NES plans cannon blast to scare birds from substations

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 4:33pm
Staff reports

Nashville Electric Service on Wednesday will set off cannons that produce loud noises imitating firecrackers to try to disrupt birds near the Madison and Pennington Bend substations.

According to an NES news release, the sound devices are to be triggered from 4 p.m. until after dark in both Madison and Pennington Bend.

“The birds create a problem for us because they leave droppings on our substation equipment,” Eddie Andrews, NES operations manager, said in a written statement. “Over time, the droppings can cause an electrical fault which results in a power outage like it did in Madison [Tuesday] morning.”

The news release says that the sound devices will be used every evening for several weeks.

The Pennington Bend Substation is on Pennington Bend Road in Donelson. The Madison Substation is at 221 Douglas Road.

4 Comments on this post:

By: GuardianDevil01 on 10/13/10 at 5:54

Dirty, disgusting, filthy, lice-ridden birds. Any animal that defecates as it flies should be shot on sight. Birds could land before unloading their waste however they are by nature vicious and malevolent creatures. They aim for things such as people, cars, swimming pools, kayaks, and The Kings of Leon. They will not be satisfied until every square inch of land and water is covered with their feces.

Birds spread many diseases including Chlamydiosis, Salmonellosis, Colibacillosis, Arizonosis, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Avian Tuberculosis, Cryptosporidiosis, Allergic Alveolitis, Cryptococcosis, Lyme Disease, and Histoplasmosis. Those who feed birds (unless they are feeding them Alka-Seltzer) help to spread these diseases and thus are enemies of humankind.

Birds attack airplanes, jeopardizing the lives of millions of people. Captain Sully is a hero not merely because he landed a plane on the Hudson River but because he killed so many winged vermin while doing so. But birds do not attack only airplanes. People, mostly small children and the elderly, are attacked by birds every day. In Mel Gibson’s film The Passion of the Christ he brilliantly portrayed the true nature of birds. After Jesus asked forgiveness for the men crucified with him a bird pecked out one of their eyes. This is what birds do.

Birds prevent us from obtaining clean, renewable, domestically generated energy from windmills by flying into them. They do this because they confuse windmills with airplane propellers and in an effort to kill people they usually kill themselves. If you love the planet then you should hate birds.

Loud noises will not solve the problem, it will merely drive it somewhere else. The only loud noises that will work comes from a shotgun or a Taurus Judge.

By: gohomenow on 10/13/10 at 9:05

Guardian, the same can be said of many people...

By: fightcrib on 10/13/10 at 12:47

On Sesame Street, they should have Big Bird randomly drop gallons of milky white bird dropping to educate our youth on birds' defication habbits.

Fightcrib, BNA

By: fightcrib on 10/13/10 at 12:49

and most drug smoking Belmont kids like birds until they get bombed once. The dirtiest, greesiest of birds here in the Nashville area are Starlings. They have greezy hair like the Fonz, except they are not nearly as cool.