Ravenox Dancing Scarecrow Deterrent for Predatory Birds
Hawks, Owls, Falcons, and other birds of prey are majestic creatures who have served as both a bane and boon for humans throughout the ages. These raptors can snatch moving prey almost effortlessly from both ground and air.
While falconers train different kinds of raptors for beneficial reasons, wild hawks can be a dangerous foe to Purple Martin Landlords. Knowing how to get rid of these predatory birds usually comes down to scaring them away and making your property less attractive to them.
We recommend using several predatory deterrants to protect the Martin Colony.
How the Dancing Scarecrow Works
The dancing scarecrow is bright yellow, six feet tall, is easy to move around yet large enough to scare away owls and other predatory birds. A small air compressor forces air into the plastic tubing and creates motion. The compressor operates on a standard 110 volts of electricity. It is weather-resistant and will operate rain or shine. While there are Purple Martins inhabiting a house or Gourd Rack we recommend running the dancing scarecrow from dusk till dawn.
The Ravenox Dancing Scarecrow runs on 110v of electricity. The color is bright yellow and it stands at 6-feet tall.
Extra Protection: Protect Martins from ground predators as well using the Ravenox Predator Pole Guard and our Vented Caps while the Martins are nesting.
Recommendations: We recommend using the dancing scarecrow in conjunction with other deterrents as well for best results in protecting your Purple Martin colony. Here are some other ideas:
Shiny Things: While some species, such as crows, love to collect shiny objects, hawks and other birds of prey will see a flash of light and think it’s food. Flying into a pie tin is very frustrating, so hawks may eventually look elsewhere for less metallic meals.
Guard Dogs: A large breed dog that gets on well with your Purple Martins can be an excellent deterrent from not only birds of prey, but other predators. Having a large dog that is frequently near the Martins space will ensure that small ground predators will stay away from the area as well. Just make sure not to keep a schedule when letting the dog out if it’s an indoor dog. Letting them out at random will ensure the hawks remain cautious.