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User currently offlineA320ajm From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 540 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1090 times:

Hi
I live in Sunderland, England, which is very close to the sea. I live about 50 metres away from the sea and we get seagulls, i think herrings, nesting on our roofs. Now, i cannot leave my house very easily because i get swooped and attacked by them, especially when their young are nearby. Many of us have puts spikes on chimneys stopping the birds from nesting. But it is those people who don't where they nest. Is there any bird enthusiasts who can advice me on how to reduce my chance of getting attacked? The council will not do anything because of the law and this has resulted in people getting injured e.g. my dad's cousin had his head split open.
Thanks
A320ajm


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User currently offlineN710PS From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1087 times:

I reccomend placeing Alka Seltzer stratigically all over your property. Mash it into a little bread even. It should cure your issue swiftly. Just ensure you have some gloves and a garbage bad ready to the result. I can assure you though it will solve the bird issues.


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User currently offlineRsg85 From Australia, joined Aug 2006, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1065 times:

draw some eyes on the back on a helmet.

User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1045 times:

In Esquimalt, BC the Navy installed a speaker system that played a tape of Gulls panicking every 2 minutes. It stopped them from nesting in the gantry cranes. Mind you the tape will drive you crazy after 1/2 an hour though.

WrenchBender



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User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2424 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1012 times:

Quoting N710PS (Reply 1):
I reccomend placeing Alka Seltzer stratigically all over your property. Mash it into a little bread even. It should cure your issue swiftly. Just ensure you have some gloves and a garbage bad ready to the result. I can assure you though it will solve the bird issues.

And VERY illeagal in this country.



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User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8942 posts, RR: 40
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1005 times:






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User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 998 times:

Quoting N710PS (Reply 1):
I reccomend placeing Alka Seltzer stratigically all over your property



Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 4):
And VERY illeagal in this country

Stupid question: why?

[edit] Okay, got it. However, see http://www.birdwatchersdigest.com/site/backyard_birds/myths/myths.aspx and scroll down to #4.

Robert

[Edited 2007-07-04 21:52:52]


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User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 992 times:

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 6):
Quoting N710PS (Reply 1):
I reccomend placeing Alka Seltzer stratigically all over your property



Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 6):
Stupid question: why?

They can't burp and therefore have no way of relieving the built up pressure. (they Blow UP)

WrecnchBender



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User currently offlineA320ajm From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 540 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 946 times:

Quoting PPVRA (Reply 5):
PPVRA

I have a cat but he is too small, he is not a big cat. These gulls would probably just take him out in one swoop. He doesn't want to go out any more. I like the idea of the eagle but there is a bird reserve a couple of miles away from where i live and a goose flew over my house - guess what happened next. The gulls went apeshit and were trying to dive bomb it while it was in midair.
Thanks for you suggestions
A320ajm



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User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 925 times:

Quoting A320ajm (Thread starter):
Is there any bird enthusiasts who can advice me on how to reduce my chance of getting attacked?

Dude, you don't need a "bird enthusiast", you need a "firearms enthusiast".



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User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2424 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 925 times:

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 6):
Stupid question: why?

I believe it is because they are a migratory species and it is illegal to kill a migratory species without a permit. I'll do some digging myself.

Regards



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User currently offlineMelpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1592 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 922 times:

Quoting PPVRA (Reply 5):

Get a cat. End result will be less birds & one very fat cat!



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User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 914 times:

Quoting Queso (Reply 9):
Dude, you don't need a "bird enthusiast", you need a "firearms enthusiast".

Damn true. We have a couple of birds nesting on our property, namely a blackbird couple and a titmouse couple. Of course, those attract enemies, mostly magpies, and if the chance is there, those shrieking birds will receive a shot to their feathered bum - injures them but doesn't kill them. Yes, it is not exactly legal to put it politely, but we damn sure won't let those magpies devour half a dozen baby birds.


User currently offlineRsg85 From Australia, joined Aug 2006, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 884 times:

Quote:
Yes, it is not exactly legal to put it politely, but we damn sure won't let those magpies devour half a dozen baby birds.

ummmm....... its called nature, let it takes it course without interferance. are you going to try stop sharks eating fish because thier smaller? or maybe shoot humans who hunt smaller animals


User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 866 times:

Quoting Rsg85 (Reply 13):
ummmm....... its called nature, let it takes it course without interferance.

I agree. Smarter, more evolved species develop tools they can use to protect those other species they deem worthy of continued existence.


User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 848 times:

Quoting Queso (Reply 14):
I agree. Smarter, more evolved species develop tools they can use to protect those other species they deem worthy of continued existence.

Indeed, and mankind developed guns for that Big grin . Not to mention that I have yet to find any sharks in my backyard.

Besides Rsg85, look at it this way, in a time when everyone is so enormously concerned about the planet and its creatures, I'm doing my part in help the global population of blackbirds and titmouses (titmice?) increase more than it would have done in nature, and as any treehugger will assure you, it's always better to have more animals than fewer Big grin .


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