Bangalore Broadside Bird Scarers

The latest generation of bird scarers from Michael Williams Engineering

We've been making bird scarers since 1974. The Bangalore Broadside Mk 2 is our latest generation, making crop protection more reliable, easier and more hassle-free than ever.


How easy is it to set up a Bangalore Bird Scarer?

Very easy!

It’s very easy to set up a Bangalore Bird Scarer.

Our Quick Start settings make it easy to get going.

Once you’ve assembled it, just:

  • Connect up the gas
  • Connect up the internal battery
  • Set the date and time
  • Tell it the county you’re in
  • Choose the number of bangs every half hour

And that’s it!

Your Bangalore Bird Scarer will then automatically:

  • Start at sunrise – every day thereafter
  • Stop at sunset – every day thereafter
  • Stay quiet on Sundays and bank holidays

It gets you going quickly, whilst complying with the NFU Guidelines on the use of bird scarers. And without you having to go back to tweak it every week.

But you can change all of this if you want with its flexible programming options.

How far away can a Bangalore scare birds?

It depends on a lot of things, but watch below for an idea

We’re often asked “How far away can a Bangalore Bird Scarer scare birds”?

It depends on a lot of things, such as:

  • The terrain – flat, wide open fields will let the sound from your bird scarer carry further
  • The height of the crops – if they’re just poking their heads up, the won’t muffle your bird scarer as much as high-standing crops later on in the season
  • Things surrounding your bird scarer – buildings behind your bird scarer can reflect its sound back into the field, making it sound louder

Our video above was taken on a farm just outside Cambridge. The owner uses gas-banger bird scarers to protect his crops throughout the year, along with other types of bird scarer.

The pigeons were about 300m (328 yards) away from the Bangalore bird scarer with line-of-sight over a relatively flat field. And it had no trouble scaring the birds away.

Why do you tell a Bangalore what county it's in?

To make things really easy!

When you set up your Bangalore Bird Scarer, you can tell it the county you’re using it in (within the UK and Ireland).


Because once it knows the date, time and where it is, it calculates the time of sunrise and sunset every day. And as the day length changes throughout the growing season, your Bangalore Bird Scarer will automatically start at sunrise and stop at sunset.

Which means you don’t have to keep going back to it throughout the season to tweak its settings. You’ll always get the best bird scaring patterns every day throughout the growing season.

Plus, whichever county you select, your Bangalore Bird Scarer will then know the bank holidays for your country. It’ll then automatically stay quiet on those days when your neighbours are more likely to be around.

Not in the UK or Ireland? No problem! The Bangalore Bird Scarer will let you set your latitude and longitude so you can take advantage of the automatic sunrise and sunset times each day.

Just set and forget – making your life easier.

The Latest Generation of Bangalore Bird Scarers

Our most reliable, easiest-to-use bird scarer ever

The Bangalore Broadside Mk 2 is easy to use, hassle-free and more reliable than ever.

Bangalore Broadside Mk 2

In stock and ready to ship

When you need a bird scarer, you need it right now. Order now and get your fields protected before the cold weather bites.


Spare parts for Bangalore bird scarers

We've been making bird scarers since 1974 and can support all of them today. Whether you need a battery charger for your Bangalore Broadside Mk 2 or a photocell for your original Bangalore Bomber, we can help.

Bangalore Features

What makes the Bangalore Broadside Mk 2 our most advanced bird scarer yet?

We've listened to our customers and have made the Bangalore Broadside Mk 2 easier to use, more reliable and more feature-rich.

  • All Metal Construction
    Built to Last

    The Bangalore Broadside Mk 2's all-metal construction is built to withstand all weathers. With no plastic components to go brittle in the sun and break.

  • Most Advanced Electronics Yet
    Easy to use - best ever reliability

    We've completely redesigned the electronics from scratch. The Bangalore Broadside Mk 2 is now easier than ever to program with our best reliability yet.

  • Best Ever Solar Panel
    Improved charging and weather-resistance

    Our new solar panel is made just for us. With far superior charging efficiency and our best ever weather resistance, it will keep your Bangalore Broadside Mk 2's battery topped up indefinitely.

  • Tamper Resistant
    Deters fiddling and tweaking

    One of our most requested features from our customers was a simple way to deter tampering. Just slip your own padlock through the lid to secure it. Deters tampering with your program or turning the gun off.

  • All the features you love
    Half-hour slots, automatic clock changes, automatic NFU compliance

    The new Bangalore Broadside Mk 2 has many more features that makes protecting your crops easier than ever.
    The Half-Hour slots and Test Fire button are still there.
    Add automatic clock changes at the start and end of British Summer Time, automatic sunrise and sunset compliance to keep you on the right side of the neighbours, early starts, late nights, lie-ins and early bedtimes...
    It's easy to use straight out of the box or offers you the most tailored scaring patterns you want.

  • The Bangalores have always been better at scaring birds away than other gas bangers we've tried.

    Arable Farmer, Cambridgeshire

  • The Test Button is the best thing ever! I can be back in the farmhouse with my feet up instead of waiting around in the cold and wet.

    Fruit Farmer, Lincolnshire

  • We've been using Bangalore Broadsides to protect our crops since 2008. Nothing else comes close.

    Estate Manager, Yorkshire

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