birding-aus Re: Discouraging Rainbow Lorikeets ?????

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Subject: birding-aus Re: Discouraging Rainbow Lorikeets ?????
From: John Gamblin <>
Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 01:32:38 -0700 (PDT)
Hilary Richrod <> wrote:

*well* most farmers are not in favour of feeding !

I have netted smaller trees (the net can stay on most or all of the
year? depends on the trees?. This allows bees in but keeps (most) birds
out. Tapes of screeching lorikeets (alarm cries) may work for a while ?
No lorikeets need be harmed? If a wild one can be grabbed safely he
will yell and yell. This sound is taped and played at intervals to the
offending invaders.

An expert in your OZ birdcalls may be able to know the exact sound. Do
lorikeets have any predators? Mimic these - this may work for a while -
either by sound or sight ... Some mylar ribbons may do the trick if
they are allowed to twist and turn in the breeze; these should be
arranged in an unusual pattern on the usual flight path in of the
invaders. Birds are quick to spot patterns and so the element of
surprise is the most affective in startling them.

Get some nearby farmer to grow something they like
to eat better! *ha*

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