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Pigeon problem solved without feathers flying

Flying high: up-and-coming site manager Marc Carlton with the pigeon-repelling hawk

Flying high: up-and-coming site manager Marc Carlton with the pigeon-repelling hawk

A tame hawk was the clever solution to the challenge of harmlessly scaring away a flock of pigeons which had taken a shine to one of our developments in Lincolnshire.

The birds had taken up residence at a home under construction at the Renaissance site near Grimsby, but no one wanted to hurt them in the process of moving them on.

Site manager Marc Carlton came up with the idea of hiring a hawk handler to frighten off the pigeons without a single one losing a feather. After a few visits, they got the message and left for good.

Marc lives locally and is one of Linden Homes’ up-and-coming employees, having recently been promoted. He is also through to the second round of the National House-Building Council’s Pride in Job Award.

Renaissance is sandwiched between rolling countryside and award-winning beaches, and is known as a flagship development in the area for showcasing top-class architectural design.

Linden Homes North managing director Ian Hessay said: “This was a really smart way of persuading the pigeons to leave without a single one coming to harm.

“Just as it’s important to us to lead the way in design and quality, we are also determined to maintain equally high standards in the way we treat the environment and wildlife.”

Did you know?

Over £133m has been committed by Linden Homes to improving local communities since 2010.

Linden Homes has contributed over £30.7 million to highways, transport systems and infrastructure throughout the UK since 2010.