Our kite is a very realistic copy of an osprey. Virtually all bird species have an instinctive fear of raptors (bird of prey) and usually will avoid flying in the vicinity of one.
The Bird Gard Kite has it's own telescoping 20' (6m) pole, with a swivel attachment and a 7 foot string which then attaches to the osprey's "nose". The kite "flies" around the pole, hovering, flapping it's wings, diving and weaving in the breeze. It is very life-like as the above photos demonstrate.
The kite is weatherproof and rated for winds up to 40 kph. It has been successfully used to repel sparrows, seagulls, pigeons, peewees, starlings, cockatoos, corellas and finches.