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How do I stop crows nicking my plums?!

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I have a small (about 14 feet tall) plum tree. For 9 years we got fruit off it without any problems, but last year in the space of a couple of weeks and just before the fruit fully ripened, birds stripped the tree. It has happening again this year and I finally saw the culprit - a crow. How do I stop this since netting a whole tree is hardly practical?




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Don't think you can really. don't know if hanging something shiny/noisy in the tree will scare them off. Was thinking of cd's...they seem to work on veggie beds..

18 Jul, 2009

 

An AKA 47! :0)

18 Jul, 2009

 

There's always that.....lol

18 Jul, 2009

 

Making a scarecrow could be fun for you.

18 Jul, 2009

 

cds, tin foil
my neighbour has tinfoil in strips hanging all round their garden

x x x

18 Jul, 2009

 

Would you like to borrow my .22?

18 Jul, 2009

 

although fluff and Bbb's answers onthe face of it appear a practical and reasonable solution you may well stick the occasional bullet into one of your plums thus rendering it uneatable,its more than likely to happen in fluffs choice Aka's being fully automatic

19 Jul, 2009

 

:-)

19 Jul, 2009

 

and the neighbours may complain

19 Jul, 2009

 

hehehe

x x x

19 Jul, 2009

How do I say thanks?

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