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What can I do about baby seagulls nesting on roof?

I live in a top floor flat, and 10 days ago i noticed a fluffy bird on roof, it kept tapping window with beak,and at one point it slobbered(mouth full of water)and tappedmy window putting loads of marks on it.

Now at first it was nice, I even opened window once and stroked it, as it was tame, but if I put my hands or face out of window even if it was on other side of roof,it ran towards me and attacked, and its mum dive bombs me etc.

Now about a week ago a very tiny one turns up which squeaks at all hours, and the mum bird squarks back at it,meaning I cant sleep.

What can I do as im at the point im so angry I want to chuck water over them,but thats cruel.

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is it on a balcony?

Original Poster

No,just a sloping roof.

Animal control?

oooh thats annoying. try what tomm said call animal controll and see what they say.

Original Poster

Yep I dont have much luck and this stresses me even more lol.

must be hell trying to sleep. especially with the landlord problem.

Blimey, you don't have much luck! Environmental Health issue. Call the council.

Regarding the Landlord issues, check that website I gave you and see if you have the right to repair. This is a right extended to tenants to have works carried out at their expense, then the Landlord has to legally repay you the cost. The only problem may be having access to the cash up front...

I hope I'm proved wrong (so you can get some rest) but I'd be very surprised if any animal organisation or council dept will remove a nesting bird unless it's built it's nest in a location that could cause harm (damaged slates could come off the roof & injure a passerby) or it's a health hazard (seagulls & pigeons are the rats of the bird world) but as it's on the roof that seems unlikely.

CHARLIETHIRTYTWO

I hope I'm proved wrong (so you can get some rest) but I'd be very … I hope I'm proved wrong (so you can get some rest) but I'd be very surprised if any animal organisation or council dept will remove a nesting bird unless it's built it's nest in a location that could cause harm (damaged slates could come off the roof & injure a passerby) or it's a health hazard (seagulls & pigeons are the rats of the bird world) but as it's on the roof that seems unlikely.



Judging by the other problems they have been experiencing, it wouldn't surprise me if the birds are in the loft...then they are predjudicial to health. Wheres that legal eagle fella who has posted a lot on the parking ticket issue...I bet he knows.

Original Poster

Actually they have nested on my roof which had damaged and cracked tiles that need replaced,so maybe.

yes the landlord must pay for that. i am a landlord of a flat and the tenant asked for a new matress i bought one for the tennant straight away and also there was a problem with the boiler and i had to pay to fix it. so i think the landlord needs to sort out that issue.

Foxy102

Judging by the other problems they have been experiencing, it wouldn't … Judging by the other problems they have been experiencing, it wouldn't surprise me if the birds are in the loft...then they are predjudicial to health. Wheres that legal eagle fella who has posted a lot on the parking ticket issue...I bet he knows.


The HUKD legal eagle is SeanCampbell....I have no idea how experienced he is in the murky world of seagull law though?!?!?

I thought the seagull was protected under some law now?, Due to declining population?

CHARLIETHIRTYTWO

The HUKD legal eagle is SeanCampbell....I have no idea how experienced he … The HUKD legal eagle is SeanCampbell....I have no idea how experienced he is in the murky world of seagull law though?!?!?



Its a specialised field I know...air rifle sounds like a good idea to me. Fun as well...

Foxy102

Its a specialised field I know...air rifle sounds like a good idea to me. … Its a specialised field I know...air rifle sounds like a good idea to me. Fun as well...




lol is it legal if its in ur property?

Try some rice and mustard or its something like that and they blow up

J.Dance

Try some rice and mustard or its something like that and they blow up


Use some yeast! :w00t: :giggle:

J.Dance

Try some rice and mustard or its something like that and they blow up


Thats mean and cruel

















And think of the mess

jennybubbles

Thats mean and cruelAnd think of the mess



Get a cat on the roof will sort them out. :giggle:

Kill it and tell it, it's revenge for his mates killing my fish today :x show no mercy, treat him the way his mates treated my fish :cry: :-(

Herring gulls, lesser and greater black backed gulls I think belong to the few species of birds counted as a pest and can be shot in the UK by people with special licenses. Bird control on a sloped roof is kinda difficult. Usually involves netting, spikes or this sticky stuff that is tacky to their feet and they hate to land on it. If you have a nestling that can't fly then none of these methods would work. So you are either looking at getting someone into shoot it ... or waiting till it fledges (may take over 4 weeks at a guess).

Give a pest control company a phone and ask them in theory what they would do?? Or buy some ear plugs ;-)

Phone RSPCA

J.Dance

Try some rice and mustard or its something like that and they blow up



Apparently an alka seltzer in a piece of bread is the best way to make a seagull explode...not that I would advocate that approach :thumbsup:

meszog

Phone RSPCA




wouldn't the RCPCB be more apropiate ?

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