crazy bird i need help lol

Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by smokey869, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. smokey869

    smokey869 New Member

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    for about the last week we have had a female cardinalvisiting out deck, she lands and every 2-3 minute will fly into the sliding glass doors or land on the outdoor couch thing and just flap against the glass, any ideas how to get rid of this thing besides the bb gun or 12 gauge lol those were my first thoughts but it is a crime because this is our state bird, we have thrown things against the glass it will leave for a few then right back, was thinking about opening the door and letting it in , catching it in a net and taking it for a drive lol let me know your thoughts :angry:
     
  2. jerryb

    jerryb New Member

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    According to the state, you're not even allowed to catch it in a net.. they'll tell you to put some kind of netting up..

    How about getting one of those inflatable scarecrow things? Dunno how good that'll do with a cardinal, tho... or, you could get a cat. :wink:

    We used to have wood siding on the house... when a woodpecker decided he was going to use our house as a buffet, the state told me all I could do was put netting on the house... I tried setting up an ambush with a BB gun, but he seemed to know when I was there.... we wound up getting vinyl siding. :big_smile:
     

  3. RetiredToFish

    RetiredToFish New Member

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    Dave ... She is probably trying to protect her territory from the other bird she sees, which is her reflection in the glass. Look around your porch and close by areas ... she may be building a nest ... if you find a nest remove it and she may go away. :eek:oooh: ...... Garry-
     
  4. MidOhioCat

    MidOhioCat New Member

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    You could try plastering your windows with those plastic stick-on things, that kids put on the windows for holidays. You know plastic snowmen and santa clauses that stick to the inside of the window. Also, if you have a black sheet or something that will cause the bird to not be able to see it's reflection.
     
  5. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    I'd shoot the damn thing.....i know, i know its illegal......but i'd shoot it!:smile2: rollo
     
  6. smokey869

    smokey869 New Member

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    well the stick on things dont work they are still on there from easter lol, i know they have nest's in the bushes on the other side of house, i dunno maybe ill put mater on the deck, he is my 200 lb 8 month old st bernard he eats anything lol:wink:
     
  7. Mizzbigcat

    Mizzbigcat New Member

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    Cardinals are very territorial. They mate for life and claim an area to spend it in with thier mate. She probably thinks this female is trying to move in on her man.

    For a couple of years Jeff and I had one giving us some trouble. The female was "fighting" the bird she saw in the mirrors of out trucks, and crapping all over the sides of our trucks, every day, all summer long. Uh....let's just say, the next spring, her man had to find himself a new mate. *shhhhhh*

    :wink:

    I think the sheet idea was a good thing, or maybe the window clings. Hope you solve it soon bro!
     
  8. hunted

    hunted New Member

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    i think i would have to shoot it too,lol
     
  9. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    Thank God! That bird is a real doozy. She was on my deck 2 years ago. I am glad she moved north. Look at her, she looks crazy!

    We gave her an eviction notice and threatened to knock her beak off but she wouldn't stop. She was like an alarm clock starting at first light.

    Maybe you'll get lucky and she'll go away like mine did.
     
  10. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    There are a couple of thing you can do Dave and still keep your hands clean in the process. I can give you a number to call where you can order a escort or a hit. Antonio Cardinalis ( Tony the bony) can sweep her off her feet and lure her to some exotic land and conveniently get lost. Now if you conscience will let you call Maurizio Merula (the dark angel) no muss no fuss not even a feather will be left of your troubles. Or you could just ignore it and either she will go away or break her neck on her own. I doubt she will break your window. :0a26:
     
  11. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    hang some whirly gigs and stuff from the roof in front of your door the movement of those things will keep her away