Rob Daniels is struggling to get rid of nuisance pigeons who live above his balcony and have attacked him

Rob Daniels is fed up with the mess and nuisance caused by a pigeon infestation above his Thornhill tower block home

Rob Daniels is fed up with the mess and nuisance caused by a pigeon infestation above his Thornhill tower block home

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

IT IS an iconic film that saw humanity come under vicious attacks by flocks of birds.

And now life is imitating art for one Southampton father who has been tormented by pigeons like a scene out of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.

Rob Daniels has desperately tried to chase away the winged tormentors nesting above the balcony of his Thornhill tower block.

But the nuisance neighbours have aggressively launched themselves at him, mercilessly pecking at his head and body.

There are so many now that their incessant squawking regularly wakes him at night, while neighbours have to dodge the creatures’ foul smelling droppings which rain down onto the pavements below.

Southampton City Council has so far remained powerless to intervene because the birds are nesting on an above balcony belonging to private tenants.

Now Mr Daniels is threatening to withhold his rent unless the authority helps stem the infestation.

When the Echo visited the flat in Hightown Towers the birds and chicks were silent in their stronghold above his second-floor balcony.

But the alcove and railings were splattered with droppings and feathers which have littered the path at the blocks’ main entrance in Warburton Road below.

The 37-year-old, who is also battling depression, says problems began when he moved in nearly a year ago and things are so bad he has resorted to sleeping in the lounge to try and escape their noise.

He says the sleep deprivation is affecting his health and that his three children are reluctant to go out on to the balcony for fear of the birds.

Daily Echo:

The birds live above Rob's second floor balcony, pictured, which is littered with droppings

He stresses shelling out on protective netting would fail to provide shelter as they have already dodged the above flat’s netting.

He said: “I’m getting to the end of my tether.

“I’m woken up at least six times a night by their loud cooing.

“If you chase them with a broom they try and get you because they are protective.”

He estimates there are 11 adult birds breeding there and added: “If something isn’t done it’s going to be an epidemic.

“They carry diseases and their droppings could make someone ill.”

Neighbour Vicky Varndell, 26, who has to step over droppings at the building entrance, said: “It’s disgusting.

“Whenever I come out here I have to look up to see if they are there.

“What do we pay our service charge for?”

The Echo approached the private tenants but no one answered the door.

A council spokeswoman said the authority’s environmental health team is investigating and added: “There can be health risks associated with pigeon faeces and in these circumstances, we can intervene and ask residents to carry out the necessary preventative measures.”

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10:07am Mon 18 Aug 14

excusemoi says...

Pigeons are flying vermin. They carry disease and this situation should be dealt with asap. What comes first, the birds or the humans? The council should be ashamed letting people live in these conditions.
Pigeons are flying vermin. They carry disease and this situation should be dealt with asap. What comes first, the birds or the humans? The council should be ashamed letting people live in these conditions. excusemoi
  • Score: 22

10:09am Mon 18 Aug 14

southy says...

Catch and trap them (but don't kill them) check for rings on the legs and'or stamps under the wings, if any have rings or stamps then you must let them go, the rest to can give to an pest exstuminator.
Catch and trap them (but don't kill them) check for rings on the legs and'or stamps under the wings, if any have rings or stamps then you must let them go, the rest to can give to an pest exstuminator. southy
  • Score: 6

10:25am Mon 18 Aug 14

sarahjcarruthers 1978 says...

southy wrote:
Catch and trap them (but don't kill them) check for rings on the legs and'or stamps under the wings, if any have rings or stamps then you must let them go, the rest to can give to an pest exstuminator.
Please feel free to come and catch them then !!
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Catch and trap them (but don't kill them) check for rings on the legs and'or stamps under the wings, if any have rings or stamps then you must let them go, the rest to can give to an pest exstuminator.[/p][/quote]Please feel free to come and catch them then !! sarahjcarruthers 1978
  • Score: 22

10:47am Mon 18 Aug 14

bigfella777 says...

Get one of them plastic hawks on a bendy pole that swoops around on a bendy pole.
Get one of them plastic hawks on a bendy pole that swoops around on a bendy pole. bigfella777
  • Score: 11

10:56am Mon 18 Aug 14

southy says...

sarahjcarruthers 1978 wrote:
southy wrote:
Catch and trap them (but don't kill them) check for rings on the legs and'or stamps under the wings, if any have rings or stamps then you must let them go, the rest to can give to an pest exstuminator.
Please feel free to come and catch them then !!
Pigeons are easy to catch, just a case of building a cage where you have bars that will swing 90% inwards, same way how Racing Pigeon are caught to take off the rubber racing ring when in a race.
[quote][p][bold]sarahjcarruthers 1978[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Catch and trap them (but don't kill them) check for rings on the legs and'or stamps under the wings, if any have rings or stamps then you must let them go, the rest to can give to an pest exstuminator.[/p][/quote]Please feel free to come and catch them then !![/p][/quote]Pigeons are easy to catch, just a case of building a cage where you have bars that will swing 90% inwards, same way how Racing Pigeon are caught to take off the rubber racing ring when in a race. southy
  • Score: 0

11:09am Mon 18 Aug 14

lillylooper says...

get a cat or a gun !
get a cat or a gun ! lillylooper
  • Score: 5

11:45am Mon 18 Aug 14

southy says...

lillylooper wrote:
get a cat or a gun !
Saddly your not allowed to kill fedal pigeons any more, but you are still allowed to trap and catch them, so long you release or notify owners of any pigeon with a stamp under the wing or that is ring, often the owners will say release or neck them, if they say neck them, then that is giving you permission to kill them, which owners can do.
[quote][p][bold]lillylooper[/bold] wrote: get a cat or a gun ![/p][/quote]Saddly your not allowed to kill fedal pigeons any more, but you are still allowed to trap and catch them, so long you release or notify owners of any pigeon with a stamp under the wing or that is ring, often the owners will say release or neck them, if they say neck them, then that is giving you permission to kill them, which owners can do. southy
  • Score: 1

12:02pm Mon 18 Aug 14

sparkster says...

Yes Im sure they can be caught humanely via a trap
Yes Im sure they can be caught humanely via a trap sparkster
  • Score: 6

12:24pm Mon 18 Aug 14

IronLady2010 says...

lillylooper wrote:
get a cat or a gun !
That's right stick a Cat on a 2nd floor balcony..........
[quote][p][bold]lillylooper[/bold] wrote: get a cat or a gun ![/p][/quote]That's right stick a Cat on a 2nd floor balcony.......... IronLady2010
  • Score: 14

12:41pm Mon 18 Aug 14

sass says...

bigfella777 wrote:
Get one of them plastic hawks on a bendy pole that swoops around on a bendy pole.
Leave the east Europeans out of it.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Get one of them plastic hawks on a bendy pole that swoops around on a bendy pole.[/p][/quote]Leave the east Europeans out of it. sass
  • Score: 4

12:50pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Zexagon says...

How bout putting the net up properly so they don't get in
How bout putting the net up properly so they don't get in Zexagon
  • Score: 10

12:51pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Maine Lobster says...

If netting is too fragile, put up a grill or stronger screen. Birds will nest on tall buildings, it is just a fact of life. Take some responsibility for your own circumstances and don't expect someone else to sort it out for you.
If netting is too fragile, put up a grill or stronger screen. Birds will nest on tall buildings, it is just a fact of life. Take some responsibility for your own circumstances and don't expect someone else to sort it out for you. Maine Lobster
  • Score: 12

1:17pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Big Mac says...

Just shoot the little feckers
Just shoot the little feckers Big Mac
  • Score: 2

1:40pm Mon 18 Aug 14

sparkster says...

shooting them isnt the answer. I thunk if you read one of the above posts it says you are not allowed. Stronger mesh like maybe netlon may work
shooting them isnt the answer. I thunk if you read one of the above posts it says you are not allowed. Stronger mesh like maybe netlon may work sparkster
  • Score: 4

2:26pm Mon 18 Aug 14

IronLady2010 says...

Some nice trellis would work, paint it to a colour of your choice, you could even grow some nice plants up it.
Some nice trellis would work, paint it to a colour of your choice, you could even grow some nice plants up it. IronLady2010
  • Score: 9

3:04pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Zexagon says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
Some nice trellis would work, paint it to a colour of your choice, you could even grow some nice plants up it.
The 37-year-old, who is also battling depression, says problems began when he moved in nearly a year ago and things are so bad he has resorted to sleeping in the lounge to try and escape their noise.

What? He's been sleeping on the balcony but it's become too noisy?
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: Some nice trellis would work, paint it to a colour of your choice, you could even grow some nice plants up it.[/p][/quote]The 37-year-old, who is also battling depression, says problems began when he moved in nearly a year ago and things are so bad he has resorted to sleeping in the lounge to try and escape their noise. What? He's been sleeping on the balcony but it's become too noisy? Zexagon
  • Score: 5

3:06pm Mon 18 Aug 14

dockboy says...

Tennis rachet
Tennis rachet dockboy
  • Score: 5

4:13pm Mon 18 Aug 14

minnie64 says...

Move !!! - simples or perhaps clean the poo up and not expect everything to be done for you - perhaps you could clean it up when you cant sleep !!!
Move !!! - simples or perhaps clean the poo up and not expect everything to be done for you - perhaps you could clean it up when you cant sleep !!! minnie64
  • Score: 0

5:28pm Mon 18 Aug 14

allstar says...

southy wrote:
lillylooper wrote:
get a cat or a gun !
Saddly your not allowed to kill fedal pigeons any more, but you are still allowed to trap and catch them, so long you release or notify owners of any pigeon with a stamp under the wing or that is ring, often the owners will say release or neck them, if they say neck them, then that is giving you permission to kill them, which owners can do.
What a load of rubbish , Get your facts right first .
You are allowed to kill feral pigeons on a general licence , I do not know what planet you are on , But you are totally wrong
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lillylooper[/bold] wrote: get a cat or a gun ![/p][/quote]Saddly your not allowed to kill fedal pigeons any more, but you are still allowed to trap and catch them, so long you release or notify owners of any pigeon with a stamp under the wing or that is ring, often the owners will say release or neck them, if they say neck them, then that is giving you permission to kill them, which owners can do.[/p][/quote]What a load of rubbish , Get your facts right first . You are allowed to kill feral pigeons on a general licence , I do not know what planet you are on , But you are totally wrong allstar
  • Score: 3

5:35pm Mon 18 Aug 14

teslpl says...

Saw an article last week somewhere where someone was using a green laser to frighten birds off,could try a laser pen.
Saw an article last week somewhere where someone was using a green laser to frighten birds off,could try a laser pen. teslpl
  • Score: 1

5:43pm Mon 18 Aug 14

southamptonadi says...

Maine Lobster wrote:
If netting is too fragile, put up a grill or stronger screen. Birds will nest on tall buildings, it is just a fact of life. Take some responsibility for your own circumstances and don't expect someone else to sort it out for you.
I think the point is there not on his balcony so how will putting up a screen help. They are sat on the balcony above. How do you expect him to take responsibility, what break into the flat above and put better netting up.
[quote][p][bold]Maine Lobster[/bold] wrote: If netting is too fragile, put up a grill or stronger screen. Birds will nest on tall buildings, it is just a fact of life. Take some responsibility for your own circumstances and don't expect someone else to sort it out for you.[/p][/quote]I think the point is there not on his balcony so how will putting up a screen help. They are sat on the balcony above. How do you expect him to take responsibility, what break into the flat above and put better netting up. southamptonadi
  • Score: 1

5:43pm Mon 18 Aug 14

southamptonadi says...

Maine Lobster wrote:
If netting is too fragile, put up a grill or stronger screen. Birds will nest on tall buildings, it is just a fact of life. Take some responsibility for your own circumstances and don't expect someone else to sort it out for you.
I think the point is there not on his balcony so how will putting up a screen help. They are sat on the balcony above. How do you expect him to take responsibility, what break into the flat above and put better netting up.
[quote][p][bold]Maine Lobster[/bold] wrote: If netting is too fragile, put up a grill or stronger screen. Birds will nest on tall buildings, it is just a fact of life. Take some responsibility for your own circumstances and don't expect someone else to sort it out for you.[/p][/quote]I think the point is there not on his balcony so how will putting up a screen help. They are sat on the balcony above. How do you expect him to take responsibility, what break into the flat above and put better netting up. southamptonadi
  • Score: 0

5:50pm Mon 18 Aug 14

IronLady2010 says...

southamptonadi wrote:
Maine Lobster wrote:
If netting is too fragile, put up a grill or stronger screen. Birds will nest on tall buildings, it is just a fact of life. Take some responsibility for your own circumstances and don't expect someone else to sort it out for you.
I think the point is there not on his balcony so how will putting up a screen help. They are sat on the balcony above. How do you expect him to take responsibility, what break into the flat above and put better netting up.
I'm guessing they are nesting under the balcony above which means they are on his balcony, but nesting at the top.
[quote][p][bold]southamptonadi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maine Lobster[/bold] wrote: If netting is too fragile, put up a grill or stronger screen. Birds will nest on tall buildings, it is just a fact of life. Take some responsibility for your own circumstances and don't expect someone else to sort it out for you.[/p][/quote]I think the point is there not on his balcony so how will putting up a screen help. They are sat on the balcony above. How do you expect him to take responsibility, what break into the flat above and put better netting up.[/p][/quote]I'm guessing they are nesting under the balcony above which means they are on his balcony, but nesting at the top. IronLady2010
  • Score: -2

5:55pm Mon 18 Aug 14

allstar says...

teslpl wrote:
Saw an article last week somewhere where someone was using a green laser to frighten birds off,could try a laser pen.
So by using a laser pen would scare them off , And may how would this be achieved ?? , Causing temporary blindness in the bird and one can only imagine seeing pigeons fly into the ground or buildings now that is cruel and you could be prosecuted for causing suffering to the target species,
It is not a job for crackpot ideas , The council can deal with problem the are the owners of the building and therefore it is their legal responsibility to deal with the pest problem .
[quote][p][bold]teslpl[/bold] wrote: Saw an article last week somewhere where someone was using a green laser to frighten birds off,could try a laser pen.[/p][/quote]So by using a laser pen would scare them off , And may how would this be achieved ?? , Causing temporary blindness in the bird and one can only imagine seeing pigeons fly into the ground or buildings now that is cruel and you could be prosecuted for causing suffering to the target species, It is not a job for crackpot ideas , The council can deal with problem the are the owners of the building and therefore it is their legal responsibility to deal with the pest problem . allstar
  • Score: 1

6:17pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Niel says...

allstar wrote:
teslpl wrote:
Saw an article last week somewhere where someone was using a green laser to frighten birds off,could try a laser pen.
So by using a laser pen would scare them off , And may how would this be achieved ?? , Causing temporary blindness in the bird and one can only imagine seeing pigeons fly into the ground or buildings now that is cruel and you could be prosecuted for causing suffering to the target species,
It is not a job for crackpot ideas , The council can deal with problem the are the owners of the building and therefore it is their legal responsibility to deal with the pest problem .
Laser pens cannot be sold legally to the general public if they are powerful enough to cause eye damage, plus the aversion reflex will cause the birds, or humans, to look away from the source. Not that some enterprising people don't import more powerful laser pointers...
[quote][p][bold]allstar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]teslpl[/bold] wrote: Saw an article last week somewhere where someone was using a green laser to frighten birds off,could try a laser pen.[/p][/quote]So by using a laser pen would scare them off , And may how would this be achieved ?? , Causing temporary blindness in the bird and one can only imagine seeing pigeons fly into the ground or buildings now that is cruel and you could be prosecuted for causing suffering to the target species, It is not a job for crackpot ideas , The council can deal with problem the are the owners of the building and therefore it is their legal responsibility to deal with the pest problem .[/p][/quote]Laser pens cannot be sold legally to the general public if they are powerful enough to cause eye damage, plus the aversion reflex will cause the birds, or humans, to look away from the source. Not that some enterprising people don't import more powerful laser pointers... Niel
  • Score: -1

6:45pm Mon 18 Aug 14

southamptonadi says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
southamptonadi wrote:
Maine Lobster wrote:
If netting is too fragile, put up a grill or stronger screen. Birds will nest on tall buildings, it is just a fact of life. Take some responsibility for your own circumstances and don't expect someone else to sort it out for you.
I think the point is there not on his balcony so how will putting up a screen help. They are sat on the balcony above. How do you expect him to take responsibility, what break into the flat above and put better netting up.
I'm guessing they are nesting under the balcony above which means they are on his balcony, but nesting at the top.
I can only go on the article. Where the council state they are on an above balcony not under. If they were under the council would of dealt with it there and then.
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southamptonadi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maine Lobster[/bold] wrote: If netting is too fragile, put up a grill or stronger screen. Birds will nest on tall buildings, it is just a fact of life. Take some responsibility for your own circumstances and don't expect someone else to sort it out for you.[/p][/quote]I think the point is there not on his balcony so how will putting up a screen help. They are sat on the balcony above. How do you expect him to take responsibility, what break into the flat above and put better netting up.[/p][/quote]I'm guessing they are nesting under the balcony above which means they are on his balcony, but nesting at the top.[/p][/quote]I can only go on the article. Where the council state they are on an above balcony not under. If they were under the council would of dealt with it there and then. southamptonadi
  • Score: 0

6:49pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Stubs says...

Pigeon pie.
Pigeon pie. Stubs
  • Score: 1

7:35pm Mon 18 Aug 14

teslpl says...

allstar wrote:
teslpl wrote:
Saw an article last week somewhere where someone was using a green laser to frighten birds off,could try a laser pen.
So by using a laser pen would scare them off , And may how would this be achieved ?? , Causing temporary blindness in the bird and one can only imagine seeing pigeons fly into the ground or buildings now that is cruel and you could be prosecuted for causing suffering to the target species,
It is not a job for crackpot ideas , The council can deal with problem the are the owners of the building and therefore it is their legal responsibility to deal with the pest problem .
It was not a crackpot idea its an invention that was out last week and was shone into the area where there were flocks of birds and they immediately took off and did not come back for days so there!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]allstar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]teslpl[/bold] wrote: Saw an article last week somewhere where someone was using a green laser to frighten birds off,could try a laser pen.[/p][/quote]So by using a laser pen would scare them off , And may how would this be achieved ?? , Causing temporary blindness in the bird and one can only imagine seeing pigeons fly into the ground or buildings now that is cruel and you could be prosecuted for causing suffering to the target species, It is not a job for crackpot ideas , The council can deal with problem the are the owners of the building and therefore it is their legal responsibility to deal with the pest problem .[/p][/quote]It was not a crackpot idea its an invention that was out last week and was shone into the area where there were flocks of birds and they immediately took off and did not come back for days so there!!!!! teslpl
  • Score: 2

7:48pm Mon 18 Aug 14

teslpl says...

teslpl wrote:
Saw an article last week somewhere where someone was using a green laser to frighten birds off,could try a laser pen.
See www.dragonlasers.com
/bird control with lasers Harmlessly move birds on without injuring them.
[quote][p][bold]teslpl[/bold] wrote: Saw an article last week somewhere where someone was using a green laser to frighten birds off,could try a laser pen.[/p][/quote]See www.dragonlasers.com /bird control with lasers Harmlessly move birds on without injuring them. teslpl
  • Score: 2

7:49pm Mon 18 Aug 14

allstar says...

teslpl wrote:
allstar wrote:
teslpl wrote:
Saw an article last week somewhere where someone was using a green laser to frighten birds off,could try a laser pen.
So by using a laser pen would scare them off , And may how would this be achieved ?? , Causing temporary blindness in the bird and one can only imagine seeing pigeons fly into the ground or buildings now that is cruel and you could be prosecuted for causing suffering to the target species,
It is not a job for crackpot ideas , The council can deal with problem the are the owners of the building and therefore it is their legal responsibility to deal with the pest problem .
It was not a crackpot idea its an invention that was out last week and was shone into the area where there were flocks of birds and they immediately took off and did not come back for days so there!!!!!
So they flew off and returned after a couple of days well that worked well then :)
Always nice to hear from the local fruitcake with crackpot ideas
[quote][p][bold]teslpl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allstar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]teslpl[/bold] wrote: Saw an article last week somewhere where someone was using a green laser to frighten birds off,could try a laser pen.[/p][/quote]So by using a laser pen would scare them off , And may how would this be achieved ?? , Causing temporary blindness in the bird and one can only imagine seeing pigeons fly into the ground or buildings now that is cruel and you could be prosecuted for causing suffering to the target species, It is not a job for crackpot ideas , The council can deal with problem the are the owners of the building and therefore it is their legal responsibility to deal with the pest problem .[/p][/quote]It was not a crackpot idea its an invention that was out last week and was shone into the area where there were flocks of birds and they immediately took off and did not come back for days so there!!!!![/p][/quote]So they flew off and returned after a couple of days well that worked well then :) Always nice to hear from the local fruitcake with crackpot ideas allstar
  • Score: -3

8:09pm Mon 18 Aug 14

sparkster says...

Some old cd's might work, they are shiny and can make a noise
Some old cd's might work, they are shiny and can make a noise sparkster
  • Score: -1

8:34pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Popcorn Sutton says...

Betty D. Pruett wrote:
my Aunty Amelia got white Kia Cadenza Sedan by working part time online... learn the facts here no
http://x.co/5HBGX
P\ss off you tw@t!
Nobody gives a t0ss!
[quote][p][bold]Betty D. Pruett[/bold] wrote: my Aunty Amelia got white Kia Cadenza Sedan by working part time online... learn the facts here no http://x.co/5HBGX[/p][/quote]P\ss off you tw@t! Nobody gives a t0ss! Popcorn Sutton
  • Score: 4

8:37pm Mon 18 Aug 14

teslpl says...

allstar wrote:
teslpl wrote:
allstar wrote:
teslpl wrote:
Saw an article last week somewhere where someone was using a green laser to frighten birds off,could try a laser pen.
So by using a laser pen would scare them off , And may how would this be achieved ?? , Causing temporary blindness in the bird and one can only imagine seeing pigeons fly into the ground or buildings now that is cruel and you could be prosecuted for causing suffering to the target species,
It is not a job for crackpot ideas , The council can deal with problem the are the owners of the building and therefore it is their legal responsibility to deal with the pest problem .
It was not a crackpot idea its an invention that was out last week and was shone into the area where there were flocks of birds and they immediately took off and did not come back for days so there!!!!!
So they flew off and returned after a couple of days well that worked well then :)
Always nice to hear from the local fruitcake with crackpot ideas
Well you only have to do it every few days and less of your idiotic comments for a reasonable idea that might work to help him get rid of the pigeons even short term would help Now where is that one that gets rid of idiots called allstar that do not know even where I come from.
[quote][p][bold]allstar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]teslpl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allstar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]teslpl[/bold] wrote: Saw an article last week somewhere where someone was using a green laser to frighten birds off,could try a laser pen.[/p][/quote]So by using a laser pen would scare them off , And may how would this be achieved ?? , Causing temporary blindness in the bird and one can only imagine seeing pigeons fly into the ground or buildings now that is cruel and you could be prosecuted for causing suffering to the target species, It is not a job for crackpot ideas , The council can deal with problem the are the owners of the building and therefore it is their legal responsibility to deal with the pest problem .[/p][/quote]It was not a crackpot idea its an invention that was out last week and was shone into the area where there were flocks of birds and they immediately took off and did not come back for days so there!!!!![/p][/quote]So they flew off and returned after a couple of days well that worked well then :) Always nice to hear from the local fruitcake with crackpot ideas[/p][/quote]Well you only have to do it every few days and less of your idiotic comments for a reasonable idea that might work to help him get rid of the pigeons even short term would help Now where is that one that gets rid of idiots called allstar that do not know even where I come from. teslpl
  • Score: 1

8:40pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Popcorn Sutton says...

The place where I a working in London at the moment has a Kestrel to get rid of the pigeons.
It's right opposite Tower of London so I am surprised it hasn't got the Ravens as well.
The real mad thing is that the 'Kestrel house' on top of the building costs £1500.00, it's a mad mad world!
The place where I a working in London at the moment has a Kestrel to get rid of the pigeons. It's right opposite Tower of London so I am surprised it hasn't got the Ravens as well. The real mad thing is that the 'Kestrel house' on top of the building costs £1500.00, it's a mad mad world! Popcorn Sutton
  • Score: 0

8:49pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Maine Lobster says...

southamptonadi wrote:
Maine Lobster wrote:
If netting is too fragile, put up a grill or stronger screen. Birds will nest on tall buildings, it is just a fact of life. Take some responsibility for your own circumstances and don't expect someone else to sort it out for you.
I think the point is there not on his balcony so how will putting up a screen help. They are sat on the balcony above. How do you expect him to take responsibility, what break into the flat above and put better netting up.
I thought the point was he was attacked by birds,presumably on his own balcony. Had he put up a decent screen,that would not have happened, nesting on the above balcony or not!
[quote][p][bold]southamptonadi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maine Lobster[/bold] wrote: If netting is too fragile, put up a grill or stronger screen. Birds will nest on tall buildings, it is just a fact of life. Take some responsibility for your own circumstances and don't expect someone else to sort it out for you.[/p][/quote]I think the point is there not on his balcony so how will putting up a screen help. They are sat on the balcony above. How do you expect him to take responsibility, what break into the flat above and put better netting up.[/p][/quote]I thought the point was he was attacked by birds,presumably on his own balcony. Had he put up a decent screen,that would not have happened, nesting on the above balcony or not! Maine Lobster
  • Score: -1

8:49pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Maine Lobster says...

southamptonadi wrote:
Maine Lobster wrote:
If netting is too fragile, put up a grill or stronger screen. Birds will nest on tall buildings, it is just a fact of life. Take some responsibility for your own circumstances and don't expect someone else to sort it out for you.
I think the point is there not on his balcony so how will putting up a screen help. They are sat on the balcony above. How do you expect him to take responsibility, what break into the flat above and put better netting up.
I thought the point was he was attacked by birds,presumably on his own balcony. Had he put up a decent screen,that would not have happened, nesting on the above balcony or not!
[quote][p][bold]southamptonadi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maine Lobster[/bold] wrote: If netting is too fragile, put up a grill or stronger screen. Birds will nest on tall buildings, it is just a fact of life. Take some responsibility for your own circumstances and don't expect someone else to sort it out for you.[/p][/quote]I think the point is there not on his balcony so how will putting up a screen help. They are sat on the balcony above. How do you expect him to take responsibility, what break into the flat above and put better netting up.[/p][/quote]I thought the point was he was attacked by birds,presumably on his own balcony. Had he put up a decent screen,that would not have happened, nesting on the above balcony or not! Maine Lobster
  • Score: -1

8:49pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Maine Lobster says...

southamptonadi wrote:
Maine Lobster wrote:
If netting is too fragile, put up a grill or stronger screen. Birds will nest on tall buildings, it is just a fact of life. Take some responsibility for your own circumstances and don't expect someone else to sort it out for you.
I think the point is there not on his balcony so how will putting up a screen help. They are sat on the balcony above. How do you expect him to take responsibility, what break into the flat above and put better netting up.
I thought the point was he was attacked by birds,presumably on his own balcony. Had he put up a decent screen,that would not have happened, nesting on the above balcony or not!
[quote][p][bold]southamptonadi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maine Lobster[/bold] wrote: If netting is too fragile, put up a grill or stronger screen. Birds will nest on tall buildings, it is just a fact of life. Take some responsibility for your own circumstances and don't expect someone else to sort it out for you.[/p][/quote]I think the point is there not on his balcony so how will putting up a screen help. They are sat on the balcony above. How do you expect him to take responsibility, what break into the flat above and put better netting up.[/p][/quote]I thought the point was he was attacked by birds,presumably on his own balcony. Had he put up a decent screen,that would not have happened, nesting on the above balcony or not! Maine Lobster
  • Score: -1

8:58pm Mon 18 Aug 14

allstar says...

teslpl wrote:
allstar wrote:
teslpl wrote:
allstar wrote:
teslpl wrote:
Saw an article last week somewhere where someone was using a green laser to frighten birds off,could try a laser pen.
So by using a laser pen would scare them off , And may how would this be achieved ?? , Causing temporary blindness in the bird and one can only imagine seeing pigeons fly into the ground or buildings now that is cruel and you could be prosecuted for causing suffering to the target species,
It is not a job for crackpot ideas , The council can deal with problem the are the owners of the building and therefore it is their legal responsibility to deal with the pest problem .
It was not a crackpot idea its an invention that was out last week and was shone into the area where there were flocks of birds and they immediately took off and did not come back for days so there!!!!!
So they flew off and returned after a couple of days well that worked well then :)
Always nice to hear from the local fruitcake with crackpot ideas
Well you only have to do it every few days and less of your idiotic comments for a reasonable idea that might work to help him get rid of the pigeons even short term would help Now where is that one that gets rid of idiots called allstar that do not know even where I come from.
Touched a raw nerve keep taking the pills you halfwit , You clearly are in need of help .
Back to the lunatic asylum for you.
You really must learn to calm down before you engage that pea like brain in your head before you try to engage in any debate .
[quote][p][bold]teslpl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allstar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]teslpl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allstar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]teslpl[/bold] wrote: Saw an article last week somewhere where someone was using a green laser to frighten birds off,could try a laser pen.[/p][/quote]So by using a laser pen would scare them off , And may how would this be achieved ?? , Causing temporary blindness in the bird and one can only imagine seeing pigeons fly into the ground or buildings now that is cruel and you could be prosecuted for causing suffering to the target species, It is not a job for crackpot ideas , The council can deal with problem the are the owners of the building and therefore it is their legal responsibility to deal with the pest problem .[/p][/quote]It was not a crackpot idea its an invention that was out last week and was shone into the area where there were flocks of birds and they immediately took off and did not come back for days so there!!!!![/p][/quote]So they flew off and returned after a couple of days well that worked well then :) Always nice to hear from the local fruitcake with crackpot ideas[/p][/quote]Well you only have to do it every few days and less of your idiotic comments for a reasonable idea that might work to help him get rid of the pigeons even short term would help Now where is that one that gets rid of idiots called allstar that do not know even where I come from.[/p][/quote]Touched a raw nerve keep taking the pills you halfwit , You clearly are in need of help . Back to the lunatic asylum for you. You really must learn to calm down before you engage that pea like brain in your head before you try to engage in any debate . allstar
  • Score: -5

9:50pm Mon 18 Aug 14

forest hump says...

allstar wrote:
southy wrote:
lillylooper wrote:
get a cat or a gun !
Saddly your not allowed to kill fedal pigeons any more, but you are still allowed to trap and catch them, so long you release or notify owners of any pigeon with a stamp under the wing or that is ring, often the owners will say release or neck them, if they say neck them, then that is giving you permission to kill them, which owners can do.
What a load of rubbish , Get your facts right first .
You are allowed to kill feral pigeons on a general licence , I do not know what planet you are on , But you are totally wrong
Agree with you. Natural England will provide permits, can even print off online. Southy is an ill informed, contentious pillock. He dreams his answers and tries to be clever.
[quote][p][bold]allstar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lillylooper[/bold] wrote: get a cat or a gun ![/p][/quote]Saddly your not allowed to kill fedal pigeons any more, but you are still allowed to trap and catch them, so long you release or notify owners of any pigeon with a stamp under the wing or that is ring, often the owners will say release or neck them, if they say neck them, then that is giving you permission to kill them, which owners can do.[/p][/quote]What a load of rubbish , Get your facts right first . You are allowed to kill feral pigeons on a general licence , I do not know what planet you are on , But you are totally wrong[/p][/quote]Agree with you. Natural England will provide permits, can even print off online. Southy is an ill informed, contentious pillock. He dreams his answers and tries to be clever. forest hump
  • Score: 0

9:53pm Mon 18 Aug 14

forest hump says...

forest hump wrote:
allstar wrote:
southy wrote:
lillylooper wrote:
get a cat or a gun !
Saddly your not allowed to kill fedal pigeons any more, but you are still allowed to trap and catch them, so long you release or notify owners of any pigeon with a stamp under the wing or that is ring, often the owners will say release or neck them, if they say neck them, then that is giving you permission to kill them, which owners can do.
What a load of rubbish , Get your facts right first .
You are allowed to kill feral pigeons on a general licence , I do not know what planet you are on , But you are totally wrong
Agree with you. Natural England will provide permits, can even print off online. Southy is an ill informed, contentious pillock. He dreams his answers and tries to be clever.
To add. I have personally applied and been granted a licence for a commercial premises . Licence lasts for one year when you need to reapply.
[quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allstar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lillylooper[/bold] wrote: get a cat or a gun ![/p][/quote]Saddly your not allowed to kill fedal pigeons any more, but you are still allowed to trap and catch them, so long you release or notify owners of any pigeon with a stamp under the wing or that is ring, often the owners will say release or neck them, if they say neck them, then that is giving you permission to kill them, which owners can do.[/p][/quote]What a load of rubbish , Get your facts right first . You are allowed to kill feral pigeons on a general licence , I do not know what planet you are on , But you are totally wrong[/p][/quote]Agree with you. Natural England will provide permits, can even print off online. Southy is an ill informed, contentious pillock. He dreams his answers and tries to be clever.[/p][/quote]To add. I have personally applied and been granted a licence for a commercial premises . Licence lasts for one year when you need to reapply. forest hump
  • Score: 0

10:23pm Mon 18 Aug 14

sparkster says...

Popcorn Sutton wrote:
Betty D. Pruett wrote:
my Aunty Amelia got white Kia Cadenza Sedan by working part time online... learn the facts here no
http://x.co/5HBGX
P\ss off you tw@t!
Nobody gives a t0ss!
take your scam elsewhere and clear off
[quote][p][bold]Popcorn Sutton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Betty D. Pruett[/bold] wrote: my Aunty Amelia got white Kia Cadenza Sedan by working part time online... learn the facts here no http://x.co/5HBGX[/p][/quote]P\ss off you tw@t! Nobody gives a t0ss![/p][/quote]take your scam elsewhere and clear off sparkster
  • Score: 2

1:37am Tue 19 Aug 14

Arch9enius says...

bigfella777 wrote:
Get one of them plastic hawks on a bendy pole that swoops around on a bendy pole.
Yeah, the pidgeons could do with a laugh.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Get one of them plastic hawks on a bendy pole that swoops around on a bendy pole.[/p][/quote]Yeah, the pidgeons could do with a laugh. Arch9enius
  • Score: 1

2:10pm Tue 19 Aug 14

paraboy says...

thats all the blocks in thornhill i live in a block but the local housing office dont give a toss about people up here they are a waste of space if it comes to cut backs the council should be looking at the housing officers that dont come out and see things that needs to get done
thats all the blocks in thornhill i live in a block but the local housing office dont give a toss about people up here they are a waste of space if it comes to cut backs the council should be looking at the housing officers that dont come out and see things that needs to get done paraboy
  • Score: 0

5:03pm Tue 19 Aug 14

southamptonadi says...

Maine Lobster wrote:
southamptonadi wrote:
Maine Lobster wrote:
If netting is too fragile, put up a grill or stronger screen. Birds will nest on tall buildings, it is just a fact of life. Take some responsibility for your own circumstances and don't expect someone else to sort it out for you.
I think the point is there not on his balcony so how will putting up a screen help. They are sat on the balcony above. How do you expect him to take responsibility, what break into the flat above and put better netting up.
I thought the point was he was attacked by birds,presumably on his own balcony. Had he put up a decent screen,that would not have happened, nesting on the above balcony or not!
Yes he was attacked when scaring them away, yes a screen would help him then but it will not get rid of them will it. They will still be on the above balcony driving him mad and keeping him awake and that is the underlying problem
[quote][p][bold]Maine Lobster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southamptonadi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maine Lobster[/bold] wrote: If netting is too fragile, put up a grill or stronger screen. Birds will nest on tall buildings, it is just a fact of life. Take some responsibility for your own circumstances and don't expect someone else to sort it out for you.[/p][/quote]I think the point is there not on his balcony so how will putting up a screen help. They are sat on the balcony above. How do you expect him to take responsibility, what break into the flat above and put better netting up.[/p][/quote]I thought the point was he was attacked by birds,presumably on his own balcony. Had he put up a decent screen,that would not have happened, nesting on the above balcony or not![/p][/quote]Yes he was attacked when scaring them away, yes a screen would help him then but it will not get rid of them will it. They will still be on the above balcony driving him mad and keeping him awake and that is the underlying problem southamptonadi
  • Score: 0

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