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Airport's high tech solution to runway birds

26 January 2012 Last updated at 06:43 GMT

It may seem hard to imagine, but birds you see in the sky can stop aeroplanes from taking off and landing.

This means that airports have to think of solutions to keep birds away from the runway.

Manchester Airport came up with the idea to hire a high tech scarecrow!

Ricky went to the airport to find out more.