We have fed birds for years. When we moved to our current address a couple of years ago we set up our bird feeders and have a variety of birds visit including great tit, blue tit, chaffinch, starlings, black birds and last week were lucky enough to have a brief visit from a bull finch for the first time ever.
We also get wood pigeons which is to our neighbours dismay and since we moved in they have accumulated 4 life size owl deterrents as well as other scarers including reflecting tape and owls. My question is, they have recently erected a new owl on the fence between ours and their property, however the owl faces directly into our garden, not theirs. My personal opinion is that this really unneighbourly, where do I stand with this please ?
Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can
I think Bassi has a good idea, open the door for friendly conversation and as also said, birds often do become wise to ornate objects.
A neighbour once bought a lieflike heron ornament and placed it at the side of his very nice garden pond. It stayed there for a couple of years, until he saw a heron dip its head in the pond and take a koi carp!
So they might get wise to the fixture, but talking is often a good option, let them share their concerns, and hopefully between you, a satisfactory solution can be found.
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