Other birds (Advisory visit only)

Birds, their nests and eggs are protected by law, and it is illegal to destroy or interfere with them except under licence. However, if they start nesting or roosting in or around your property, the noise they make and the droppings they produce can be a nuisance.

If they are nesting or roosting in trees around your property there is very little you can do to stop this, and the Council will only prune trees in the street as part of its ongoing 5 year programme. They will not remove healthy trees.

If the birds are roosting or nesting in your roof space or ledges, window sills etc. you may be able to carry out “proofing” to stop this.

So long as any nests don’t have chicks or eggs in them you can remove them and seal up the gaps where the birds are getting in. If you can’t do this yourself then you could contact a local builder or handyman to do it for you.

Alternatively you could contact a private pest control company who specialise in bird proofing. They will come and put up nets and or spikes to stop the birds from perching and roosting on those surfaces.