Two hawks set to roam around Walsall’s skies to tackle problem pigeons

Warsall Council are using hawks to scare pigeons from Town Center

The scheme, launched by Walsall Council, comes after a string of complaints over the mess the pigeons make.

Councillor Oliver Butler, cabinet member for clean and green, said: “The pigeons in Walsall town centre are an absolute pain and we get lots of complaints about the mess they make.”

“People don’t want to sit on benches covered in pigeon faeces and they certainly don’t want to be targeted from overhead either.”

“Breathing dust or water droplets containing contaminated pigeon droppings can lead to several diseases, including a flu-like illness called psittacosis and also salmonella, a bacterial infection that can cause diarrhoea.”

“We want Walsall town centre to be a clean, safe and welcoming environment.”

“Having hundreds of feral pigeons flying around the town centre every day does not make for clean streets.”

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See BTP Hawks at work HERE

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