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i have been asked buy a realestate agent to get rid of 3 birds that are roosting on the 2nd story of a house he is selling, (the house is empty)
the birds are white homers hence why he called me as i do releases, there were 3 birds and i managed 2 catch one when i found they sometimes roosted on a lower window on the house next door, however since i caught the first 1 they have been very elusive and manly roosting way up high (as seen in the very bad pic i took with my phone, birds are the white dots above the upper right window)
there is heaps of light from the street which makes them quite awake/aware all the time!

i need to get these birds as the agents next resort was pest services whom i know will kill the birds

please help with sugestions on how to catch them
 

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hi treesa the box and stick was my original idea to but the birds dont seem to want to come to the ground at all, most oftin they are away all day and just come back to roost and poop :) i have tried leaving food out but it stayed there along time,

i thought maybe a drop trap on a box/or a bob trap on a cage with their old mate inside with food might work? but still not sure they will come down to the ground!

humm dilemma
 

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I would try that, or block the area where they come to roost, if that is at all posssible.

The birds are indeed aware of what you are up to, since the first trapping and you need to get more time from tthe realestate agent, surely they can oblige??
 

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Set a ladder up during the day, and grab them after dark.
 

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They can't be caught at night because of the street lights.

Your best bet is probably to just keep them from roosting there by blocking off the perches or scaring them away. Maybe then they will roost lower or some place where they are not a nuisance.
 

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I catch them that way, even with street lights,Grim.
 

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This method only works if you can get to the roof but If you could get some pond netting i would say drape it on part of the roof above where they sit at night and attach the bottom at the base of the roof where they sit somehow. Make sure the net is up against the wall of the house then tie 2 pieces of fishing line to the top corners and when they are sitting up there pull it down as fast as you can. It should trap them fairly easily as long as you don't startle them before you can pull it. There is a higher risk of them getting tangle in the net and possibly injured this way, but it does work. You have to try and get them out of the netting as fast as possible.
 

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is there anyway of being able to get into one of the rooms in the house,put the birds in that you caught,in a cage,and maybe when they fly in....catch them run in an close the window fasttttttttt.hmmmm
 

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Instead of using a fishing net use those fish thingy's that have a really long pule, and a net at the end. My dad used to use them to catch pigeons. If you can find one that is long enough you could probably stand on a small ladder and just sweep them then ?
 

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Ask to borrow the keys to the house and leave the windows open where they roost at night. Wait till it gets dark and keep the lights off inside the room then just try to grab them from inside the room. They won't see you coming since there's light outside. Be quick!
 
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