Netting may be helping prevent bird mess at Valencia County Courthouse

bird messThere’s nothing fancy about what’s been going on at the Valencia County Courthouse the past few years during the spring season: birds nesting and leaving quite a bird mess.

So far this year, crews in Valencia County appear to found a solution.

Don’t blame the birds. Nesting season is instinctual, and what better place than outside a courthouse, right? Mud swallows are protected animals in New Mexico. Once they begin to build nests, they cannot be disturbed without a special permit.

Last year, Valencia County officials spent $18,000 on pest control experts to prevent the birds from taking up residence at the courthouse, but the bird mess won out.

A viewer contacted KOB on Monday to say crews appeared to be winning the battle with the birds this year. When a KOB photographer arrived, they found angry birds swarming the place, but no nests.

There was a simple solution, but it’s hard to see from far away. Looking closer, crews put up netting everywhere so the birds can’t build nests. That’s why they seem so angry, just buzzing around everywhere.


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