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My goofy looking owl

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By Flcrazy


My goofy looking owl

I had to buy something ! I can home from work to see about 200 starlings around the pond, in the waterfall and in the driveway, they had eaten about every tadpole we had, and we were afraid they may have punctured our liner on the shallow end. Luckily no damage this time, and hopefully now with our ugly owl, there won't be a next time!



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Pond is lovely.Not sure the starlings will take any notice. they sit on the TV aerials near us watching to see if any food is put out for other birds. We have to hide it all for the blackbirds and thrushes.

6 Aug, 2008

 

The plants look Perfect around your pool, Great pic.. Oh if i were a starling id be Scared of that owl :)

6 Aug, 2008

 

I know Celandine... they are a rowdy,fearless bunch, they'll probably just pooh on it's head...!...lol.

7 Aug, 2008

 

Maybe hang some strings across the pool with some aluminium danglings on it. They don't like string, they can get tangled in. It looks awful, but perhaps only for a bit, till they have gone. Poor taddies!

7 Aug, 2008

 

I like the floating water plants. Do they flower ?

7 Aug, 2008

 

Pond looks great. I think something got my tadpoles too but not sure what. One day there were thousands, and then there were none.

7 Aug, 2008

 

Thanks for the advice and the nice comments !
Yes Blodyn, these do bloom, I don't get as many blooms as someone who's pond is in more sun though. I had my first bloom two days ago, but I didn't get a photo of it, I'll try and keep a eye out for the next one and post a pic of it for you.

7 Aug, 2008

 

Ha ha well if it's as scary as my garden owl, those starlings will be perched on top of it's head. Beautiful pic.

9 Aug, 2008

 

Have you tried children's windmills - the sort you can buy in hardware stores? Shiny silver ones, I think, work best. Use them in our salad beds.

10 Aug, 2008

 

Know what you mean, Magnoliatree, we called them pinwheels. and they do a great job! My father-in-law put one of these owls in his backyard to keep the robins out of his cherry tree!!! The tree was so swathed with netting that it looked like a dowager empress,,,lol.

11 Aug, 2008

 

Your water hyacinths are so healthy looking. Last summer mine bloomed the whole summer, this year I haven't had may blooms.

17 Aug, 2008



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