Twenty Eights

How to prevent ’28 Parrots’ destroying fruit and nut trees and other crops.

In most situations these Hawks will work provided the Twenty Eight Parrots, sometimes known as Port Lincoln Parrot, or Ringneck Parrot, can see the Hawk profile above them from where they are landing. 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.

Usually these Parrots attack the edge of your crop first. By protecting the edge of the crop you can protect the entire crop.

There are two methods. See the installation page for details. In brief with the pole 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 fruit trees or crop. 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.

The higher you Hawk is the larger the area is that you protect. However if you watch you Parrots as they come to attack you will see that they always come from one or two directions.

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.

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