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speedster1 04-03-2010 09:28 AM

I'm going to shoot the birds if I can't
 
I'm pissed. My neighbor is a bird lover. She had feeders that she fills with bird seed. So as you would expect there are lots of song birds flying around here. Cardinals, Robin's, Blue Jays, etc. The problem is I can't keep them from sh!tting all over my truck and my car. I have a carport that I park my truck under. Now that spring is here these damn bird are hanging out on my truck walking all over the hood, pecking at the windows, and as you can imagine leaving their calling card all over. I'm constantly cleaning the poop off my truck. That stuff can do some serious damage. I'm at my wits end. I swore to my wife that if I can't find a peaceful way of keeping them off my truck I'm going to sit on the porch like a redneck and shot them with a pellet gun. Or lace mousetraps with birdseed :mad:

What should I do. I don't mind having the sond birds flying around the surrounding trees. But hurting my property is not cool. MY dad suggested buying a fake rubber blacksnake and sitting it in the rafters of the carport. lol

Bob Mariani 04-03-2010 10:43 AM

A fake owl also works as well as a real cat

Windows 04-04-2010 12:12 AM

Why don't you set up a bird bath and feeder and some houses and give them someplace better to be than your truck. Birds are actually very interesting if you give them a chance. It is illegal to shoot migrating birds out of season.

chrisn 04-04-2010 03:51 AM

It is illegal to shoot ANY songbirds, except Morning doves, and them only in season and certainly not within the city limits.:eek:

speedster1 04-04-2010 06:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Windows (Post 423787)
Why don't you set up a bird bath and feeder and some houses and give them someplace better to be than your truck. Birds are actually very interesting if you give them a chance. It is illegal to shoot migrating birds out of season.

The previous owner of my house had 4 bird houses in my backyard. I haven't seen a single bird in one of them yet. My neighbor has created bird paradise for them. I wish they would stay in her yard where they are catered to instead of coming over and wrecking my truck.

As I said, I wouldnt mind them beig here if they weren't vandelizing my truck. I woke up this morning and there was 2 cardinals and a robin flapping all over it. It's like they can see there reflection in my windows.

Big Bob 04-04-2010 07:45 AM

try hanging some old CD's from the rafters... they seem to do a good job
keeping the birds out of the big Magnolia at my neighbor's house. :thumbsup:
The birds don't like the flash produced... must be "like a hawk diving out of the sun" :eek:


If you need to buy CD's ...get rap "music"...birds can't stand that. :jester::whistling2:

tpolk 04-04-2010 09:52 AM

they do fight their reflections this time of year thinking its a competing male. they are always at my side mirrors

chrisn 04-04-2010 06:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Big Bob (Post 423848)
try hanging some old CD's from the rafters... they seam to do a good job
keeping the birds out of the big Magnolia at my neighbors house. :thumbsup:
The birds don't like the flash produced... must be "like a hawk diving out of the sun" :eek:


If you need to buy CD's ...get rap "music"...birds can't stand that. :jester::whistling2:



:thumbsup::laughing:

stuart45 04-05-2010 03:07 PM

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The birds help themselves to my roof at this time of the year. There are some rubber snakes up there and I have tried a plastic owl as well. They work for a while, but they soon get used to them. You can see that they have been taking it right next to the snake.
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This year I might wait till they have finished building and then borrow my friends cherry picker and go up and wreck their nests and see how they like it.

speedster1 04-05-2010 08:47 PM

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Originally Posted by stuart45 (Post 424373)
The birds help themselves to my roof at this time of the year. There are some rubber snakes up there and I have tried a plastic owl as well. They work for a while, but they soon get used to them. You can see that they have been taking it right next to the snake.
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This year I might wait till they have finished building and then borrow my friends cherry picker and go up and wreck their nests and see how they like it.

Wow, pardon my ignorance but what kind of roof do you have? I've never seen a roof like that before.

Bevgo 04-05-2010 10:55 PM

Is that a thatch roof? Looks so cool but I can see why birds might like it.

kawimudslinger 04-05-2010 11:04 PM

a straw roof? People in the UK are really behind in times.

stuart45 04-06-2010 11:35 AM

It is indeed a thatched roof. Do you have any across the pond?

Bevgo 04-06-2010 11:39 AM

I have never seen one here in the states. I understand they are excellent roofs and last as long if not longer than a shingle roof.

stuart45 04-06-2010 12:08 PM

Lifespan is 20 to 80 years depending on the type of thatch used, how well the job was done and the climate. Wet weather shortens it's life.
Insulation value is really good though. 1 ft of thatch = 6ins fibreglass.


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