Need a mole catcher? Got a problem with moles digging up your grass making it colapse with there tunnels and leaving soil heaps all over the place. Contact me for prices wether its your garden or large farm paddocks i can help. Only using traditional trapping methods not poisons.
Ricky just flew awsome again on this lovely day, went up high and scared the crap out of every gull on site, putting some lovely stoops at them. Its not all about killing stuff.
Bird control this morning, is Daventry with my male harris hawk, i got called out over a year ago to move some loafing gulls off a factory roof as they was cause a large amount of damage through peaking the roof, now you are lucky to see any so visits have gone to weekley and custmor wants to keep the program on going just to make sure they dont think about coming back.
Thats why i love this work you just dont know what you are going to come across. While carrying our pest control i came across these wood crickets.
My falcon Ricky flew well in the wind scaring the gulls off, hes turning out to be a good bird learning his job well, on the other hand kia my usually good falcon decided to bugger off site totally ignoring me thank god foe telemetry i found her about 5mile off site before finally getting her back. The joys of working with animals.
As the insect quiten down for me this time of year the pest bird activity picks up mainly landfill work. I currently have 3 falcons out flying and a harris hawk to train up ready for the urban work.
The landfill might sound a grim place but the about of wildlife you see, everything from peregrine, kestrels, buzzards, redkites roe deer etc even seen a hobby a few times. But getting back to the work the gulls tend to more back in land over with coller months and they hit every food source they can i.e landfill sites. The one im currently working can have up to 500 gulls and corvid some days and the main aim of the falcons is to keep them at bay while the site is open. The idea is to scare the birds off by flying the falcon but sometimes they will take the odd bird after all its only nature.
My birds im flying at the moment:
(picture is of my young imprint gyr x saker falcon) She is only a young bird hatched this year currently i just let her do her thing on site, love watching her playing in the wind and chasing the crows around.
Then my male peregrine x saker he does love to chase the gulls around.
Next a female gyr x peregrine X gyr x saker she is a bit of a expert in moving the birds off site and will more than happly take a crow or two down if they dont move.
Then Max he is a 5 year old male harris hawk i recently got him off a friend and is nearly ready to got free.
Hawkflyer are back in northampton on two campus site deterring gulls and pigeons with the hawks and falcons, if you have a problem with nuisance birds give me a call we are daventry based and cover a 60 mile radius for any bird control problems, whether on waste transfer sites, landfill, factories building sites. So if you have gulls roosting on your roof, pigeons in your warehouse or worried about ground nesting birds stopping your building plans, contact us we will be able to help either proofing or flying one of our team of raptors around to scare of any unwanted birds.
Now the warmer weather is here bees will be more active, and people will call pest controllers in a panic thinking they have a wasp nest, well you don't need to worry as most bee's won't cause you any problems and like bumble bees are best left alone, some can be re homed if the nest is accessible or if you have a swam of honey bees turn up and hang of you tree or bush, best to give them space there is a good chance they are just having a rest before moving on else where or you can contact a bees keeper some will come out and remove the bees (there is a link on the link page for bees keepers).
There is plenty of information on bees and picture online if your not sure what you are looking at like the link below, you may have to copy and past in your browser sorry.
Vera the female harris hawk on a gull deterrent job in northampton.
If this is something that may help you with a bird problem you have give us a call, Vera or one of the other members of the bird control team im sure could help.
Picture of the team yesterday, bird control down Milton keynes, if this is somthing you would be intrested in to help move nusiance birds of your premises co tact me for a site survey and quote. Covering Northamptonshire, Milton keynes, warwicksgire
A peregrine falcon which police believe had been shot with a pellet has been found dead on a church roof.
The bird was found by officers at St Thomas Church in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, at about 12:25 GMT.
Peregrines are a protected species under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and to kill or injure one is a criminal offence, police said.
"This poor animal appears to have been shot [and] suffered what looks like a pellet wound", Sgt Dylan Hrynkow said.
Anyone with information about the bird has been asked to contact police.
According to the RSPB, it is an offence to intentionally take, injure or kill a peregrine and offences are punishable with a fine of up to £5,000, a sentence of up to six months in prison or both.