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Westchester airport bird watch

Dan Scanlon, an airport operations manager at Westchester

Dan Scanlon, an airport operations manager at Westchester County Airport, describes while in the airport bridge the various methods used to try to prevent birds from being struck by airplanes. (June 4, 2012) Photo Credit: Nancy Siesel

Matt Palumbo is the U.S. Department of Agriculture wildlife biologist at Westchester County Airport who monitors and disperses birds to try to prevent birds from being struck by airplanes. (June 4, 2012)

Matt Palumbo, a U.S. Department of Agriculture wildlife
Photo Credit: Nancy Siesel

Matt Palumbo, a U.S. Department of Agriculture wildlife biologist at Westchester County Airport, drives along the airport grounds monitoring and dispersing birds to try to prevent birds from being struck by airplanes. (June 4, 2012)

Dan Scanlon, an airport operations manager at Westchester
Photo Credit: Nancy Siesel

Dan Scanlon, an airport operations manager at Westchester County Airport, describes while in the airport bridge the various methods used to try to prevent birds from being struck by airplanes. (June 4, 2012)

Matt Palumbo, a Department of Agriculture wildlife biologist
Photo Credit: Nancy Siesel

Matt Palumbo, a Department of Agriculture wildlife biologist at Westchester County Airport, shoots a pyrotechnic launcher on the airport grounds to try to prevent birds from being struck by airplanes. (June 4, 2012)

Matt Palumbo, a U.S. Department of Agriculture wildlife
Photo Credit: Nancy Siesel

Matt Palumbo, a U.S. Department of Agriculture wildlife biologist at Westchester County Airport, loads a pyrotechnic launcher on the airport grounds to try to prevent birds from being struck by airplanes. (June 4, 2012)

A bird bomb and pyrotechnic launchers in a
Photo Credit: Nancy Siesel

A bird bomb and pyrotechnic launchers in a locked cabinet at Westchester County Airport. This method is one of several employed at the airport to control and disperse the birds that nest there and pose a hazard to flights. (June 4, 2012)

Dan Scanlon, an airport operations manager at Westchester
Photo Credit: Nancy Siesel

Dan Scanlon, an airport operations manager at Westchester County Airport, gives a thumbs up before shooting a pyrotechnic launcher on the airport grounds to try to prevent bird strikes involving airplanes. (June 4, 2012)

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