bird deterent - suggestions ?
I'm posting this for my friend who lives out on the East End ---
She is have a problem with the Thrushie ? birds ... I believe some people call them trash birds...
They are invading her patio - and they keep trying to get into her house.
They go right in if she leaves her door open.
Thanks in advance.
Nasty birds. I have a problem with them to. My best effort has been to eliminate their source of food. They love dog food and if I feed the dogs on the patio and they don't eat it all right away... the birds congregate for a little dry dog food feast. So... the dogs get supervised while they eat and then the food gets picked up. I'm also teaching the dogs to chase them. I'll be interested in hearing other peoples suggestions for deterring them. 🙂 (They leave purple droppings everywhere.. I wish I cold eliminate the tree that has those berries!)
I know people put plastic shopping bags in tress to keep birds away from fruit....maybe it may work for you.
They have an owl at Sea Chest that you can hang to keep them away. They are flying rats!
Flying rats! LOL:@)
Pearly-eyed thrasher (td)(td)... I have a water cannon/gun that I use. I WISH I had a BB gun! Maybe we are in a sequel to "The Birds!"
Try hanging CD's around. Seems when they spin and "shimmer" the birds get scared off. I found that works well for the "thrashers" that find my tomato and pepper plants. I also have a ceramic cat figurine (about 1-1/2 ft. in size) that I have put around my vegetable plants. Has scared them off in the past. I agree with NOT leaving dog or cat food out. No food source, no nasty birds.
They also like to baths in my dogs' water bowls, but the dogs are good at chasing them now.
get a shot gun
Do they taste like chicken ? 😮
are they the big noisy birds? I live out east and don't seem to have a problem with them. maybe because i have chickens and they don't leave much for those birds to eat. Do cats chase them away?
Yearasta - Why plastic bags?
Plastic bags flutter in the breeze and appear unstable and perhaps threatening? (Who really knows what birds think 😀 )
get a shot gun
Eh, a powerful pellet gun would work, and you wouldn't have to worry about upsetting the neighbors or police.
Yep that's it...the bags blow and freaks the birds out