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Old 07-17-2014, 11:10 AM   #21
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Y'all are scared of that little thing? Come on down here to GA and meet "Blue". A very old, very large, very near sited peacock who annually wages war with any vehicle that has shiney, reflective chrome. Watching my neighbor trying to fight back during the battle of the Durango had me laughing so hard tears were running down my leg!
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Old 07-17-2014, 11:45 AM   #22
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Been there and done this

I too had woodpecker wars, on my cedar cabin in the mountains. Started with a female pecking a 4" diameter hole in the side at the top of the second story, pulled out a ton of insulation (all over the place). Then layed eggs. I got out the ladder and put a plug i cut from a tree branch and sealed it up. Next weekend it had pecked out half the plug and part of the side. Did the same thing. Next I bought a mechanical OWL that was motion activated , head moved and hooted. Plug was pecked out again. Next was the snakes, plug out again, Finally I bought a huge light weight nylon net with holes about 1/2 " square and draped from the eave to the ground about 1 ft from the wall. This discouraged for about one week. The wood pecker would then hop from the side of the net over to the hole and peck it out again. I finally called Game and Fish and they gave me a permit to shoot it with a pellet gun. End of Story.
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Old 07-17-2014, 12:30 PM   #23
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Hi CUFFS054 - we had a neighbor who had a very large male goose. He use to come over to our house and attack our cars - he liked the chrome bumpers. His name was Burt. He chased us for about 2 years - then we did not see him any longer. I think he became dinner.
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Old 07-17-2014, 12:58 PM   #24
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I hope the situation is being resolved by the poster without any endangerment to the bird.

I, too, have had bird problems in the past. A lovely male cardinal for two years wreaked havoc on my big pane kitchen window. He would crash into it several times a day. I thought for sure he'd kill himself. After two years he was gone.

But not to be outdone by the squirrels and deer - all our plums, pears and blue berries were gone before picking time was even here ! Dang, I hate when that happens.

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Old 07-18-2014, 05:16 PM   #25
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Wonder how he would taste with sweet and sour sauce or maybe soaked in italian dressing for a day or two then grilled. Ok gotta go dinner time
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Old 02-18-2021, 07:29 AM   #27
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LOL, just realized how old this post was...my apoligies
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Old 02-18-2021, 08:31 AM   #28
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Yep, that "peckerwood" died of old age about 3 or 4 years ago.
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Old 02-22-2021, 04:02 PM   #29
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I have used both the owl and the snake trick keeping gulls off a boat. (Speak of a mess). The trick is to move them around from time to time. The birds get used to them being in one spot. So once every few weeks move them. I donít know if those giant woodpeckers you have are like sea gulls and pelicans who produce out one end about three times what they take in the other. Good luck and let us know.
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Old 02-22-2021, 06:12 PM   #30
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I have used both the owl and the snake trick keeping gulls off a boat. (Speak of a mess). The trick is to move them around from time to time. The birds get used to them being in one spot. So once every few weeks move them. I donít know if those giant woodpeckers you have are like sea gulls and pelicans who produce out one end about three times what they take in the other. Good luck and let us know.
This thread and the discussion of those woodpeckers is from 2014.
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Old 02-22-2021, 08:07 PM   #31
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Regardless of how old this thread is, it was still very entertaining to read. I can empathize with the original poster, as, we are in Arizona doing our snowbird thing, and we have a much smaller woodpecker here, Gilded Flicker, and they occasionally get together of several RV's and try to outdo each other pecking on the top of the A/C units, first one, then they stop, and somewhere else in the area another one plays his game, and this can go on for maybe a half hour. This is a very irritating way to be woke up in the morning.
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Old 02-23-2021, 04:11 AM   #32
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Quests I’ll have to pay more attention next time. Sorry about that.
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Quests Iíll have to pay more attention next time. Sorry about that.
No need to apologize. It is relevant information for others still today. This is what forums are for.
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