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Friday, 12 July 2013

I've finally sacked him for being useless!

Well,

You may remember the trauma I sustained trying to stop the back of the house and the sitting area below getting constantly covered in bird ****.

At the bottom of this post was where I recruited the services of Oliver the Owl:

http://g0mgx.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/top-band-what-happens-there-then.html

Oliver has proved to be quite useless apart from serving as a great vantage point for the birds to perch... so today I have finally got round to getting rid of him.

Instead I asked on one of the eHam forums here:

http://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php/topic,90940.0.html

and as a result have got some mirror finished plastic stuff and some garden twine and have ended up with this:


If you look closely you will see that there are five shiny mirrored things suspended between the two antennas.

Time will tell, but I think I might have cracked it!

Sneaky, egh?

2 comments:

  1. I too have heard the owls don't work time and time again but they seem to get sold. It will be good to see if the idea you can up with works...If it does you may be able to put the owl folk out of biz.
    Mike
    VE3WDM

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  2. The owl attracted a few passers by to knock on the door and ask "is that bird real", but the real birds certainly knew otherwise! I have been watching the antennas today and the birds fly close as if they are going to land and almost divert at the last moment - so far it seems to be working!

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