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This is why we can't have nice things...

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KK5JY, Apr 25, 2018.

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  1. KK5JY

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    Just about the time you get your STL all fixed up and ready to install, with a nice protective cover over the capacitor and everything, the birds come and build a nest dead-center on top of it.


    I'm all for peaceful coexistence with nature, but these guys are putting a serious crimp in my style with their efforts to make more birds. :mad:

    I have a really nice 80m/40m dipole antenna pulled up into the tree in the yard... why can't they go build a nest on that? :cool:
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  2. N2EY

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    "he's up on the roof with his boids. He keeps boids. Dirty... disgusting... filthy... lice-ridden boids. You used to be able to sit out on the stoop like a person. Not anymore! No, sir! Boids!... You get my drift?"
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  3. K4PIH

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    Looks like a Robin's nest. They are rats with wings! I had a similar problem and after taking them out with my air rifle or knocking down the nest, they came right back. Finally had to put a peaked roof over my bay window so they slid off. Put something with a peak over it and enclose it so they can't get inside.
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  4. K1FBI

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    Depending on that loops power rating, you could have cooked eggs by breakfast time.
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  5. K7MH

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    My antenna nests are always in the tower base just under the thrust bearing.
    There is a nest in that square cubbie hole most every year.
    My Tower Base5.JPG
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  6. KK5JY

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  7. KB7QPS

    KB7QPS Ham Member QRZ Page

    My parents have tried everything to convince robins not to nest on their porchlight. In the end, they found these work very well:

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  8. KD4MOJ

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    At least you don't have bears pulling down your ladder line and antennas like I have. I'll switch for the birds!

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  9. W4NNF

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    This time of year, all bets are off. I have some shelves in the carport for storing lawncare stuff and things like that. I walk over to get the garden sprayer and out flies mama bird. Startled the crap out of me (almost literally) and I fell right on my butt. The XYL laughed and laughed. When I recovered, I checked the shelf and sure enough, she'd built a nest between sprayer and wall. Couldn't use the sprayer for weeks, not til the younglings were hatched, trained, and had flown away. :)
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  10. K9ASE

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    I bought a fake owl to try and keep the sparrows out of my eaves.
    The birds just landed on it and laughed :oops:
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