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Bird Control

Posted by spartan-apple (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 13, 13 at 9:20

O' robin with your breast so red,
lying on the ground completely dead.

Shot with lead in the head,
no more on my cherries will you be fed!

Sorry just a quick poem I thought of while watching the robins try to get the cherries off my North Star tree. The tree is netted. Several walking around the net this morning and they finally figured it out.

They started divebombing the net hard and bounce off of it. Immeadiately they hover next to it like a hummingbird would do flapping their wings very fast. This give them time to insert their beak thru the holes in the netting in the hopes of grabbing a nearby cherry.
Not too successful but they have the patience of a saint.

I finally saw one get lucky. They seem to be as smart as
the squirrels in figuring out how to get at forbidden fruit.

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RE: Bird Control

By the sound of it you have no sympathy for Robins,... placed netting too late, I know, it can be frustrating.
Trees should be covered before cherries get red, [heavy netting],..not with the light netting's which tangles and kills birds.
And if you want all cherries for yourself s, then make a structure, place some poles with a top T to hang netting away from cherries.

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