Council urges restraint and consideration in the use of crow bangers

first_img Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter By admin – October 21, 2016 WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Donegal County Council is advising farmers & growers who are experiencing problems with birds, that the use of crow bangers should be considered only as a last resort.The bangers have been tradiontally used to scare of birds affecting crops or grain storage areas but have been known to cause annoyance to those living close by.The Council says that physical barriers should be used to stop birds getting into grain stores or feeding areas in the first instance.The authority says that farmers could also consider using an electronic bird scarer, which use a combination of distress calls, danger calls and harassment sounds with the sounds of predator birds to create a hostile environment and cause the birds to relocate to a safer location.If a traditional banger is the only viable option the council says the disturbance of bangers on nearby hospitals, homes or schools should be minimised.Farmers should avoid using bangers within at least 200m (220 yards) of sensitive buildings before 8.00am, or before sunrise and do not use after 6.00pm, or after sunset – to take account of the prevailing wind when siting bangers – and to use reflective metal baffles or absorbent straw bales to concentrate the sound onto your field and away from neighbours wherever nuisance could be caused. Council urges restraint and consideration in the use of crow bangerscenter_img Google+ Pinterest Previous articleMcLaughlin stars for Republic as Elite Round passage in securedNext articleCope says government must reinstate Minor Works grant for schools admin Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApplast_img read more