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 Birds keep eating my cherries. 
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Post Birds keep eating my cherries.
I have a beautiful big cherry tree in my backyard, however I never enjoy the fruit, the birds get to it before I can. It's a very big tree and was already there when I bought the house. I have no clue how to keep the birds out. I love animals and don't want to harm the birds. Does anyone has any idea how to keep birds away from my tree without hurting them?


Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:15 pm
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Post Re: Birds keep eating my cherries.
That depends on how much money you're willing to spend. Bird Gard Has bird alarms with various bird distress calls. Phone number is 800-343-2659; or you can try a Google search for their web site


Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:17 am
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Post Re: Birds keep eating my cherries.
You could net some of the lower limbs for you and leave the others for the birds. I net my pie cherry trees, but of course, they are smaller.
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Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:26 pm
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Post Re: Birds keep eating my cherries.
Owls and snakes. Artificial ones of course. They act like scare crows and really do work.
you will be very surprised at the results. enjoy your fruit :)


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Post Re: Birds keep eating my cherries.
You could also try a hawk decoy. I had some success with one last year. I got it from hawkbirdscarer.com. I used it and an owl.

Joe


Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:42 pm
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Post Re: Birds keep eating my cherries.
The plastic owls are lifelike and really do help.


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Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:35 pm
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Post Re: Birds keep eating my cherries.
Here is a cheap and easy solution. Get a spool of black thread, it doesn't need to be thick. Unspool some thread and hold the loose end, throw the spool over the tree, continue to throw the spool over the tree again and again in all different directions.

End results is a web of thread that the birds don't like and stay away from. Good luck!


Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:57 am
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Post Re: Birds keep eating my cherries.
joek wrote:
You could also try a hawk decoy. I had some success with one last year. I got it from hawkbirdscarer.com. I used it and an owl.

Joe

Perhaps I should withdraw my suggestion. The birds pretty much ignored my decoys, and damaged a bunch of my cherries yesterday. Caught a crow almost sitting on my owl decoy with a cherry in its mouth this morning. :x


Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:24 pm
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Post Re: Birds keep eating my cherries.
Maybe you can solve this problem using technology, there are a lot of small bird repelers like the BirdXPeller Pro, an electronic bird repeller, that expels birds by blasting them with sound waves. You can locate the manufacturer at bird-x[dot]com.

Good luck!


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Post Re: Birds keep eating my cherries.
I used a plastic decoy owl on my Damsons (I suppose the technique will work on cherries). It kinda worked OK. But I still netted the lower branches, this also helps to keep the birds at bay.

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Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:53 am
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Post Re: Birds keep eating my cherries.
Same thing happened to me. We bought a house that had 2 cherry trees. I was really looking forward to eating them and probably within 1 day they were all gone :x
The only thing that's been suggested to me is a net. They can eat the ones on the large tree, but it annoyed me that they wolfed down the whole lot.


Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:46 am
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Post Re: Birds keep eating my cherries.
I have the same problem each year but with a peach tree and squirrels. It's amusing watching a squirrel with a peach in his mouth twice his size scurrying along my fence but there are no peaches left for me and my family. Does anyone know if those electronic devices work for squirrels?


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