[NAFEX] finches in apple trees

Michael Nave jmichaelnave at yahoo.com
Tue May 8 10:12:39 EDT 2007

I am jealous at your successful use of mylar. Birds in
my yard have learned that mylar is an indicator for
the best food.

--- Stephen Sadler <Docshiva at Docshiva.org> wrote:

> I combined some mylar bird-scare stuff, this page
> has some:
> http://tinyurl.com/23l8ce ,
> and a seed feeder.  We have also always had
> pyracantha, and many birds
> prefer the voluminous red-orange berries to other
> food sources on the
> property.  I know with the feeder you incur the
> additional cost of birdfeed,
> but I'm someone who likes birds in the yard, as long
> as they're eating the
> seeds and for-the-birds berries and leaving my food
> alone.  
> I found the mylar stuff works better than fake owls,
> as it moves with the
> slightest breeze, presenting different sounds,
> shapes, and colors.
> I've used netting for small red fruits like
> strawberries, but it seems
> impractical for trees.
> ~ Stephen
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf
> Of akmanty
> Sent: Monday, May 07, 2007 6:16 PM
> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: [NAFEX] finches in apple trees
> The birds have been pecking at our pre-bloom
> blossoms, so that cuts 
> down our fruit possibilities.  Any ideas to keep
> them off the 
> trees?  I'm told they don't "taste" so sprays as for
> deer and rabbits 
> won't work.  Tried a plastic owl; not much help.
> Netting?  Or will one do more damage when trying to
> remove it?
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