Jackite Bird Kites/Windsock were originally designed by Marguerite Stankus, her first design and best seller is the Osprey. She meticulously labored to make a kite that flies like a bird, emulating a bird in flight.
The Jackite Falcon has a 48 inch wingspan and comes in a 3-inch mailing tube both assembled and unassembled. It is the same die-cut as the Osprey but with different print. It has a flexing fiberglass rod that is installed across the wings which is how the birds flaps it wings. As all other Jackite’s, this bird will beat it's wings, bank on the air and soar to new heights.
One special feature of the Jackite Falcon is that is used to keep small birds and animals away. Many use this bird to keep away seagulls from their docks and boats.
These kites are unreal or should I say REAL. My friend has been using the osprey as a deterrent for seagulls to stay off his boat... and it really works... that's why I want one, because now they are all coming to my boat. Your company should advertise that the birds of prey are excellent deterrents for seagulls, etc. Do you know what boaters go through to keep gulls off their boats? They spend a lot of time and money. Your kite works! -Ed V.
On 6-11-04 I ordered 2 of your Osprey Kites and a 31 ft Fiberglass pole. It works, the Osprey does fly like a real hawk. We have 6 acres of Highbush Blueberries divided into 3 fields and I needed something for bird control. The Osprey has only been up for two weeks. I only fly it every other day, and I move it around so the real birds don't become accustomed to it in the one place. For now, when the Osprey is up and on duty, the Sparrows and Black Birds dine elsewhere. The Osprey works better than Owls and Ballons and doesn't break and string all over the field like what over the row tape will. So far it is the best bird deterant other than a bus load of kids. The Jackite Osprey flies
sometimes when the flags wll not wave in the wind. -- Sam Blackstone Circle B Farms