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Joined: Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:39 am
Location: Monroe, WI

I got the repeating sparrow trap and, being the clueless person I am, I would like to see a video on how it's done and how it works. I think I have it right but I would feel better seeing it in a video.
Billie from south central Wisconsin
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Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:49 am
Location: Indiana/Henry Co.

Do you have a picture or link to exactly which trap you are talking about. I am guessing I know which one you are talking about but not certain. I went to youtube and searched for repeating sparrow trap and several different videos came up. You should be able to find one that matches your trap.

I will let you know that I had one of the square repeating sparrow traps. It worked good but was very hit and miss. I might go 3-4 weeks without a catch and then catch 5 or more in one afternoon. My record for a day was 11 after I found a baby HOSP on the ground fluttering around. I put it in the trap as bait and the others flocked to it. So just because you don't catch any right away don't feel like something is wrong with the trap.
2020 Currently 42 nest, 110 babies, 64 eggs left to hatch(6-22-20) HOSP count-8
2019- 31 Pair over 100 fledged
2018- 15 pair last count 49 fledged
2017 3 SY pair nested, 12 eggs total, fledged 10. 4 additional SY's stayed all summer but never paired/nested.
2016 1 pair fledged 4
2015 Visitors
2014 Visitors
2013 Moved 6 miles away, 1 pair fledged 2.
2012 30 pair fledged 100.
2011 12 pair (11 that nested), 43 fledged.
2010 5 pair, 21 eggs, 16 hatched, 14 fledged.
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