This is a long-overdue sequel to How Can I Protect Medieval Villages From Chompers? and covers Chomper's flying brethren: Droppers.
These little devils are more than a little dangerous. A Dropper is the size of an elephant bird egg (but is shaped like a typical chicken egg, and is clad in a 1-inch thick shell of enamel) with the round bottom of the egg split into two jaws, with an eye on each jaw so they can see what's below them. They have four more eyes, two on the back and two on the front, so they can see in front of and behind them. (They also have two wings, one on each side, instead of a Chomper's tube legs.)
So, they can't really see what's above them (try to look up without moving your head, and you'll see what I mean), they have a small blind spot directly behind or in front of them, and when they open their jaws they can't see what the heck it is they're about to eat, but on the whole they can see everything around them.
They fly at 30 mph max, have the processing speed of a squirrel (so they can act quickly, which is a life-and-death matter when it comes to flight) and the maneuverability/agility of a dragonfly. To make things worse, Droppers have a close-ended digestive system, which means all waste comes out of the mouth and lands below them. Additionally, Droppers have the same powerful acid as Chompers, so you really don't want to be under one when it's angry.
In fact, you don't want to be under a Dropper period, since they don't just fly around, they're always hunting for food. And if they see something they can eat (and like Chomper, they'll eat just about anything), their favorite hunting strategy is 'divenoming,' diving down at speeds rivaling a rocket (a kiddie rocket, like a firecracker rocket) to catch the prey by surprise before grabbing and swallowing their prey with their strong jaws (and throat, obviously, which is aided by) four feeding tentacles.
This is problematic because if a Dropper hits someone and they aren't immediately removed, they'll start growing (and flying back up), engulfing their unfortunate victim in about two minutes. (They'll be above a normal person's reach in four minutes, rising two feet each minute.) After that, they'll become a Quad, which looks sort of a UFO-think of a giant football, flattened and elongated, with thin edges, so that it's like a disc. Add four wings and you have a Quad Dropper.
Quad Droppers are twice as fast as a regular Dropper (flying at 60 mph), are about six feet long, and are big enough that if they encounter a sunbather, they can drop down and 'divenom' them no problem. They also have strategically placed eyes so they can see around, above, and below them and have the intelligence of a pig (which can understand human speech. For the purpose of this question, assume Quad Droppers understand human speech as well as a current-and fluent-speaker of the native language.)
TL;DR: My question, summed up, is How Can Medieval Villagers Protect Themselves From Droppers?
Specifications For Best Answer:
The best answer will include active and passive methods; methods that require human action to work and others that work without interference. I count behavioral patterns as active methods.
The best answer will thoroughly cover multiple viable methods and explain why they'd work. For ideas, I strongly suggest you see the linked question above, as well as the information above TL;DR.
Said methods should be viable for medieval villagers, specifically medieval Europeans, something they can actually come up with and produce. I believe in human ingenuity, so this should be the easiest of the criteria to accomplish.
Final notes: Droppers rest or sleep in high-up, hard to access areas, like the roofs of houses or the eaves of cathedrals, or on church gargoyles, and on nearby bodies of relatively still water, like lakes, lagoons, swamps, or the sea. Half of their brain is awake at any given time, so if they fall or feel something bump them (or hear something coming for them), they will awaken and take flight.
As for population, I haven't decided between 1 Dropper for every 100 Chompers or 1 Dropper for every 13 pigeons in an area. Yeah, sorry about that.