Parrots often destroy nut trees and other crops. In these situations these hawks will work provided the Parrots can see the Hawk profile above them from where they are landing. The higher you can install your Hawk the larger the area is that you will protect.
If you watch your Parrots as they come to attack you will see that they always come from one or two directions. Usually they fly from a creek or bushland to a tree near your orchard. From here they swoop down and start feeding. By installing the Hawk at the edge of your crop with the head of the Hawk facing towards the nearby tree you will protect your complete crop.
Usually Parrots attack the edge of your crop first. By protecting the edge of the crop you can protect the entire crop. There are three methods. See installation page for details. In brief with the pipe method you can spike the Hawk on the end of a 6 metre length of 25mm dia pipe (Gal or PVC) and stand the hawk and pipe up on the edge of your nut trees. Alternatively you can use strong fishing line or thin wire to suspend the hawk between tall trees, poles etc. You will obtain excellent results using this method. Remember that for the Hawk to be effective birds must be able to see it above them from where they are landing in the nut trees.
With trees such as the Pecan Nut tree which can grow very high this may not be possible. In this case you can use the Helium Balloon method when the nuts are ready to be harvested. 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. The Hawk is the mortal enemy of parrots so if you can install it correctly it will work brilliantly for you.
From previous customer experience in similar situations we can say that the Hawk Bird Scarer will work for you. If it doesn’t, we offer you a money back guarantee.
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