In a new (07 July 2015) US patent, inventor Lucy D. Thomas of Fontana, California, describes ‘Solar Powered Owl Systems‘.
It features not only yellow LED eyes, and a 360 degree rotatable head, but also has ultrasonic screech capabilities.
Note: Patent documents are sometimes inclined towards using quite long sentences.
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“A pest deterrent system comprising: a deterrent assembly including; a housing having; a head portion including; at least two eyes; at least two ears; and a beak; a body portion; a left wing; a right wing; a left foot; and a right foot; at least one motion sensor; at least one speaker; a plurality of illuminators; a powerer; electrical wiring; at least one power storer; an adjustable mounting plate; a plurality of fasteners; an elevated stand assembly having; a crossbar; an elevating-rod; at least one mounting lug; and a through-pin; wherein said deterrent assembly comprises in combination said housing, said at least one motion sensor, said at least one speaker, said plurality of illuminators, said powerer, said electrical wiring, said at least one power storer, said adjustable mounting plate, said elevated stand assembly; wherein said housing in combination comprises said head portion, said body portion, said left wing, said right wing, said left foot, and said right foot; wherein said housing resembles a bird of prey; wherein said bird of prey comprises an owl; wherein said head portion of said housing comprises said at least two eyes, said at least two ears, and said beak resembling said bird of prey such that pests are visually deterred; wherein said head portion of said housing further comprises a top surface, a front face, a back surface, a front surface, a left side and a right side; wherein said at least two eyes, and said beak are located on said front face; wherein said at least two ears comprise a left ear and a right ear, said left ear adjacent said left side and said right ear adjacent said right side; wherein said at least two eyes are illuminatable via said plurality of illuminators; wherein said plurality of illuminators comprise LEDs; wherein said LEDS are yellow; wherein said at least one motion sensor is useful to send a signal to activate said plurality of illuminators and said at least one speaker when motion from said pests is sensed, said at least one speaker able to emit an audible sound; wherein said audible sound comprises a frequency of less than 20,000 Hz wherein a human is able to hear said audible sound emitted from said at least one speaker; wherein said audible sound comprises hoot noises emitted via said speaker; wherein said at least one motion sensor is located on said front surface of said head portion; wherein said head portion is able to rotate about 360 degrees; wherein a rotation is toward a direction from which motion was sensed; wherein said powerer provides power for operating said deterrent assembly; wherein said at least one power storer stores said power for operating said deterrent assembly; wherein said powerer is mounted on said top surface of said head portion; wherein said powerer comprises at least one solar panel; wherein said at least one power storer comprises rechargeable batteries; wherein said electrical wiring allows said at least one power storer to be in electrical communication with said powerer; wherein said adjustable mounting plate allows said deterrent assembly to be mounted to a planar surface; wherein said planar surface comprises a horizontal surface; wherein said fasteners are used for removably affixing said adjustable mounting plate to said planar surface; wherein said elevated stand assembly comprises in combination said crossbar, said elevating-rod, said at least one mounting lug; and said through-pin; wherein said elevating-rod further comprises a swivel; wherein said swivel comprises a ball and socket; wherein said left foot and said right foot sit on said crossbar; wherein said elevated stand assembly sits above a top surface of said adjustable mounting plate; wherein said at least one mounting lug comprises a through-aperture allowing said through-pin to pass through said elevating-rod, said elevating-rod attached to said crossbar, said crossbar holding said deterrent assembly is an elevated position relative to said adjustable mounting plate; wherein said deterrent assembly is able to be pivoted in relation to said adjustable mounting plate via said elevating-rod, said through-pin able to rotate within said mounting lug(s); and wherein said deterrent assembly of said pest deterrent system is useful to emit said audible sounds via said at least one speaker, and illumination via said illuminators and appear as said bird of prey such that said pests are visually and sound deterred from remaining within a vicinity of a location of said deterrent assembly, said deterrent assembly adjustable, and operated via natural ambient sources.“
Also see: Another rotatable-head artificial-bird (new patent) : Enhanced water fowl decoy