SADIF – Bird Scaring
We were tasked to scare Cape Barron Geese off a Dairy Farmers paddocks. There were roughly 500 in each of his 3 main pivots. The geese were eating his crop and it was estimated to be costing him $120,000 PA. After careful consideration and continues meetings regarding the health and safety of the birds, we were task to scare them away using Drone Technology.
We planned the mission and prepared JSA etc.. We decided that we were going to need some serious Noise to scare the birds away as they are geese, not a bird so to speak. We found a drone from Bask Aerospace in Melbourne Australia that we knew would do the trick. So we ended up taking three drones.
- DJI Inspire
- Bask Aerospace
- DJI Mavic Pro 2
We spent in a total of 5 days at the farmer’s property. On day one we took the drones over the birds each one from smallest to largest. The Geese did not react to the siren or drone in any way. We even used a drone playing eagle sounds over a loudspeaker. we continued for 5 days however we had no luck. The farmer will continue to get left with the huge water bill and crop loss until we can come up with another solution. We worked tirelessly, We didn’t get the outcome we were chasing but it was still great to work alongside Dairy Farmers SA and move their business into the future. Thank you for having us!