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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    We have gas scare guns for in the rice paddocks with ducks, a bit overkill for your situation though.
    Overkill - yes. LMAO.

    Please tell me you are not picturing me running around with a gas gun, please.

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    We also get these huge black birds (crested cockatoo maybe?) that come here a couple of times a week. Thankfully they don't fly inside. There are usually about 25 or so of them and they are so heavy the top tips of the trees bend significantly under all their weight together. They are awesome to watch. And when they leave lots of pine cones are on the ground for me to decorate for Christmas.

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    They are too big to run around with so yessssssssssssss, They sound like a cannon going off at differently spaced intervals. Thanks for the visuals!!!! Here birdy birdy birdy.

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    However, these gas guns do sound rather suitable at times for my kids! JK.

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    I generally chase birds out - the birds here are frequent visitors though and when i say - OUT they fly out lol


    But when all else fails - a large towel and DONT PANIC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    I generally chase birds out - the birds here are frequent visitors though and when i say - OUT they fly out lol


    But when all else fails - a large towel and DONT PANIC
    Now she tells me don't panic!
    Poor thing kept going behind the lounge and flittering back and forth behind the two large windows each side of each, bashing it's body every time. Not a nice thing to watch unfortunately.

    There is one last garden right up at the back fence still to finish. I was going to fill that with native trees that birds like. I'm in two minds and have no idea...

    One mind tells me that the trees up there will attract the birds, and away from the house/decks etc; but the other mind tells me will that only attract MORE into the yard.

    See - two minds. I'm truly Tasmanian. Lol.

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    We had to put up fine netting in front of some of our windows to stop birds from attacking. You could try that. Also fishing line strung loosely, they don't see it and it freaks them out and they avoid coming back. If you don't want them perching on the TV arial, stratetically placed cable ties with the tails left on sticking up can help.

    I had a bird come down my chimney and land in the floor cavity. I put a couple of gum tree branches and a hockey stick down there so it could climb back up to the fire place, and then I closed all doors and curtains and opened a window so that the way out was the only bright spot in the room.

    Day time birds become really slow in the dark and are easy to catch with a towel or similar. If they're really freaked out, it might be an idea to leave them in a box in the dark for a while, and then let them find their own way out when they're ready.

    The other thing that may discourage sparrows, is a nice big sillouette of a bird of prey like a hawk swooping - wings outstretched on the window. And you can get silouettes of a cat with a marble where the eye goes, which is also supposed to help.

    The local birds aren't so keen on my house, I don't have much overhanging vegetation, so I'm wondering what you have close to the house that is attracting them. Put some water down the back?

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    Hey Hyacinth,

    There's actually no trees/scrubs or anything around the house. There are decks/patios on 3 sides and certainly nothing on them other than a pot plant or two.

    The issue is this entire area, not just my block, is VERY old and established and the amount of huge trees everywhere - well, it truly is like a bird sanctuary around this area of the road. Up further all the homes are new dwellings and so not many trees. They all congregate around here!

    Today was the first time one has just come into the house, but I have had to move quickly and duck them when going out onto the back deck. I would have thought they'd stay up around the treed areas of the yard, but NO!

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    Maybe put the screen door back on and become a doorman like I am with my animals. lol.

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    Fruit trees attract birds - trust me!

    Natives plants will attract some native birds

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