Plastic Hawks can be a viable part of an effective do-it-yourself-bird-control plan. Inexpensive and relatively easy to use, this plastic hawk is weather-proof, easy to secure to most surfaces and visible from a good distance.
John’s Tip: I recommend adding a little movement to keep the pest birds off balance. You can do that by loosely adhering a few feathers to the side or a small piece of cloth on the top of the head. In addition, glue, tack or otherwise adhere a small piece of cloth under the hawk, sticking out a couple of inches all around the base. Make sure you cut little slits into the edges of the cloth so the wind moves the cloth easily. Re-positioning the hawk every couple of days at first will also help keep pigeons and woodpeckers from getting used to it before changing their behavior and moving on. As always – Happy Hunting!