So I have had a million blackbirds in the yard this year, I asked others how to get rid of them and all I got was shoot them. Well I am a terrible shot and a little tiny moving bird haha gophers much easier, lol. So I just been tearing out all the nests I can see and irritating them as much as I can. I found about 6 nests and they all are gone. But I missed one and it had baby birds in it and I was a wimp I left it. Ugg but they seemed so helpless so I took their picture and them mowed the lawn underneath them and kept the parents aways for a long time, and maybe they will think twice about a nest there next time.