Here at BTP we do get some interesting calls involving birds. This particular problem was Canada and Egyptian Geese and Gulls sitting on the well tended grass of a cricket pitch and the leaving a calling card or two! Obviously there are public health issues with playing on a pitch covered in bird droppings (being in the slips has a whole new meaning!). The other public health issue is that gulls feed at waste transfer stations, sewage farms and landfills then walk all over the grass – potentially transferring harmful bacteria to it where it can be picked up by humans.
To discourage the Geese and Gulls from using the area, we implemented a bird management plan that included creating a hostile environment by flying a pair of real Harris hawks: Bodie and Doyle – yes THE PROFESSIONALS!
The pest birds soon moved on to another area where they were not hassled by hawks – note gulls high in the air at the sight on the hawks on patrol. The pair can be seen sitting on a side screen that had blown over.
Please call us for a chat on 01296 630 934 to discuss any issues you have. Golf clubs – we can help you with your Mole, rabbit and bird problems on the course and any other public health issues in and around the club house.