Protect your stone & pome-fruits, nuts, berries and broad acre crops on calm or windy days. This full size replica of a hovering hawk is made of tough weatherproof plastic. No power, wind or poison required.
The Hawk Bird Scarer looks so real it scares all birds including cockatoos, crows, galahs, corellas, starlings, jays, parrots, bulbuls, mynahs & silver eyes (not quite as effective with sparrows). Stops pigeons, swallows and seagulls roosting on boats, sheds, verandas and roofs. Scares ducks off dams and swimming pools.
- Attach strong fishing line to wings and head of Hawk Bird Scarer
- Attach weight to end of each line.
- Throw the weighted ends over the highest branch of trees surrounding the property.
- Tighten the lines to position the Hawk Bird Scarer over the area to be protected.
- Before hoisting, attach retrieving line to the bird so that you can pull it down when no longer required.
NOTE: It is important that the Hawk Bird Scarer is positioned as high as possible and as near as possible to horizontal.
Alternative method where no trees are available. Erect four tall poles around the area, well spaced out. The higher the poles the more effective the result. Several Hawk Bird Scarers may be suspended between the poles as described in Method 1..
You may find it impractical to suspend a Hawk Bird Scarer on strong fishing line. If so, screw the hawk on a pipe and erect around the area to be protected or above the roosting area. Drill out the round "plug" found in the middle of the reinforcing rib of the Hawk Bird Scarer to the size of the screw. Screw the hawk to a piece of wooden dowel inserted in the end of a 6 metre length of 25mm dia pipe Gal or PVC, and lash to a fence post or a star picket around the edge of your crop. Usually one Hawk and pole every 100 metres on the side or sides of the crop where the birds are attacking is sufficient. The problem birds usually swoop in from a nearby tree.
There is one other system of suspending a Hawk Bird Scarer, which you may like to consider. This is where a large Helium Balloon is used to lift the hawk high above the ground, just like a real soaring Hawk. This balloon is big with a diameter of more than a metre. We have have approval from CASA, the civil aviation authority to use a Helium balloon under which you can suspend a hawk. The balloon can be tethered 50 metres in the air and it will protect 4 to 8 hectares (10 to 20 acres) of dams. This method is very effective but requires light winds. This new Helium Balloon is expensive but comes fully rigged with every thing except the balloon gas which is available form your local BOC agent. Just look in the yellow pages under "Gas Industrial or Medical". However the new balloons last for a long while and only need a top up with balloon gas every week.
1. How many Hawk Bird Scarers do I need?
There is no exact formula for the number of Hawk Bird Scarers required. Every property, crop, type of bird, feeding habit, climate etc all combine to produce a different set of conditions. Where one Hawk Bird Scarer would be suitable for the domestic back garden or pleasure craft, more would be needed for a large commercial crop. In ideal conditions and when suspended from high trees, two Hawk Bird Scarers have effectively kept 2ha free of any major bird damage. More Hawk Bird Scarers are required if conditions are not ideal.
2. What is "The Hawk Bird Scarer"?
"The Hawk Bird Scarer" is a full size imitation hawk. It is moulded from tough weather-proof plastic with imitation feathered wing tips that flap when the bird is suspended. Movement of the bird and wing tips is very realistic, resembling a hawk hovering over its prey You will be interested to know that this simple device was originally invented to scare seagulls and cormorants (shags) off boats, yachts and wharves. Being so successful, it was quickly applied to many other situations.
3. Why does it work when other devices fail?
The fear of the hawk is inborn into all birds. Day old chicks straight from the egg (with only the inherent fear instinct) have died of fright at the sight of the hawk shape.
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I purchased a Hawk Bird Scarer from you several years ago with great success on my half acre of fruitRay, Eaglehawk, Vic.
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