Mockingbirds Scare Off Berry-Stealing Crows

Mother nature provides effective pesty-crow control in the garden.
February/March 2012
http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/natural-pest-control-zm0z12fmzhun.aspx
Enlist the help of mockingbirds to protect your homegrown fare.


PHOTO: FOTOLIA/STEVE BYLAND

In 2010, crows reaped the best of my ripe blueberries and grapes. I was considering what to do for 2011 when I noticed that a mockingbird had built a nest in a brush pile in the garden that I was planning on burning.

I left the brush pile, and the mockingbird has kept the crows out of the garden ever since.

Stephen Quina
Branford, Florida