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Definitive Proof

PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:04 pm
by ColinM
Hi All! :D

We've been having a LOT of problems with Kookas steeling our fish, the pole is adjacent to the Pond - it's the framework for a future Arbor and path, down through our tiered rose garden.

OK, it does NOT give me ANY joy to post the following indisputable proof that plastic owls (no matter how many times you move them), DO NOT discourage Kookas! :-@ :lol:

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I moved Oscar (the owl, he's not quite Wilde but he's trying - sorry couldn't resist that ornitholocal/literary pun :shock: :lol: :roll: ) only this morning, to the highest point, thinking that this would discourage said Kookas - obviously, the extent to which that did NOT work is within the spectacular scale!

Re: Definitive Proof

PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:07 am
by Pam
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Take it back for a refund.

Re: Definitive Proof

PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:46 am
by midgin
Whooooo'd have thought that!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Definitive Proof

PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:28 am
by ColinM
Yes, I just might have to Pam.

..and yes, quite funny really - if this was Mythbusters - it's definately in the BUSTED category! :lol:

Re: Definitive Proof

PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:49 am
by Pam
I assume putting mesh (or bird netting) over the pond is not an option Colin?

Incidentally, I think you'd find owls probably don't eat kookaburras, so he probably wouldn't be bothered by it even if he did think it was real.

Re: Definitive Proof

PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:14 am
by ColinM
We might consider it Pam - but only as a last resort, from an asthetic point of view.

No, obviously the extent to which the Kooka is bothered by the presence of the owl is, shall we say, somewhat invisible. :lol:

Re: Definitive Proof

PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:59 am
by bubba louie
I tried a plastic snake draped over my native bee hive to discourage the willywag from making a meal of them.

It sat on the head and pooped on it.

Re: Definitive Proof

PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:17 pm
by ColinM
It sat on the head and pooped on it.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

David Attenborough! Come here!

Teach your wildlife some manners and respect!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Definitive Proof

PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:32 am
by Pam
We have a concrete turtle in the garden. Any time I move it the noisy miners go nuts. lol At some stage I'd come accross a couple of little white ceramic sparrows (or similar) at a garage sale and popped them in the garden - discovered some time later that someone had 'killed' one of them lol.

Re: Definitive Proof

PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:29 am
by karyn
Kookaburras are pretty clever, we were digging and throwing curl grubs into a bucket for the chooks, and Mum held one up to show me how big it was. Then she threw it into the bucket and kept on digging. Next minute, a kookaburra flew down, knocked over the bucket, and flew off with the biggest curl grub there. We were less than a metre away at the time.

ColinM wrote:I moved Oscar (the owl, he's not quite Wilde but he's trying - sorry couldn't resist that ornitholocal/literary pun

Groan!
midgin wrote:Whooooo'd have thought that!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Double groan!

Re: Definitive Proof

PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:42 am
by ColinM
Pam wrote:We have a concrete turtle in the garden. Any time I move it the noisy miners go nuts. lol


That's interesting - I reckon there is a Thesis or a David Attenborough special open on the behaviour between birdsand "garden props" :D

Pam wrote:some stage I'd come accross a couple of little white ceramic sparrows (or similar) at a garage sale and popped them in the garden - discovered some time later that someone had 'killed' one of them lol


:shock: - How do you "kill" an inanimate object Pam :lol:

karyn wrote:Kookaburras are pretty clever, we were digging and throwing curl grubs into a bucket for the chooks, and Mum held one up to show me how big it was. Then she threw it into the bucket and kept on digging. Next minute, a kookaburra flew down, knocked over the bucket, and flew off with the biggest curl grub there. We were less than a metre away at the time.


Wow Karyn! I reckon you are right - VERY clever! :D

..and yes, sorry for the bad puns - really I am :lol:

oh, and sorry midgin - I didn't even get than pun of yours previously :oops: :lol:

Re: Definitive Proof

PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:10 pm
by Pam
ColinM wrote:How do you "kill" an inanimate object Pam


Someone had turned it over and gutted it Colin. I'm sure they'd have had a sore beak afterwards. :shock:

Re: Definitive Proof

PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:04 pm
by ColinM
Wow! :shock: - must have been impressed with the "hardness of the feathers" :lol:

Re: Definitive Proof

PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:17 am
by Quenda
Darn foreigners.... :evil: :lol:

Re: Definitive Proof

PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:35 am
by ColinM
Quenda wrote:Darn foreigners.... :evil: :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol: