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Incredible Sparrow Trap
Purchased one used, and set it out, caught 5 sparrows in the first hour!
Unit is designed incredibly!!
Easy to remove the birds, and can’t escape either!.,,
Very simple, but effective unit,.,
Gold finches are back
Purchased this trap approximately 3 weeks ago. Eliminated 30 sparrows so far and a pair of goldfinches came back to the feeders. They haven’t been around since spring. I have nyjer and safflower which the house sparrows don’t eat much of but they toss a lot on the ground and bully other native birds away. I don’t use the same food to trap. They really go for chips and hearts in the trap cause there’s no shell but I have to be creative by baiting with different feed. THEY ARE SMART! If offering the same thing daily, they lose interest in the trap, even if I keep a bird in the trap. There’s 12 more sparrows left to trap but with their numbers down by 30, their behavior is less aggressive toward the native songbirds. They usually dominate the nyjer but today they left the goldfinches alone and watched them eat instead of displacing them.
The native songbirds keep a watchful eye and are always looking over their shoulders, when house sparrows approach the feeders. Looking forward to watching the Robin’s nest, successfully this spring. The sparrows and starlings invaded 3 nests last spring and the Robin’s have not had any fledglings for 2 years. But, found evidence of the invasions on the ground and both bullies occupying those nests. I tore them down.
I love this trap and I highly recommend it.
This is my 2nd review.
Great trap for House Sparrows
It took a few days to catch them, but I experimented with the placement and recommend putting it on a fence or somewhere where they like to perch. That’s what did it for me. They like to hange out in the bushes by this fence and work their way over to the trap. I bought a second trap now and really getting them out of here. Highly recommended.
Trapped 4 house sparrows the day after it arrived. They are smart birds so keeping one bird as bait attracts more sparrows. I’ve caught 9 in less than a week but if I started using a sparrow as bait from the beginning, the numbers would be in double digits.
The photo isn’t too good for quality but another bird was caught this morning. This product is money well spent!
Only a couple of sparrows left
We caught 4 or 5 sparrows every day till they were gone. Never caught any other songbirds.
I live in rural central Canada and up until 15 years ago we had very few sparrows but now in our small town we have thousands.I bought the trap in may. Although with freight and exchange on the dollar I thought it was a bit pricy but soon realized it is worth every penny.From the middle of May till the middle of Aug. I have caught 275 sparrows. At the moment I’m averaging 8 per day. FANTASTIC product Thanks
Woo Hoo this thing works!!
I bought this trap 3 years ago and I cant tell you what a difference its made in my townhouse complex! The first year (may-august) I trapped 47 house sparrows, last year 35 and this year only 12 so far- thats because the nasty things have almost been eliminated! Finally the bluebirds and tree swallows have been able to nest successfully without getting either their young or themselves slaughtered in nesting boxes by the sparrows. I recommend this trap to everyone that cares about our native birds. I bait with plain white millet and small pieces of white bread and usually have at least one decoy trapped within a week. There have been 0 escapes and just a chipping sparrow to release now and then. Thank you thank you for this trap!!!
Bluebirds now thrive safely
I have used the repeating House Sparrow trap and removed well over a hundred House sparrows that were keeping bluebirds from successfully nesting in my yard. We have had three successful bluebird nests so far and have increased the Bluebird population by at least 12!
Great Product!!! Very Impressed!!
Excellent Product!!! Received this product today before leaving for work at 8am. I set it up and baited it with chicken feed before leaving, I came home to check the trap during my lunch hour and found 12 sparrows. I dont know if this amount is normal or if it has something to do with where I live(south texas) But im very impressed at how well it works!
This thing just works, and it works well
It took me a few days before they started to warm up to it, but I have trapped 9 house sparrows in my first week. (not one single native bird made it’s way in, yet at least) I even ended up with a chipmunk in there. I had to get a separate trap for those guys to try and keep them at bay. Which, kind of interestingly enough, also caught a sparrow. It has been so much quieter out there as of late, not having to hear that obnoxious noise they make. There is more seed for other birds and I have actually started to hear a few songbirds come back throughout the day. It is quite lovely and refreshing to have the natives coming back.
Some notes, I’ve only caught one male this whole time, not sure why the girls like it better but they do.
One of them even laid an egg in there, kind of wild.
The male was attacking that chipmunk before I could get him out, and he did end up killing the sparrow. The little guy never did bother the female at all, she even landed on him a couple times. Which tells me the male must have been a real jerk to even get attacked in the first place.
One did get loose though, mistakes were made during the extraction. Not the trap’s fault at all. That chipmunk spiced it up a bit and introduced extra challenges.
This is a solid, well built quality trap. I am very pleased with the craftmanship and the overall design. The price is more than fair and it arrived quickly without damage. It works perfectly right out of the box. Just sit it out, add food and water and wait. I thought about trying to make my own, but after seeing this one I just abandoned the idea completely. Blaine Johnson knows his stuff, this is the best trap out there, hands down. Absolutely worth it, I would not hesitate recommending it to anyone with a house sparrow problem.