Date: 10/9/17 4:33 pm
From: Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Dead house sparrows
As an introduced species, House Sparrows are not protected, there are no
legal ramifications to holding specimens.

Kurt Schwarz
Conservation Chair
Maryland Ornithological Society

On Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 7:29 PM Logan Kline <logan.kline1997...>
wrote:

> Hello!
>
> I've just signed up to this site so please forgive me if I'm missing any
> obvious information! I live in College Park, MD and have a bird feeder in
> my backyard. I have had two male house sparrows drop dead at my feeder in
> the past eight days; one was found on 10/01 and I just found the other
> today on 10/09. The first bird had no obvious signs of illness or injury,
> but the second one had three growths on its toes. Not sure if this is
> correlated.
>
> Has anyone had experience with this before? I am planning on scouring my
> feeder clean and checking out my food supply before putting it back out.
> Obviously two birds could just be an unlucky coincidence; I'll be really
> concerned after three! In the meantime, does anyone know of where I could
> send these birds? I have frozen them in sealed plastic bags at the moment
> and only plan on keeping them in there until I can or can't find somewhere
> to take them since there are legal ramifications for keeping bird specimens.
>
> Thanks for any advice!
>
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