Just finished reading the article on the "Use of cannons to deter birds."
It seems to me that farmers, be it grape or blueberry, have the right to take whatever measures they deem necessary to protect what creates their livelihood.
If that means firing propane cannons or using machines that mimic bird calls, whatever will keep predators from ruining their crop. People should suck up the short amount of time they feel they are inconvenienced and move on with their lives.
It's reminiscent of people who build houses near an airport and complain about the noise from the planes flying overhead, or the people who move across the street from a farm and complain about seeing farm equipment.
Here it is September, and all is quiet. Happy now?
- Rosalyn Maul, Wanatah