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    Angry

    Mindmaze, if you're really interested, I'll tell you how to make a blow gun for, about $6. If that.
    They are non-lethal (unless you want other wise), and I used to be able to hit a soda can at about 50 paces [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]
    regular pygme, I was!
    I once shot a chicadee (spelling?) at about 20 feet away...they had started nesting where they weren't welcome. Didn't hurt 'em...too much. Enough to scare the #@$! out of 'em, though. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    I'm guessing it is spring time in your neighborhood, still winter in mine , but the attraction is most likely the moss and dried plant parts that the birds want for nesting. Try using various lengths of yarn and even the lint from the dryer as a way to entice them away (could also use hair from hairbrushes and brushing dog or cats). Set the decoy close by your planted area to start then move further away if they take the bait.

    If they are after your plants for bugs that may be in the soil or around the plant, I'd suggest buying bird seed and set up a feeding station for them elsewhere in the yard. I find the birds in my neighborhood to be pretty lazy, if the food is around without having to work for it they'll go for it first. If bird seed is not desirable, try one of those pre made suet cakes hanging off a tree branch or shepards hook.

    Good luck
    Linda in PA

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    Check out what some of the local farmer's use, especially veggie farmers. The birds are pests in lettuce fields and so forth. They often tie reflective foil strips to fences, and that seems to help quite a bit.

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    A scare crow? Sometimes an Owl decoy works...I just do not know how long before they find out is decoy. Then again if you have crows, the crows would end attacking the Owl decoy. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]

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