Sparrow Trap Placement

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Tom, I initially had the same problem with doves. What I done was mount the repeating trap on the side of a 6' wooden privacy fence about a foot from the top and a few feet from our other bird feeders. The doves only feed on the ground so they no longer mess with the trap. Since then I've been catching a boat load of sparrows.
2019- 6 Pair, 31 Hatched, 30 Fledged
2020- 8 Pair, 38 Hatched, 32 Fledged
2021- 10 Pair, 51 Hatched, 39 Fledged
2021- HOSP (Repeating Trap/Mararder Pellet Rifle) count to date 126, Starlings 2

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Location: Corpus Christi Tx
Martin Colony History: 2016- Visitors.
2017- 5 pair. 15 fledged
2018- 18 pair. 85 fledged
2019- 17 pair. 81 fledged
2020- 25 pair. 111 fledged
2021- 28 pair. 118 fledged
Home colony: mix natural, super and excluder gourds, enlarged compartment house. All SREH.
Satellite colony: Oso Bay Preserve: 12 PMCA excluder gourds, 6 room trio mini castle with enlarged compartments.
2019: Visitors
2020: 3 pair, 11 fledged
2021: 10 pair, 30 fledged
2022: ?
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Thats good, Ill do that. Thank you. Currently, have it elevated about 2 feet off the ground resting on plywood. Its a tough time of year to trap, plenty of food around now so they aren't starving. But you caught 121 sparrows! Good gosh! Thats great! Ok I'm moving it!!

I have the mirror on the back of the feed trey- doves like to look at themselves apparently. Hope these sparrows do too! yesterday put a block of suet as bait to see how that goes; they really like that stuff. I had to put a bit of chicken wire at the entrance to shim it down for those doves. Maybe with their very own feeder those sparrows will get caught!
Appreciate it,
PMCA member, believer in nest checks, venting, SREH and pest/predator protection.
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