December 21, 2017

Anti-bird Spikes in Trees to Protect Cars

It is quite astonishing the lengths that some drivers will go to to protect their beloved motors from dreaded bird droppings.

In Clifton, Bristol, people have been placing spikes in trees near their homes to prevent the birds from fouling their cars from above.

The spikes, normally used to stop birds resting or nesting on buildings, have been set along branches that overhang a car park used by residents near Clifton Downs, which overlooks the Avon George and Clifton Suspension Bridge. As expected, the measure has prompted a backlash from environmentalists in the city.

While Green Party councillors are fully aware that the landowners have the right to protect their property, they argue that the spikes look truly awful and trees should naturally provide a habitat to birds.

One of them stated that it is too easy to lose sight of the benefit that we all gain from trees and green spaces and from the presence of wildlife around us in the city.

What are your thoughts on the subject? Have you ever taken extreme measures to protect your car from nature and wildlife?

Safe driving from Britannia!