They go in head first and cant back because their wings prevent them
from going backwards.
At 06:39 PM 1/2/2007, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>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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