[Tweeters] Any Suggestions on How to Discourage English Sparrows?
jbroadus at seanet.com
Wed Apr 26 19:35:44 PDT 2017
You can trap the sparrows using the old boxes and can ert traps
If u cannot euthanize them u can relocate them by releasing them at a place at least 5 miles away
> On Apr 26, 2017, at 10:24 AM, Deborah West <olyclarinet at gmail.com> wrote:
> Last summer we moved into a house whose former owners encouraged the English Sparrows, including putting out bird boxes for them. We have removed the bird boxes and have put out a box for chickadees, attaching a metal plate so the English Sparrows cannot enter. They are still trying however, which is a problem since a pair of Black-capped Chickadees have already taken up residence. The English Sparrows are now intimidating the chickadees when they try to get to the box.
> Any suggestions on what we can do? We have removed our suet feeder so the only feeder is the one containing sunflower seeds, which they never touch. Not sure what else to do.
> Deborah West
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