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Dove and finch repellents

Howdy, all---

I have heard good reports on the effectiveness of big rubber owls 
with shiny eyes in scaring birds from fields.  There is a company 
that makes them...and there's also a model that emits owl noises.  
I saw these on the Web about two years ago.  Might be worth an 
AltaVista query. People in Wisconsin use them to scare all manner of 
birds away from their piers, gardens, decks, and pools.  

Can't say what this fact is worth but I raised a mourning dove chick
once who was scared to death of nothing except the sound of the
blender and Motown music (especially Martha and the Vandellas, go


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UW-Madison College of Ag and Life Sciences
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