Bird Scarers

Bird scarers are used by farmers to protect crops from damage by wild birds.

However if used thoughtlessly they can seriously annoy and disturb neighbours.

To avoid causing a nuisance, you should seek to minimise the impact of bird scarers on your neighbours and there are steps you can take to do this:
  • Locate the scarers as far away as practicable from nearby homes and use baffles to concentrate sound away from them.
  • Do not use them before 6.00am.
  • Before 7.00am do not use them within 200m (220 yards) of sensitive buildings.
  • Do not use them after 10.00pm.
  • Never use audible scarer before sunrise and after sunset.
  • Avoid using them on Sundays.
  • Do not fire them more than four times in any hour.
  • Avoid positioning auditory scarers adjacent to rights of way and especially bridleways.
If a farmer is considering using a bird scarer we would advise they follow the good practice guidance as outlined in the National Farmers Union website and also the bird scarers code of practice leaflet.

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Last modified: 15/07/2010 11:48:02


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