Posted: 16/08/2015 at 09:29
Sadly Chris, this kind of behaviour is all too common. The fact that you're standing your ground is seen as a challenge to them. People of all ages don't like that, they don't like change, and the aggression may continue for a while, but keep strong and don't let them grind you down. Creating other nesting and feeding sites is a positive way to proceed. Unfortunately, the apple tree isn't your property, so you may have to 'let that go'. Throwing apples at your home is a different matter though. If you have a community policeman, I'd contact them about the anti social behaviour. Encourage the neighbours to do the same. If you all complain enough, they'll have to address it. There's a serious lack of proper parenting in many areas nowadays. Mine wouldn't have been able to sit down for a week if they'd behaved like that.