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Bird(?) Trapping Contraption #7289874
06/19/21 06:50 PM
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We-Sa Offline OP
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Got this at a yard sale this morning. What the heck is it?

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Re: Bird(?) Trapping Contraption [Re: We-Sa] #7289877
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Sparrow trap.

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Re: Bird(?) Trapping Contraption [Re: We-Sa] #7289880
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Yep, looks like a sparrow trap to me too.

Re: Bird(?) Trapping Contraption [Re: We-Sa] #7289919
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Thanks Moose trot, weaselnut,

Why would you trap sparrows?

Re: Bird(?) Trapping Contraption [Re: We-Sa] #7289920
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LOL,they are out of chickens--thats why.
Tom


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Re: Bird(?) Trapping Contraption [Re: Bogmaster] #7289922
06/19/21 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Bogmaster
LOL,they are out of chickens--thats why.
Tom

Lol

We have problems with starlings here. I've seen flocks so big they look like something out of a Hitchcock movie. Never thought about sparrows being the same way.

https://www.birdbgone.com

Re: Bird(?) Trapping Contraption [Re: We-Sa] #7289925
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Originally Posted by We-Sa
Thanks Moose trot, weaselnut,

Why would you trap sparrows?


House sparrows are a invasive species and compete with many birds for nesting cavities including species like Bluebirds, Tree Swallows and Purple Martins. I know that in order to successfully raise Purple Martins here I have to control the House Sparrows as they will outcompete my Martins for nesting cavities, and will enter the nest boxes and destroy eggs and kill young Martins.
They have also been documented trapping and killing female bluebirds inside the nest boxes.

Re: Bird(?) Trapping Contraption [Re: Tray] #7289950
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Originally Posted by Tray
Originally Posted by We-Sa
Thanks Moose trot, weaselnut,

Why would you trap sparrows?


House sparrows are a invasive species and compete with many birds for nesting cavities including species like Bluebirds, Tree Swallows and Purple Martins. I know that in order to successfully raise Purple Martins here I have to control the House Sparrows as they will outcompete my Martins for nesting cavities, and will enter the nest boxes and destroy eggs and kill young Martins.
They have also been documented trapping and killing female bluebirds inside the nest boxes.


That's some of the same issues we have with starlings. Never knew sparrows would kill Martin's or blue birds. I don't know if starlings will kill Martin's but I know they'll run them out of the nesting areas.

Re: Bird(?) Trapping Contraption [Re: We-Sa] #7289982
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Originally Posted by We-Sa
Got this at a yard sale this morning. What the heck is it?


grin Brilliant! 'Don't know what it is; But, I'm buying it and taking it home! " laugh

Seriously though; I've come that close to grabbing one myself, in years gone by. They're kind of iconic. So clunky. Bit like the Soviet era fridges I heard of, in college. Made or armoured steel. Because they ran out of need for tanks and had so much tank metal left over.

Little compartment, in the middle? That's for the 'Call Bird' / Decoy. I'm not allowed to use one of those. (I'm a 'Bander' and my governing body considers it unethical). So, I use stuff more like this ~ Forgive me. The site seems to give me grief in trying to enter open you tube clips?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06kITiVXJgo

Re: Bird(?) Trapping Contraption [Re: We-Sa] #7289989
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We call it a starling trap --- the only problem is you only get a couple at a time. They do work but i have shotgunned about 100 this year (since jan 1 -- and yes i am counting them this year) The local dairy shoot the feed alley and one shot will get as many as 30 (according to the shooter), the most I have ever gotten in one shot is 10.

Re: Bird(?) Trapping Contraption [Re: We-Sa] #7290095
06/20/21 07:37 AM
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Interesting stuff.

The middle compartment has a spring loaded one-way door leading from both end compartments, maybe to set bait/water in it to catch multiple birds,

Re: Bird(?) Trapping Contraption [Re: We-Sa] #7290100
06/20/21 07:44 AM
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Apparently they're still available.

https://www.cottagecraftworks.com/wire-sparrow-trap

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