I have a 55ft tower in my backyard with a TH7DXX and an M2 40mt dipole. The
birds, Redtails and Shrikes included, only occasionally sit on the
antennas looking for food. They tend to protect nests, so unless there is a
nest in the tower, they should move away when you approach. Other than
that, the only hazard I've experienced is the liquid type.
At 07:23 PM 7/28/01 -0400, you wrote:
I haven't been subscribing to TowerTalk until now, so I apologize if this
has been covered before...
Two hawks have taken up residence in the woods somewhere in the
neighborhood. These are serious birds - I think they are Red-tailed hawks,
because that seems to be the most common variety around here (NH). Wingspan
seems to be about 5-6 feet and they have big, sharp, nasty-looking hooked
beaks. They make a screeching sound whenever they are in the trees in our
yard and I am walking around outside; they are apparently protesting my
presence on "their" turf.
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