The good morning thread

Felonious Crud

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Morning all. Last day at Experian for me. Will be a quiet one.
That'll be a really pants leaving do, Chris. Well, good luck on the outside!

This morning it took me a while to work out what day it might be. Having realised that yesterday was a working day, I knew it couldn't be Sunday or Monday, and I remembered that the day before yesterday hadn't been a working day. Tuesday it is! Happily, there are enough recurring meetings in my diary that the week has some kind of structure, but it's mot much.

In other 'news', the fecking starlings are back and the 617 Squadron of Rooks are in full incontinence mode. I've ordered some Bird Free Fire Gel from Amazon and hope to get it installed in the right locations at the weekend to defer the filthy little bastards. Does anyone have any other good tips for deterring birds? The obvious suggestion to take up arms against our oppressors might not work well on account of being in a village.
 

Ebenezer

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We've got pidgeons with prodigous rear ends taking it in turns to cr4p from the same point on the same tree branch leaving an unholy mess on our path. Wish I still had my slingshot which i bought via an ad from the back of some comic back in the 70s! That would give hem something else to think about!
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Felonious Crud

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We've got pidgeons with prodigous rear ends taking it in turns to cr4p from the same point on the same tree branch leaving an unholy mess on our path. Wish I still had my slingshot which i bought via an ad from the back of some comic back in the 70s! That would give hem something else to think about!
Eb
If that Fire Gel stuff works I shall be ordering more, and setting about deterring them from using a quiet and sheltered corner of the garden as a toilet. I like pigeons, but they are birds of limited manners and respect for where we like to sit to while away lazy late afternoons.
 

GeoffCapes

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That'll be a really pants leaving do, Chris. Well, good luck on the outside!

This morning it took me a while to work out what day it might be. Having realised that yesterday was a working day, I knew it couldn't be Sunday or Monday, and I remembered that the day before yesterday hadn't been a working day. Tuesday it is! Happily, there are enough recurring meetings in my diary that the week has some kind of structure, but it's mot much.

In other 'news', the fecking starlings are back and the 617 Squadron of Rooks are in full incontinence mode. I've ordered some Bird Free Fire Gel from Amazon and hope to get it installed in the right locations at the weekend to defer the filthy little bastards. Does anyone have any other good tips for deterring birds? The obvious suggestion to take up arms against our oppressors might not work well on account of being in a village.
Some of the hotels I work with use a variety of methods, from the usual fake owl/eagle (delete as applicable) to using a device that sends out ultrasonic clicks which birds hate.
The most successful one, is relatively inexpensive as well. Basically is one of those kite type things on a stick. Basically as it's continuously moving (as long as it's windy) means the birds don't land or are distracted by it.

Works on pigeons anyway!
 

Felonious Crud

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Some of the hotels I work with use a variety of methods, from the usual fake owl/eagle (delete as applicable) to using a device that sends out ultrasonic clicks which birds hate.
The most successful one, is relatively inexpensive as well. Basically is one of those kite type things on a stick. Basically as it's continuously moving (as long as it's windy) means the birds don't land or are distracted by it.

Works on pigeons anyway!
Our rooks would probably try to mate with it. Or eat it. Or both, come to think of it.
 

GeoffCapes

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Morning all. WFH today (that joke is getting a bit old...).

Trying to do some work anyway.

As it's fecking freezing here today I think it'll be on Zwift to rather than out in the plague ridden world.
 

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That'll be a really pants leaving do, Chris. Well, good luck on the outside!

This morning it took me a while to work out what day it might be. Having realised that yesterday was a working day, I knew it couldn't be Sunday or Monday, and I remembered that the day before yesterday hadn't been a working day. Tuesday it is! Happily, there are enough recurring meetings in my diary that the week has some kind of structure, but it's mot much.

In other 'news', the fecking starlings are back and the 617 Squadron of Rooks are in full incontinence mode. I've ordered some Bird Free Fire Gel from Amazon and hope to get it installed in the right locations at the weekend to defer the filthy little bastards. Does anyone have any other good tips for deterring birds? The obvious suggestion to take up arms against our oppressors might not work well on account of being in a village.
Buy a Peregrine!...........You won't need to feed it!
 

MrPea

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Hello everyone!
I think I need to make an essential journey today. I guess I should make it very well known to the world with valves open and all that. Then a spot of gardening and maybe a bike ride.
Wine tasting night tonight via zoom.
HapPea Tuesday!
 

Felonious Crud

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Thanks, Mark. I might give one of those ultrasonic boxes a spin, but wouldn't rule out the pigeons trying to **** it or the rooks incorporating it into one of their huge tenement nests. The kite thing definitely looks like the rook equivalent of an inflatable doll. I'm sure they'd try to hit on it.

The gel has just now been delivered. I need to get up to the roof to install it in their nesting and lookout spots. I'll report back.
 

Andyk

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Gday.
One positive thing about today’s situation is that View attachment 67775we all get to spend more time with those we love. Make the most of it!
Watti, that picture has cheered me up....Sunny days, great view, BBQ and as you say time with loved ones. Thank you for that my friend.

Good morning all.....So work is drying up.....The Nisa work that 50 of my drivers were doing has stopped so yesterday 60 colleague have been put on furlough. On April 10th all our sites with be mothballed and any colleague who haven't got work elsewhere will be on furlough including my team and myself. All a bit weird this.
 

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Watti, that picture has cheered me up....Sunny days, great view, BBQ and as you say time with loved ones. Thank you for that my friend.

Good morning all.....So work is drying up.....The Nisa work that 50 of my drivers were doing has stopped so yesterday 60 colleague have been put on furlough. On April 10th all our sites with be mothballed and any colleague who haven't got work elsewhere will be on furlough including my team and myself. All a bit weird this.
Chin up Andy, sunnier times will be headed your way soon.