HS Control

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Carlton
Posts: 1942
Joined: Tue May 17, 2005 6:42 pm
Location: Florida/Pompano Beach
Martin Colony History: I moved to South Florida, from Delaware, in August of 2015.

I will have 2 MSS-8 houses, with Excluder entrances, here on my condo grounds. This season I will also have two Deluxe Gourd Racks with 24 Excluder Gourds with Modified Excluder entrances. In our condo development, along the lake in a different section, I have 8 Excluder Gourds hanging from 84 inch Shepherd's Hooks with predator guards.

At Quiet Waters Park, nearby in Deerfield Beach, I care for a Deluxe Gourd Rack with 12 TVG's. I also care for a Deluxe Gourd rack with 12 Excluder gourds with Modified Excluder entrances.

At another local park, Tradewinds Park at Coconut Creek, care for a Trendsetter 12, 5 gourds rack with 60 Excluder gourds with Modified Excluder Entrances and 1 Deluxe Gourd Rack with 12 Troyer Vertical Gourds with wing guards over the Conley II to keep out smaller starlings.

Now is a good time to resume the HS control as all of the young ones are out and about investigating everything from birdfeedeers to birdhouses. I am catching many HS recently after a lull the this summer. They love that white bread.
BumBee
Posts: 413
Joined: Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:47 am
Location: Sugar Land, Texas

Carlton,
Since the Purple Martins left my backyard the House Sparrows have some what
slowed down but one of my PMCA baited repeating trap is still catching three
House Sparrows a week. An occasional Inca dove and/or a cardinal gets trap. This
trap is incorporated to my 36x36x24 inch House Sparrow cage. I keep six
House Sparrows in this cage
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