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Aug 18, 2010 06:07 |  #1

I just finished my first hide in the garden, set up some natural looking feeders and got everything right!

Its been in the garden now for a week, the weather is coming in for winter soon so im expecting a few more birds around looking for free food!

About 100ft away i have a tall tree that has a whole family of Pigeons, including some youngs!

I do alot of vermin control also for some local farmers and bagged alot of pigeons in my time due to pest reasons (I dont just go shooting for fun, sometimes pests do need to be made smaller)

It maybe because im getting softer in my old age, but i cant for the life of me take out this family pigeons in my garden that eating ALL of my feed and breaking up my feeding station!

I have had my crosshairs on the daddy of the bunch fully loaded but i could not do it knowing he had a family too feed!

I have set up there own feeding station to keep them happy away from my hide station but they wont touch it, they would rather smash up my hide station!

What can i do?

I have stopped putting feed in my hide station for them to take but there that dumb they stand around waiting for me to top it up even though they have a feast less that 30ft away!


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Aug 18, 2010 07:07 |  #2

As I read this I have about thirty pigeons eating my seeds. I would gladly take your small family...lol

They are pesty little critters.


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Aug 18, 2010 07:13 |  #3

Cosha wrote in post #10742926 (external link)
What can i do?

Take pictures!


We had a nest right outside out door. It was a nuisance, with the droppings and the threat of attack by "daddy" but we let it be, and I took a picture every morning for the next few weeks.

I know have a chronicle of a pregnant pidgin, followed by two babies, and then leaving the nest.

Sure they aren’t the prettiest birds, but they can be subjects too.


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Aug 18, 2010 08:14 as a reply to  @ DeCeccoNET's post |  #4

I know it would be good to hone my skills, but to be honest i could walk to our local park with a hand full of seed and they would feed from my hand!

I was expecting to be out in the hide a few hours after work every day with a cup of tea to wait for maybe a few wild birds or something to come along to get me excited, more of a challenge per say :D

I know birds pass this way i have seen them around in the garden - but because of the fatty family the little ones get pushed out!

There is a robbin that flitters around and a few wood peckers that i would love to photograph!

I guess the smalls will get hungry in winter and will try there hardest to get some dinner!


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Aug 18, 2010 09:36 |  #5

I hear that Pigeon tastes just like Chicken :eek:


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Aug 18, 2010 09:40 as a reply to  @ ZedR2's post |  #6

You were told a lie! :D

3 of them makes enough for a small pot, but its like eating rubber, salty rubber!

Phesent = better than chicken :)


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Aug 23, 2010 00:12 |  #7

pull the trigger


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