i would just let it run all the time. Spinning for 10 or so seconds and then it would stop for 5 or so. or if u could set it up to spin continuously until u have birds working and then switch it into intermittent mode by remote. alot like windshield wipers, u can set them for different timed intervals. just seems like the birds have got smart to seeing these contraptions running wide open all the time. maybe not dove but ducks for sure. i'm convinced dove are not very smart... we've had them try to land on the mojo, shoot and miss them, and have them fly off ten yards and try to land on it again.