A quiet British street has been turned into a real-life version of Alfred Hitchcock’s horror film The Birds after being plagued by thousands of pigeons.
Residents in Court Road in Sparkhill, Birmingham, are calling on the council to start fining people who feed the birds.
Thousands of pigeons flock to the street, which overlooks a local park, every day – covering the pavement, cars and residents, with droppings.
The pigeons are flocking in their thousands to Court Road, Sparkhill, despite Birmingham City Council warning residents not to feed them
Pictures show the birds completely covering the roofs of rows of terraced houses as they wait for people to come and feed them.
Birmingham City Council have placed signs in the area urging residents to ‘Stop feeding pigeons!’.
Residents said the street is plagued by the birds, which even fly down chimneys to get inside people’s houses.
The road overlooks a nearby park, where the pigeons can be seen amassing in a feeding frenzy and ignoring the council’s signs on display
Some residents have complained that the pigeons have managed to get into their houses through their chimneys
Samuel Okello, 25, said: ‘Sometimes in the night, some of them go in the chimney.
‘When you sleep you feel as if they are flying inside.
‘The smell as well, it’s terrible and it must put people off coming to the area.
One residents said the park has become a ‘no-go area’ and that parents no longer take their children to play
‘They have basically made the park a no-go area and nobody would play there with their children.’
Resident Saif Khan said: ‘There are too many rats and mice coming because of this.
‘They are getting in the houses.
‘It looks like something from the Alfred Hitchcock horror film and can be quite intimidating when you see thousands of them up there.’
Despite the thousands of pigeons (pictured above) in the street, the council insists it is not planning to introduce a by-law to fine those caught feeding the birds
Council chiefs have put signs in the park which read: ‘Stop feeding pigeons! Due to the ever increasing number of rats and the consistent fouling of the footpath visitors are kindly asked to stop feeding the pigeons in this park.’
Neighbours are now calling on Birmingham City Council to introduce a by-law so people who feed the birds can be fined.
But the authority said there were currently no plans to introduce by-laws and added it was working with the community to promote cleaner streets.
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