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Old 04-18-2010, 05:38 PM
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I don't normally like to kill anything, but,,,,

We have a couple of birds that are constantly beating themselves to death,,,, maybe I can just wait,,, against the windows of our house. 5:30 in the morning till all hours of the night. Our kitty just stays inside, trying to get them through the window,,, I call them Dumb and Dumber. Anyone have a way to discourage the birds without lethal measures ?
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Old 04-18-2010, 05:40 PM
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keep a bright light on in the room at that time

hang a curtain


make the room NOT look like a dark refuge / cave / dwelling / safe
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Old 04-18-2010, 05:41 PM
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Yes, go to your local hardware store and buy a plastic owl. Worked for me.
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Old 04-18-2010, 05:49 PM
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"Vertical exterior tape stripes not more than 10 cm (4") apart are a good deterrent"

http://www.wbu.com/education/windowstrikes.html

You could also try scare tape:

http://www.amazon.com/Bird-Scare-Flash-Tape/dp/B000E8UX1E

http://www.amazon.com/Mylar-Flash-Tape-16-200/dp/B0001IMLM6

I bought it at my local hardware store. It is mylar, red on one side and silver on the other. It flutters in the wind and seems to create the illusion of fire. At least that is my theory.
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I'd use a Mossberg 590 loaded with birdshot.
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:12 PM
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I'd use a Mossberg 590 loaded with birdshot.
Why does that not surprise me Hattie ?
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open the windows
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We've got pigeons. I have a pellet pistol.
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Yes, go to your local hardware store and buy a plastic owl. Worked for me.
This surprised the heck out of me but when I pulled the plastic owl off its perch in front to wash it and left it to dry on the edge of the back patio, the skunks who cross through my yard because there are no dogs gave it a wide berth!

My imagination? Dunno, buy I'm buying another plastic owl!
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I have woodpeckers that drill holes into my hand split cedar shingle siding. I'll have try the owl trick.
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:05 AM
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The owl,,,, why didn't I think of that ? I have had one for years for our blueberries,,, time for some new duty for him.
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:10 AM
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Let kitteh outside!

You know she wants to go!
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This surprised the heck out of me but when I pulled the plastic owl off its perch in front to wash it and left it to dry on the edge of the back patio, the skunks who cross through my yard because there are no dogs gave it a wide berth!

My imagination? Dunno, buy I'm buying another plastic owl!
Sometime I go out on the deck and drink beer and talk to my plastic owl.
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Sometime I go out on the deck and drink beer and talk to my plastic owl.
So, has the owl told you yet, how many licks it takes to get the the center of a tootsie pop or not?
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