RESIDENTS in Eynesbury have denied that rat poison was put down to tackle the problem of hundreds of birds flocking into their cul de sac after a neighbour started putting out large amounts of bird food.

RESIDENTS in Eynesbury have denied that rat poison was put down to tackle the problem of hundreds of birds flocking into their cul de sac after a neighbour started putting out large amounts of bird food.

As reported in The Hunts Post on June 9, people living in Flint Way say they are fed up with pigeon droppings all over their cars and their clean washing.

Resident Anthony Styles told The Hunts Post this week that he believed the "poison" was simply spilled waste from a bin.

"The stuff has been sent away for analysis and we haven't had the results yet. I don't think anyone would put poison down - even though I wouldn't be surprised if someone was driven to violence because people aren't getting any sleep."

He added: "We are all exasperated. The problem has got worse in the past few months. This time last year, I could leave my convertible car on the drive, now I have to keep it in the garage because the acid [from the bird droppings] would destroy the soft top. We are fed up with having to clean our cars every single day."

The Hunts Post reported two weeks ago that John and Julie Hamilton have for the past year, been putting out large amounts of bird feed in their front garden. Their neighbours have complained to Huntingdonshire District Council's environmental health department. However, the council says there is no law that restricts the feeding of birds.

Mr Styles, who has lived in the road for seven years, said: "There seem to be more and more gadgets and trays of bird feed going out. They are there from 6am until 9pm at night. This is not a few little birds - it's huge numbers of pigeons.