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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:07 pm    Post subject: Apple Robber Reply with quote

I'm near 70 years old and I never saw crows robbing apples off the tree until this year. I'm trying to get a photo. Did anyone else have this problem.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2011....... the year the crows felt the cold grip of the recession. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have terrible problems with crows. They steal all our fruit, even digging my bulbs up out of my tubs.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to have 8 apple trees with so many apples on them that the branches would bend down to the ground until one dry summer, a good few years back, the crows sampled the apples.

Within a couple of weeks there wasn't a good apple left. What they didn't carry away, they ruined with peck marks. After that, every summer they'd come back and strip the trees. A scarecrow would only work for a week, a dead crow hanging up would only work for a further week. I gave up in the end. Crows 1. KS 0. Evil or Very Mad Or actually, Crows 2,000. KS 0! Crying or Very sad

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The Fly
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I've learned that I'm not the only one.
Thanks for reply's.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

leave a shallow vessel of water near the apple trees to give the crows a drink. A large dish weighted with some stones is ideal. The birds are thirsty as well as hungry. This will alleviate or eliminate the problem.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Michael.
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