Pigeon population explosion

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Sarath Padarthi
WELL FED: Too few natural predators for Moraira pigeons

PIGEONS are making pests of themselves Moraira residents have complained.

The Environment department at Teulada-Moraira town hall has responded by installing traps on top floors where the birds can be caught alive and removed.

The public have also been asked not to feed the birds in the streets and public places or to leave out food in their gardens or balconies.

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Local pigeons enjoy “an excess” of food and water, an Environment spokesperson said, and the absence of predators is allowing them to breed unchecked.  

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  1. We have a similar problem in Urb. San Jaime (border of Benissa/Moraira) which is mainly the result of a villa owner feeding these birds for over 5 years. Despite many requests to refrain he continued, saying “he liked the birds”! They carry disease and drop feathers and everything else. The council have done nothing.

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