Birds in fruit trees....

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Birds in fruit trees....

Postby tater74 » Thu May 24, 2018 5:20 pm

Short of shooting them, how do you keep them out of your fruit trees?

Nets are a pain in the behind, i understand that plastic owls don't work. Does hanging cd's or tin foil work?
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Postby ga.prime » Thu May 24, 2018 5:46 pm

I don't know, Yellowhammer woodpeckers have been pecking on my peaches. Tolerable damage from them. Coons and possums are what will put you out of business quick.
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Postby Nesikep » Thu May 24, 2018 6:04 pm

crows and robins are the worst here in the cherries.. they just get shot
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Postby ga.prime » Thu May 24, 2018 7:19 pm

Nesikep wrote:crows and robins are the worst here in the cherries.. they just get shot

You kill a few and there's thousands right behind them. That works about as well as shooting deer to keep them from eating your garden which means it works for 15 minutes.
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Postby Ebenezer » Thu May 24, 2018 7:58 pm

My blood pressure went up just reading the subject.
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Postby skyhightree1 » Thu May 24, 2018 9:14 pm

tater74 wrote:Short of shooting them, how do you keep them out of your fruit trees?

Nets are a pain in the behind, i understand that plastic owls don't work. Does hanging cd's or tin foil work?


trade you my bears for your birds the bears tear the trees up so bad its ridiculous... neighbor hung a rubber snake up to keep birds out of his car port
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Postby Nesikep » Fri May 25, 2018 12:20 am

I have bears too.. they have short lives here.

We used to have starlings, but we done killed them all, there must be a bad vibe around our place now because they never stop here.. I think they have clans, and when you get rid of a clan, you're free of them for a while.. crows.. well, there's a clan of them too, they go up the river every morning and come back down in the evening.. I loathe them.
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Re: Birds in fruit trees....

Postby backhoeboogie » Tue May 29, 2018 5:26 pm

Whirly gigs work some. Rubber snakes are all thru my boysenberry trellis. Pinwheels.

Go to a garbage sale and stock up on spoons. Hand them with cord and let the wind spin them. They're flashy.

I have a scarecrow too. Stocked up on Christmas balls after Christmas was over. Put those red balls out there when fruit is not yet ripe. Birds peck at that ornaments and think it is all just for show.

Redbirds and mocking birds are my worst enemies.
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Postby bbirder » Tue May 29, 2018 9:06 pm

Wife had a few sunflowers blooming along a fence with cucumbers. Today found them all cut back about half stalk with flowers and stalk missing. Seemed to be chewed. Any ideas?
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Re: Birds in fruit trees....

Postby ga.prime » Wed May 30, 2018 7:19 am

bbirder wrote:Wife had a few sunflowers blooming along a fence with cucumbers. Today found them all cut back about half stalk with flowers and stalk missing. Seemed to be chewed. Any ideas?

I would say deer, but if they didn't eat all the cucumbers and vines into the dirt then probably not deer.
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Postby skyhightree1 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:13 pm

Nesikep wrote:I have bears too.. they have short lives here.

We used to have starlings, but we done killed them all, there must be a bad vibe around our place now because they never stop here.. I think they have clans, and when you get rid of a clan, you're free of them for a while.. crows.. well, there's a clan of them too, they go up the river every morning and come back down in the evening.. I loathe them.


They only let us kill 1 bear a year here so theres plenty of them
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Re: Birds in fruit trees....

Postby Nesikep » Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:09 pm

They don't let us kill any here... meh.. what they don't know.. what's 8 more or less?
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Re: Birds in fruit trees....

Postby aventun » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:53 pm

I think as long as they don't damage the trees, then it's ok for them to stay there.
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Postby True Grit Farms » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:34 am

It took less than a week to thin the squirrels from eating my dad's mangoes. My brother and dad tried everything because his next door neighbor is major bug hugger. A pellet gun with a silencer did the impossible.
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Re: Birds in fruit trees....

Postby tater74 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:40 pm

aventun wrote:I think as long as they don't damage the trees, then it's ok for them to stay there.

You missed the point of the thread. I want to eat the fruit myself and not share with the birds.
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