Raptor CD

To: "Peter Shute" <>, <>, <>
Subject: Raptor CD
From: Bill Stent <>
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 06:23:11 +1100
You could always recommend a plastic Owl. They're quite popular here in Melbourne, although I can only assume people find them aesthetic, as I can see no evidence of their actually working (there's one in our city car park standing guard over a small colony or feral pigeons). I'm not even sure what species it's supposed to be - a horned owl of some sort.

I think the basic idea is that the birds recognise the representation as an owl and keep their distance. Of course the same reasoning would suggest that they recognise statues as humans and stay away. This probably comes under the heading of "never let the facts get in the way of a good theory."


From: "Peter Shute" <>
Sent: Sunday, March 14, 2010 10:34 PM
To: <>; <>
Subject: Raptor CD

CD number 2 in the BOCA set includes the eagles, hawks, etc. Owls are on number 4. They can be purchased separately. I don't know what effect playing them might have on non target birds, that live in the area.

Pest control companies sell devices that regularly play various raptor calls. I assume they're intended to scare away pigeons and starlings, etc. I don't know how well they work - there are still plenty of them in places they aren't wanted.

Peter Shute

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