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Bird scarers and bird deterrents are essential to protect many crops from damage by wild birds. However if used thoughtlessly they can seriously annoy and disturb the public.
To avoid causing a nuisance, famers should seek to minimise the impact of auditory scarers on their neighbours by:
- Placing the scarers as far away from nearby homes as practical, aligning them to point away from neighbours and use baffles.
- Avoid using auditory scarers within 200 meters of sensitive buildings before 7am, or before 6am elsewhere when sunrise is earlier. Use another method in the early morning and do not use after 10pm when sunset is later.
The NFU have produced a more detailed information leaflet regarding advice for farmers on bird scarers which can be downloaded from this website.