[NAFEX] Bird Scares - CHEAP
tanistanis at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 29 15:10:56 EDT 2002
What's the current "common knowledge" about using wildlife shrubs for
feeding birds, so they have something to feed on other than our desireable
fruits ? For example, robins & others have just about cleaned up my Pagoda
Dogwood berries, other dogwoods will be ripenning as Fall progresses. Are
birds more likely to feed from these than from domestic grapes & apples, if
wild fruit is abundant ? What's the best distance from the orchard to make
must use of this ? That is, what is far enough away so that they will avoid
an orchard full of deterrents & dogs & people, yet not too far away so they
think such an orchard is still an oasis ?
Tanis Cuff, south central Wisconsin
>From: Thomas Olenio <tolenio at sentex.net>
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>To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Bird Scares - CHEAP
>Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 13:12:54 -0400
>I agree with Del totally. I waited for my grapes to start turning color
>before I put up my scare
>devices. You do not want the pests acclimated to them.
>I try to keep my deterrents cheap, and move their locations daily.
>Keep in mind that they are only "deterrents" and nothing works 100%.
>I am still getting 1-2 brave birds willing to overlook the mean looking
>mylar balloons floating
>over the arbor, the spinning windmill with 5' blade spans, a decoy owl, and
>2 rubber snakes. But
>I will take 1-2 birds over the flock that was just sitting on the arbor
>waiting for ripe grapes,
>that were there before I put up the deterrents.
>Birds... A tough battle.
>del stubbs wrote:
> > >This year , however, when
> > >I had it strung amoung my Amelanchier trees I think the robins and
> > >were using it as a perch. I didnt get to taste a single fully ripe
> > >Mark
> > My attitude about ' deterrents' is to always have them up only when
> > necessary, so critters don't get aclimated to them.
> > I left a radio on too long in a cherry tree one time, and found a racoon
> > sitting next to it - enjoying the tunes and the cherries. Del
> > Del Stubbs www.pinewoodforge.com ag zone2/3
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