Sparrow Box Trap

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rrmartins
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Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:04 am
Location: Round Rock, TX

Sparrow Box Trap

Postby rrmartins » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:35 am

Hello all. Can somebody tell me if sparrows prefer a porch or not, thinking about taking it off the trap? Thanks a lot!!
T14
2018
12 pair
53 fledged

phldave
Posts: 477
Joined: Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:44 pm
Location: Iowa/Pleasant Hill
Martin Colony History: Started trying in 2012 and still trying

Re: Sparrow Box Trap

Postby phldave » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:56 pm

All the house sparrows I've ever observed, just love to hang out on the porch and be disgusting. My personal opinion is it makes the trap more inviting.
2012 late start
2013 nothing yet, lots a lookers
2014 Bust again
2015 Bust again
2016 Bust again
2017 Bust again
2018 April 14 a group joined me, but moved on after a week

rrmartins
Posts: 1236
Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:04 am
Location: Round Rock, TX

Re: Sparrow Box Trap

Postby rrmartins » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:03 pm

Sounds good, I’ll leave it on there. Thank you.
T14
2018
12 pair
53 fledged

flyin-lowe
Posts: 2464
Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:49 am
Location: Indiana/Henry Co.

Re: Sparrow Box Trap

Postby flyin-lowe » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:09 am

A porch is not going to keep them from coming in. They are not picky and will try to take over any cavity/house they can fit into.
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.

rrmartins
Posts: 1236
Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:04 am
Location: Round Rock, TX

Re: Sparrow Box Trap

Postby rrmartins » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:10 am

So the best option is to do what?
T14
2018
12 pair
53 fledged

C.C.Martins
Posts: 573
Joined: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:15 am
Location: Corpus Christi Tx
Martin Colony History: Will always be a wanna be landlord, martins or not!
2016- Two lookers-No takers.
2017- 5 pair. 15 fledged.
2018-18 pair. 85 fledged.
2019-
Home colony: 13 natural gourds, one house. 19 cavities.
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Re: Sparrow Box Trap

Postby C.C.Martins » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:12 pm

Use the porch sir, make it inviting like sugar for a fly.
Tom

2016-Wanna be LL. Two lookers. nada
2017-5 pairs. 15 Fledged
2018-18 pairs. 85 Fledged.
2019-
Offering: 11 natural gourds, w/crescents and WDC openings. 6 modified compartment house

rrmartins
Posts: 1236
Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:04 am
Location: Round Rock, TX

Re: Sparrow Box Trap

Postby rrmartins » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:46 pm

I left the porch on, got 8 out of it last year, the Blaine’s Repeater caught so many I quit counting. Thanks again.
T14
2018
12 pair
53 fledged


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