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Peregrine Falcon Kite
The predatory Peregrine Falcon is the same kite as the Osprey, but with a different print. Wingspan is 44". All of our bird kites are made of tough, weather-resistant Tyvek. While the Tyvek itself is nearly indestructible, we recommend taking your kite down when sustained winds exceed 25 mph, as excessive wind (especially when combined with rain) will weaken the seams and eventually cause one to fail. All of our predator kites (the Falcon, the Osprey, and the Bald Eagle) work great at frightening away lesser birds. Geese in particular give the eagle a wide berth.
These bird kites look amazing with their wings flapping in the breeze. If you have a high speed Internet connection, check out the manufacturer's video. (It's a very big movie; give it plenty of time to load). From a distance, these kites look just like real birds.
Assembled or Unassembled?
We no longer stock Unassembled bird kites, but we might be able to special order some for you if you need to save some money on a large order. Use our Contact form to ask for details.
Assembled does not mean "ready-to-fly." Assembled bird kites require 3-step preparation using no tools or glue, and are ready to fly in minutes. You don't need to add glue to Assembled bird kites, but the option is still there if you would like to have some for minor repairs.
All kites ship "knocked down" in a 42" mailing tube.
Non-US customers please note: At checkout, our software will offer you a First Class International Package rate based on this product's weight. However, bird kite tubes exceed the maximum allowable length for that rate. Please do not choose First Class International, as we cannot ship your kite outside of the US at that rate. We will have to either cancel your order or collect the additional cost for Priority Mail International. We regret that the USPS rate lookup doesn't consider the product dimensions.
About the Add-Ons
Poles: Jackite constantly sells out and replenishes specific poles. We try to keep our list up to date, but they don't always have all of the colors and sizes shown in our dropdown options. If the pole that you choose is unavailable, we will substitute the closest size and color that they have.
Most of our poles are thick-tip poles for maximum durability. We also offer some flex-tip poles with a thin tip for maximum flexibility. All of the flex-tips are platinum colored. A kite on a flex-tip pole can move more with the wind, making it seem more active. It will require more air space to move around in
The 16' (4.87 m) or 17' (5.18 m) poles are recommended for standard-sized kites, although some customers prefer the 20' (6.09 m) length. And those who believe that higher is always better can go with the 28' (8.53 m) pole. The fiberglass poles telescope like an antenna from a collapsed length of just 46" (1.17 m). Extend the sections and twist to lock (to make your pole shorter, just don't extend all of the sections). These differ from telescoping fishing rods by having a reinforced butt end to prevent splitting, thicker walls for less breakage, and a thicker tip.
We only sell poles as add-ons with kite purchases, not as a standalone product. Adding a pole to your order increases the shipping charge. Orders that include poles require special packaging and will ship factory-direct rather than from Curio City's warehouse, so it might take us an extra day or two to fulfill your order. They usually ship these orders via UPS Ground regardless of the shipping method that you choose at checkout. Jackite guarantees all poles for 90 days and sells replacement sections for a modest fee plus shipping if your pole breaks after that.
Ground Stake: This 22" (55.9 cm) length of PVC pipe with an angle cut on one end is the most popular way to set your kite pole. Push it into soft dirt or sand and insert your pole in the open end to hold it vertically. Adding a stake to your order increases the shipping charge. You can easily make one yourself, or buy ours to save yourself the hassle. Recommended for use with 13', 16', and 20' poles.
Flat Deck Mount: Attach this to any flat vertical surface, such as the side of a deck or fence post. Can also be installed on the bumper of an RV, truck, or car. It is not for horizontal surfaces like a deck floor. For 16' and 20' poles, it's made of metal and painted white. Can be repainted.
Side Deck Mount: Like the Flat Deck Mount but designed for corners.
Glue: You only need glue for Unassembled bird kites, but you might want a tube for making minor repairs. If you tick the box above, we will slip a vial of waterproof white glue into your kite's shipping tube. The vial contains ample glue for one kite. ("Waterproof" means that your kite can withstand periodic rain storms, but any glue will eventually start to dissolve if subjected to frequent, repeated soakings.)
Line Rig: You don't need a Line Rig to fly your kite, but it's the quickest and easiest way to attach one like a windsock to a fixed pole. The Line Rig can be used with any bird kite, although it was specifically designed for use with Osprey, Loon, Happy Gull, Dove, Eagle, or Goose bird kites. You get 7' (2.13 m) of strong, lightweight line with large swivels on each end. Snap one end onto your bird kite, snap the other end to the top of your pole, and you're ready to fly with minimal wrapping. Recommended for poles at least 13' (4 m) high. Adding a line rig to a kite purchase will not increase your shipping charge.
Windsock Arm: The Windsock Arm eliminates line wrapping around your pole, which can be a problem in areas with highly variable winds. It is made to fit our 13', 16', 20', 28', and 31' thick tip poles. It will not fit the 17', 22', or 27' flex tip poles. Simply force the white nylon sleeve over the tip of your pole. A bit of super glue will make a permanent bond. Clip one end of your line rig to the loop at the end of the 7" metal arm, and clip the other end to your kite.
Although many thousands of people successfully use our predatory bird kites as scarecrows every day, there is too much variety among different wildlife populations to guarantee that any particular kite will repel your specific birds, especially if they are very tame or have no experience with raptors.