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Town pigeon numbers hit hard by renovation

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Figures from the nature protection society Nabu say there are only around 10,000 town pigeons left in the capital, down from up to 30,000 thought to have been there in 2001.

 

Mmm. Aren't both those numbers kinda low?

 

Got it:

http://www.tvb.de/newsmeldung/datum/2010/08/04/tauben-schaetzung-zu-hoch.html

 

The city's estimates regarding pigeons in Berlin are 5-6 times higher than NABU's.

 

 

They must have all relocated to Munich.

 

Munich has an estimated 30-40,000 pigeons, so yeah.

http://www.welt.de/regionales/muenchen/article13579248/Stadttauben-werden-zum-Problem.html

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Reviving this topic. Has anyone recently checked the pigeon population in cities in Germany? Was standing on a platform today where these lovely animals have found a way to live right above the platform in a space between the ceiling and the roof. Since the ceiling consists of metal slats with small spaces in between this was extremely disgusting. Wherever you are standing on that platform there's a constant tippling noise above your head  dirt and small feathers are hanging from the roof, and to top it their droppings are falling from the ceiling through the gaps. A lady standing on the platform just a few feet down had a dropping missing here by inches. She did look up aghast realising her luck and the pigeons above here. She then was moving away a few meters not realising that they are everywhere in this ceiling. I spoke to a few guys wearing sort of a uniform of the train company and asked why this can't be stopped. It is really digusting and smells and is yukky plus you can't avoid it. You walk up the stairs and end up under this ceiling and wherever you go there are these animals above waiting for their next target for their dropping (except if you want to walk on the rails that is). Never expected to see such sight in Germany. One of these flying rats did not even care about anything at all landing a few inches away from my feet trying to pick its lunch from the remains of someones breadcrumbs. Anyway it was really disgusting in sight and smell and is basically a hazard to health. Will take a picture next time and post it. If you've got birds of prey which need feeding go there. Ample buffet available.

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