You’ve heard the expression “”fight fire with fire?””‘ When it comes to chasing nuisance birds, such as starlings, away from your airport, try using a bigger bird.
It works, say Ted Rosander and John Tekell. The young men are part of the falconry program at the Air Force Academy in Colorado.
According to Rosander, the falcons are released before aircraft launch. The smaller birds flee in terror. After clearing the field, the falcons return to their perches.