Re: [gardeners] OT: Wild Turkey and the screaming meemies

margaret lauterbach (
Tue, 15 Jun 1999 15:03:44 -0600

At 04:46 PM 6/15/99 -0400, you wrote:
>At 02:32 PM 15-06-99 -0400, you wrote:
>>Message-ID: <>
>>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
You could fortify yourself with Wild Turkey.  Have DH buy a CD of hawks and
other raptors' noises.  Play it at full bore out the window nearest the
grackles. Have they corrected the problem with this second surgery?
Margaret L.