Booms along Milwaukee's lakefront to deter birds
MILWAUKEE - People who live along or visit Milwaukee's lakefront this week may hear strange booms and see some bright flashes.
It's all part of getting ready for the Milwaukee Air and Water Show this weekend.
"What we're doing is a bird control program with the U.S. Department of Agriculture," said Air Show organizer Paul Rogers.
Officials are setting off special pyrotechnics from about 9:00 a.m. until sunset every day.
"It's basically designed to try to convince the seagulls to relocate along Lake Michigan."
The noises and flashes are meant to protect the birds so they don't get hit by aircraft during the show.
"We have had some bird strikes in the past at the Air Show," explained Rogers.
The Milwaukee Air and Water Show is this Saturday and Sunday at Bradford Beach on Milwaukee's lakefront.