This is a particularly difficult situation and it very much depends on the type of birds that are doing the damage….
- If the birds are wading birds such as Egrets, Herons, Storks or Ibis then the Hawk bird scare is unlikely to work. This is because these birds are not usually attacked by Hawks and thus do not see the Hawk as a threat.
- If the birds are Ducks, Cormorants, Shags, Teals or Kookaburras then the Hawk bird scarer will work for you provided the birds can see the Hawk profile above them from where they are landing.
All you need to do is to install the Hawk high above the pool area where the birds are doing the damage. There is various methods to install these hawks. 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 pond.
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 Hawk is unique because it is a full size imitation hawk made of durable weatherproof plastic. As these birds instinctively fear the Hawk they are also scared to come within sight of the profile of this replica of a hovering Hawk. The higher your Hawk is the larger the area is that you protect.
However if you watch your birds 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 pond. From here they swoop down and start feeding. By installing the Hawk between your pond and that nearby tree you will protect your fish.
From previous customer experience in similar situations we can say that a Hawk Bird Scarer will work for you for the above selected birds. If it doesn’t, we offer you a money back guarantee.