[TowerTalk] Getting Rid of the Birds

Mike Ryan mryan001 at tampabay.rr.com
Sun Jul 9 23:34:42 EDT 2017

Living near the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, my area is subject to those
birds typical for the environment. Unfortunately, I have an osprey that
relishes sleeping on my tower out at the end of my M2 twelve element 2 mtr
beam. I placed some plastic anti bird spikes on various areas of the tower
and on some of the antennas but was not able to reach the height with the
lift I rented this spring to where I needed the most protection.  A couple
of neighbors use motion activated lawn sprinklers to 'enforce' their yard
around here chasing seagulls and ospreys off their sailboats, decks, and
boat docks.  I wonder if anyone has used these up on a tower to chase away
birds?  I plan to get a higher reach lift and place one or more of the
sprinklers up high to squirt the birds as they land. (PLEASE don't offer
suggestions about owls, snakes, shiny beads, etc..all have been tried.  They
ospreys just poop on them.)  Has anyone tried a motion active sprinkler and
if so, which  brand did you use? Thanks.  - Mike

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