I've used flash tape to keep the birds out:
http://www.biconet.com/birds/flashTape.html Some people like to use
aluminum pie pans hanging from trees or stakes. These work best where they
can spin from the wind and bump in to each other to make noise (imho).
I've used aol cd's and bad burnt cd's (coasters) in apple trees to help
scare away the birds. A large rubber snake or a plastic owl works great
also. You could always build a scarecrow. If your into buying garden toys,
you could try this:
http://www.leevalley.com/garden/page.asp?pageD958&category=2,2190,33119&abspage=1&ccurrency=2&SIDJust make sure you have your video camera around to film the fun....
these ideas are good but you have to move the snake and owls around
convincingly crows are very smart so smart in fact they can learn to
make and use tools to get food a scare crow works for about two days
then they get wise A barn cat would work better. the snake and the
owl are the best idea just move them every couple of days. and the
cds only bother them for a while a week or so until they get wise to
good luck I used to have a crow as a pet and they are danm tricky
On Sun, 09 May 2004 16:16:19 GMT, Timothy
they are smart only two sure ways
bibi gun or a hawk don't have a hawk oh well it's off to the sporting
goods store. Assumeing they are leagal where you are.
I have a pare of hawks no crows in sight for long where I live.
In the spring, the crows will eat grubs, which will help your garden.
Once you seed things, they will also pull up the tender seedlings and
eat the roots, which won't help your garden. Late in the summer, they
will peck at fruit to get water.
I run monofilament fishing line over my crops. I use the fluorescent
blue stuff, 8 lb test (not really important), about 3 ft high in
parallel rows about 4-5 ft apart covering the crop and extending about
2-3 feet past the crop. The crows can see that there's something there
but their eyesight isn't good enough to see just what or where it is and
they don't want anything above them. Last year I lost my first two
zucchini plantings until I did this. The monofilament is cheap and
readily available. Once the plants are more than 3" high the crows don't
seem to be interested in them and you can remove the line. Since the
lines are parallel, you can walk between them for weeding if you have to.
I tried the inflatable owls and snakes and eye balloons, but this works
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