Pigeon poo featured during the tourism ward forum held in the Courthouse on Monday afternoon. The pigeons have always been in Nairn in numbers and since one or two of their normal roots have been demolished in recent years they have moved to new locations and perhaps we notice their droppings a little more because of that. Sparrowhawks are active in the town though and must be having an impact on the pigeon population.They can be seen sometimes partaking of pigeon at any time during the daylight hours.
Thanks to Dave Whittaker for the picture below. Dave tells the Gurn that the bird was snacking in Gordon Street and was, unfortunately a bit slow getting off the ground with its haul as a car accelerated towards it. Dave reports that the hawk was dealt a glancing blow by the car windscreen and dropped its meal and went into a nearby tree and seemed to have been unhurt. Drivers please give way to sparrowhawks?