Since the great-tailed grackles took flight in January, businessmen and local residents still haven’t seen many signs of them returning.
But the absence of those pests has made an avenue for another.
Pigeons and doves have become more of an issue recently for local businesses and their customers, according to Portales Public Work Director John DeSha.
“Pigeons have always been there, and now that (the grackles) are gone, there are a lot pigeons appearing and more people are noticing them,” said DeSha. (more…)