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.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Bird of prey to scare off Devizes gulls

1:00pm Saturday 31st January 2015 in News

An action plan to reduce gull numbers in Devizes and the surrounding areas was announced at Devizes Area Board on Monday night.

The board agreed to contribute £3,200 towards the £10,000-a-year project, which will use a bird of prey to scare the gulls along with replacing eggs with fake ones.

The bird of prey, which is being supplied by Harris Hawks and Falcons, would fly three hours daily for 10 days and then 26 more flights through the year to maintain a presence in the area.

On four occasions there will also be an egg and nest removal program for roof areas during April, May and June, with access arranged by Wiltshire Council.

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