The City Bird
They may be described as our fine feathered friends but in reality birds can be a real nuisance causing costly damage to homes and business premises. The Scottish Parliament recently won their nine year battle to relieve Holyrood of a plague of pigeons but not before the government spent tens of thousands of pounds getting rid of the flock.
Over time pigeons have adapted to an urban environment and thrive in towns and cities, they are as happy eating bird seed as they are with the leftovers from last night’s take away. They only need a small amount of shelter and are commonly found nesting high up in buildings on small ledges and guttering and are as common a sight throughout Edinburgh as the dreaded traffic wardens.