Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
Falcons on the Payroll at California Ranches
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Sept. 27, 2013 5:20 p.m.

Photo: Ronnie B/morguefile.com  For fruit farmers, the sight of birds in the fields doesn't evoke warm fuzzy feelings. Sparrows, starlings, and more can destroy a crop by eating indiscriminately as well as trashing vines and shrubs. Many farmers have explored a variety of techniques for controlling unwanted visitors, incuding firing specialized weapons to scare them, ringing bicycle bells, playing recorded bird alarm calls, and more.  See full article.

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