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Re: Yech.

Josh Wiegert wrote:

> Hey all.
>    Having a new problem with the pond.  This afternoon, I
> went out to
> check on things during lunch, and pulled out a total of
> SEVEN dead
> blackbirds.  Yesterday, I pulled out one.  Last year, I
> hadone black bird,
> and a sparrow, which was a rare enough occurence to not
> warrant it a
> problem.  Any ideas on helping these guys get out, or
> getting them to stay
> out?  Are they after a bath and a drink, or interested in
> eating the
> guppies/  I'm hesitant to stock anything in there, and
> certainly can't
> enjoy the pond with the flies buzzing around, looking for
> more food.  The
> pond, in case anyone doesn't know, is a childs wading pool
> sunk into the
> ground.  I'm curious as to ideas why its never been a past
> problem.  The
> pond previously was a disgusting, hot neon pink.  This
> year, its a more
> subdued disgusting blue. :) Could it be the bright colour
> warned them off?
> If so, any ideas on how to get them warned off again?
> <><
> J. L. Wiegert
> Your Hard Workin', Bird Killin' List Admin. :)


 You might consider putting some cinder blocks in the pond.
As long as they stick up above the waterline the birds would
be able to climb out and fly away. Just a thought.

        A fish addict,

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