Sunday, June 21, 2015

Uncle Sam Joins The Bird War

Someone suggested I might hang flags in our
outside entryway to scare the Barn Swallows away. 

 Seems birds do not like things flapping around.
 At Hobby Lobby I found this Uncle Sam with
streamers and some twisting stick-type thingies.
I know the neighbors must think we're a little crazy
to hang our decorations up so high you can only see
the bottom hanging down from the street view...
Truthfully, this isn't the first crazy thing we've
done so they're probably used to it.

I did add a few holiday decorations to the
planter pots just to add some cheer...
Despite all our gay efforts, the @&%#g birds were
 still trying to nest in the outside chandelier, leaving
their "droppings" right in front of our doorway.
 Wild Bill took matters in his own hands and decided
to buy a BB-gun to scare them off. When he came
home the proud owner of a pink one, I thought
maybe he had lost his mind. 
He said:  
"Can you imagine how I would look carrying
what looks like a real gun around the yard?"

And I thought: 
"'re going to look so much better with
a little pink Daisy-brand one!

For the next 2 or 3 days, Wild Bill would go out
and shoot his little pink Daisy right under the
birds, not "at" them, but "under" them.

Lo and behold...the birds are gone!
We are bird-poop free.

 Seems just the noise of a nearby gun is
enough to scare them away. 

Some towns and malls have BOOM noise-makers
in place where there's a problem with birds nesting
in large flocks. That's where Wild Bill got the idea.

Thanks for dropping by!



  1. So where is the photo of Wild Bill with the pink gun? :-) I had no idea this would work to scare off birds. May have to give it a try!

  2. Rivercrest Cottage,
    Who would have thought???
    Well done, Wild Bill!!!
    Love the Fourth of July decor in the flower pot!!!

  3. I can just picture him with his pink gun. Hilarious!.

  4. Congratulations on your success! Roosting birds outside your door is about the last thing one would think of. So glad you stopped by. I hope you have success with treating your tablecloth too!

  5. Love that it was Pink
    AND that it was Under not At!
    Glad it worked!

  6. Quick !
    Send me that pink gun please :)
    I'm amazed that's all it took - go Wild Bill Go !