Category : Scarecrow Devices
Category : Predator Repellents, Predator Deterrents
Solar Action Rotating-Head Owl Scarecrow
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- SKU: DALENSR0H4
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Natural Enemy Scarecrow!
Handpainted Great Horned Owl - Looks so real and lifelike!
The safe and humane way to protect gardens.
The Solar Action Owl
is activated by a solar-powered panel that delivers timed, but natural, head movement. When fully charged, the Solar Action owl's head is triggered to smoothly rotate on an average of every 2 minutes-mimicking an owl's movement in nature. Even without light, the rotating head is also activated by gentle breezes to maintain consistent, life-like action. Due to its unique design it doesn't require ANY batteries, which means no maintenance after set up and placement and no added costs after purchase!
Use to keep your Feathered Friends out of undesired areas such as gardens, decks, balconies, car ports, boat docks, rafters, barns, open porches, patios and stoops; provides maximum garden protection. Imposing presence. Handpainted.
A natural enemy to most birds, the Solar Action Great Horned Owl with rotating head provides maximum realism.
7.75"L x 6.75"W x 18"H
How to use the Rotating-Head Owl
For gardens, berry bushes, and grapevines:
*Mount Owl on top of a tall pole and drive pole firmly into the ground (Owl must be positioned vertically for head to move properly).
*Move Owl every few days.
For rooftops and ledges:
*Secure Owl by tying in place or weight heavily.
*Owl can be filled with sand or gravel for more stability (use enclosed stopper).
NOTES: It is important to move the Owl every few days and to place it in a prominent spot to be most effective.
For Best Results: Owl must be positioned vertically for head to move properly.
*Place Owl BEFORE fruit ripens and feeding habits develop.
*Place Owl in a prominent place so birds can see it.
*For added effectiveness, move Owl around garden every few days.
*Use ONLY when pests are being destructive, remove at other times.
*Store indoors when season is over to prevent pests from getting used to it.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the molded Great Horned Owl scare birds? Does it work on other animals?
The owl is a feared predator and the lifelike owl with the very realistic eyes is effective in frightening birds. This product will also be effective against small rodents that are also preyed upon by the Great Horned Owl. The key to continuing effectiveness is to keep moving the owl around the yard or garden so birds don't get used to it (they will become unafraid if they notice that it never moves). Dalen also sells a Rotating-Head Owl with even greater effectiveness in scaring birds. The moving head provides maximum realism and startles birds. However, it still needs to be moved around for continued effectiveness, but not as often.
Does it work on all birds?
It frightens almost all birds. However, it actually attracts crows since the owl and the crows are mortal enemies. Most other birds are deterred by its presence in an area.
How large an area does it cover?
The owls are effective in a 50-foot radius or more if placed in a highly visible position.
How and where do you mount it?
Mount the Great Horned Owl as high as possible so birds can see it from great distances. Use a post, dowel or piece of wood or bamboo that fits into the hole in the bottom of the owl (remove plug). It can also be weighed down by filling it with gravel, dirt, sand, or pebbles so that it can be placed on the top of a post or wall. One of the best ways to use the owl is by hanging it (see next question).
Where is the hanger for it?
At the top of the head of the owl there is an indentation with a horizontal bar. Use a sharp object (ice pick or small pointed screwdriver) to make a hole and thread a wire, monofilament fishing line, or string through it. Hang it in an open area where it can be seen. The swinging and rotating motion will give it effectiveness over a longer period of time, although it is still best to move it around occasionally. NOTE: The Rotating-Head Owl cannot be hung by its head. See question on Rotating-Head Owl.
How do you weight down the Great Horned Owl? Can you fill it with water?
Remove the plug found on the bottom of the owl. Fill the base with gravel, sand, or pebbles (enough for the owl to become stable). Do NOT use water or other liquids. Replace the plug.
How do you weight down the Rotating-Head Owl?
Remove the plug found on the bottom of the owl. Fill the base with gravel, sand, soil, or pebbles (enough for the owl to become stable). Do not use water or other liquids. Replace the plug.