Date: 4/20/18 9:49 am From: Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> Subject: [sd-birds] Repeating Sparrow Trap Enhancment
After watching a Youtube video on trapping house sparrows where the trapped sparrows could retreat to a shed gave me the idea to add a SHELTER BOX to my trap.
The secret to catching house sparrows in a repeating sparrow trap is to have decoy birds in the trap. The problem with most repeating sparrow traps is the birds suffer from stress and die. They need shelter from predators, the weather, and a place to roost at night. By adding a shelter box to the trap, the trapped birds will remain healthy and in turn attract more house sparrows. Until I started using the shelter box I never caught house sparrows in this style trap in the spring time. I keep the decoy birds watered and well fed with cracked corn, millet, quick oats, and sand.