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Too many house sparrows (1 Viewer)

frrobert

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I live in Indiana in an urban area and my neighborhood is inundated with house sparrows. I currently have one feeder with black sunflower seeds and the house sparrows will leave the feeder alone. The neighborhood has robins, cardinals, a northern flicker, starlings, grackles, and a swarm of sparrows. The sparrow swarm certainly limits the variety of native birds.

I would like to see more native birds. Would removing the sparrows from the equation help at all? Or since I live in an urban area am I fighting a loosing battle?

Note to those in Europe: If you would like your sparrows back I am sure the members in the US would gladly send them back to you. :)

Thanks,

Robert
 
I live in Indiana in an urban area and my neighborhood is inundated with house sparrows. I currently have one feeder with black sunflower seeds and the house sparrows will leave the feeder alone. The neighborhood has robins, cardinals, a northern flicker, starlings, grackles, and a swarm of sparrows. The sparrow swarm certainly limits the variety of native birds.

I would like to see more native birds. Would removing the sparrows from the equation help at all? Or since I live in an urban area am I fighting a loosing battle?

Note to those in Europe: If you would like your sparrows back I am sure the members in the US would gladly send them back to you. :)

Thanks,

Robert
We will swop them for Grey Squirrels
 
I have a lot of sparrows in my yard and I haven't noticed it stopping other from birds visiting. When I used to do a species count I counted well over 30 species of birds in my backyard in a year. Don't know if that's considered a little or a lot but I was amazed at the different kinds of birds that were in my back yard because I only noticed in my sparrows until I started observing with binoculars the birds passing through. If I had more patience I could probably spot a lot more
 

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