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5/4/13 7:31 A

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5/3/13 10:11 P

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They are around all the time and the birdhouses I have all have small holes for chickadee's, the Robins make their nest in my archway in the garden. This is the second year they've come and they poop all over I just hate these birds!
My neighbor has bird feeders and likes to throw bread out, I think I might tell him about that cause he's not to happy with these grackles either. He has tube bird feeders which is good but throwing food out like bread isn't. I think the robin that got killed might of been the mama to my neighbors nest, thank god it wasn't mine cause she just hatched 4 babies.
I so look forward to the birds coming each year and nesting but not these ugly pigs (grackles).

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5/3/13 9:23 P

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From what I have been reading about them is seems that it takes a predatory bird to get rid of them.

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5/3/13 3:12 P

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Do you feed your birds? You may need to take the feeders away while the Grackles are migrating. Also if you have bird houses, make them not accomodating to these bigger birds, make holes smaller, and peg littler. You may have to exclude a few while accomodating others. That's the hardest part, since your attracted to the Robin. Grackles feed from the ground and they will eat about anything. I just reread your message, and you said you had no feeders out, bird houses? Do you note when these birds are at their peak times to invade your yard?

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I have no idea but I pray someone has. emoticon

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This is the second year in a row that these loud, piggish birds have come around and now we just found a mama robin dead and the grackles have been fighting with the robins. I'm so sad about this poor little mama bird dying because of this big ugly bird.
what can we do to detour this bird from coming around? we have no feeders out except for hummingbirds.

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