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Fix'n it 05-26-2013 09:56 AM

bobble head owl
 
i bought one for my garden. do they actually work ? i think it looks cool, i like owls.

oh'mike 05-26-2013 09:59 AM

The bobble head will make it harder for the critters to sit on the fake owl.:laughing:

Fix'n it 05-26-2013 10:07 AM

:laughing: yeah, i guess so. i'l just leave it for w lil while. i can always take it back.

oh'mike 05-26-2013 03:24 PM

I had a woodpecker working on my siding----A 'Fake Owl" was my answer---

The next time I heard pecking--there was the woodpecker right behind the hanging owl--hitting his head against the owl on each back stroke.

nanuk 05-26-2013 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 1187911)
The bobble head will make it harder for the critters to sit on the fake owl.:laughing:

Th:)nks!

funfool 05-26-2013 03:43 PM

Yard art, I would love it and not consider returning it.
Does it do as advertised and scare away birds? Who cares, I bet it is nice to look at.

oh'mike 05-26-2013 03:49 PM

I just love owls--real or fake.

We have a great horned owl in the neighborhood---it likes to spend time in one of my trees.

Wonderful sound----

chrisn 05-26-2013 05:50 PM

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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 1188123)
I just love owls--real or fake.

We have a great horned owl in the neighborhood---it likes to spend time in one of my trees.

Wonderful sound----


who, who, who whoooo

I have one that comes around also.

Fix'n it 05-27-2013 09:32 AM

yeah, i love owls too. and this one looks nice. i may keep it, idk yet.

i heard one about 2 houses away, the other day. is there any way to attract them ?

oh'mike 05-27-2013 10:04 AM

They visit your yard for two reasons---You have a dead tree that can be hollowed out to build a nest.

Or you have a good place to perch and scan for food--and food of course.

My place has chipmunks and squirrels---and a few standing dead tree limbs.

We get visited by a Cooper hawk during the day---chipmunks for breakfast---

Fix'n it 05-27-2013 10:49 AM

no real amount of food for them here in town, that i know of.

is it possible to build them a home ? i would be THRILLED to have an owl take up residence in my yard.

oh'mike 05-27-2013 10:57 AM

I've wondered about owl houses-----never heard of one but I would love to have owls in the yard.

I did discover an abandoned small owl burrow in a limb---but I never noticed any small owls in the yard.

Great Horned owls range over a large territory when searching for food.
We no longer have rabbits and the chipmunk population is down----Wish the same was true for the squirrels and raccoons.

chrisn 05-27-2013 06:06 PM

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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 1188723)
I've wondered about owl houses-----never heard of one but I would love to have owls in the yard.

I did discover an abandoned small owl burrow in a limb---but I never noticed any small owls in the yard.

Great Horned owls range over a large territory when searching for food.
We no longer have rabbits and the chipmunk population is down----Wish the same was true for the squirrels and raccoons.


The blasted squirrels are still around because the owls hunt at night( which you know) and the squirrels are sleeping. They love rabbits( which eat all the time)

TheEplumber 05-27-2013 06:26 PM

I started to hear an owl in my neighborhood recently- turns out the neighbor has one that runs on batteries and a motion sensor, sounds nice :)

gma2rjc 05-28-2013 11:39 PM

Last summer, when I was visiting my nephew in Idaho, we were driving from the Swan Falls Dam back toward the town of Kuna. The sun had just gone down. There were no houses or buildings along that road and over the course of maybe 10 miles, we counted a couple dozen owls that flew up from the field, out into the road and in front of the car. Luckily we didn't hit any of them. I think my nephew said they're called burrowing owls or burrowing ground owls. That was the coolest and strangest thing to see.


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