Have you tried seeing what natural type solution works with just
keeping them off the tower? Owls are often used with other birds,
though I don't know if that would work with the hawk. Might, simply as
an avoidance thing. Plastic owls are available several places and I
used one once with a major crow issue I was having.
Michael Goins, k5wmg
University of Texas at San Antonio
On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 8:45 AM, Dale L Martin <email@example.com> wrote:
> A pair of red-shouldered hawks have constructed and are sitting a nest
> in a pine tree in the front yard of house down the street from me.
> They are very likely the same pair that damaged my C3E 20m
> reflector--one or both perched on the element on one side or the other
> of the boom breaking the element-boom rivets.
> Since they regularly use my mast and less often my C3E to perch, I got
> to thinking that if they nested on the tower top, maybe they would do
> their perching elsewhere other than the C3E.
> Has anyone ever put up a platform suitable for nest-building
> (low-walled, holed for drainage, etc.) on the top of their mast?
> dale, kg5u
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