Try getting rid of the owl. Reverse psychology.
73, Jerry K3BZ
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From: "N6KI Dennis Vernacchia" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2006 4:12 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Help! Lots of Birds on Tower Problem !
> HELP !
> I now have a serious problem with dozens of small birds ( possibly
> Starlings )
> that for the past year only
> have decided to roost on my 94 ft high 80 mtr antenna. They are pooping
> all over my yard
> and now the neighbor on east side is getting bird droppings in his
> swimming pool etc.
> and into his yard area if the prevailing wind from west is blowing.
> If you go to QRZ.com you can see pix of my antenna system when you look
> up my call.
> I have a fake owl at top of mast and another owl at 22ft below on my Yagi.
> For years the fake owls seemed to keep most birds away.
> These are small birds with a long shrill type of cry.
> Any idea how I am going to get them to leave permanently???
> For years they would only stop by and perch for a few days a couple
> times a year,
> I assume coming and going somewhere but now they are permanent the past
> year it seems.
> I guess that means they built their nests somewhere nearby and that the
> local owls have not
> driven them off or attacked their nests ( or they owls can not get to
> their nests. )
> Any advice appreciated !!
> I thought of trying to buy one of those billboard things that looks like
> a dipole and rotates but not
> sure I can adapt it to my mast system
> 73, Dennis N6KI
> Sandy Eggo
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