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Well I can imagine the Pigeons union stepping in. The practice of defecating on expensive cars has been the freedom of every pigeon in this country for a hundred years, it cannot be changed now :lol:

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I would be more concerned there are no washing facilities at such a "prestigious" block, i am not sure i will ever cease to be amazed by some people in this country and what they expect and want and dare i say what they feel is their "right".

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Pigeons were introduced by people and proliferate because of people.  Seems to me that if you park under a tree for long enough you're gonna get some sort of crap on your car; if not poop, tree sap etc.  

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As someone who has to put up with the daily reminder of local pigeons, their contribution to life seems limited three four letter words all beginning with F come to mind.

 

They FEED, FOUL and the third won't get past the swear filter.......and in any random order!

 

Plenty of other bird life around and great to see but could also do without the gulls but at least we never see them in the trees that overhang our garden.

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Some very interesting history availsble online about homing pigeons that carried messages in WW1.  Quite moving.

 

I get that people are frustrated by the mess birds like pigeons create etc. I just wonder how many people make the link between that and the amount of rubbish we leave lying around etc.

 

 

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I thought that parking in our hemmel was a good idea; keeps away the worst of the weather.

 

The local feral pigeons have given me cause to review that decision!

 

Have no wish to see them suffer; just exterminated. So far just resorted to poking them off the rafters with a long stick as they start to roost, hopefully they'll get the message. I feel shooting at them will just leave holes in the roof.

 

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2 hours ago, SHEZZA said:

Your not wrong there Andy, I remember the effect on @Harryjax 370z bonnet in Wales 2015 !

didn't it burn a hole all the way through the metal to the internal linings ;)

 

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On 22/12/2017 at 22:11, Ekona said:

What’s a hemmel? 

 

On 22/12/2017 at 23:43, ATTAK Z said:

Don't you know anything Dan ? ... it's a simple shelter usually in a field for cattle or hay

 

Sorry guys, must be a north east colloquialism. Clearly I have been living up here for far too long and am starting to go native; I'm Essex born and bred.

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A fair few wood pigeons around here plus a few pairs of collared doves. The numbers never really get out of hand as they are predated on by Sparrowhawks, Cats and juveniles often fall prey to Crows.  I can see why town dwellers get annoyed with them but let's face it they do a lot less damage than a handful of feral youths.

 

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On 22/12/2017 at 21:36, Woodzman said:

I thought that parking in our hemmel was a good idea; keeps away the worst of the weather.

 

The local feral pigeons have given me cause to review that decision!

 

Have no wish to see them suffer; just exterminated. So far just resorted to poking them off the rafters with a long stick as they start to roost, hopefully they'll get the message. I feel shooting at them will just leave holes in the roof.

An air rifle is ideal for pigeon control inside barns etc. Wont leave a hole in the roof. Something like a nice PCP rifle will be deadly accurate for a quick clean kill. If they are wood pigeons then even better, they are very tasty.

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