Swan off from my crops
“It scares the swans away – they were eating my crops,” Ron explained. “It’s been effective. All the birds took flight.”
“Mick Mullarvey (brother-in-law) bought Sheryl (Ron’s wife) one of these swans as a Christmas present three or four years ago. That one no longer exists but three weeks ago I decided to buy one and put at the water’s edge beside the wheat crop,” Ron explained.
Dubbed ‘Ernie’ after Big Bird Ernie, the results of the metre-plus long white protector with a keen eye have been pleasing after the real live swans were having a pinic.
Mulwala farmer Ron Cavanagh has conspicuous looking plastic swan on property in an effort to save his crops.