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House Sparrows, hundreds of them. Help! (1 Viewer)

Mattie100

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I'm new to bird feeding and recently put out a tube bird feeder, a tray feeder, and a lantern style feeder that holds about 3 lbs. seeds. A month in, Ihave seen cardinals, flickers, robins, wrens, doves and about 100 house sparrows. I live on 10 acres and these sparrows all hang out, about 20 to 25 in a tree and take turns, swarming in. My feeders are empty about two or three hours after I fill them, each and every day. I can't afford to feed at this rate.

Does anyone have any advice on how to deter the house sparrows? Am I going to have to give up?
 

KC Foggin

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Not sure if this will help but you can try removing the feeders for a couple of days and possibly the sparrows will move on and then put the feeders back up.
 

Sanscript3

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I'm new to bird feeding and recently put out a tube bird feeder, a tray feeder, and a lantern style feeder that holds about 3 lbs. seeds. A month in, Ihave seen cardinals, flickers, robins, wrens, doves and about 100 house sparrows. I live on 10 acres and these sparrows all hang out, about 20 to 25 in a tree and take turns, swarming in. My feeders are empty about two or three hours after I fill them, each and every day. I can't afford to feed at this rate.

Does anyone have any advice on how to deter the house sparrows? Am I going to have to give up?
To eliminate sparrows from your feeders use monofilament fishing line.
just cut 12” pieces of monofilament and superglue several pieces above feeding ports about 2” apart.
the sparrows won’t go near monofilament, but the other birds don’t care about it!!!
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia

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