NZ1017 : Gas-powered pony scarer

taken 8 years ago, near to Little Newsham, County Durham, Great Britain

Gas-powered pony scarer
Gas-powered pony scarer
The photograph was taken standing on a public bridleway, so the wisdom of placing a device which intermittently emits a sound like a shotgun being fired quite this close seems rather dubious. Fortunately it went off whilst I was a hundred metres to the north, and I reckoned (correctly, as it turned out) that it would not go off again until I had had time to walk past, otherwise I would have been unhappy passing it this closely myself, let alone on horseback. Within the strip of woodland in the background (not shown even on quite recent map, despite the sitka spruce and larch looking to be at least thirty years old) is a pond (also not on the map) of the type used to attract wildfowl. Presumably that pond was created to attract one type of bird at a different time of year from the one at which this gas-powered bird-scarer is intended to deter others.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Andy Waddington and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
NZ1017, 4 images   (more nearby )
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 27 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 27 January, 2010
Wildlife deterrent   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1024 1719 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:32.9916N 1:50.5924W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1025 1718
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map

Image classification(about): Geograph (Second Visitor for NZ1017)
This page has been viewed about 42 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
W Go E
You are not logged in login | register