Pigeons in osr?

tinochio

Member
Mixed Farmer
Like most rape growers we are bothered with pigeons, 1 field is near 3 houses and a horse riding establishment so dont want to use the banger if possible, what alternative methods are people using to shift them.
 

DDD

New Member
Thanks for all the replies folks. I too am involved in the CSFB larvae trial. I've never seen larvae in the stems before until this spring, when it was REALLY bad. There was both CSFB and winter stem weevil larvae present. What i did notice was ........ where the pigeons were bad ,so were the larvae. And the opposite was true ie where the larvae was bad the pigeons came in later as well. (if that makes sense)
Like you guys i think its important to keep them off early on.
 

DDD

New Member
Thanks for all the replies folks. I too am involved in the CSFB larvae trial. I've never seen larvae in the stems before until this spring, when it was REALLY bad. There was both CSFB and winter stem weevil larvae present. What i did notice was ........ where the pigeons were bad ,so were the larvae. And the opposite was true ie where the larvae was bad the pigeons came in later as well. (if that makes sense)
Like you guys i think its important to keep them off early on.
It seems they come out of the wood in the morning (just as it gets light) then have a feed, then bu**er off for the rest of the day till dusk, then come back in for another feed before bedtime. How i stop this,I dont know??? Where do they go mid-day ??
 

Renaultman

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Darlington
It seems they come out of the wood in the morning (just as it gets light) then have a feed, then bu**er off for the rest of the day till dusk, then come back in for another feed before bedtime. How i stop this,I dont know??? Where do they go mid-day ??
I think mine do the same. 🤔 Pub? Bingo? Seaside? Who knows?
 

e3120

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Northumberland
Anyone know if you can get a 12volt timer for a banger just to put in supply cable
This one turns the gas off for a mechanical one. Wouldn't be too hard to swap gas valve for a switch. A cam hits it. This one is in bits waiting for me to get round to fitting the new clock mechanism.

Probably pricey though, ebay will almost certainly have what you need for pennies, if you get your search phrase correct.
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CORK

Member
It seems they come out of the wood in the morning (just as it gets light) then have a feed, then bu**er off for the rest of the day till dusk, then come back in for another feed before bedtime. How i stop this,I dont know??? Where do they go mid-day ??
Yes, this would be normal for pigeons, they just go to roost and digest their breakfast. I’ve seen them clear off around 12 and start back at about 3pm. A shooting friend had told me about it and I observed this exactly the other day.
 

teslacoils

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
One of the best ways we had was a chap who "flew" pet hawks. Came over, bird flies about, pigeons keep well clear. Failing that, squad of chaps with guns waiting in the wood for them to fly back in.
 

melted welly

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
DD9.
Banger ropes thrown up into their favourite trees during the dawn hours before they arrive seems reasonably effective here. Combine with hanging ropes off scarecrows and the occasional rocket attack. (Also keeps dog walkers on their toes).

plus sporadic attendance from various “really keen” amateur field sports enthusiasts, but only as long as it’s not too windy, wet, sunny, cold, hot, foggy…….etc etc.
 
Banger ropes thrown up into their favourite trees during the dawn hours before they arrive seems reasonably effective here. Combine with hanging ropes off scarecrows and the occasional rocket attack. (Also keeps dog walkers on their toes).

plus sporadic attendance from various “really keen” amateur field sports enthusiasts, but only as long as it’s not too windy, wet, sunny, cold, hot, foggy…….etc etc.
yes theyll only grace you with their prescence if they can bag 200 in a day. id rather they didnt see one.
 

Wilksy

Member
Location
East Riding
yes theyll only grace you with their prescence if they can bag 200 in a day. id rather they didnt see one.
You didn’t see my earlier post saying I sat all day Sunday for seven? I get annoyed cos I’ll do that all winter and the farmer will let some fair weather shooter on the stubbles to ‘bag up’
 
Anyone used one of the Portek Laser torches? Adverts show them moving geese - do they work on pigeons?
Had one, Sent ours back as wasn't any better than £10 lasers off ebay.
The portek one might be better if the laser light could be closed up to a tighter beam. The tightest setting is not enough.
Needed to be very overcast then it would shift rooks and pigeons, but they say it would work in reasonably bright conditions .
Try one from ebay first.
 

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