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Old 30-04-2019, 10:32 AM   #1
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Advice re nesting bird in gutter

I need some advice as I have a pigeon nesting in my guttering. There are 2 issues one because of its location its s****ing allover the car and drive but also its nest is in the gutter where the pipe goes down and ends up in the ground in the drain so I'm worried about the nesting material blocking the pipe and the drain! What can I do about this???? Are pigeons protected? can I just get the nest removed? I haven't got a ladder long enough to reach and I'm shocking with heights so who could I get to do this for me? Any advice gratefully received as never had anything like this before.
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Old 30-04-2019, 10:39 AM   #2
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I need some advice as I have a pigeon nesting in my guttering. There are 2 issues one because of its location its s****ing allover the car and drive but also its nest is in the gutter where the pipe goes down and ends up in the ground in the drain so I'm worried about the nesting material blocking the pipe and the drain! What can I do about this???? Are pigeons protected? can I just get the nest removed? I haven't got a ladder long enough to reach and I'm shocking with heights so who could I get to do this for me? Any advice gratefully received as never had anything like this before.
Unfortunately it is illegal to intentionally disturb or destroy the active nest of any wild bird.

One chicks have flown, then is your opportunity to remove the nest.
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Unfortunately it is illegal to intentionally disturb or destroy the active nest of any wild bird.

One chicks have flown, then is your opportunity to remove the nest.
I thought so but even if its potentially doing damage to the house???? If that drain gets block it will be one hell of a job to sort out!
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It’s a pigeon I would evict it asap.
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In the real world get a mate with a ladder and remove it, but of course legally if it has eggs etc then you can't... but last time I saw a flying rat nest plod hadn't put the cctv camera next to it.
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Have a "chat" with "someone" that has an air rifle, no more flying rats = no more problem!
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found this on an Arborculturalists website re bird nests. I wouldn't take the risk myself... you never know whose watching.

In July 2002, Julian Cable, of Stamford, Lincolnshire, became the first private individual to receive a conviction for the destruction of a house martin’s nest on his house. He was witnessed dislodging the nest with a pole and putting the contents into a skip. Although the fine in this case was quite small, amounting to £250.00, the maximum penalties, in England and Wales, where increased under amendments made within the CRoW Act 2000, up to a fine of £5000.00 or a six-month prison sentence, or both. Fines may be imposed in respect of each bird, nest, egg or skin. If more than one such item is involved then the total fine is determined as if the person had been convicted of a separate offence in respect of each bird, nest, egg or thing.

Im in construction management and ive known multi million pound development not start on site as they found seagulls nesting inside an old property.

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If it had been any other common garden bird I would leave it but pigeons I would evict, otherwise they will continue to return, we have had nesting pigeons at work and we call in pest control who happily shoot them with air guns and remove the nests
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