Stuffed Birds Hired As Guards
Haden Hill House Museum in the Black Country, west of Birmingham, has hired two interesting guards to keep defecating pigeons at bay. Staff at the museum have placed a stuffed fish eagle and a stuffed peregrine falcon at the first floor windows of the building. The birds of prey are predators for pigeons and it is hoped that their stuffed representations – made in Victorian times – will scare the pesky birds away from the building’s exterior. Manager Frank Caldwell says it is just an experiment, but that if it works, he will use it at the museum’s other sites.