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Old 11-13-2011, 08:53 AM
 
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Ok so these birds have decided that my back deck/pool area are the place to hang out. They congregate all over the place there every morning, and I have to run out 4-5 times a morning to chase them off. They are on my roof, the patio furniture, they've even walked up and tapped on the glass on my back doors of the house that lead out there.

Any ideas on how to deal with this?
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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You could try an air horn. Like they use on small boats for distress signalling. A more advanced way would be to use a piezo electric horn, like a burglar alarm horn, connected to a 12vdc power supply. Put a door bell button on one side of the circuit. Press button, horn emits high pitched sound, birds should leave. Those are about the most humane way to handle
it that I know of.

Is there a food source nearby? A new dumpster or something of the sorts?




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Ok so these birds have decided that my back deck/pool area are the place to hang out. They congregate all over the place there every morning, and I have to run out 4-5 times a morning to chase them off. They are on my roof, the patio furniture, they've even walked up and tapped on the glass on my back doors of the house that lead out there.

Any ideas on how to deal with this?
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:57 AM
 
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Is there any particular reason they began congregating there? You may want to try an airhorn or some sort of loud noise everytime they fly in. Maybe put a sprinkler out there and turn it on when they come in.
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:01 AM
 
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Nothing out the ordinary...no dumpster....nothing. They just started this maybe a week or two ago. They leave by about 10-11 in the morning...but every morning...they're sitting there...like 20-25 of the bastards.

I'm considering stringing up fishing line between my roof and fence to see if that keeps them from landing...and putting nail spikes up on my fence and deck so they can't land there.
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Wake County, NC
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I'll second the sprinkler suggestion. If you have a sprinkler system program it to stay on in the morning. You could also try this sprinkler.

The Scarecrow Motion Sprinkler - Free Shipping!
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:46 AM
 
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Break out the gun.
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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get a dog and leave him out.

most likely there is a dead carcass near your house down wind.
as with other birds they like to roost at night.
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Old 11-13-2011, 11:34 AM
 
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Call up these people and see what they think
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
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Old 11-13-2011, 06:38 PM
 
Location: tampa bay
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I never saw them till I moved to Florida...have to be the worlds ugliest birds!!I'd send my labrador out after them!!
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:16 AM
 
Location: East Tennessee
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Sorry, but those are the ugliest birds imaginable. Have you thought about trying scarecrow tactics?
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