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    Wink

    Thursday when I came home from work I noticed my P. primuliflora was pulled out the pot. I looked around and noticed it looked like a bird was doing the damage. I did not really think much of it. The plant was a little dry and a few leaves were also dry, but looks like it will come around.
    Today (Friday) I came home to a mess. It seems the bird has taking a liking to my CP's. It is digging around the pots. I lost 5 plants today. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] Most were completly dried up, some I could not even find. 3 of the one take I lost were extras, so no big loss. The other 2, the 1 I just got the begining of the week. The other which about a month ago was a VFT - Banded. It was looking really good, loved the color.
    I saw a post earlier in the week that was titled something like #@$%# birds. I'm going to have to read that and see if there are any suggestions to keep the birds away from my plants.

    I guess I just wanted to whine. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]


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    Hey elgecko -

    That just sucks!

    The same thing has happened to me - mostly bluejays where I live, and mostly in the spring. I had to make little chickenwire type tents to cover the CP trays. It doesn't look that hot, but protects them. Right now many of the Sarrs are growing up through the wire, so I'll have to remove it soon.

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    I put a canopy over my bog, got rid of the birds for me (still doesn't help with my dogs though
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    Sorry to hear that I hear if you tape two cds that you don`t care about, AKA. AOL cds,and glue them together so that the shiny sides are out. Then put a piece of fishing line through the hole and hang it up above your plants that the birds will leave your plants alone
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    No,say it 's not so!!!Not the vft banded I sent you.If you can hold on a few months I should have one for you,as I have some rooting.


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    Luckily the Blue Jays and Squirrels aroudn here are too busy beating up on each other to mess with my CPs [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]. ANd the height of my back deck prevents dog/neighbor/other creature attack.

    Sorry about your plants though. It may help to set up a bird feeder as a decoy. At the very least it'll keep the blue jays busy harassing the other birds that come to feed.
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    If it really is birds that are eating your plants, a simple and cheap soloution is to randomly string very light mono fishing line (eight pound test or less) over the tops and three sides of your grow area.
    The birds and bonk into it. That only has to happen once and they do not come back.

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    Thanks for the ideas. I might have to give some a try. The hanging CD seems easy enough.
    I grow them on my deck. I had no problems last year, not sure why it is happening now.

    Jerry,
    yes it was the one you sent me. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] I loved the color of that plant. The traps with the inside a very intense red, and all the leaves were a light pink. If you have an extra one later in the year, I'd love to try another. Let me know when it's about ready and I can send you the cost of shipping. Thanks.
    How's the ceph doing for you?


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