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  • Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2004 09:21:15 -0400

>It can be made at home with an oversized, helium filled,
>mylar balloon, an
>onion bag, and fishing line.

Why the onion bag and fishing line? I think I have an idea, but I'm not sure.

>Put the scare devices up only as fruit begins to ripen. It
>only needs to
>work for 1-2 weeks and after harvest take them down. Never >leave them
>long enough for the birds to figure out they ar fakes.
And move them weekly or more often if possible (particularly if they'll be
required for more than 2 weeks because of overlapping harvest schedules.

Chris Mauchline
SE PA, zone 6
40° 5' N    75° 51'W
~650 ft elevation

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