Scaring birds?

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tombear

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Jul 9, 2004
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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
 

GGTBod

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Mar 28, 2014
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Fake raptors on perches around what you want protected
 

British Red

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Dec 30, 2005
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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!"
 

spiritwalker

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Jun 22, 2009
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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 :)
 

British Red

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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 :)
Do you grow many cereal crops?

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

petrochemicals

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Jul 30, 2012
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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