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Old 09-18-2014, 09:32 AM   #1
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Birds ? Any ideas ?

We have a flock that's taken up residence in a large oak where we park rv. Hubby has shot up in tree to try to get them to vacate . Doesn't work and they are making a mess on the concrete. I think they are sparrows. What do I do? Very annoying. Thx so much .
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:37 AM   #2
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Some people have perched a plastic owl in the tree to ward of birds. Not sure if it works.
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Some people have perched a plastic owl in the tree to ward of birds. Not sure if it works.
Doesn't work.
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Get rubber snakes from dollar store in toy area. Throw them up into the tree.
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Old 09-18-2014, 11:04 AM   #6
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Throw a cat in the tree? Might work if he is hungry !
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we have 3 cats :(
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timing is important... you need to shoot firecrackers or gun just as they are deciding the tree is a good roosting spot for the night... .
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timing is important... you need to shoot firecrackers or gun just as they are deciding the tree is a good roosting spot for the night... .
X2, on the timing. Also have used a hand held , sports horn, sometimes marketed as a marine , distress signal horn. Could be a little less offensive to the neighbors than gun shots.
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We had a bird problem years ago in our downtown area where I worked. After they went to roost at night we had a fire truck spray a soap and water solution into the trees they were roosting in. The soap dissolved the natural oils in their feathers and allowed the feathers to get soaked. Some died and those that did not left after a few nights of cold showers.
Not saying you need to get a fire truck, but maybe something that has enough pressure to squirt water/soap solution into the tree where they roost.
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Sounds like you have a Starling (black with yellow beak) problem. I had that problem many years ago. The solution was my trusty .410 shotgun. Killed them one at a time until the remaining decided to move on, never been back. A neighboring town has an infestation of crows every winter. They have tried everything, now they are calling upon citizens with shotguns to participate in an organized hunt every evening at dusk. You can't walk along a city street the crap so bad.
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Thx for ideas. Will give them a try .
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Call your Wildlife Service and ask what they recommend for the birds in your area.

It's illegal to harm anything other than European Starlings and English Sparrows. All others are protected.
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not sure you want to kill them... then you'd be complaining about the bugs... but you can discourage them ...maybe rather than a gun, an airhorn might work right as they are congregating.
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