Thankyou for your enquiry concerning the Hawk Bird Scarer and whether it will scare Nesting Birds.
Nesting birds are impossible to scare. Even if you remove the nests they will just come back and start building again. The “mothering instinct” is so strong.
You will be interested to know that this simple device was originally invented to scare seagulls and cormorants (shags) off boats, yachts and wharves. So successful, it was quickly tried in many other situations.
In most situations Hawks will only work if they are installed prior to the nesting season. If the birds can see the Hawk profile above them from where they are roosting or entering looking for a nest site they will move to another site.
The presence of a Hawk makes them feel unsafe and they will not nest in such a site. The Corporation of Launceston has used the Hawks to scare birds from a Mall area. They suspended the Hawks from between tall buildings over the Mall. And Melbourne City Tram Depot has used the Hawks to stop Pigeons roosting and nesting inside their tram sheds, whilst many banks throughout Australia have used Hawks to stop birds roosting and nesting on the rooves of the bank buildings. So you should be able to prevent your birds from selecting a nest site before next season.
By installing hawks before birds start to nest you will in fact force the birds to select another site. All you need to do is, install the Hawks high above the birds or prevent entry to the proposed nesting site or roosting area.
The Hawk is unique because it is a full size imitation hawk made of durable weatherproof plastic. As birds instinctively fear the Hawk they are also scared to come within sight of the profile of this replica of a hovering Hawk. Birds nest and roost on a building out of habit. It is the same birds that nest or roost year after year on your buildings. Break their habit and you will solve your problem.
You may be able to eliminate the birds and stop further reinfestation by installing the Hawks. From previous customer experience in similar situations we can say that a Hawk Bird Scarer will work for you. If it doesn’t, we offer a money-back guarantee which means that you can only win by trying one, don’t you agree?.