I have seen dead birds in my 3" diameter mast. I'm not sure how this
Subject: [TowerTalk] Unusual bird problem - Bird stuck in mast
From: Bill Coleman
Date: Mon, 1 Jan 2007 22:40:40 -0500
Today I climbed the tower to take down the four foot lighted
snowflake that serves as a Christmas decoration. Just before I came
down, I noticed something odd.
My nine-foot mast is mounted about 1/2" above the top of the rotator.
I did this because when doing some antenna maintenance a couple of
years or so ago, I found the mast full of acorns. The 1/2" gap allows
the acorns to fall through.
What I noticed were some feathers sticking out of the bottom of the
mast. A bit of digging with a piece of wire, it turned out to be a
bird carcass -- a finch, if memory serves. Apparently, he had backed
into the top of the mast, then he couldn't climb back out. Poor guy.
Anyone else seen anything like this?
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