bald-eagleBirds of prey are being drafted in to help deal with problem pigeons posing a health risk in Daventry town centre.

Peregrine falcon Grin and saker falcon Jackson will patrol the skies above Daventry while Harris hawks Goose and Ruby are walked around the streets in an effort to scare the pigeons away.

The action is being taken by Daventry District Council in response to concerns over the growing number of pigeons creating a mess in the town, particularly Bowen Square and Foundry Place.

As well as looking unsightly, bird droppings carry disease and can erode stonework on buildings and block gutters.

During an intensive fortnight-long programme, experienced handlers from NBC Bird and Pest Solutions will fly their falcons in a wide arc around the town centre, deterring pigeons from roof tops and balconies.

The Harris hawks will be walked around the town to move the pigeons from paths and walkways.

Birds of prey are increasingly being used as an effective deterrent to pigeons and other unwanted birds.

Rufus the Harris Hawk has been keeping the Wimbledon tennis championships pigeon-free for many years, while NBC have carried out their falconry programme in a number of town and city centres in the east midlands as well as at Luton Airport.


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