Horrible Birds Cries Successfully Deter Subway Bird Poop

03.19.12 Marina Galperina

Since a looped recording of anguished bird chirping and tortured squawking has been playing at the Roosevelt Island subway station, there has been “a noticeable decrease in birds and droppings.” Not to be confused with “an underground art or music project,” the avian horror track kicks in every 2 to 10 minutes. Not everyone’s a fan of the method. One Tibetan Buddhist thinks it’s “very disturbing” and has been feeding the poor critters bagels.

“It’s very sad for the birds,” she says. “I don’t think the birds were taking any human space. Why are they doing this? Leave them alone.”

I’m feeling that you’re not sympathizing. How’d you like to hear to Diamanda Galás continuously bellowing out of your bodega?

(Photo: Eli Cash/Flickr)