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Re: [TowerTalk] Towers and Sea Birds

To: "mryan001" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Towers and Sea Birds
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Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 17:36:04 -0400
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Mike, people who own koi have trouble with predators eating their fish. 
There is a really neat device called a "scarecrow" that really works.  It is 
a sprinkler head coupled with a motion detector. It has a range of 35 it should work with your 30 foot tower.
Osprey flies near you tower and the water jet drives him off.  Here's a 
link. James KB4RMN
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From: "mryan001" <>
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Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2006 9:22 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Towers and Sea Birds

> Well here is a new wrinkle for the brain trust.  I have a consisent 
> problem
> with large sea birds ( OSPREYs ) sitting on the highest antenna on my 
> tower
> at night.  The tower is cranked down to roughly 30ft at night but it is
> still one of the tallest perches around in this flat, waterfront
> neighborhood.  All the sailboat masts are taken by other birds so ERNIE 
> has
> decided to perch and POOP on mine.  On Friday he decided to land on a 
> lower
> antenna and bent the reflector on my 5 ele 6 meter beam.  I fixed that 
> today
> and placed a large brown OWL up there in the process. No birds today, but
> ERNIE is back tonight discussing flood insurance premiums with the owl. 
> The
> owl has had no effect in scaring off the Osprey. So here in lies the
> quesiton: what if anything, short of a revolver, is effective in keeping 
> sea
> birds such as the large poop laiden Ospreys off a tower?  Serious 
> responses
> please...thanks.  - Mike
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