IF you listen carefully you might have noticed some new, strange sounds on Tamworth’s Peel St of late.
In a bid to combat the seasonal influx of starlings and Indian Mynas, Tamworth Regional Council has moved in with a plan to deter them from the CBD streets.
Council has installed noise machines with recordings of the noises of other birds to keep the birds away from the area.
Council confirmed its program to remove the birds had begun with staff also using water to move the birds on from the area.
Council Acting manager for road infrastructure Jeremy Bartlett said the mess left on Peel St by the birds created an unsightly environment for residents and visitors.
“We have already started our program to deter the birds, including the use of noise machines that discourage the birds from nesting in the trees along Peel Street,” he said.
“The program also includes the use of high pressure water spraying of the trees to make the area uncomfortable for the birds, which should force them to move on from the main street.
“The water doesn’t hurt the birds, it just makes it a cold and uncomfortable environment to nest.
“The birds fly into Peel Street to nest and usually lay their eggs in August/September, so it’s important that we act immediately and continue to deter them now, until they decide to move on.”