Date: 1/29/18 4:44 pm From: Frank Enders (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: RR WalMart House Sparrow roost disappears---pest control?
There used to be a fairly pleasant House Sparrow roost in the trees (oaks, now some 20' tall) nearest WalMart in Roanoke Rapids. Would build in the fall, and with shorter daylengths was evident when shopping in evening. Sometimes I would try to flush the birds to count them,up to several score.
About 4-8 weeks ago I noticed there were no more.
I suspect pest control (such as spraying soap water at night). But, what do I know.