Anti Roosting Spikes

ANTI ROOSTING SPIKES:

 

Anti roosting spikes strips can be attached

to places where a pigeon want to perch on like house roofs or windows.They cam be purchases at hardware stores or garden centers. (Make sure you follow the manufacturer instructions).

-Another alternative is to spread out slinky toy with the circles no more than 1.27 cm apart. Use duct tape or wire to attach it in place every few centimeters so that the spring won’t roll off the surface to give landing space (pigeons don’t like it as it is uncomfortable to land on it.

 

STICKY CHEMICALS:

 

•Many pest control places sell sticky chemicals that makes uncomfortable for birds to perch on it. Once sprayed, they will stay away but have to be renewed every now and then as weather will wear the chemical off. (Use according to the manufacturer’s instructions.)

 

STRING:

 

•Lines of string places closely next to each other and tied from one end to the other of a spot where pigeons idle to roost on will prevent them from being able to balance anywhere and they cannot roost.Use weather proof string material.

 

SPICES:

•Pigeons don’t like spices and sprinkling cayenne pepper, cinnamon, pepper, etc., where they usually roost can prevent them roosting… Be generous with the spices and repeat after wet or windy weather.

 

CLOSING OFF ENTRANCES;

 

•Pigeons and other animals can be prevented from entering spaces by closing off entrances that lead I to attics and soffit vents.

•Immediate things include to fill large openings and doors with heavy door curtains of plastic strip.

•Should they have gone inside create sloping surfaces over flat surface on ledges and light fixtures.

•Seal the edges of places where they nest by using hardware cloth and silicon caulk.

•In large open structures, like barns and warehouses, close off the space above the rafters where pigeons roost and nest with industrial bird netting.BUT NEVER USE THESE NESTING TO COVER UP WALLS LIKE IN THE PICTURE!

 

BIRD NETTING:

 

•Bird netting should best be installed by a professional as a amateur doesn’t have the experience to do it correctly as you can see in my picture. ..Unrighteousness and sloppy ends will cause suffering and a unneccessary slow death.

 

•REDUCING POPULATION:

 

• Recommended by the leading animal welfare groups, birth control represents a “bird friendly” solution for pigeon control.

 

AVOID FEEDERS PIGEONS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES:

 

•Never make your home a place where pigeons get fed as this will encourage them as they have good memories when it comes to food sources.If you use bird feeders make sure you use bird feeders which only small birds have access to.

•Eliminate food sources like grass seed, berries from pyracantha bushes or olive trees, and dog or cat food left outside.

•Do not to constantly put seed on a lawn if the seed isn’t germinating. Eliminating or controlling their access to the source of food will reduce the number of pigeons.

 

SCARING OFF PIGEONS:

 

•Have some fun and spray pigeons with water from agarden hose. Pigeons won’t appreciate the force or concentration of the water being targeted at them.(You will need to spray them consistently, however, so that they get used to your building being the one to “stay away from”!)

 

REFLECTIVE FEATURES:

 

• While these may not work long-term, it is worth trying to install reflective tape, noise devices or foil balloons and try to scare away the pigeons.

• Scare them away with a bang. A low-tech method is to buy some party snaps from a party favors/joke store and to place them in the area where pigeons are likely to land. When the pigeons land, the snaps will explode…(This can be very effective in small areas.)Snaps are harmless and safe around children.

 

USE PREDATOR BIRDS:

 

• Unless you own a real raptor bird -you’ll have to resort to plastic or concrete statues of owls or hawks. Place them where the pigeons usually roost. Note that these may not work, however, once the pigeons grow used to the presence of the mute and unmoving statue (attaching moving parts like foil to it will help for a while .)

 

ULTRASONIC DEVICES:

 

•Ultrasonic devices are very effective but require the regular replacement of batteries. These devices have been found to work well in lofts or high ceilings of warehouses, dry-docks or other large indoor areas that have high spaces.

 

http://www.pigeoncontrolresourcecentre.org/html/diy-pigeon-deterrent.html

 

It does not has to be this way=

(It was not a one off accident – there where five dead pigeons in the wall covering net in different composing stages…)

By KW

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Pittas

Some of them are endangered. Forest clearance is one of their major threats so say now to high quality wood and think twice what you buy and research on the Internet before you buy anything made out of wood. ..

Pittas are fairly terrestrial birds of wet forest floors. At this moment (depending on the authority) 34 species are recognized. They are mainly found in tropical Asia and Australasia, although a couple of species live in Africa. Nomenclature: Clements 6.8 (2013)

 

 

 

Gurney’s Pitta (Pitta gurneyi) breeds in the Malay Peninsula, with populations in Thailand and, especially, Burma. Photo: Prasit Chansareekom.

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The Indian Pitta (Pitta brachyura) breeds mainly in the sub-Himalayas and winters in southern India and Sri Lanka. Photo: Bisham Monnappa

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The Bar-bellied Pitta (Pitta elliotii) is found in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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The Red-bellied Pitta (Pitta erythrogaster) is found in Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and the Philippines.

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African Pitta (Pitta angolensis). Although widespread in Africa this is an elusive species

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The Blue-banded Pitta (Pitta arquata) is found in Indonesia and Malaysia.

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The Noisy Pitta (Pitta versicolor) occurs in Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea.

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The Hooded Pitta (Pitta sordida) is common in eastern and southeastern Asia and Maritime Southeast Asia, where it lives in different types of forests as well as on plantations and other cultivated areas.

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The Javan Banded Pitta (Hydrornis guajana) is a species of bird in the Pittidae family. It is found in Java and Bali. It was formerly considered conspecific with the Bornean and Malayan Banded Pittas. Together, they were referenced as the Banded Pitta.

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The Malayan Banded Pitta (Pitta irena) is found in Thailand, the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra.

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The Black-crowned Pitta (Pitta venusta) is endemic to the highlands of Sumatra (Indonesia). Photo: Dave Gandy

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The Eared Pitta (Pitta phayrei) is found in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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The Blue-winged Pitta (Pitta moluccensis) is a passerine bird in the Pittidae family native to Australia and Southeast Asia

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he Blue-naped Pitta (Pitta nipalensis) is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, and Vietnam. Photo: Srikanth Sarathy.

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The Bornean Banded Pitta (Pitta schwaneri) is found in Borneo. Photo: Lai Jiun Loong

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The Fairy Pitta (Pitta nympha) breeds in north-east Asia in Japan, South Korea, mainland China and Taiwan. It winters mainly on the island of Borneo in east Malaysia, Brunei, and Kalimantan in Indonesia. Photo: Alanhuangste

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The Blue Pitta (Pitta cyaneus) is a species of bird in the Pittidae family. It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

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The Azure-breasted Pitta (Pitta steerii) is endemic to the Philippines. Photo: Dubi Shapiro.

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The Blue-headed Pitta (Pitta baudii) is endemic to Borneo.

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The Rusty-naped Pitta (Pitta oatesi) is found in China, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Photo: J.J. Harrison.

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The Black-faced Pitta (Pitta anerythra) is a species of bird in the Pittidae family. It is found in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. This pic of Guy Dutson is the only pic available on the internet.

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The Blue-rumped Pitta (Pitta soror) is found in Cambodia, China, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. Good pics of this bird are scarce because of its skulking behaviour. Photo: James Eaton.

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An Australian endemic, the Rainbow Pitta (Pitta iris)lives in the forests of northern Australia. As with other pittas, it is a secretive and shy bird. Photo: Alwyn Simple.

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The Ivory-breasted Pitta (Pitta maxima) is endemic to Indonesia. Photo: Rob Hutchinson

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The Garnet Pitta (Pitta granatina) is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. The form occurring in the Malaysian state of Sabah has been split as the Black-headed Pitta (Pitta ussheri).

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The Elegant Pitta (Pitta elegans) is endemic to Indonesia. Photo: Marc Thibault.

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Deadly Feline

Why you should put a collar with a bell on your cat AND have her neutered…Or think twice before you get one if you love birds and wildlife.. .Do not forget that we have far more people living on this planet than 60 years ago and the amount of cats has also increased….Yes other pets too, but they don’t roam wild don’t they? 😉

 

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/29/130129-pets-cats-killers-birds-animals-science/

 

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/killer-domestic-cats–bbc-presenter-chris-packham-says–there-are-too-many-cats-in-the-uk—171602889.html

 

http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/01/31/the-biggest-threat-to-u-s-wildlife-cats/

 

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21236690

….etc…..

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Dcb5KIdfsPs

 

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Endangered Species

Wow ♡ he does put things into perspective and explains with a very few words why to say no to wind turbines and why birds, bats and bees and forests are important to human survival.A ‘must’ see I would say….PS the photographer is  just a bit more conscious than most and has a bit of global thinking   http://piecefit.com/index.php/en/environment-all/crisis-situations/item/231-genius-photographer-tells-the-story-of-endangered-species-through-amazing-photos#k2Container   Picture by Joel Sartore http://www.joelsartore.com/galleries/ ANI082-00067

Stop Gardening until the end of June

A Similar scenario like the one below Is in private gardens…Please resist your ego to cut everything down and to look neat..It will also help all of our pollinators to let it grow a little.A short cut tidy garden is a dead garden.One with a bit overgrowth during the summer month will buzz with life

 

YardMap:

Several species of birds, many of which are experiencing significant population declines, lay their nests in grasslands, hay fields, and meadows from April 1 through mid-July. This also happens to be a time period many landowners see as prime time to harvest hay.

 

See the problem? Eggs and newly hatched chicks have little chance of surviving a mower, but every week you delay the harvest increases these grassland birds’ chances of successfully fledging and getting out of the way.

 

Give grassland fledgings a chance! Be Slow to Mow. Don’t mow from April 1 – mid-July.

 

Check-out more on Farms and Birds at YardMap: http://content.yardmap.org/learn/cultivating-habitat/on-farms/

or, learn about all kinds of ecological traps and how to make your backyard habitat safe: http://content.yardmap.org/general/dont-be-an-ecological-trap/

Meadowlark nest in picture.

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