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Pigeons, A Menace Or A Boon?

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by Tamrakshar, Jun 6, 2021.

  1. Tamrakshar

    Tamrakshar Gold IL'ite

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    Hari ji, it's good to see your keen interest in birds.
     
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    My house is surrounded by plenty of trees, including fruit bearing trees. There are many varieties of birds that come here. I have also watched the crows. They are also very responsible parents.
     
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    Most of the tricks have been tried without any result. But, the fake owl seems to be a nice idea. However, we have come to a solution. We will surround the window with plastic nets.
     
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    Lucky you that you have such huge windowsills.. My bedroom doesn't even have windows. The fresh air comes from the French windows on the balcony in the first-floor rooms. But pigeons are still nu the place. since. They are using my second-floor balcony as a delivery room and have dirtied the entire balcony. But pigeons are also victims. A former neighbour of mine suffered a stroke and someone suggested that he should rub pigeon blood on the affected arm. Quite a fre pigeons that came for the grains his family laid for them died a brutal death. Lot of people believe air from flapping pigeon wings is beneficial while others rightly say that pigeons carry germs causing lung infections. One cannot be too careful with them.
     
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    Ideas to repel ideas to frighten ideas cost effective ideas that boomerang...
    An old farmer in the field at the time of harvest found menacing gang of birds eating away the corns and grains. The usual scare crow tied to a staff erected at random places in the field failed to repel the birds.
    His grandson saw the plight of the old man. He went in and a while later come out with blown balloons. He told grandpa to tie Balloon to corn at random places in the fields. Lo all the birds frightened with the bursting balloons as and when they attempted to eat grains and corns.

    So I would suggest improve window balcony aesthetics tie colourful big balloons In variety of colours and shapes. Doves might forget your balcony forever!
     
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    Owl decoys are sold online as bird scarers.... they serve twin purposes to protect glass windows, as well as to protect balconies from poop.
    Placing an owl decoy inside the french window to the balcony would scare off any bird that want to come and perch on the balcony parapet wall.... or the stupid ones who want to fly through the glass into your flat.... and end up splaaattt on your window and make you clean up the blood.
     
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    Real or unreal the sighting of owl is an augury depending on sight of time day or night!
     
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    So, you totally depend on ac? Not good for health, I guess. In my bedroom there are more open spaces than walls, 4 big windows and two doors, one of them leading to the balcony.

    Yes, I have also heard stories about that miraculous curing ability of raw blood. Have you watched the film "Ravenous"? There is a belief that drinking raw blood of goat can cure even cancer.
     
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    Thanks Thyagarajan ji! That looks like an idea worth trying. Pigeons have very weak heart. The sound of a pistol or powerful cracker can even kill them. But, I guess the sound of bursting of balloon will not kill them.
     
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    Yes, that's definitely a good idea.
     
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