Tuesday, October 21, 2014

English Sparrow deterrent

I was growing tired of watching English Sparrow monopolize the bird feeder. They were chasing away some of my favorite birds such as chickadees, nuthatches and titmouse.  The sparrows would just sit on the perch gorging themselves. I set up a remote controlled fan to "blow them away". At first they were frightened , but now withstand the wind. I need to up the deterrent. 

This is a video of version one. I turned the fan on for demonstration at minute 1:15. The wire hanging from the feeder is my squirrel deterrent, connected to a fence charger. I think it also effective against the bears.

Enjoy the tune, I think YouTube will allow me to use it.

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