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Bird Wrestling

Started by: tomplum (9190) 

This morning I have been wrestling with a female Blackbird that got stuck in some netting I use to keep the cats off my veg patch, She was very distressed and fought tooth and nail , We both rolled about in the soil and netting and, I knew I had to free her of all the netting if she wants to fly properly, the netting was entangles round her head, wings and feet, She pecked at me vigorously as I kept a firm grip to cut away the netting and took quite a few minutes until I finally freed her of all the netting , Then I placed her on the ground and she took off like bat out of hell, She never looked back, not even so much as a ' by your leave' A wonderful moment in the day and, now I'm thinking of protecting my veg patch in other ways,

Started: 10th Mar 2022 at 09:57

Posted by: nanajacqui (4174) 

Tom I don't have a veg patch but I've finally stopped cats by putting egg shells in the area and it's solved the problem

Replied: 10th Mar 2022 at 10:05

Posted by: Anne (4164) 

The rescuing of birds. I know the feeling only to well. Because there is a window at each end of my lounge birds occasionally believe they can fly straight through. Most are dazed with the collision but normally recover with a little cuddle and feeling safe. Not long ago however I heard an almighty bang, a fully grown male pheasant had hit the kitchen window, it was dead, I didn’t know what to do with it so binned it.

Replied: 10th Mar 2022 at 10:25

Posted by: sonlyme (3163)





I get them flying into the patio doors.The little ones seem to recover but
i've had a dead wood pigeon and a dove.






Replied: 10th Mar 2022 at 10:40

Posted by: momac (12023) 

Putting a small transfer in the middle of the window usually solves the problem..but not a flower transfer.

Replied: 10th Mar 2022 at 10:54

Posted by: momac (12023) 

Tom,I bet you felt good after freeing her...good on you.

Replied: 10th Mar 2022 at 11:51

Posted by: momac (12023) 

Tom,I bet you felt good after freeing her...good on you.

Replied: 10th Mar 2022 at 11:55

Posted by: Platty (1382)

Nj: I've never heard of eggshells for repulsing cats. How do you (or your gardener) do it? The broken sides up or down, in a row, random, all in one area, round the side?

The cats that come in my garden leave dead birds, mice and voles, they're horrid. I've tried pepper spray and all sorts.

Replied: 10th Mar 2022 at 12:26

Posted by: tonker (25314) 

Cats are frightened to death of Cucumbers!
If you want to see what happens, look on YouTube, just type in ‘cat sees cucumber’!

Replied: 10th Mar 2022 at 12:41

Posted by: nanajacqui (4174) 

Platty the area is under some bushes so I just threw them in haphazard

Replied: 10th Mar 2022 at 12:41

Posted by: Platty (1382)

Thanks, I'll try it. The furry things come in under the bushes or over the fence above the bushes and then down under them.

Replied: 10th Mar 2022 at 12:43

Posted by: PeterP (9411)

Platty after breakfast I just crush the empty egg shell and scatter over the flower beds I also use orange peel .Cats don't like the smell

Replied: 10th Mar 2022 at 13:47

Posted by: anniedingle (140)

Hood man Tom well done .

Replied: 10th Mar 2022 at 14:43

Posted by: tomplum (9190) 

Thanks everyone, I have now removed the netting and spread a load of rose thorns/branches on my veg patch, That should stop the moggies scratching the veg patch

Replied: 10th Mar 2022 at 15:23

Posted by: basil brush (18319)

when I saw the heading I thought you were wrestling with a woman,

Replied: 10th Mar 2022 at 17:36

Posted by: lectriclegs (4866)

I know who I'd put my money on if that were the case, Baz.

Replied: 10th Mar 2022 at 18:01

Posted by: jathbee (11349)

You don't seem to fair too well wrestling with the women on here Bazzzz.

Replied: 10th Mar 2022 at 18:06

Posted by: TerryW (inactive)

Again.

Replied: 10th Mar 2022 at 18:18

Posted by: basil brush (18319)

there are only a few "women" on here and I don't have a problem with them

who, LL, arfur or tom?

Replied: 10th Mar 2022 at 18:23

Posted by: jathbee (11349)

My such a macho man.

Replied: 11th Mar 2022 at 14:47

Posted by: anniedingle (140)

I had a letter today stateing if you keep chicks ducks geese game birds pigeons to let them know has there is bird flu in our area ..

Replied: 11th Mar 2022 at 15:36

 

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