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The owner of a mango plantation is throwing in the white towel after her farm was overrun by storks. The 20-hectare farm in the central Ang Thong province is now up for sale, and the owner says that the farm can no longer operate thanks to the new residents. The birds came 3 years ago, according to what the owner Kannikar Supradit told Thai PBS. Now the land is home to tens of thousands of Asian openbill storks. She says that they are roosting in almost every mango tree on the property, and as a result are damaging the fruit. […]

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Wonder what the Department of Agriculture would think about contacting the Department of wildlife in getting the birds removed and helping by procuring some netting to be strung up over the top to keep them out.

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The National parks suggested cutting down All her mango trees so they would have nowhere to roost. 

🤔🤔🤔 brilliant, problem solved 🤔🤔🤔 woman now starves as she has no income from mangos. 

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In Victoria, Australia a few years back an orchard had the same type of problem with the birds destroying the fruit and what the owners did was to use an air powered type canon that automatically fired a shot of air which resulted in a loud "bang" which frightened the birds away. Maybe they could use something of the same nature here to frighten these storks away

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1 hour ago, ThailandRyan said:

Wonder what the Department of Agriculture would think about contacting the Department of wildlife in getting the birds removed and helping by procuring some netting to be strung up over the top to keep them out.

I don't know much about growing Mangoes but would netting over the trees create too much shade and therefore stop the fruit from ripening. Maybe a course fish net type netting which is very open mesh would work.

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how about a string of Communist Chinese firecrackers. 

they are very cheap and she could set them off three times a day. 

how about charging admission to a giant selfie location for Thai tourists? would scare the birds also. 

how about a legal shot gun loaded with bird shot and make sure you kill one bird a day in front of a group. Believe me they will leave. I nailed a crow in a large group of noisy crows and they all left and never returned. i felt bad about killing the crow but they were making so much noise at 5 am they had to go. 

destroy their nests and eggs. all creatures hate having their offspring threated. 

how much is she asking for the farm? 

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18 minutes ago, NCC1701A said:

how about a string of Communist Chinese firecrackers. 

they are very cheap and she could set them off three times a day. 

how about charging admission to a giant selfie location for Thai tourists? would scare the birds also. 

how about a legal shot gun loaded with bird shot and make sure you kill one bird a day in front of a group. Believe me they will leave. I nailed a crow in a large group of noisy crows and they all left and never returned. i felt bad about killing the crow but they were making so much noise at 5 am they had to go. 

destroy their nests and eggs. all creatures hate having their offspring threated. 

how much is she asking for the farm? 

unfortunately if you read the whole story these birds are protected so you cannot kill them but the shotgun loaded with blanks could frighten them away. If you destroy the nests then you are not killing any of the birds, but make sure the nests are destroyed with lots of loud noise. What are you thinking of buying it and moving out of Hau Hin? 

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Has to be a sound high pitched she could use or mirrors on the tree or something like that. But in the central belt while driving you can definitely see them flying in the hundreds

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The Victorian concept mentioned above can work, especially if it is random during the day. With the constant disturbance, they can't settle and will move on to somewhere else. Either that or turn the farm into a sightseeing attraction and charge admission? 

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So what are they eating?

 White Storks are highly opportunistic feeders who will consume a wide variety of prey items including insects, frogs, toads, tadpoles, fish, rodents, snakes, lizards, earthworms, mollusks, crustaceans, and, rarely, the chicks or eggs of ground-nesting birds.

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15 minutes ago, Agudbuk said:

So what are they eating?

 White Storks are highly opportunistic feeders who will consume a wide variety of prey items including insects, frogs, toads, tadpoles, fish, rodents, snakes, lizards, earthworms, mollusks, crustaceans, and, rarely, the chicks or eggs of ground-nesting birds.

Maybe these ones are particular to ข้าวเหนียวมะม่วง (mango and sticky rice) 😂

Maybe vegans, but odd they haven't told anyone about it as they usually do 🤣

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36 minutes ago, Agudbuk said:

So what are they eating?

 White Storks are highly opportunistic feeders who will consume a wide variety of prey items including insects, frogs, toads, tadpoles, fish, rodents, snakes, lizards, earthworms, mollusks, crustaceans, and, rarely, the chicks or eggs of ground-nesting birds.

In the full article it says that they are eating the snails in the rice paddies and the rice farmers like them because of that. But what one likes is not always good for another

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3 minutes ago, Russell said:

In the full article it says that they are eating the snails in the rice paddies and the rice farmers like them because of that. But what one likes is not always good for another

There must be a plague of snails to feed so many storks  

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5 minutes ago, Agudbuk said:

There must be a plague of snails to feed so many storks  

Maybe they just have a rest after delivering the excess number of babies born after the lockdown? 🤭

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