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bird deterent - suggestions ?

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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.

Suggestions? Comments?

Thanks in advance.

Posted : May 21, 2009 8:43 pm
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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!)

Posted : May 21, 2009 9:13 pm
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I know people put plastic shopping bags in tress to keep birds away from fruit....maybe it may work for you.

Posted : May 21, 2009 9:20 pm
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They have an owl at Sea Chest that you can hang to keep them away. They are flying rats!

Posted : May 21, 2009 10:04 pm
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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!"

Posted : May 21, 2009 10:13 pm
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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.

Posted : May 22, 2009 1:11 am
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They also like to baths in my dogs' water bowls, but the dogs are good at chasing them now.

Posted : May 22, 2009 2:22 am
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get a shot gun

Posted : May 22, 2009 4:04 am
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Eat 'em.

Posted : May 22, 2009 8:41 am
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Do they taste like chicken ? 😮

Posted : May 22, 2009 1:56 pm
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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?

Posted : May 22, 2009 2:14 pm
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Yearasta - Why plastic bags?

Posted : May 22, 2009 4:31 pm
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Plastic bags flutter in the breeze and appear unstable and perhaps threatening? (Who really knows what birds think 😀 )

Posted : May 22, 2009 4:33 pm
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get a shot gun

Eh, a powerful pellet gun would work, and you wouldn't have to worry about upsetting the neighbors or police.

Posted : May 22, 2009 10:02 pm
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Yep that's it...the bags blow and freaks the birds out

Posted : May 22, 2009 10:22 pm
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