BirdNote: Falcons And Blueberries
Birds chasing other birds is a natural part of the avian world. But when you add a skilled falconer, that pursuit can disperse pest birds from airports and amusement parks, and protect a farmer's fields.
A blueberry farmer in Washington pays a licensed falconer to scare birds, mainly starlings, away from his crops.
Pee Wee, a Barbary Falcon, along with his dozen cohorts, dive-bombs starlings and can save the farmer three to four tons of blueberries every day. One more way that birds benefit people!