Well, it's official - Bulbuls are smarter than pigeons! Sorry, Carol & Amanda but the snake thing did not work for me with the Bulbuls. They were not more than 30cm away from one of the rubber snakes having a Bulbul Buffet on my few remaing cherry tamaters!!! It might be scaring other birds but the other birds are not feasting themselves on my tamaters. So, I guess I was premature in giving myself points.
I was even changing the postions of the snakes whenever I would walk by so as to fool them. But, who is the fool now! I learned more today - Bulbuls are Pakistani - well at least that's what the Pakistani guys said who were laying down some interlocking at the house today. They had a good laugh about my snakes! I'm glad somebody found some humor over the outcome! :-(