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.
The latest situation on avian influenza (bird flu) and actions to reduce the risks.
We have brought together key information about avian influenza (bird flu) risks in this news story, which is regularly updated if the situation changes.
Avian influenza (bird flu) is a disease of birds.The H5N8 strain of the disease has been confirmed at a poultry farm in Lincolnshire and restrictions are in place. The same strain has also been found in wild birds in England, Scotland and Wales.
Risks to public health are very low and avian flu does not pose a food safety risk for UK consumers.
We have taken several actions to reduce the risks. If you keep poultry – whether on a commercial scale or simply a small backyard flock – you are now required by law to keep them “housed” (under cover and kept separate from wild birds). We have banned gatherings of poultry across the UK.
All poultry keepers must continue to keep a close watch on the health of their birds, and put in place a high level of biosecurity precautions.
Members of the public are encouraged to report dead wild waterfowl (swans, geese or ducks), or other dead wild birds such as gulls or birds of prey, to the Defra helpline on 03459 33 55 77.
LatestOn 23 December Defra confirmed H5N8 bird flu in dead wild wigeons in Somerset and Leicestershire. The Scottish Government confirmed the disease in a wild peregrine falcon in Dumfries and Galloway.
On 22 December the Welsh Government confirmed a case of the H5N8 bird flu virus in a dead wild wigeon in Carmarthenshire, Wales.
On 16 December we confirmed a case of the H5N8 bird flu virus in turkeys on a poultry farm near Louth in Lincolnshire. All birds at the premises have died or have been humanely culled to limit the risk of disease spread.
Called out to help stop some pigeons from fouling on a shop in Rushden, a new net was installed and spikes. also a clean will be carried out to clear bird fouling from walk way..
Milo my 1 year old harris hawk, on bird control duties in Northamptonshire, helping to keep this business bird free, Milo along with some of the other team are flown here to keep gulls from roosting on the roof, on a weekly bases. If this is something that maybe of interest to you, please contact me for a free site survey.
Another wasp nest treated in Northampton, If you have a wasp nest you need treating call for a price.
Bird control in Daventry this morning, moving seagulls off a factory roof. The program is working great arrived on site to find no gulls loafing o the roof , we flew Ricky the young male peregrine x saker falcon round then followed by Milo my male harris hawk. If you have a problem with birds on your business and wkuld like a quote for a bird deterrent programme contact me..
Bird control in Milton keynes today pulled up on site, plenty of young corvid around now, also it was nice to watch a pair of pheasents walk passed my van, seem so relaxed.. on another note site is a little wet after all the rain that was had yesterday, hopefully won't have any today so i can give my birds some good flying time..
very warm today for the birds, even Victor came in for a rest.. :)