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In a message dated 12/10/2004 9:48:27 AM Central Standard Time,
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> I've read many posts on this subject.  Nowhere have I seen a statement
> of what prompted the building's cooperative board to make what they
> surely knew would be a highly publicized controversial decision.
>
> Has any attempt been made to address the "problem" the board perceived?
>
> The removal of the pigeon spikes as well as the nest seems odd if they
> are just wanting to rid the building of unwanted birds.
>
> Something else is afoot here.  Perhaps the problem was not Pale Male and
> Lola, themselves, but the virtually constant focus of binoculars, scopes
> and cameras upon the building (and therefore, by perception, on the
> non-avian residents).
>
> It is quite possible that the decision to remove the nest is due to
> birders, not the birds.
>
> Perhaps once more, "We have met the enemy and they is us."
>

One of the problems which I have seen reported is that the fecal material
sometimes deposited by the hawks in inopportune places was a matter for concern.

Larry Lade
Saint Joseph, Buchanan County

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