12 Oct '11, 2am

Orchard Road Business Association eyeing plan to deploy trained hawks to scare off Orchard Rd pests

Orchard Road Business Association eyeing plan to deploy trained hawks to scare off Orchard Rd pests

Birds flying in to roost are a big problem in the Orchard Road area every evening, with their droppings soiling cars and walkways. -- ST PHOTO: LIM WUI LIANG By Jessica Lim High-pitched sounds did not work and chemicals were deemed inhumane. Now, trained hawks could be the answer to controlling the numbers of mynahs and starlings in the Orchard Road area. The plan to use these birds of prey to frighten away smaller birds was initiated by the Orchard Road Business Association (Orba), made up of about 60 businesses in Singapore's premier shopping belt. It is working with Wildlife Reserves Singapore and the Singapore Tourism Board on the idea. Birds have been a nuisance to retailers and shoppers since 2008, after the Somerset carpark was redeveloped and trees at the site removed. They used to roost there but have moved to the area near Orchard Cineleisure and The Heeren. Chai...

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