Author Topic: My Garden a Haven for Birds  (Read 7371 times)

John Bannon

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My Garden a Haven for Birds
« on: April 28, 2009, 04:59:09 PM »
Need some help with a thread thats way off the Man track. I'm trying to make my garden a haven for birds, nesting boxes, bird feeders, bird tables etc. The problem is a neighbours cat who doesn't share my love of our feathered friends...or does, but in a different way to me.
How can I deter this killing machine from coming into the garden. Maiming it is out of the question as the neighbour throws a good barbecue or two and I would like to attend these functions without being branded a murderer.
Any ideas would be welcome.

Martin Daughton

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Re: My Garden a Haven for Birds
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2009, 05:00:43 PM »
Buy some tiger poo from somewhere and spread it round your garden.
That'll keep the cat at bay.
I am serious by the way.

Peter Steventon

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Re: My Garden a Haven for Birds
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2009, 06:19:00 PM »
My Dad bought a sonic device that keeps cats out of his garden, it emits a sound humans cant hear but drives the cats away and it works hes had no problems since putting it in the garden

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Re: My Garden a Haven for Birds
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2009, 07:59:06 PM »
Orange Peel. True story.

Or a dog who likes birds.
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Re: My Garden a Haven for Birds
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2009, 09:12:11 PM »
I wish my place was a haven for birds   ::)


Actually, John, why not give the cat some of your mushroom risotto? that'll kill the b'tard off....... 
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Only joking matey ;)
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Re: My Garden a Haven for Birds
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2009, 09:15:33 PM »
John, do you listen to birdsong on digital radio? If not, do so.

And where's Oakers when you need him?

Martin Daughton

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Re: My Garden a Haven for Birds
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2009, 09:49:35 PM »
Actually, John, why not give the cat some of your mushroom risotto? that'll kill the b'tard off....... 

If you gave the cat a magic mushroom risotto it might think it was a bird...  ::)

John Bannon

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Re: My Garden a Haven for Birds
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2009, 04:21:53 PM »
Many Thanks for your suggestions - I'm going to invest in a Sonic Orange that shits tiger poo....that should do the trick.

Rob and Martin, That was wild mushroom risotto and your both on cooking duties next time and I'll be the food critic.........
 

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Re: My Garden a Haven for Birds
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2009, 09:23:15 PM »
And if you remember, we were effusive in our praise.

Mmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmm! That was good risotto.  :P

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Re: My Garden a Haven for Birds
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2009, 03:31:34 PM »
Kill it. Bury it. Don't tell your neighbour!
Or if that's too extreme a few well aimed strikes with a high-powered water pistol (or a garden hose) would probably serve.

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Re: My Garden a Haven for Birds
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2009, 03:52:12 PM »
Kill it. Bury it. Don't tell your neighbour!


Bloke looks over the fence in his neighbour's garden. Sees the neighbour digging a hole.

Says to the neighbour "what are you doing?"

Neighbour replies "Kids goldfish has died, I'm digging it a grave"

Bloke says "goldfish? The hole's a bit big for a goldfish innit?"

Neighbour replies "not really, you see it's inside your f*****g cat!"

Another one courtesy of Roy Chubby Brown.

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Re: My Garden a Haven for Birds
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2009, 10:31:09 AM »
my bird's garden is a haven ......    fnaah, fnaah. ;D ;D ;D ;D

Colin Salter

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Re: My Garden a Haven for Birds
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2009, 12:08:05 PM »
Let's not forget a fine birdwatching book by a Manboarder, "The Little Book of Birdwatching" ... can't believe I've waited this long in this thread to plug it!

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Re: My Garden a Haven for Birds
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2009, 03:02:50 PM »
Let's not forget a fine birdwatching book by a Manboarder, "The Little Book of Birdwatching" ... can't believe I've waited this long in this thread to plug it!

Good gracious, Oric - I did a bit of investigating and there it was! I never knew....don't hold back next time, tell us! I wouldn't consider it plugging, I'd be genuinely interested that somone I knew (if not actually met) had done something...anything, really. I like that sort of thing. No need to hold back with us! (and well done - I know these things aren't easy)

my bird's garden is a haven ......    fnaah, fnaah. ;D ;D ;D ;D

Oh Zippy really. And as they say, one in the hand is worth two in Kate Bush. Ker-snipp, Ker-snipp.
   
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Re: My Garden a Haven for Birds
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2009, 06:43:18 PM »
Too kind, Mr Nation. It's an odd little book, designed to accompany a DVD with an odd selection of birds which I duly reflected in my text, only to find that it was eventually issued with a completely different DVD with a completely diferent selection. So don't blame me for the lack of birds of prey, owls and moorland fowl, is all I'm saying! Jolly good for the garden though, and packed with folklore and odd facts too, not just descriptions of feathers and chirrups.