As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Woodside Officials Try Hawk "Squawk Boxes" to Keep Pigeons At Bay

By Lyndsay McCabe Published: November 29 2013 

To counter the growing pigeon problem at the 51st Street Station in Woodside, boomboxes playing recordings of predatory bird calls have been set up in ...

In a new move to get rid of pesky pigeons, the 51st Street Station in Woodside is now echoing with the calls of predatory birds.

Hawks and falcons have not been introduced to the area, but their calls were brought to the city in the form of “squawk boxes” – electronic boxes that play recordings of the predators’ screeches so as to scare away the pigeons that have been settling in Woodside in large numbers.

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