Observations during the past three years

Discussion in 'Design, Development and Standards Discussions' started by Thomas Walters, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. Thomas Walters

    Thomas Walters Friend of the Community

    In the three years that I've been climbing towers the only dead birds I've seen were ones the D.N.R. had put on a self supporting tower in South Carolina to keep the buzzards off the tower. The tower was directly over a few houses that were complaining of bird droppings. So the D.N.R. collected and froze road kill buzzards to keep other live birds away.
    I have climbed 30-40 towers all over in Southern Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. There were no dead birds.
    I have climbed over 100 towers in South Carolina and saw no bird carcasses. Now I'm in the Northwest around Portland, and again, no dead birds. Birds usually co-exist well with the towers and rest sites.
    Tom Walters
    Baxter, Minnesota

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