26 December 1997

Heres a scary programme for the birds

GOOD scaring ability is claimed by Michael Williams Engineering for its updated bird-scarer range incorporating Double Randomiser – an electronic random scaring effect.

Using a 24-hour programmer, the unit can be set to offer a varied scaring action to prevent birds becoming used to a regular noise pattern from the gas gun. The shortest period available is four shots in 30 seconds.

When the automatic mode is selected, the bird-scarer randomly changes the period between shots and the number of shots fired. The scarer can be switched back to manual mode when required.

Light sensitive devices help to ensure daylight working only. Prices start at £288 (01799-524642).