We so appreciate people taking the time to email us after they’ve attended one of our falconry experiences, we received this one today.
Hi Steve and Debbie
Just a little message to say thank you so much for this morning. Stewart and I absolutely loved it. Was a wonderful experience to get close to these beautiful birds. A memory to treasure.
Articles published in Leicester Mercury:-
Hawk is helping to scare off hospital pigeon pests
Monday, September 28, 2009
Baz Lad, facilities and information manager at Leicester General Hospital, said: “We needed to get rid of the pigeons and this seemed the most humane way of doing that. We aren’t killing them, just moving them on and it is much cheaper than all the repair bills.”
He estimates the pigeons alone are causing around £20,000 worth of damage a year
He added: “We have just come to the end of a three-month trial and already there are fewer pigeons around but we realise it is going to take a bit of time; it could be as much as a year.”
Hawk recruited to combat pigeon problems on Leicester estate
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Sally Franklin, a local housing officer for the area, said: “I recently read an article about Stephen Sanders and the work he was doing at Leicester General Hospital. “He was flying a Harris Hawk on a regular basis in the hospital grounds and this was a deterrent to the pigeons. He has only been here for a few days but already we are noticing a difference in the area.”