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Old 11-01-2011, 11:31 PM   #1
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Do Plastic Owls or other birds of prey work to keep pigeons away?


I'm really sick & tired of all the bird dropping on our cars in front of our house, the pigeons come everyday & sit on the power/telephone lines ( whatever they are ) & poop on are cars all the time what can I do besides not parking in front of my house?

I was thinking about buys a plastic owl & mounting it on our front tiny balcony & everyday maybe even a couple of times a day changing the direction it faces or moving it from side to side so the birds dont just see it as a new place to stand...
But do birds even fall for these plastic birds of pray?
I'd get a hawk or what ever works.

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That works for a short time. Then the birds get used to the phoney owl. Then the birds crap on the phony owl1

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Old 11-01-2011, 11:36 PM   #3
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If not for legal issues , being I live in the BIG city, I'd just get a pellet gun.

But the dead ones would probably just be replaced by other live ones.
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The only thing I have seen that kills pigeons (flying rats) is kitchen grease, especially chinaman grease. The pigeons land in the grease around the exhaust fan and get stuck. They die of starvation. So, if you shot them with an air rrifle, you would be doling them a favor!
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http://www.absolutebirdcontrol.com/b...s/feral-pigeon
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:54 PM   #6
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Thanks for the link but nothing on saw on that page looks like it will help me, The birds are on the telephone phone pole lines in the street above everyones cars.
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That works for a short time. Then the birds get used to the phoney owl. Then the birds crap on the phony owl1
LOL! Right. Plastic owls from a mold in China are a waste of $$. hate to say it, but I dont think there is any way to scare off birds other than stringing fine lines (string, at about 12' height, about 10' apart or whatever) at intervals, like they do in huge public swimming pools......
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I wonder if you were to sling several pairs of old sneakers over the wires if that would keep them away?
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Bud; It would keep the nice ones away, but eventually he'd have to worry about the stool pigeons
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Old 11-07-2011, 04:26 PM   #10
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LOL! Right. Plastic owls from a mold in China are a waste of $$.
So are you saying that there better quality made ones from the USA or some other country that work better?
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Or how about this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocAMG...eature=related
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The good thing about plastic owls is you don't have to clean up after them.
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The good thing about plastic owls is you don't have to clean up after them.
I'm wordering if a plastic hawk would be better than a Owl?
Did you see the video on the link I posted?
Looks pretty cool?
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That may be a fair idea as long as the wind blows.

When that video first opened I was wondering what the hell was wrong with that weird looking bird. It took ( me) several seconds to figure it out.
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That may be a fair idea as long as the wind blows.

When that video first opened I was wondering what the hell was wrong with that weird looking bird. It took ( me) several seconds to figure it out.
Well if it fooled you its bound to fool them darn birds!
I'm figuring some days hang that bird & then on other day mount the plastic one that looks like its standing there?

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