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Fortunately we don't have house sparrows at our current home in semi rural Central Ohio. They were a common site in our neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio. Click on this article if you are considering building bird boxes for songbirds. Definitely not a favorite bird of mine.

English House Sparrow. Shoot these on the spot because they will kill native song birds.

Bluebird Nest Box Plan Nest Box Tips Erect boxes in large, open areas such as fields or farmland Do not place a perch on the box as bluebirds don’t need one and European starlings may benefit from one Do not paint box Place multiple boxes at least 100 yards apart Erect boxes by the 3rd week in February Place boxes 4-6 ft above ground and install a predator guard on the pole Place boxes at least 100 yards from buildings Remove nests from House sparrows or European starlings; it is legal to…

House sparrow, Zonotrichia Leucophrys, North and South America, lives in forests and suburban environments, they are 14 centimeters long and the males have black bibs.

This is a song sparrow. We found one stuck on sticky trap paper. It ripped off its flight feathers and now it cant fly. What should we do????

I sing because I'm happy, I sing because I'm free. For His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me:)