A bird lover has wreaked havoc at an apartment complex by feeding flocks of cockatoos every day.
Residents of the Mosman apartment building in North Sydney were frustrated at the noise and damage caused by the sulphur-crested parrots.
‘You know what’s really frustrating? The hours of screeching,’ a resident said.
‘Every time the birds start flying, you get anxious, you think “God, here we go again. How long is this going to go for?” and it’s not right.’
A bird lover has wreaked havoc at an apartment complex after feeding flocks of cockatoos bread and seeds every day
Another resident said the flock of birds, which included lorikeets, pigeons, and bush turkeys, came from different directions pooping and wrecking the building roofs.
Other residents chimed in the bird-loving neighbour ‘spits and attacks’ and becomes ‘aggressive’ if a person asked him to stop his habit.
The birdman, nicknamed ‘Alfred Hitchcock’ in reference to the American thriller film ‘The Birds,’ suffers from mental health issues.
‘People have mental health issues, I understand that,’ said a resident.
‘But it needs to be addressed, and people with mental health issues are not going around feeding birds and causing havoc in the area.’
Some of the cockatoos have been killed on the nearby road and interfere with moving vehicles and passersby.
Residents of the apartment complex said the bird-loving neighbour ‘spits and attacks’ and becomes ‘aggressive’ if a person asked him to stop his habit
Mosman Council released a statement it was aware of the issue and that it was looking into it on behalf of the residents in the area.
‘We understand cockatoos can cause damage to surrounding properties but we are also mindful that they are a protected species and we will be pursuing an educational campaign so that those residents that choose to feed them are not doing it in the same spot.’
The Council previously delivered a letter to the birdman requesting him to move to a safer area away from traffic and homes, but the letter was ignored.
Some of the cockatoos have been killed on the nearby road and interfere with moving vehicles and passersby