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Scaring birds?

Discussion in 'The Homestead' started by tombear, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. tombear

    tombear Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    The bere had reached the top of the netting just as the long hairs at on the ears are poking out of the stalks so I will be taking the netting down from that bed.

    since I don't want to provide our feathered friends with a banquet can any one recommend ways of scaring them away?

    My current plan is to hang some old CDs from strings above them.

    atb

    Tom
     
  2. GGTBod

    GGTBod Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Fake raptors on perches around what you want protected
     
  3. HillBill

    HillBill Bushcrafter through and through

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    Thats always entertaining once the corvids spot them :D

     
  4. GGTBod

    GGTBod Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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  5. bigbear

    bigbear Full Member

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    I find that offering to buy them a drink usually does it........



    Ill get me coat.
     
  6. British Red

    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    A raptor kite is the method of choice around here. They are remarkably effective but you need to mount them on a whippy pole.

    I find me shooting at them is normally non lethal but, at best, I mutter "scared that one!"
     
  7. spiritwalker

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    stick a well stocked bird table up enjoy the birds and they reward you when the caterpillars show up i never have a problem with them cause they are the best fed birds in town :)
     
  8. British Red

    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Do you grow many cereal crops?

    Many bords will strip ripening cereals - its the same as the food you have tempted them in with!
     
  9. petrochemicals

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    I can tell you that birds become quickly acclimatised to anything(bad breath, unzipped fly etc......) sothe cds won't work. if you have a bird of prey fly round a bit they usually dissappear, so try a really really big fake, like golden eagle size
     

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