Monday, August 19, 2019

Magic Halo 2019 Survey

Our quest for results data continues for 2019, this time with a very brief 2 question survey. In 2018, the performance of the Magic Halo in deterring House Sparrows (HOSP) was mainly positive.

Whether you have had your Magic Halo since early 2018 and already took that survey -- or only recently came on board with one -- please provide your latest/recent feedback using our 2019 SURVEY. 

Before participating, please read our updated Magic Halo Users Guide to ensure that yours is optimally configured. If you have any questions regarding HOSP identity, please read Sialis' Other Brown Birds. Your input is critical to the future of the Magic Halo as a viable sale item.

Going by our surveys thus far, about 80% of users report 80-100% of HOSP deflected. It would appear that results can vary depending on where you live, level of infestation, abundance of nesting sites (juvenile count) and time of year. In addition, don't count juveniles; they haven't yet learned the "danger" of the hanging wires. Usually, these aren't many, however, some users have reported large numbers of “juvies” during the breeding season. If you are a Summer feeder, for example, the Magic Halo may not be as effective as you had hoped for during that time.

Visit Feeder Watch for a complete description and details about using halos with bird feeders.

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