Falcons Used to Control NYC Park Pigeons
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2003-04-22 10:00
Falconer Thomas Cullen is using hawks to control the pigeon problem in New York's Bryant Park. A medieval art is now being used to help make life more livable for workers using New York's Bryant Park. In a pilot program, falconer Thomas Cullen is training Harris hawks to make dives at groups of pigeons, frightening them away from workers trying to enjoy their noon meals. The project is being funded by the Bryant Park Restoration Corp. which hopes to draw more people to the 19th century park. The hawks, which are well fed, work 9-5 and seem to enjoy scaring the pigeons. So far, no organizations have come forward in defense of the pigeons.