What can be done to stop geese flying into wall?

Geese fly into Sands'David Hooper of the Military Adventure Park with two of the geese who died after flying into the side of The Sands'Picture by Kevin Allen 104353'29/10/10

Geese fly into Sands'David Hooper of the Military Adventure Park with two of the geese who died after flying into the side of The Sands'Picture by Kevin Allen 104353'29/10/10

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THE wall of a Scarborough apartment block has become a lethal danger for geese and other birds, it is claimed.

Geese have been left dead or badly maimed after flying into The Sands development in North Bay.

The end wall of Kepwick House is pockmarked with large indentations where birds have struck the building which stands right in their flight path out to sea.

Developers Benchmark have refuted the suggestion, saying the damage was “old”.

But a reader contacted the Evening News to express her horror at the escalating situation.

She said the building’s cream facade and lack of effective lighting was causing the animals problems.

She added: “I have noticed those marks have been there for the last month, I see them when I am driving to work.

“I appreciate they have put lights up there but they are not effective enough.

“There needs to be some kind of flashing light to make the geese aware of the dangers.

“The building should also be changed in colour because it blends in too much with the landscape and the geese sadly cannot tell the difference.”

The warning comes nearly two years after three geese were found dead at the base of the building by David Hooper.

A response from Benchmark said no birds had hit the wall during recent weeks.

They added no plans had been put forward to improve the lighting on the building.

When the previous incidents took place just over two years ago, a statement at the time added: “A number of geese have flown into the side of the apartments on their flight path from Peasholm Park to the North Sea. This first occurred at night so to solve this we fitted LED lights to illuminate up the side of the building to act as a warning to the geese.

“We are exploring all avenues with the RSPB to find a solution to this issue.”