Hi, life is becoming stressful because of a sparrowhawk.
I found this a week or so ago and have sent away for it, it was only £15 including recorded delivery. I havent had a chance to rig it up yet.
The guy from the website told me to attach a piece of rot proof twine to a tree one end and the house the other about 15 feet above the ground.
This is proving a little difficult at the moment and I have even considered buying a window cleaners pole as I am determined to try and keep this awful bird out. They are causing the reduction in our song birds.
Anyway, since reading the pack today, the manufacturer suggests attaching it to a fence post or similar, so I guess I will try that first before going to the expense of poles etc. They are apparently pretty effective and there is a money back guarantee. I dont know if you are a u.k. or u.s. website but this product is supplied from a company in the u.s. so must be available there as well. Hope this helps.
Thank you for sending this Elaine.
Thank you for caring for our British Birds. Let us know how you get on with it.
This weather is so freezing that any job outside is difficult. I get frozen feeding the birds, brushing the snow away and doing other outside jobs, so I’m sure you will be cold trying to put up this sparrowhawk deterrant.
I must say though that the other day I felt sorry for a sparrowhawk. It was flying low over snow covered fields. I watched it for a while and there was no sign of life aywhere on the white countryside. I bet that is why one has come to your garden.