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Old 06-06-2009, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Hi, I like birds but I've got so many birds it's become a problem in my yard. I've got at least 30-50 birds. I have found out the fake owl doesn't work. I've been to my local Wal-mart garden center and they use a electrical device that sounds like a hawk in side their green house. And they said it's works keeping the birds out.


John
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Old 06-06-2009, 07:42 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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The birds will keep comimg as long as you have yard that's inviting. The owl needs moved around daily and even then the birds will become used to it.
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Old 06-06-2009, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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I got this owl today and moved it around the yard and the birds just came anyway. They where standing on it believe it or not


John
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Old 06-06-2009, 08:04 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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I got this owl today and moved it around the yard and the birds just came anyway. They where standing on it believe it or not


John
Well then, in goose hunting we call that a confidence decoy.
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Old 06-06-2009, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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This might work:

Get Rid Of Birds - Sonic Chaser, Yard & Garden at old-fashioned-values.com (http://www.old-fashioned-values.com/get_item_scare-away-birds_get-rid-of-birds-sonic-chaser.htm - broken link)

Other than that....the old fashioned politically incorrect shot gun / bb gun will also work.
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Old 06-07-2009, 01:15 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, IN
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I worked in plant once that had a large warehouse with several of these owls ~25' up and the pigeons used to sit on their heads. Same thing with a theater we have here in town. On their heads, next to them like they're old buddies, the birds just aren't impressed.

I've seen some that had swiveling heads but I doubt it makes much of a difference.
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Old 06-07-2009, 01:26 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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Geez, and I suppose scarecrows won't jump off their pole and dance down the road with me, either.

Seriously, though, my high school tied one in the rafters at the front entryway canopy to attempt to discourage birds from perching up there and making an unsightly line of crap right in front of the main entrace, and yeah, it didn't seem to do much good.
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