Birds in fruit trees....

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Re: Birds in fruit trees....

Post by ga.prime » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:13 pm

tater74 wrote:
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.

I think you're talking to a robot there, tater.
where'd it come from, how'd it get there?

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Re: Birds in fruit trees....

Post by JMJ Farms » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:21 pm

ga.prime wrote:
tater74 wrote:
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.

I think you're talking to a robot there, tater.

I think you’re right
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Re: Birds in fruit trees....

Post by hurleyjd » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:16 am

You need more trees to have more than the birds will eat. Most of the villains are mockingbirds and there will be only a few in the area.

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Re: Birds in fruit trees....

Post by Logar » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:07 pm

Everything needs to eat to survive - fact is if you were the bird you would do it as well. Around here we just accept the losses and move on because in the end it is not worth the hassle and rise in BP.

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Re: Birds in fruit trees....

Post by MathewCox » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:17 pm

Install a netting on top of the tree, I use a netting on my cherry trees, is an effective way to keep birds away from your cherries.

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Re: Birds in fruit trees....

Post by hurleyjd » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:39 am

I keep bird feeders in my trees year round and do not spray for any insects appears that the birds keep the insects at bay.

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Re: Birds in fruit trees....

Post by samanthasteven » Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:03 am

A cost-effective solution by implementing reflectors might help....

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Re: Birds in fruit trees....

Post by Redgully » Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:45 am

I have been an orchardist for 30 years. Reflectors, ribbons, hawk kites etc are all a waist of time. They work for a short time only. Shooting works well for some species but not others. Letting birds have a share only encourages more. There is a spray called deter but we didn't have a lot of success with it. Netting is your best option but the net needs to go to the ground. The odd bird will still find a way in and anything they can reach from the other side of the net will be lost. We had 45 acres of orchard so shooting combined with gas canons was most efficient in our situation. In the commercial world we pick the fruit before fully ripe so that helped a lot but not with plums or cherries or figs!!

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