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House sparrow nest removal

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more backyard wildlife issues.....

So, we have been letting these house sparrows build a nest in gutter for the past few yrs.....even tho I tried to prevent it w wire mesh....to no avail!  Was neat to see them work and build and have chicks.....but we have had enough of them crapping on our patio furniture. Between them n the chipmunks raising hell....it was time to take a stand!!!

I found their nest engineering very interesting tho.....appears they use grass, straw, and lots of feathers from other birds that they found to create a dry, cozy, warm, down insulated nest. Smart lil buggers!!

 

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Very smart and not very good for our environment, especially native birds. I usually make them built the mast and lay eggs before removal to slow the rate of reproduction. Then they usually move on. 

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Fill the gutter under overhang with spray foam

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46 minutes ago, rgw said:

Fill the gutter under overhang with spray foam

Oh yeah.....forgot to put up pic of the fix

Great Stuff Foam and I embedded wire mesh jammed all up thru gutter area...for when they try and pick away at foam....they will hit wire n hopefully find a new spot!!

 

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