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    advice from doo and bird lovers

    I've got a tree on my back garden due to be cut down in the coming weeks. Noticed today though that there are doves that have moved in. In the nest are two chicks although seem pretty far on. Is it OK to move or leave well alone?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzywuzzy View Post
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    I've got a tree on my back garden due to be cut down in the coming weeks. Noticed today though that there are doves that have moved in. In the nest are two chicks although seem pretty far on. Is it OK to move or leave well alone?
    It is against the law to disturb any nest while it's in use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Golden Fleece View Post
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    It is against the law to disturb any nest while it's in use.
    Unless you get pest control in to do it(i think)

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    Unless you get pest control in to do it(i think)

    http://www.rspb.org.uk/joinandhelp/c...f/removal.aspx

    A general licence, issued by the government, allows ‘authorised persons’ to kill or take roof-nesting feral pigeons in Britain, and house sparrows, starlings and feral pigeons in Northern Ireland, and destroy their nests, but only if it can be shown that action was necessary for the purpose of preserving public health.
    http://www.rspb.org.uk/forprofession...rdsandlaw/wca/


    All birds, their nests and eggs are protected by law and it is thus an offence, with certain exceptions (see Exceptions), to:

    •intentionally kill, injure or take any wild bird
    •intentionally take, damage or destroy the nest of any wild bird whilst it is in use or being built
    •intentionally take or destroy the egg of any wild bird
    •have in one's possession or control any wild bird, dead or alive, or any part of a wild bird, which has been taken in contravention of the Act or the Protection of Birds Act 1954
    •have in one's possession or control any egg or part of an egg which has been taken in contravention of the Act or the Protection of Birds Act 1954
    •use traps or similar items to kill, injure or take wild birds
    •have in one's possession or control any bird of a species occurring on Schedule 4 of the Act unless registered, and in most cases ringed, in accordance with the Secretary of State's regulations (see Schedules)
    •intentionally or recklessly disturb any wild bird listed on Schedule 1 while it is nest building, or at a nest containing eggs or young, or disturb the dependent young of such a bird.

    Fines

    The maximum penalty that can be imposed for an offence under the Wildlife and Countryside Act - in respect of a single bird, nest or egg - is a fine of up to 5,000, and/or six months' imprisonment

    My professional advice is to wait 2 weeks (1 September) by which time the young will have left the nest and be independent of the parents.
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    I'm more interested in whether I can murder some of these ****ing giant herring gulls that seem to be invading our fair city. Our postman got dive bombed last week and is now refusing to deliver anything!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hibsbollah View Post
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    I'm more interested in whether I can murder some of these ****ing giant herring gulls that seem to be invading our fair city. Our postman got dive bombed last week and is now refusing to deliver anything!
    was necessary for the purpose of preserving public health
    In a word, yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Golden Fleece View Post
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    http://www.rspb.org.uk/forprofession...rdsandlaw/wca/





    My professional advice is to wait 2 weeks (1 September) by which time the young will have left the nest and be independent of the parents.

    How do the birds know it is the first of September?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilson View Post
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    How do the birds know it is the first of September?
    It's a phototropic reaction to environmental factors. Or they check the calendar
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    Damn, this thread is not about the type of doos and birds I love! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golden Fleece View Post
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    In a word, yes.
    There's an urban myth that if you dip bread in bicarbonate of soda and feed it to seagulls it explodes in their stomachs and kills them outright.

    Just saying...

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    Cheers folks. I'll get the date re-arranged.

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