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 including Starlings attacking fruit trees, grapes and other crops. In most situations these hawks will work provided the Starlings can see the Hawk profile above them from where they are landing.
During summer and autumn, Starlings flock into large groups sometimes numbering thousands. They roost on power lines or trees and then descend onto a crop on mass. They will feed on a front like a plague of locusts, devouring what ever food is in front of them. Usually Starlings attack the edge of your crop first. By protecting the edge of the crop you can protect the entire crop.
Starlings are relatively easy birds to scare, except when they are nesting. Like most nesting birds they will do anything to return to the nest site. Even if you remove the nest and put barriers up they will find another way in and commence building again. If you install a Hawk Bird Scarer before the nesting season commences they will find another site away from the Hawk. Birds select the nest site because it feels safe. Make it unsafe and they will move on. The same is true for feeding or roosting Starlings. Make them feel threatened by the presence of a predator bird and they will move on to the next crop, roosting place or area away from the Hawk.
All you need to do is to install the Hawks high above the areas where the birds are doing the damage or at the edge of your crop. There are different methods to install the hawk depending on your situation. The “Pipe Method ” or alternatively the suspension method where you use strong fishing line or thin wire to suspend the hawk between tall trees, poles etc work well. You will obtain excellent results using this method. 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. 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 you a money back guarantee. You have everything to gain by ordering now.
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