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August 21, 2012
John Tlumacki/Globe Staff
The town of Hull squared off with resident Gail Kansky in court because the town says her bird feeder poses a health risk.
Neighbors testified that Kansky fills the cylinder to excess four or five times a day, causing seed to spill, attracting rodents.
Gail Kansky said she began feeding the birds two years ago, as a way of bringing a little nature to her doorstep.
In court, neighbors described scenes reminiscent of "The Birds," with pigeons and sparrows gathering in throngs, thrashing in the air.
The birds would flock to telephone lines and rooftops surrounding Kansky’s residence, an attorney for the town said in court.