Speaking of Turkey Vultures...A bit off topic, or thread drift but...
Last night I was out flying around as well as doing some take offs and
landings. The north end of the county fair grounds is only a couple hundred
feet from the taxiway. Right abreast of the touch down zone were two big
turkey vultures sitting on one of those big lights that stick out maybe 10
feet from the pole. Every one was trying to do their best at landings and
not feed the vultures.
When you are aiming for a point on the runway and see two big vultures
watching the same spot it does cause one to reflect on the situation a bit.
Cormorants were big enough to cause me some worry about my antenna. Turkey
vultures are even bigger. Scare them and they tend to do some very
unsociable things besides white washing the antenna. Lordy, do they stink!
Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40 year Life Member)
N833R - World's oldest Debonair CD-2
>I hope somebody is keeping all of these messages for the next time
> the "antennas are dangerous to birds" thread comes up. I guess the
> archives will have it all.
> I like towers, and antennas, and birds (although turkey vultures over
> resting above our patio would test my avian love.
> George T. Daughters, K6GT
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> Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with
> any questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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