Posted: 05/05/2012 at 11:49
Hi Shazza - as it happens, I am a Parish Councillor, and I did raise this as an issue. Corvids (rooks & crows etc) are partly protected, unless a case can be made to restrain their numbers, But when a resident tried to do this, there was a huge outcry from all the bunny-huggers, and nothing came of it.
Personally, I think the numbers are getting out of control. I wouldn't eliminate them, but I would favour culling them to reduce them; it would seem that voices like mine are drowned out by others.
So - I am off to the local shops to look at the cage protection systems, which may have some effect - hopefully before the little birds are intimidated away for ever.
OH has also resurrected a heron scarer (makes a barking sound when a large object crosses its path) so maybe we'll crack this one!
Thanks for your input.