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Noticed several swallow type birds making a living flying overhead the colony about 20 foot above ground. Were I in the country I might have a way to deal with this issue in a very final manner, but being in the burps, firing a shotgun might cause a bit of a stir. Any suggestions?
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Ahh yes of course--a goshawk would cure them I bet. :D
 

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Come on everyone, Try a plastic owl from Walmart. Put it up in a tree nearby or someplace like that. It will work for quite awhile.
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A plastic owl :roll: how fun is that. I like charles idea of a bird feeder and bb gun, now your thinking
 

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Plastic Owl lol they adjust so quickly to something that doesn't move soon will perch on it--like the goshawk better all natural, and will definately clear out the birds one way or another. Besides is so neat watching hawks working a area, and scoring.
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Unless your breeding queens, a few birds do little damage. You all act as if nature can not exist along side the beehives. Perhaps if you cut all the trees down ruin the nesting habitat, poison the yards so no clover and dandelion grows, you can live in a "dead-zone" void of anything that nature can throw your way.

Nature over compensates for "vacuums" especially man-made ones. ;)

Oh, and while were at it....spiders on plants and lurking in flowers do far greater damage than that of a few birds. So gather up them posse's, get them hunting parties ready, fill them poison powder sprayers......"Eat a few of my bees will ya! Kill em all, kill everything...Kill, Kill, KILL!

And do you know the competition from other insects in the "nectar wars"? How dare they seek the same nectar as bees. Death to them all.

Sheesh.... :shock:
 

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Oh, and I'll add.....
We stand by and are amazed when the public bans beekeeping, as if everyone should be in-tune with the nature, the benefits, and enjoymant of bees. Kill a swarm at a ball-game you say? Why yes, lets condemn them. Ignorant folks they are!

Then beekeepers themselves, allowing that same public to perhaps read comments about a few birds eating some bees....and it's kill, kill, kill!

Ironic huh?

Here is a scene at the ball park and the paper the next day.... Headlines...."As beekeeper works to save swarm, other beekeepers fend off hungry birds with circle of fire. 22 birds die...but bees are saved!....Hooorah!"

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WOW! Will somebody please give him a cup of coffee . Yep, I have that problem at times, too, when I do things before my coffee.
 

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LOL alittle bit extreme and your point is taken, while I don't like seeing swallows swallowing bees in numbers, I still have yet to get a goshawk, and won't take up arms. The passive techniques posted have a limited value, I know that so chill out a bit the Swallows are safe.
 
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