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Old 02-10-2021, 09:30 PM
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I need help, some birds that are not from this area have come to my patio and are ending my flowering, just in one day they ate 33 flowers that had not opened, this is horrible, they open the pod and eat everything. I have put CDs that reflect light, stuffed cats, dolls, and more things but they are not afraid of anything, they have me on guard all day with a hose in hand to run them with water, what can I do?
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What kind of birds?
I looked for it on the internet, the first day I saw them they seemed pretty, now I'm desperate for them to leave because they are from the northern part rather.
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Ah, they're robins. They seem to be exceptionally abundant this year in Texas! Maybe over in your part of the country too? I see massive hordes of them moving through my backyard on most days (one of the benefits of working from home!). The seem to leave no leaf unturned in their quest for food.

I suspect the only way to keep them out is with a physical barrier of some sort.
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The only thing that works is enclosure. Those are robins.
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Bird netting 8s available at Lowe's and Home Depot
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The problem with thin plastic netting is it tangles small lizards and snakes and they may die. Check it daily and be prepared to release them.
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I'm going to Lowes tomorrow, but these birds leave before spring, right?
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Where I am from, not where I am, the Robin's didn't show up till late February/ early March. I can't speak for your area.
I have covered my blueberries each year. I have never had issues with reptiles. I have released a bird or two. I'm not squeamish about such things.
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I meant Merita in Florida. We have no robins, but curve-billed thrashers are here all year.
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