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** FILE ** Ulysses Dublin, one of four full-time Massport wildlife technicians, fires a nonlethal pyrotechnic round from a standard shotgun to disperse birds from the runways and surrounding areas at Boston's Logan International Airport in January 2009. (AP Photo/Pool, John Tlumacki)
Photo by: John Tlumacki
** FILE ** Ulysses Dublin, one of four full-time Massport wildlife technicians, fires a nonlethal pyrotechnic round from a standard shotgun to disperse birds from the runways and surrounding areas at Boston's Logan International Airport in January 2009. (AP Photo/Pool, John Tlumacki)

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