Originally posted on CBS Dallas / Fort Worth:
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FORT WORTH (CBS 11 NEWS) - In the newsroom, it was the YouTube video that got us. Everyone who watched it was mesmerized. A local falconer figured out a way to rig up his Peregrine falcon with a camera and now we could see—literally—a bird’s eye view.
The bird is beautiful, but also deadly if you happen to be an unsuspecting grackle or starling. And that’s the point. Big flocks of birds become a nuisance when they decide to roost in North Texas malls, hospitals, and airports. What’s worse, they can’t take the hint to move on. Loud noises, lasers, and fake owls may work for a night or two, but the flocks figure out they’re being duped and return.