Wednesday, May 18

It's not a bird or a monkey

It's a recording.

Can you believe it? That bird I posted about last week is a recording! So much for hunting.

Apparently, the pigeons in the area have done thousands of dollars of damage to the marina building with their poop. They poop everywhere, and supposedly their poop contains an outrageous amount of toxic blech that makes it unhealthy to have sitting around (in addition to the general gross-ness of lots of bird poop.) The marina has tried everything, wires, spikes, fake owls... but nothing has worked. Now they are trying to talk to the birds. I imagine they found some sort of bird translator, and they are broadcasting in bird language "Please do not land here. We do not like your poop. Please go elsewhere to poop. Thank you for your cooperation. Please do not land here..."

It's working great. It drives birds (and people) absolutely bonkers. They are still experimenting with frequency and volume, trying to figure out how often they have to play it and how loudly to keep the birds away. I've given my input to the marina office... but my guess is zero volume won't really be effective at keeping way the birds. They have turned it off at night, which is nice, and really, knowing the purpose makes it a little more bearable.

I mean, at least I don't have much bird poop to clean.



At 7:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell them to get Terror Eyes -- balloons with images of eyes on them. They scare seagulls away. Maybe they'll work on pigeons...



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