Can I make a sparrow swatter?

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  • Shady

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    I vote pellet gun.
     

    gll

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    So, you are going to need something like a small motor, on the top of the birdhouse, that spins something like trimmer string or wire attached to the shaft. The motor will obviously need to be powered, AC if you have power relatively close, DC if AC is not available.

    If AC, this remote would work great, just run a cord from the motor to where this is plugged into your AC. A motor out of a small desktop fan, a microwave, or similar would work.

    Remote Control Outlet... Amazon product
    I use them to control lights... one remote can control multiple receptacles.

    If DC, you'll need a battery (at ground level so you could recharge it) to run the motor cord to. A Dewalt 20v, or other, tool battery would work. Here is a receptacle for a Dewalt battery and a remote that would work to control power to the motor. A motor out of an old battery tool would work, but you would need to fashion a housing to make it somewhat water resistant and for mounting, maybe from a plastic container or can.

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    Then, there's the pellet gun idea...
     

    Tex62

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    I had a Martin house and couldn’t shoot them.

    It was funny as hell watching them line up to take the elevator down to the cage.

    Get some millet for bait. I would keep some water in a cup in the trap. That tends to attract them too.

    Keep an eye though. I had to extract a mockingbird out once.

    I would recommend terminating them upon capture. Relocating is no good.


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    Sam7sf

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