. For house sparrows you can use white feathers and stick them in the ground then set the trap over it.... house sparrows love cheap bird seed and white feathers. This is a really great video.... we bought our repeating trap but.... looks a lot cheaper to make your own.
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I've found that baiting with sunflower seeds gets the attention of cardinals and house finches, and I end up spending a lot of time freeing them. (I've gotten very good at popping the elevator back up before they get into the cage area). But when I sprinkle chicken layer crumbles around, I get almost 100% house sparrows only. Last winter when I was catching so many starlings (nary a one in my yard so far this year!), they were also mad for the crumbles. It's cheap stuff at about $10 for a 50 pound bag. I sprinkle it on the ground elsewhere for the juncos and the doves. It is rich in calcium and other nutrition since it is intended for laying hens. I figure it's good for the wild birds, too.
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