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    Crow Be Gone (bloody image)

    Decapitated flowers...Ruined Purpurea/Psittacina pitchers...Flytraps dug out and left to dry in the sun...Sounds familiar ?

    I got over it all...But lately this crow pair has taken a new interest in my plants. When I saw them pecking at the psittacina, at first I thought they were just causing mischief as usual. But nope, this was for a "worthy cause". Apparently they bring bones, meat, bread etc and bury them in the pots. Here's what they were trying to hide this time:




    Maybe this was the reason all along and I just noticed it, I don't know but I just can't stand my flytraps being destroyed anymore; especially after getting them through a whole winter.

    So here's my latest defense mechanism:



    Actually I think it's kinda ugly. Today I learnt a new technique from a neighbour though. He told me to use a fishing line and tie it around like this net but looser. Apparently birds can't see the fishing line until it's too late and they don't visit again.

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    If that doesnt work, I have used this black netting before on balconies and it works great. Its also barely noticeable once you get used to it there.

    http://www.homedepot.ca/product/plas...t-black/953063

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    Nice plants, but also, Nice view! I wish I had that balcony

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    Ughhhh ewwwwwwww

    ---------- Post added at 01:19 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:19 PM ----------

    Good luck with the nets

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    Hey man you gotta do what you gotta do... Stellar Jays merked my two lovely flytraps too...
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    Fishing line works, that's what restaurants use on their patio or balcony seating areas.
    Grand Hotel... always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.

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    I use two defensive techniques..one for birds and squirrels, and one just for birds.

    Green chicken wire over the pots, to keep squirrels from digging, and to keep birds (mostly robins) from stealing the moss for nesting material..its chicken wire coated in vinyl:



    its ugly, but it works..the plants just grow up through the wire:



    and for birds, I hand CD's around the pots:



    Take two old CD's, mount back-to-back so the shiny side is facing out both ways, drill a hole, hang with string..the slightest breeze keeps them spinning..it is said birds dont like the reflections and spinning lights..it works for me! they really do keep birds away..I hang four or five of them around my pots every year..

    Scot

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    They were trying to feed that sarr a bird's head!
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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