I was excited when I found this. We have had issues with squirrels and birds in the garden. I was happy to see how realistic the face was when I opened the box. It was very simple to assemble. The wings connect to the body, you put it on a pole, then open up the wings. I placed it in the back garden area. It's so life like that one of my Chihuahuas was terrified when she saw it! She ran across the yard, barking. I have not seen any birds or squirrels in the back since I placed it there. I have not been missing any tomatoes for the last few days!
The owl seems of good quality. I would take it down or, at least, fold in the wings if it's going to be high winds. I would also suggest packing it away in the winter if you live where it snows. It will make it last longer.
It's so neat to look outside and see the wings, gently flapping in the breeze. If you aren't getting any wing movement and there is some wind, try turning it a little at a time, until the sock part can catch the wind. The size of it is impressive. This isn't a tiny bird but is the size of the barn owls I have seen. I just wish I had found this sooner.
Note: I received this at a discount in exchange for my fair, honest, and unbiased opinion. It had no bearing on my review. I tested this thoroughly and formed my own opinions.