European Starlings Archive

That may NOT be the question. The question may be how to kill pest birds (house sparrows, starlings etc.). We have been infested with these pesty birds and so we thought we would start to research viable solutions to our new Sparrow/Starling problem. We came across many sources of information on how to rid your house or yard of these pests. From elaborate (and expensive) ultrasonic sounding devices which emit very high and apparently frightening sounds to the birds for anywhere between a couple of feet up to a couple of miles–to–suggestions of bird food unpalatable to these nasty winged bullies. We also found traps. Sparrow/Starling traps. Perfect. First, we needed to know how they kept other birds out (not allowing them to be trapped) [&hellip

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Our birdy feeders have been seemingly sparse lately, or so we thought but then we realized we have attracted bully birds to our porch. The crows have always been a welcome bird. For the most part they do not harm or disturb the other little birds. We began feeding them and then branched out to other birds. Soon, we had many birds and the pigeon showed up. Again, they came but did not disturb the other birds. They ate and left. So, we did not fret about them. But now a host of House Sparrows and a chattering of European Starlings have showed up and well, these birds are menacing. They swoop in and frighten off the small birds. They even chased off our frequenter [&hellip

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