Critical missing info from what I've read above? What time of day was the red laser used? I don't know about you, but, I need to see the red dot in order to aim the red dot. That said, I've tried aiming the cheapo red laser at about where I think they can see it and, depending on the bird, they kinda' shrug it off, or pause as if wondering "wtf is that?" But do they scoot? Not really. So, color me skeptical.
Might want to check the date of the last post on this thread... It's nearly 7 years old.