Mockingbirds Scare Off Berry-Stealing Crows

Mother nature provides effective pesty-crow control in the garden.


| February/March 2012



Mockingbird

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





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