Re: [gardeners] OT: Wild Turkey and the screaming meemies (
Tue, 15 Jun 1999 16:46:49 -0400

At 02:32 PM 15-06-99 -0400, you wrote:
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>Date: Tue, 15 Jun 1999 13:10:55 -0400
>From: Diane Birmingham <>
>2.  The freaking grackles are driving me NUTS!!!!!  They start screaming
>at about 5:20 in the morning and don't shut up until it gets dark. When
>I say screaming, I'm not just whistlin' dixie.  These birds rivel any
>harried housewife and her 11 children.  They are about to give me the
>screaming meemies.  Anyone know how to discourage them without
>discouraging all my other lovely birds.  I serve to finches, cardinals,
>chickadee, nuthatches, mockingbirds, towees and wrens.  Please don't
>tell me I have to take down my feeders.
Are you capable of using a sling-shot?  Or perhaps acquire one of those
kiddie suction-cup 'dart' guns, or a VERY powerful  water gun.  Practice
your aim.


>Diane in CT (who can't garden and is having a terrific pity party for