Having the same thing here with a 25' ash tree. Feeding them will only encourage them. Personal recommendations: . . . . . .
. . . . . Also, as a molecular biologist, I advise you to dispose of dead pigeons the way you would dispose of dog dirt, only using a larger bag.
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Charlie, having been forced to the conclusion that deterrent methods can be messier than the problem, I find myself thinking about trapping as one option and shooting as another.
Thanks very much for the shooting information, I shall read that carefully. I am an ex pistol shooter so skills are not the problem.
Do you know anything about trapping?
And re disposal, I don't have dogs, could you please be more specific? I suppose a dead pigeon dumped in a ditch or hedge bottom would soon disappear?
Is it worth getting out the recipe book? My vague recollection is that it's not worth the bother.