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Gardeneer By Dalen Natural Enemy Scarecrow SOL-R Action Owl
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- Realistic head movements powered by solar energy or wind
- No batteries needed - ever!
- Life-like, hand-painted owl repels pesky birds and varmints while adding charm to any garden
- Made with recycled materials
- Safe and humane
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Technically, Owl does everything it is described to do. It looks real. It looks mean. The solar-powered head turns, as long as the sun can hit the solar panel. We moved it around the pool, as suggested. The ducks weren't fooled. They kept coming, sometimes flying near or landing right next to Owl. I'm pretty sure by now they have Friended Owl on Facebook.
We resorted to other measures . . . and we appear to have gotten rid of the ducks . . . first by spraying them with the hose whenever they arrived (they always announce their arrival with their quacks), sometimes by throwing tennis balls at them (never hitting them, because our aim isn't that good, but good enough to scare them) and then by hanging / stringing obstacles over the pool to make it uninviting to land / swim in. Haven't seen them in about a week. Owl has filed a grievance for loss of companionship.
The good news about Owl is that a stray cat ventured into our back yard the other day, stopped dead in his tracks when he saw Owl, then slowly backed away and exited the yard via the same path he had entered. Wish I had a video of that. I don't think they are Friends on Facebook yet.
Bought a stationary hawk statue which helped but still some stragglers would still do their deed.
Came upon this owl that moves its head around in the sun ever 2 minutes and seems to have scared away the rest of the birds. Even surprises visitors who aren't prepared to have the head moving around.
Had problem with inital delivery but once spoke with company they sent out another one right away.
Seems to do what I hoped it would.
Note in the image how realistic the eyes are. They did an excellent job with the motion of the head and the realism of the eyes. The coloring is good, and the base can be mounted to a post for easy moving. I used a dead tree branch (see the image).
Dont put the owl on the ground. That doesnt work. The owl needs to be up high, at least 5 feet off the ground to convince the woodpeckers it is hunting.
The owl is very realistic-looking, the eyes are very "intense", the head perfectly balanced, and the solar cell worked great. His head would make a loud "click" sound every 4 mins. or so, and gently spin around slowly. It worked from about 7AM sun until about 7PM every day. Very happy with product.
TIP: You may have to get creative to find a way to mount it. I simply went to Home Depot and bought a length of 1 1/4" PVC pipe and hacksawed it down to about 6' long. Drove this into the ground until sturdy, and the hole in the base of the owl fits perfectly onto the pipe. It rests there atop the pipe perfectly balanced & does it's job!
Update, 05/12/2011: the squirrels are gone. It's almost errie. At this time of year, the baby squirrels are usually out in force. I haven't seen one in several weeks. Normally there are at least a few at running around, playing and observing during daylight hours. After placing this owl on a fence and a wind powered owl on a pole, the squirrels are completely gone. The downside is that the birds are too. Only the Mockingbirds and Cardinals are present in their usual numbers. I can't quite bring myself to believe that this owl is responsible but I have no other explanation. The next test will be later in the season when the pecans start to grow but for the time being, I have to say this is a very effective squirrel deterrent.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This worked for a while but the squirrels finally got use to it and it slowly fell apart. I wanted to feed the birds and thought I could scare the squirrels away. Read morePublished 8 hours ago by coconutcreamcare
Poorly manufactured such that the product arrives already broken. The heavy capacitor located in the owl's head is mounted with an adhesive that quickly dries, looses adhesion and... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Cook & Collector
Owlister has become a part of the family as he protects our precious tomatoes from the neighboring "squirrel friends". Read morePublished 4 days ago by Gavin Mahan
Ordered this and the first one came as in a huge box and was not wrapped/protected at all. The box looked like it had been kicked across the warehouse. The bird did not move. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Glenn S
I bought 2 of them, hoping it would be the solution for the pigeons I have on my balcony. None of the both Owls I bought will move the head as instructed on the videos, they look... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
This scared the woodpeckers away that were not only damaging our siding but driving us crazy with the noise!Published 15 days ago by Bonnie Wilkes