Posted: 04/08/2015 at 14:32
I live close to woodland, and often crows come over here and perch on the house roofs, cawing away and keeping an eye open for any tasty morsels to swoop down on. I have a medium sized apple tree. Last year it flowered very poorly, and only six apples reached maturity. But when they were almost ready for picking, down swooped the crows and pecked great chunks out of two of them. So I then hung four or five CDs from the branches. Did that deter them? Not a bit. They had soon rendered the final four inedible by me.
This year the tree has loads of apples on it and I need as many suggestions as possible from you lovely people as to how I might discourage the crows and ensure that I can harvest and taste the fruit.