Just having a little fun. Crows are magnificent birds.
I think I figured out my own solution...
I've always had a bird feeder (very nice "condo" style unit on a high pole) and usually in the summer we don't fill it up since there's plenty of food to be had. We'd prefer they start eating more bugs.
Well, with the heat and shortage of bugs the small birds have flocked off. Turns out it was them keeping the crows away since they're really territorial. I refilled the feeder on Friday and they''ve been back in full force and guess what? NO crows to be found.
These little birds attack the crows like Spitfires on a Heinkel bomber and drive them away.
Bag of bird seed - $8.99
Ability to sleep in the morning - Priceless!
Well done ! I'am glad you found a sensible solution to your problem without killing anything .
I know that farmers have had it in for crows since before the first scarecrow was invented, but I wonder what they do about them nowadays.
We have crows, you see, and these crows have developed a bad habit of congregating in the big tree outside our bedroom window at 5:AM every day and their "cawing" wakes us up. Of course, once our alarm clock goes off at 6:30 they flock off...but we're losing that last 90 minutes of essential REM sleep every day.
What do I have to do, build a scarecrow and hang it in the tree or is there a simpler, permanent way of dealing with them apart from cutting down the tree?
I'm sure the local farmers would rather I shoot them...
Now that I've filled the feeder we've also had the Blue Jays return.
They are rather noisey, though, eh? I never realised they're named after their noise
Tubing was disgusting, you came out with feathers plastered to your face. Ugh.
It's next to impossible to keep them from defecating in the lake, despite all the laws regarding sewage.
I'm going to have to get to know you a bit better....I thought you were serious about the doing away with.....
No ,never,I am serious about crows being magnificent birds. I rarely see them anymore but I do smile at those rare times
You should come to Burnaby BC in the fall. There is approx 10,000 birds in this particular murder. It's amazing to watch.