MedHelp Social Community
grackles
About This Community:

Welcome to the MedHelp Social Community. This community is where members can chat with other members about day-to-day issues and topics. This community is not monitored by medical professionals. If you have questions or are in need of support for a health condition or health question, please use one of our other 300+ forums.

Healthy debates are encouraged. Personal attacks or insults will not be tolerated. Please remember to treat all members and opinions with respect

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

grackles

Any birders out there? I have a problem with grackles dropping the waste of their youing, in and around our pool. This started a few yrs ago when our pine trees got to be about 30 feet tall.They are nesting in the trees. Short of cutting down the trees, what can we do to discourage their behavior?
Related Discussions
  • bird names?? (37 replies):
    ok everyone post about baby names....well i dont have ba...[more]
19 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
535822_tn?1417529476
What about a net or cover and then clean it off ? Never heard of any way to discourage birds I am always encouraging them ..
Blank
427555_tn?1267556758
For some reason I am only seeing this now. The problem has passed, it is only during the nesting season, but I wish they wouldn't use my pool as their waste dump. It is more the cement around the pool, than the water.
Blank
535822_tn?1417529476
I don't know what a grackle looks like but I like the sound of it...send them off to me I love birds they are part of my life waste and all ...
Blank
427555_tn?1267556758
They are like a small crow, and noisy. I like birds also, just not their waste.haha
Blank
535822_tn?1417529476
I know what you mean ....are they all year round birds or do you get a respite ?
Blank
427555_tn?1267556758
No, they aren't year round. They come in April and build their nests using the pine needles on the ground. Maybe that is my solution...rake up those needles, then they will build elsewhere.They are gone in July.
Blank
535822_tn?1417529476
Now that sounds like a good idea ...mind you they are not there for long .me I would be photographing them making their nests ...but hey thats me ..
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
MedHelp Social Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank