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post #1 of 25
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http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v2...rdiekiller.flv

I need you guys to watch this short clip and give me some advice on my problem...........I'm a bird killer and I feel awful!!!!
post #2 of 25
Hmmmm..... I think you need something down there they can stand on, but I can't think of what. Are there any fish in your pond and how deep is it?
post #3 of 25
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No fish and 3 feet deep.....
post #4 of 25
ohhh!!!! I got it!!! You said screen, just put it below the water not above it. you can get those plastic covered screen type material and just affix it in the pond maybe two inched below the water level and then you wont see it so well but the birds won't drown. The plastic coating will make it last longer too without rusting.

Hope I've helped some!
post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by SillyJilly
ohhh!!!! I got it!!! You said screen, just put it below the water not above it. you can get those plastic covered screen type material and just affix it in the pond maybe two inched below the water level and then you wont see it so well but the birds won't drown. The plastic coating will make it last longer too without rusting.

Hope I've helped some!
Good idea Jill, I amjust not sure how to get it to stay, you know what I mean? I mean, how would I attach it????
post #6 of 25
I was thinking some sort of screen material as well but I am not sure how you would attach it. Fiance recommended putting some sort of log down in the water so they cold climb on it and get out...
post #7 of 25
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I was thinking perhaps something like that too Squirt......or perhaps a BIG rock in the middle???
post #8 of 25
A rock would be a good idea as long as it is low to the water so the bird can climb up on it

If you guys have a company that specializes in water gardens they might be able to recommend something also.
post #9 of 25
Birds CAN swim, just badly.
I would get a piece of slate and use it as a ramp it get out with, cement it in place using a little silicone caulk.
post #10 of 25
I was also thinking about putting a screen under the water - but not sure how to attach it.... hmmm..... maybe putting some rocks in there would help?
post #11 of 25
If you put a screen in, it'd have to be really tiny mesh, otherwise, you'll be compounding the problem.
If it has really tiny mesh though, it'll need to be cleaned, very frequently.
post #12 of 25
I'm also guessing they think that it's a bird bath too, unfortunately. But maybe if you put some logs or rocks in there, you might be able to fix that problem. You could lean them against the side then they could maybe walk up them to get out??
post #13 of 25
You can attach it to the rocks with L-brackets. And you can get screen that is big enough for the crap in the water to not clog the holes but small enough for the birdys feets to get stuck!
post #14 of 25
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All good ideas you guys............
post #15 of 25
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I saw this BIG perfect rock in a grocery store parking lot this morning on the way to work...............now, how do I get it home and not get arrested??
post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
I saw this BIG perfect rock in a grocery store parking lot this morning on the way to work...............now, how do I get it home and not get arrested??
DO IT!

Just tell them you are trying to save the birds, they will understand
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
I saw this BIG perfect rock in a grocery store parking lot this morning on the way to work...............now, how do I get it home and not get arrested??

Is it a natural rock? Or does the grocery store own the rock?
post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom
Is it a natural rock? Or does the grocery store own the rock?

It's part of their landscaping, so I guess they own the rock.........


Thanks Kenz.....you want me to get arrested huh?
post #19 of 25
Perhaps a log or something to add to the landscaping. A big rock is a good idea. You can go to a sand and gravel place and buy one (they might deliver it and you probably would save yourself bail money)
post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever


Thanks Kenz.....you want me to get arrested huh?
Well, not exactly -I'd miss the daily radio question if you were in jail!
post #21 of 25
I say if the screen idea does'nt work, a good rock will do the trick. The sticks up the side sound like a good idea as well.

What we do with the pool is leave the hose hanging in it so they can climb out. Maybe you can hang a rope or chain down in the water, put a little rock on each end to keep it still

EDIT: another idea.... some water lilys or other type of plant that grows in water.
post #22 of 25
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I did try the water plants last year...........didn't help! Great idea though!
post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
I did try the water plants last year...........didn't help! Great idea though!
oh...

maybe some kind of fake plant? something that floats? I think a nice sized rock would be you best bet though. It won't move around, and you won't have to clean it lol
post #24 of 25
I can't see the video Sooz but I'm guessing the birds are drowning in the pond??

post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
I can't see the video Sooz but I'm guessing the birds are drowning in the pond??
That's right Sammy......they're flying in and drowning.......

One of Jerry's firefighter buddies told him to put an owl out there to scare the other birds. They sell big plastic owls, but I have no idea where to get them............
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