ravens on electricity towers

Subject: ravens on electricity towers
From: Peregrine <>
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 1998 01:54:42 -0400 (EDT)
Please help us volunteers at the Birds Australia office in Sydney with 
this tricky question....

Does anyone have any suggestions for how to dissuade Australian Ravens 
from nesting on electricity towers? The ravens are apparently causing 
problems  for the people at the BHP steel works in Port Kembla by 
shorting out the  wires and committing suicide on the  lines.  The BHP 
people have   heard of people elsewhere building platforms to encourage 
birds to nest  in less inconvenient locations and want to know if there 
are any sucessful  designs of platforms which have been used in Australia 
or overseas. I  know in the US platforms are built above the lines for 
ospreys but I don't know if that would work for ravens.
If anyone in the vast pool of experience which is the internet has any 
suggestions on possible solutions or  where to research this sort of 
thing, please reply directly to me.

many thanks, and good birding,

Katie Bertsche

Katie Bertsche .........If you're too busy to go birding, you're too busy.
Sydney, NSW, Australia

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