I've heard them early morning by us as well the last couple of days. Don't know if it's the local farmers fields , or the noise travelling with the wind direction . But sounded like a war zone at one point yesterday ! No wonder he's scared.
Well, they're doing target practice at the MOD base as well it seems.
But the bird scarers are louder than usual. Normally they're just a bassy thud sound in the distance, but they're more like a firework going off at the moment.
The farming unions have been advising members about following the rules or face a ban. I can understand they need to protect their crops, but it sounds to me like they're not following the rules. They're not supposed to put them within 200 metres of houses and that's definitely not being followed as the fields between Stockton Lane, Bluebell Hollow are right next to the fields.
At the moment I've had to resort to walking over the chase. I was making huge progress with Alvin too, but we're back to square one. With people panic buying fuel I couldn't fill up yesterday.