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#1 whispers

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:42 PM

I have a few white cockatoos that have decided to eat all the gear at the top of my rig, so far they have destroyed the windex my tri light and the carbon wand and cable for my instruments, anyone from aus with ideas to get rid of the bastards

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:43 PM

I've tried chilly paste, poss off, spikes,

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:08 PM

I'm engaged in my annual battle with the $(*%&#) woodpeckers. Seasonally, I also have battles with the starlings over my fruit trees and vines. The thing that works best is long strips of tinsel or other reflective material tacked down so that one end waves and flashes in the breeze. It doesn't last for long, and they can get desensitized to it however. I can imagine running a mylar balloon up a halyard, but don't immediately see any way to keep that from wrapping itself around everything up there.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:15 AM

Cockies won't be stopped by tinsel I was thinking something more like a solar powered electric fence

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:36 AM

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:41 AM

I tried with a bb but with my eyes ill just pepper the carbon, anyway think ill take the wand off after sailing and tape a bucket over the top, thanks for the suggestions in any case

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:55 PM

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:37 PM

I am in year three of my battle with the crows. There is no end in sight. They have overcome most of my defenses. The only thing that works is an airsoft rifle, but they come at any hour, waking me before dawn, wearing me down. How much longer until reinforcements arrive?

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:48 PM

I had not realized that the air powered dancing figures at places like automobile dealerships were intended to keep the birds away. thought they were to attract the attention of prospective customers. Seems like a great upgrade to the scare crow if it works. Anyone know how successful this approach might be? Pat


HUH? Who knew? But what you suggest does make sense.
Who would buy a new car covered in bird poop?

Hmmm....




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