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Bird poop

Postby kelliw » Sun 17 May, 2009 07:19

Ken IL wrote:If anyone has a solution, please help. I just opened my pool for the first time (NW burbs of Chicago) and my pool and pool deck are getting bombed with poop. I would like a solution but also a reason... why are they doing this? Another site suggested that adults scoop the poop from their young out of the nests so predators cannot smell their nests. They use their mouths to scoop the poop but why they feel they have to drop it near water is unclear. I have heard of the owls and also hangin CDs in your yard (the sun hitting the CD creates light effects that birds do not like). I am ready to hunt the birds if necessary and I just ripped a nest out of the shrub in my front yard. Thousands of $$ so I can kneel on my pool deck and scrub poop? Not!



I just found out last night that apparently blackbirds do NOT have a bumhole...........................how odd.This is why they look like they are vomiting poop into our pools.I'm sorry I'm pretty compasionate but even not having a bumhole can't make me feel for these dumb birds.


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Birds pooping over my inground pool

Postby Guest » Sun 17 May, 2009 23:25

Thanks for all your comments. I am a bit relieved that it may end in a few weeks. I have been puzzled by all those bird drops in the past week (just got my pool installed last week), it looks unreal and really I tought I was loosing it, starting to imagine that the birds were actually aiming at the pool and was starting to establish my air defence plan. Was thinking of suspended nets to disrupt fly pattern or to get a few cats in the yard to scare them away. Hope this end soon, it gets really messy out there.
tigervet436

Birds pooping over my inground pool

Postby tigervet436 » Mon 18 May, 2009 22:54

Gamo Whisper... neighbors will never know
Plumber

Birds pooping over my inground pool

Postby Plumber » Tue 19 May, 2009 18:04

tigervet436 wrote:Gamo Whisper... neighbors will never know

What's that?
I know the fake owls dont work. Placed two of them in the yard today. One in the pool on top of the pool cover, and one on the fence post the birds make their approach over. Got home today to find poooooooo all over the pool cover. I just went out and hosed off the cover and netted up all the droppings. Came in the house and watched out the window to see a blackbird [Greckle I've learned] drop of a poo package 3' from the owl in the pool. That's $40 bucks down the drain!
Anyone want to buy a couple owls real cheap?
Again, what's a gamo wisper? I hope it vaporizes those birds!
Plumber

Birds pooping over my inground pool

Postby Plumber » Tue 19 May, 2009 19:32

Remember Caddy Shack? I'm getting ready to go Carl Spackler on these f'n birds!
"Hellooo, Mr. BlackBird? It's me your friend Mr. Mocking Bird!" BOOM!
tigervet436

Birds pooping over my inground pool

Postby tigervet436 » Tue 19 May, 2009 20:30

www.airgunwarehouseinc.com/py-1275.html
Gamo whisper very quite .....very deadly ..........
Plumber

Birds pooping over my inground pool

Postby Plumber » Fri 22 May, 2009 22:18

tigervet436 wrote:http://www.airgunwarehouseinc.com/py-1275.html
Gamo whisper very quite .....very deadly ..........

NICE!
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Birds pooping over my inground pool

Postby Terminator » Wed 27 May, 2009 19:55

Opened my pool other Sunday, I power washed all the poop and scoop those inside the pool. Monday came, I had the same amount of poop from what I cleaned the previous day. So I just started cleaning up again, started with the power washer, and then scoop the ones inside. But while I was doing that, as squadron of blackbirds drop their stuff. This meant war.
Day 1. Reconnaissance, find out their hiding spot and nest and usual landing branches.
Day 2, borrow a 40 ft ladder, destroy all all the nest including eggs and chicks.
Day 3 to Day 6. 12 gauge shotgun. Start shooting them one by one. Place the dead birds in the middle of the field. Their so dumb, that they will stop by to check on their dead buddies. Shoot them too.
Day 7. Enjoy and Relax. No more blackbirds.

You can also try this, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImSsii1PMUs) motion activated sprinkler if you don't have time to hunt.

Hope this helps.
lac

Birds pooping over my inground pool

Postby lac » Fri 29 May, 2009 08:25

I think I may have a solution for you! It's working for me. Helium balloons on 6 - 10 foot ribbon tied stategically around the pool and over the water! It changes the flight pattern of the birds, first it takes them by surprise, then they go around. I also put a balloon over the hedges that is a part of the flight pattern. The balloons move around in the breeze so they aren't stationary, this way birds don't get accustomed to them. NO BIRD POOP in the pool yesterday and today (so far). Try it! It cost me $5.00

It's safe, effective and cheap!

And, I cannot believe I found this topic on the internet! Thanks for all the suggestions but this is my very own and seems to be working.
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Birds pooping over my inground pool

Postby DesertHeat » Sat 30 May, 2009 13:19

We used to live in Sonoma, wine country, for many, many years. The vineyard managers have always had a problem towards the end of the growing season with bird eating the grapes (which can become rather costly at some of the high-end vineyards). To scare off the birds they started using that one and two inch wide silvery/sparkly rainbow ribbon.

Well, here in Tucson during the hot season (May - October) when mid-day temp regularly top 100 the birds like to hang out on the patio in the shade... pooping on everything. We started using the vineyard manager's trick with the ribbon and it worked! I'm guessing that the random bright and colorful flashes make them nervous and they no longer come into the fenced area. They still hang out beyond the fence in the wild desert and that's close enough for us to enjoy them, and not their poop.

The roadrunners still come through the backyard, but only cars and humans bother them.
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birds pooping over my inground pool

Postby SWEETPEA » Thu 17 Jun, 2010 03:42

PEOPLE STOP HATING THE BIRDS! CAN YOU IMAGINE OUR WORLD WITHOUT THEM...THEY POOP BUT IT'S OKAY YOUR POOL CHEMICALS TREAT IT DON'T BE STUPID! I AM A BIRD LOVER AND YOU ALL SOUND AS IF YOU HATE BIRDS, THEY GIVE US FREE SONGS DAILY AND THEY ARE TRULY FASCINATING TO WATCH WE HAVE LEARNED SO MUCH FROM THEM LIKE THE JET! SO NEXT TIME YOU SEE A LITTLE POOP IN YOUR POOL THINK ABOUT THIS...WE MOVED INTO THEIR BACKYARD...ENJOY THEM...I HAVE HUNDRED OF BIRDS IN MY YARD WITH FEEDERS AND WE HAVE A LARGE SWIMMING POOL BUT THAT IS WHY WE HAVE A POOL MAN CHEMICALS TO TREAT THE POOL AND POOL CLEANERS THAT IS ALWAYS PICKING UP STUFF! YOU MUST HAVE RESPECT FROM GOD LITTLE GIFT THAT HE GAVE SO FREELY TO US...EMBRACE THEM POOP & ALL...THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL AND WHEN I READ WHAT SOME WROTE HERE IT MADE ME VERY SAD...THAT SOME PEOPLE CAN BE SO CRUEL TO BIRDS AND PEOPLE! GOD BLESS & PROTECT OUR FEATHERED FRIENDS AND THEIR BABIES! FROM A TRUE BIRD LOVER & PROTECTOR.
clanercp

birds pooping over my inground pool

Postby clanercp » Tue 22 Jun, 2010 14:49

Air rifle purchased at Wal Mart for $40 fixed this problem
rattled

birds pooping over my inground pool

Postby rattled » Mon 06 Sep, 2010 13:21

Sounds like LAC is the intelligent one, well done, the others well my glock will sort you out if you come near my pool.
Sunny

birds pooping over my inground pool

Postby Sunny » Tue 07 Sep, 2010 08:06

Hey guys, I went through problems with birds pooping in my pool area and bugs constantly flying and dying in my water. I got a screen enclosure from Lightning Aluminum, Inc and they did the BEST job and were extremely affordable. Seriously, this solved all my problems, so you may want to consider a screen enclosure (mine was a solid roof near the house side and screen over the pool to stay warm). Good luck!
fix

birds pooping over my inground pool

Postby fix » Thu 11 Nov, 2010 16:17

use something reflective, like mirrors or aluminum things that float.
this will frighten the birds and send them away!!
I have used old cds on foam that floated and the result was perfect!

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