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Gardeneer By Dalen Natural Enemy Scarecrow SOL-R Action Owl
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- Gardener By Dalen Solar Action Owl Natural Scarecrow Device 18in Protects lawns, gardens and marine docks from pests with timed, yet natural, solar-powered movement
- Power is generated by solar cell with secondary power derived from the wind
- No batteries needed ever
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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
Seems to keep the chipmunks at bay. Doesn't seem to bother the other birds which is fine.Published 2 days ago by Cainneach
We put this on our deck to keep the birds from flying over the deck and leaving droppings. It works great!! Read morePublished 2 days ago by Bonita E. Broyles
I bought this to keep ducks and Ravens out our pool. It has worked very well so far. I've also noticed the bird droppings on the deck have gone away too! Read morePublished 3 days ago by John P.
The product soaks well but it doesn't seem to scare my geese away. I was told to try stringing fishing line 3 or 4 inches above the ground at the shoreline instead and that seems... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Scott J. Chisholm
works great-- but you need to move it to different locations once in a while-- birds aren't stupid.Published 8 days ago by Sheila
Worked for the first two weeks and then the birds built nest right under. Sparrows are smart and adaptive so perhaps it works for some other birds.Published 9 days ago by Al101
I bought this owl hoping it would scare off the many birds, rabbits, squirrels, etc. that gather in my garden, but I it has had the opposite effect. Read morePublished 9 days ago by LP
Owls, especially Great Horned or Barred (which this unit is based on) are are prime predators of small rodents like chipmunks. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Glagen