[Tweeters] OT-problem with Flicker

Peggy Mundy peggy_busby at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 9 12:55:36 PDT 2018

Flickers may be protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.  I suggest your friend check with a qualified bird management company, perhaps check WDFW or USFWS websites before taking drastic action.

Peggy MundyBothell 
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On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 11:51 AM, Al n Donna<alndonna at wamail.net> wrote: <!--#yiv2687258230 _filtered #yiv2687258230 {font-family:"Cambria Math";panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4;} _filtered #yiv2687258230 {font-family:Calibri;panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4;}#yiv2687258230 #yiv2687258230 p.yiv2687258230MsoNormal, #yiv2687258230 li.yiv2687258230MsoNormal, #yiv2687258230 div.yiv2687258230MsoNormal {margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri", sans-serif;}#yiv2687258230 .yiv2687258230MsoChpDefault {} _filtered #yiv2687258230 {margin:1.0in 1.0in 1.0in 1.0in;}#yiv2687258230 div.yiv2687258230WordSection1 {}-->
My friend’s house has received severe damage by a Flicker pecking holes in it. When she gets home from work, she goes outside and shoos it away, again later, again later, etc.


So she called a pest exterminator. When he climbed his ladder, the bird attacked him and he fell off the ladder, then took his ladder and sped off. I would think that the bird’s aggression suggest that it has nested in the eaves.


If she borrowed my pain-free rabbit trap and coaxed the bird inside with yummy suet, what could she do with the trapped bird? If she took it 20 miles away and released it, it’d probably be back in a day or two.


I’m an animal lover, but when a dog bites his third victim, he is put down. Maybe extermination should be the Flicker’s fate --???


Most suggestions from Google include putting items near its roost, but who would climb a ladder to get up there?






Al in Tacoma


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