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German expat demands officials do something about noisey swallows

 

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Officials in central Prachuap Khiri Khan went to a three story property after complaints that the building was being used to attract swallows at night. 

 

The swallows - a protected species - would go to the building and the owner would harvest their nests to make the expensive "bird's nest" soup craved by many Asians. 

 

Neighbors had complained to the government watchdog Damrongtham about the noises at night used to attract the birds and the smell from polluted water that came from the building.

 

Yesterday morning Saengpratheep Khunathimaphan from Damrongtham led a group of military, police, environmentalists and animal experts to the property in Soi Ran "Big Phone".

 

A notice was left on the gate threatening further legal action.

 

The owner and the manager were nowhere to be found - they had apparently flown the nest. 

 

A German man who lives next door told Banmuang that if the problem isn't sorted out within two months he will move elsewhere.

 

The German man said he is sick to death of the problems caused by the birds, which include noise at all hours and a foul smell.

 

He said that the birds shouldn't be allowed to nest in a building in a residential area.

 

Source: Banmuang

 

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20 minutes ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

A German man who lives next door told Banmuang that if the problem isn't sorted out within two months he will move elsewhere.

Fritz or swallows?

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Maybe the 'german guy' shouldn't be allowed to live where nature trys to hold onto life! 

What a statement that is, swallows shouldn't be allowed to nest in a residential area! 🤪🤪🤪

Best stick a notice up telling them then 😂😂😂😂 <deleted>

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53 minutes ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

A German man who lives next door told Banmuang that if the problem isn't sorted out within two months he will move elsewhere.

 

Are you living next to a German? Want him out? We can help. Legal, environmentally friendly, inexpensive. 

 

Call us.

 

Look! Marten, no Hans 

 

 

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28 minutes ago, maraudingscot said:

Maybe the 'german guy' shouldn't be allowed to live where nature trys to hold onto life! 

What a statement that is, swallows shouldn't be allowed to nest in a residential area! 🤪🤪🤪

Best stick a notice up telling them then 😂😂😂😂 <deleted>

You misunderstand, this is a 'swallow condo'. Rather than go to the caves to harvest the nests you build a condo for the swallows. To attract the birds they play swallow nesting sounds at twilight. Then every few months someone comes to collect the nests.

 

Yes they are noisy and if the guano isn't collected it gets smelly and messy. Swallow condos are common in parts of Indonesia, we had one near us in Hat Yai until the neighbours complained and it was shut down.

 

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52 minutes ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

Neighbors had complained to the government watchdog Damrongtham about the noises at night used to attract the birds

There is a detached house standing on a road here that is used as a "bird house". They also use a sound system to attract the birds. Very annoying even when you only drive by

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I've seen plenty of Swifts around but I haven't a free flying Swallow yet. Going to take the police some time to track down those noisy swifts although they could try a traffic light section on the main road somewhere. 🙂

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