Pigeons

Discussion in 'Top Tips & Tricks' started by stonflo, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. stonflo

    stonflo Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2011
    Messages:
    131
    Location:
    shropshire
    Ratings:
    +54
    Our M/H is parked under a TV aireal . Is there anyway of stopping them s......g on the van roof. A cover is not an option as it gets quite windy during the winter and the last cover got ripped to pieces. Cant shoot them too many neighbors

    Mike
     
  2. Figaro

    Figaro Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2011
    Messages:
    1,944
    Location:
    Newcastle under Lyme Staffordshire
    Ratings:
    +2,489
    Not easy, you can get spikes to stop them sitting on ledges etc, might work on aerial. Then you got problem of fixing them.
    Get cable TV ?
     
  3. Speve

    Speve Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2013
    Messages:
    3,470
    Location:
    Salisbury
    Ratings:
    +4,391
    You can get a mastic type stuff that doesn’t set I haven’t got any details but sur it’s available.
    Bird repellent gel and bird repellent liquid are both available in the UK and one leading supplier of pest control products offers the products at the following prices:

    Bird repellent gel (290ml tube): £7.99
    Bird repellent gel (12 tubes) : £79.90
    Bird repellent liquid (3.78 litres): £34.99

    WARNING ! You do need to read up on this as there are implications about treating it so that a bird does not become stuck to it. As if say a trade bird got stuck and died you could be liable to prosecution.
    https://www.pigeoncontrolresourcecentre.org/html/reviews/repellent-gel-prevent-birds-landing.html
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2018
  4. DBK

    DBK Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2013
    Messages:
    11,452
    Location:
    Plympton, Devon
    Ratings:
    +25,832
    You can get plastic hawks but I wonder how long they would work for? The birds will probably get used to them and work out a plastic hawk isn't very dangerous. Ebay has some for about a tenner and might be worth a try.

    Otherwise park somewhere else assuming the tv aerial can't be moved. :)
     
  5. Nirvanauk

    Nirvanauk Funster

    Joined:
    May 8, 2011
    Messages:
    1,753
    Location:
    God's county. North Yorkshire.
    Ratings:
    +16,365
    I got a large plastic owl with nodding head and the sodding pigeons built a nest next to it.:(:(
     
    • Funny Funny x 8
    • Love it Love it x 1
  6. laneside

    laneside Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2009
    Messages:
    3,770
    Location:
    Oradour sur Vayres
    Ratings:
    +6,876
    Put some corn down soaked in antifreeze..... job done
     
  7. Ivory55

    Ivory55 Funster

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    1,838
    Location:
    North West Norfolk
    Ratings:
    +4,330
    Air rifle is quite quiet so would not alert neighbors.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  8. TCG

    TCG Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2017
    Messages:
    253
    Location:
    Salford Priors
    Ratings:
    +345
    I purchased some of these stuck them to my Ariel with clear silicone
    [​IMG]
     
    • Informative Informative x 2
  9. Spanner

    Spanner Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2015
    Messages:
    221
    Location:
    Shropshire
    Ratings:
    +218
    Plastic bird spikes glued to the aerial with Sikaflex, if you can’t do it yourself ask an aerial installer
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  10. DavidG58

    DavidG58 Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2013
    Messages:
    9,657
    Location:
    Bolsover, Derbyshire
    Ratings:
    +39,447
    anything that can be glued can be cable tied for ease, well that's what I did anyway

    then ended up relocating the aerials o_O

    On one that we couldn't move the aerial fitters used one of these so the whole aerial ended up over the roof (y)

    Might just move it enough to help you, or if you have my luck it will just extend it further out over the MH :)

    [​IMG]
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
  11. Eenansue

    Eenansue Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2018
    Messages:
    42
    Location:
    Brizzle at the moment
    Ratings:
    +376
    A word of caution on that, yes, feral pigeons can be 'taken' under the terms of the general license,
    https://www.gov.uk/government/publi...to-take-or-kill-for-health-or-safety-purposes
    however the RSPB might seek to take action if it could not be proven that 'reasonable steps' had been taken to prevent the hazard to healh/damage to property using non-lethal means. It basically depends on if your neighbours are likely to grass you up or not.

    There is also the small matter of the law regarding the boundaries of your property and the travel of the pellet. If the pellet crosses the boundary you have committed a Firearms offence which comes with a minimum 5 year sentence. I would suggest that, as you would be shooting upwards at the target, you would need to be on a rather large property to be able to be sure that the pellet didn't stray off your land.
    https://basc.org.uk/airgunning/advice/basc-air-rifle-code-of-practice/
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2018
    • Like it Like it x 3
    • Useful Useful x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  12. Puddleduck

    Puddleduck Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2014
    Messages:
    8,059
    Location:
    Scottish Borders
    Ratings:
    +21,646
    • Like it Like it x 1
  13. Zains Pops

    Zains Pops Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2013
    Messages:
    922
    Location:
    Chelmsford Essex
    Ratings:
    +9,442
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2018
    • Like it Like it x 1
  14. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    33,086
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
    Ratings:
    +28,019
    Spend as much as you want, they'll still shit on your roof.
    Only option is move.
     
  15. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    33,086
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
    Ratings:
    +28,019
    Don't get me started in those :swear2: things.
     
    • Funny Funny x 3
  16. Puddleduck

    Puddleduck Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2014
    Messages:
    8,059
    Location:
    Scottish Borders
    Ratings:
    +21,646
    Or me ........ but they do appear to be effective. After I saw the damage the pigeons and gulls did I was a little more understanding, live in the country and all that :)

    Pigeon pie is very nice.
     
    • Nice One! Nice One! x 2
  17. Ivory55

    Ivory55 Funster

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    1,838
    Location:
    North West Norfolk
    Ratings:
    +4,330
    Gone are the days when we used to have air rifles in the garden shooting at targets different rules etc now.
     
  18. Eenansue

    Eenansue Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2018
    Messages:
    42
    Location:
    Brizzle at the moment
    Ratings:
    +376
    Unfortunately, yes. All thanks to the little 541ts who thought it was fun to set light to wheelie bins and then shoot at the firemen when they came to put the fire out. That bought on the VCR act and then the Firearms laws were beefed up a bit.
     
  19. tonyidle

    tonyidle Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2013
    Messages:
    5,627
    Location:
    Kendal, Cumbria
    Ratings:
    +7,551
    The law always insisted that shot, be it from air rifles or shotguns, remained within the land over which one had permission to shoot. Safe shooting practice has always insisted on a backstop. Nothing has changed in those areas.
     
  20. houdini

    houdini Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2014
    Messages:
    902
    Location:
    Hampshire
    Ratings:
    +4,172
    Somebody here has used zip ties.

    C1C594E2-F5B0-4B07-AA8C-551E31821032.png
     
    • Useful Useful x 1

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice