A bus firm has turned off bird scaring devices at its depot after they ruffled the feathers of residents in the area.
People living near to the First bus depot on King Street had complained to councillors that the loud seagull distress call played through speakers was irritating.
Councillor Michael Hutchison said: “I’ve heard from a few residents that live near the bus depot.
“They’re getting fed up of hearing this loud noises through the day and at the weekends.
“I’ve raised it with First and the council.
“If they want to keep birds away from their property then there’s plenty of other ways to do that.”
A spokesman for FirstGroup said: “As part of a planning condition with Aberdeen City Council when our King Street site was redeveloped in 2009, we were required to introduce a bird management scheme.
“As part of the bird management scheme we have installed a sound system which has proved the most effective means of deterring birds from nesting.
“The system operates between 9am and 5pm only, during the nesting season in May and June.
“We have turned off the system whilst we review concerns of residents, however, we would encourage any of our neighbours with concerns to get in touch with us direct so that we can better understand any issues they might have.”
An Aberdeen City Council spokeswoman said: “Environmental health had been contacted by residents.
“An officer did visit First Bus who had already decided to turn off the bird scaring machine.”
A resident living nearby, who did not want to be named, said: “It has been on in the past from morning until night, seven days a week.
“It’s just in the background all the time. It’s very grating, very irritating.
“Any seagulls in the area are disrupted and wheel about and defecate on us.
“It’s really not fair.”