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Harris Hawk in Trafalgar Square

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By Ajay


Harris Hawk in Trafalgar Square

One of 2 Harris Hawks scaring away pigeons in Trafalgar Square



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He's banded.......so someone owns these hawks and their job is to scare pigeons in the city? That's amazing. Great shot ! I wonder if he ever catches one.

25 Mar, 2008

 

They have killed more than a 100 since they were introduced in 2003 and scared away 1000s. I wrote a blog about this a while ago. There is a big debate about how much the 2 Trafalgar square hawks cost but the mayor justifies it with reduced poop cleaning costs.

25 Mar, 2008

 

How cool..! What a great shot !

28 Mar, 2008

 

Smashing photo

7 Apr, 2008

 

This is a far better way of solving the overpopulation of pigeons than having to reduce them by other means. We've had a pereguine falcon reducing some of the pidgeons locally. One of the youngsters from a breeding pair on the Derby catherdral. I have been watching the pair right from laying the eggs to when the babies have taken flight. It's been great to watch them on the cameras they have erected on the tower. Lindak,

20 Jun, 2008

 

I've already posted comments on Ajay's blog about this.
Got a few interesting facts from some birding friends.

12 Sep, 2008

 

beautiful shot Ajay.

7 Dec, 2008

 

Great shot and much better than poison.

13 Nov, 2009

 

It's certainly more natural and holistic than poison, Toto.
What a beauty.
Don't they use raptors at Heathrow and other airports, too, to help keep birds away from the runways? Kestrels?

13 Nov, 2009

 

They do Bscott.

13 Nov, 2009

 

He he lovely photo did they bring them in for that purpose?

13 Nov, 2009

amy
Amy
 

A brilliant photo Ajay , such a beautiful bird ........

20 Nov, 2009

 

Thanks all. Morgana, yes they did.

20 Nov, 2009

 

Thank you for the reply :o)

20 Nov, 2009



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