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By jkochuni
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Joined:  Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:19 pm
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So I have a pesky robin that has uprooted several of my plants. Any suggestion to keep them away? I would like to refrain from chicken wire. I have tried streamers and a fake owl. The darn things just hops right by them. If I wasn’t such an animal lover, I would just shoot the darn thing.
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By Artchic528
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Short of chickenwire, or a milk crate, I don't know of any other way.

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By twitcher
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Joined:  Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:56 am
#335990
Omelets made from blue eggs work if consistently applied over time.

Seriously, robins are the worst. Just rats with wings. They do millions of dollars of damage to the small fruit industry, as well as back yard gardeners. They are vicious and relentless. If it were legal to kill them, I would devote some serious time to the practice. Alas that is not legal.

Get a cat, better yet more than one cat for the outdoors.
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By toiletshorts
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Joined:  Mon May 13, 2019 8:52 am
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At home we would hang unused CD's from string and dangle them from trees nearby plants you'd want to protect. The reflection and sparkly discs will either deter or distract the birds.

But this robin sounds smarter than that, so i have doubts this will work :/

i'm all for the cat idea ;) circle of life!
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By jkochuni
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#336040
Shish kabob sticks inserted in the pots kept the robin away today. Hopefully that works. Tomorrow I’m going to put reflective tape on plant labels in my pots. I don’t appreciate the shish kabob look.
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By Shadowtski
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#336041
I have some plants that are almost irreplaceable.

I don't take chances with birds, squirrels, or critters of any kind.

Here's my outdoor grow setup with front screening pulled aside.

Bugs have no problem entering but very few exit.
Outdoor grow rack with anti-critter screening.
Outdoor grow rack with anti-critter screening.
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By Big-Jack
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Joined:  Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:46 pm
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twitcher wrote:Omelets made from blue eggs work if consistently applied over time.

Seriously, robins are the worst. Just rats with wings. They do millions of dollars of damage to the small fruit industry, as well as back yard gardeners. They are vicious and relentless. If it were legal to kill them, I would devote some serious time to the practice. Alas that is not legal.

Get a cat, better yet more than one cat for the outdoors.
Some orchards use propane cannons that fire off a loud blast every few minutes to scare off birds and other wildlife. If the OP doesn't live in a residential area it may be a worthwhile investment.
By sbrooks
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Joined:  Tue May 22, 2012 3:33 pm
#336352
The car dealer we get our car serviced at plays predator bird squawks over loud speakers in the parking lot to scare away the "poopers".

Turns out you can purchase CDs or various devices of these sounds...

https://www.amazon.com/Birds-Prey-Rapto ... B007I9NKAI

https://www.amazon.com/BirdBusters-Dist ... B07CJYJ9TF

https://www.sagefinds.com/itemdy00.aspx ... XVEALw_wcB

May be a bit more practical than propane cannons, IMHO. :ugeek:
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