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deancamp
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Location: Raymore, MO

I don't have a big starling problem, but in my opinion one starling is too many. I built this trap about a month ago and had no success the first couple weeks. As of late business has picked up and has proven to be worth my time. I thoght I would post this as one option for those looking for a trap.
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deancamp
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Here's the finished product.
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Fuzzmeister
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Location: Saskatchewan Canada

Hi Dean
Just wondering if you have plans on paper for this starling trap? I was never bothered with starlings until this year, 3 days ago I had 3 PM arrive and the starlings just came from out of no where I ended up shooting one but they come right at sunrise and try to make the martins think that the house is there’s to rule. Dam rat birds I thought sparrows were bad but starlings are worse, may have to switch to starling resistant entrances!
deancamp
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Location: Raymore, MO

Fuzz, do a google search for NB compact starling trap. It will come up as a download from the pmca site, but I can't find it on the site itself. Chuck's Purple Martin has a different version of the inside tripping mechanism as well. I caught another one last night. The beauty of it is, the starlings come down the pipe so they can be reached without lowering the house.
Fuzzmeister
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Dean
That sounds good I will search for it and hope I can irradiate them rat birds! Do you catch sparrows in it also?
deancamp
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I caught my second double on starlings this morning. I have not caught any sparrows yet. As the instructions read I tried to balance it where 4 or 5 quarters would tip the scales and still reset. It said this would catch a sparrow, but I can't confirm as of yet.
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