First they struck our planes and now they’re aiming for the World Trade Center site. Last weekend, officials had to shut down the annual 9/11 Tribute display after a thousand or so migratory birds got confused and flew into the the massive lights, encircling them. The New York City Audubon Society was there and requested that the lights be temporarily shut off.
They were later turned on only to attract another wayward flock leading some to wonder whether its disrespectful of the bird group to meddle on such hallowed ground. Luckily there is a compromise on the horizon and bird experts hope to adjust the lights on a case by case basis. |Gothamist|