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October 19, 2006 10:28 AM   Subscribe

Los Angeles Residents: Can anyone identify what the heck these birds are, hanging from power lines all over Hollywood and the West Side?

I've seen at least a dozen of them all over town. They're hanging off of power lines from what appears to be a string and a combination lock. The one in the image below is from 3rd and Robertson.


Any idea who put them there and what they represent?
posted by donguanella to Society & Culture (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My guess is an art project of some kind. (Better than a pair of moldy Chuck Taylors, but not by much.) There's one at the corner of Glendale and Silverlake.
posted by turducken at 10:41 AM on October 19, 2006

Is it a locked lock? I'm curious as to how they got it on there to begin with.
posted by jazzkat11 at 12:09 PM on October 19, 2006

If you look at the high-res shot, it does appear that the lock is locked, although it's hard to tell.
posted by delmoi at 12:42 PM on October 19, 2006

I am almost positive that there is one on Oak Street at about Divisadero in San Francisco. I have been wondering about it myself.
posted by beetsuits at 1:24 PM on October 19, 2006

This has some info, whether it's correct is another question.
posted by johngumbo at 5:08 PM on October 19, 2006

Also with less info but more pics and locations. Both from here.
posted by johngumbo at 5:10 PM on October 19, 2006

Dunno what they are, but as to how they got it on there? My guess is:

- Climb the power pole
- Lock bird onto wire
- Fling lock down the wire to get it out into the middle
posted by antifuse at 4:03 AM on October 20, 2006

Oh I LOVE these. I've been seeing them everywhere for the past month or so. I hope they never fall down.
posted by Kloryne at 5:29 PM on October 20, 2006

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