A320ajm
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Seagull Attacks

Wed Jul 04, 2007 6:40 pm

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
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RE: Seagull Attacks

Wed Jul 04, 2007 6:46 pm

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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RE: Seagull Attacks

Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:54 pm

draw some eyes on the back on a helmet.
 
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RE: Seagull Attacks

Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:30 am

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.

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RE: Seagull Attacks

Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:25 am

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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RE: Seagull Attacks

Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:40 am



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RE: Seagull Attacks

Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:48 am

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.

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RE: Seagull Attacks

Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:55 am

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)

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A320ajm
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RE: Seagull Attacks

Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:24 pm

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
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RE: Seagull Attacks

Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:54 pm

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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RE: Seagull Attacks

Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:55 pm

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.

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RE: Seagull Attacks

Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:57 pm

Quoting PPVRA (Reply 5):

Get a cat. End result will be less birds & one very fat cat!
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RE: Seagull Attacks

Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:11 pm

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.
 
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RE: Seagull Attacks

Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:16 am

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
 
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RE: Seagull Attacks

Fri Jul 06, 2007 4:19 am

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.
 
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RE: Seagull Attacks

Fri Jul 06, 2007 5:32 am

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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