Wednesday, 23 October 2013

BT Communicates

After Trust representations to BT Openreach about the lethal telephone lines that caused the death of one of our cygnets at Broadhill. I have today received confirmation that action will be taken after consultations with local residents about the visual impact of bird diverters / deflectors being fitted to the offending lines.

The River Nairn Swans and Waterfowl Trust is more concerned with the physical impact of Birds hitting those lines, and feel sure the residents of Dunbar avenue will be keen to protect our Swans and other birds.

Short email extract from the Openreach Operations Manager in Inverness... luckily a self confessed wildlife enthusiast ! 

I am currently looking into what we might be able to do in order to try and avoid a repeat of the death of this swan. Bird diverters/deflectors look the most likely solution and we need to speak to residents about the visual impact of fitting them.

As a wildlife enthusiast myself I was sorry to hear about this and I am keen to do all we can to help.

Robert Geddes

Operations Manager 

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