VIDEO: Falcons at work in Daventry town centre to scare off pigeons

One of the birds at work in Bowen Square
One of the birds at work in Bowen Square
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Falcons have started work in Daventry town centre to scare off problem pigeons.

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.

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.