Environment and animals

Bird scarers causing noise

If you use a bird scarer or bird deterrent it is your responsibility to ensure you do not cause a noise nuisance. For further information please see the NFU code of practice on bird deterrents and bird scarers. If you do cause a nuisance we may take action against you.

Preventing bird scarer noise nuisance

For considerate bird scarer or bird deterrent use we recommend that you:

  • place the device far away from neighbouring residential properties
  • point the device in the opposite direction to residential properties
  • avoid the device being within 200m of sensitive buildings before 7.00am
  • take note of the prevailing wind when siting the device
  • use sound reflective or absorbent baffles (straw bales) to concentrate the sound onto the field
  • try not to use bird scarers or bird deterrents on Sunday

Public Protection Unit

Eco Depot, Hazel Court, York, YO10 3DS

Telephone: 01904 551525

Noise Patrol

Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm Friday and Saturday: 9.00pm to 3.00am (answerphone outside these hours)

Telephone: 01904 551555