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

Diane Birmingham (
Wed, 16 Jun 1999 16:19:21 -0400 (EDT)

Now Margaret, it just so happens that I happen to really like Wild Turkey.
(yes, yes, we know there are better brands but...) Think I'll get me some
and try to kill two birds with one stone...  ; )

Diane in CT

On Tue, 15 Jun 1999, margaret lauterbach wrote:

> 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 <>
> >snip>
> >>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.
> >
> >Lucinda
> >
> >>Diane in CT (who can't garden and is having a terrific pity party for
> >>herself!!!)
> >>
> 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.