Owl scarecrows

To: "Tony Russell" <>, "Russ" <>, "Bill Stent" <>
Subject: Owl scarecrows
From: "" <>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 08:38:12 +1100
I make passing comments when in that mega-large hardware store, that who would 
buy one (especially if people are looking at them) as the birds aren't that 

Then again, being owls, they do a great job off keeping starlings and 
blackbirds out of the garden of a night........

Yours in all things "green"

John Harris
Croydon, Vic
Owner - Wildlife Experiences
Nature Photographer
Wildlife Guide


President, Field Naturalists Club of Victoria

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From: "Tony Russell" <>
To: "'Russell Woodford'" <>, "'Bill Stent'" 
Cc: <>
Subject: [Birding-Aus] Owl scarecrows
Date: Thu, Dec 12, 2013 07:49

Whenever I've had blackbirds eating fruit I've put one of the kids in a net and 
hung them from one of the branches. The yelling and screaming seems to keep the 
birds away quite well.


-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Russell Woodford
Sent: Wednesday, 11 December 2013 10:25 PM
To: Bill Stent
Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Owl scarecrows

We've got one stuck in our peach tree. I think all it does is give the 
blackbirds something to look at while they eat our peaches.

On 11 December 2013 20:37, Bill Stent <> wrote:

> The Starlings on the roof of the house opposite like to perch in the 
> shade of one. It's never eaten one of them, so far.
> Bill
> On 11/12/2013, at 7:17 PM, Ian Reid <> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > A question has just occurred to me as I drove past a house with a 
> > model
> Eagle-owl set up on the roof, presumably to discourage pigeons from 
> roosting.
> >
> > There are no "eared" owls in Australia, so do natives respond to 
> > such a
> silhouette or not?
> >
> > Ian
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
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