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Bird poo on wind turbines is a problem solved by high tech scarecrows

High tech scarecrows are solving bird poop problem on wind turbines

Offshore wind farming is booming in the U.K., but it’s not just the renewable energy sector that loves the turbines. Offshore wind structures are a logical landing pad for sea birds, but with flocks of birds comes flocks of bird excrement. Until now, though, there has been no efficient way to keep it at bay.

Now, one company is hoping that their simple innovation will be enough to literally scare the shit out of the birds and improve the safety of workers at the same time.

VICE News Tonight traveled to Northern England to visit the company that claims to have found a solution.

This segment originally aired November 14, 2017, on VICE News Tonight on HBO.