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Thread #133771   Message #3037841
Posted By: Arthur_itus
22-Nov-10 - 06:14 AM
Thread Name: BS: Common Wood Pigeon
Subject: BS: Common Wood Pigeon
At the back of our garden, the neighbour has a Green Leylandii tree about the size in this picture

http://leylandii.com/Information/green-leylandii.html

It is about the height of the house.

It isn't a problem as it does not block out any light and looks nice against the neighbours building.

The problem I have is that wood pigeon's are nesting there each year. our estate was built on existing farming land (the area is pretty rural).

We only have a small back garden and they are making our garden a mess (but not our neighbours). Whilst it is nice to see them building their nest, mating and seeing the young in our garden and learning to fly etc, it is getting beyond a joke.

Is there any way legally, we can do anything to discourage or stop them from breeding there. It was probably fine, whilst it was farmland, but not so nice in what is now a new housing estate.