Noisy pylon in Daventry to be turned down

Library photo
Library photo

A bird scarer on a pylon in Daventry is to have its volume tweeked after complaints.

The device, which reproduces bird calls, was attached by Western Power to the pylon at the top end of Norton Road to try and stop large flocks of starlings roosting on the electricity lines.

The noise apparently goes off every 10 minutes or so, but has been described by some in the area as being too loud.

Engineers from Western Power say the bird scarer has been the most successful of the methods it has used to stop starlings perching in the area, but they will reduce the volume slightly.