The Tomahawk Model 503 Starling Trap is a double door rigid live trap designed to catch starling, grackles and similar sized birds. This trap features a convenient release door which provides easy access to trapped birds. It can hold 15+ grackle-size birds at one time.
This trap does not have actual doors that close but has wire at the end of a funnel entrance that can be bent to adjust the size if needed, not required.
You where not much help, the wire you made the trap out of was 1x1 and it didn't work well because, most starling got out threw the wire. Perhaps you where saving money be not making the trap out of 1/2 x1 wire. But now I have detailed plan to make a working Double Door Starling Live Trap.
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The quality of these traps exceeded my expectations. Very well made and will last a life time if properly cared for. Have not put them to use yet, but I expect to trap hundreds of nasty starlings when the fledglings appear soon!
Your product title states 'Starling' trap, but under description you state 'Grackle' trap. Which is it and how do the birds compare in size?
Common grackles are a type of blackbird that measure 11-13.4 inches in length and weigh 2.5-5 oz. Starlings are one of the three most common nuisance birds, and they are slightly smaller, measuring 7.9-9.7 inches in length and weighing 2.1-3.4 oz. Any birds in this size range would fit inside the Tomahawk Double Door Starling Live Trap - Model 503.