Magpies attack RV roof.

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  1. johng

    johng Read Only Funster

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    ok so the title may appear to be a bit misleading, this is not about newcastle football fans.

    but it's true..

    5 am, many mornings I have two of them walking about on the roof and it's getting to be annoying..
    they are hopping and pecking at things, I shouldn't wonder if they aren't nesting !

    If there was any brightwork up there its surely gone now :(

    I am not good with an air rifle at 5am half up the rear ladder in my bathrobe..

    As some of you know, I have had plenty of other roof problems recently, but this is a hop to far :cry:

    what should i do?
    percy, from peckham
     
  2. sinbad1

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    Fishing rod with gold hooks:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    :Rofl1:
     
  4. scran

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    maggies

    have the same problem on our new shogun they have chewed all seal from sun roof try super glueing a cat on roof :Rofl1:
     
  5. New Rover

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    I would have thought that with an air "rifle" you wouldn't have to be that close to your van.

    Just stand back and blast the blighters.
     
  6. sinbad1

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    OK here what you do

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGPlOdOnVMQ"]click here[/ame]
     
  7. bald eagle

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    The answer is get a magpie trap,this is not a joke, its a cage which you bait
    up to entice the magpie and mapies being what they are,nosey the others should
    follow. I do know that this works as i was a farmers son and my dad used to do it.
    As for the cage trap i don't know where you would get one, but i'm sure you
    could make one,good luck:thumb:

    regards
    bald eagle
     
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    :Rofl1::Rofl1: at sinbad
     
  9. johng

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    what do I do with them afterwards baldeagle?

    put them in a pie :) ?

    A cat or an eagle stuck on the roof might work.. ? there are some chickens around, I could use some of them tied to the roof, although much the same problem, still, on a hot day i would have fried eggs ;)
     
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    Hi johng
    Well i can not really say, but you know what i mean.
    Anyway you need 4 and 20 to make a pie:Rofl1:

    regards
    bald eagle
     
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    Alka-seltzer wrapped in a bit of bread thrown on the roof.......down in one 'cos they're greedy, then the depth-charge goes off and they cant do nowt about it.

    you wont see them again.:thumb:
     
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    not a bad idea from scran decoys tend to work well, or put thin spike strips up:thumb: they'll only sit on them once:Eeek:
     
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    I like it. :Eeek::Rofl1::Rofl1: Just don't stand underneath them when it goes off. :Eeek:
     
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    works a treat for seagulls.....seen the results:Eeek::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    though they usually regurgetate it very quickly.:Sad:
     
  15. sinbad1

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    two magpies are better than one

    five or six are even better:BigGrin:

    don't even think of the ones inbetween:Rofl1:
     
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    just watch this space :BigGrin: full of feathers in 5 hours to be sure...
     
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    sssssshhhh
    are magpies are a protected species ?
     
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    your not on a campsite and have been running you genny too late are you???

    a semin known trick to get back at annoying neigbours on campsites is to throw bread onto the roof of their van at night as you walk the dog,

    they get woken up as the birds wake up and go looking for breakfast, and nowt is more annoying than birds walking on a tin roof at sparrow fart of clock in the morning :)

    well, actually a couple of squirels playing on your roof can be more annoying, especialy as the little buggers slide down the awning canvas and hop onto the table below it, then shimmy back up the arms making the awning vibrate which reverbitates through the van,
    they did look a bit shocked when i threw the roof window open and poked my head through to give them the evil eye, and scarpered back up the tree,

    but then they started dislodging pine cones from the trees above us, so i wish i had left them alone to frolik on the roof :)

    i love squirels btw, toffee rescued a baby one that had fallen from a tree a few years ago, and i can watch them play all day long, but when you are woken up by tham and it's 6am, that's a bit much.
     
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    John,

    What about one of those motion activated water squirters someone was on about the other day?

    Angled right it could clean the roof at the same time and with a submersable pump I believe you have a water source up there:Rofl1:

    Sorry:Eeek:
     
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    :Rofl1:
    thanks Si!


    I was thinking of a decent water pistol as a first line of defence
     

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