..I don't originate from Yorkshire, but they have a saying in Yorkshire "nowt stranger than folk" well that is so true about the man who lives behind the fence at the back of our garden in a house(we live in a bungalow) ..he has a un-natural obsession with pigeons!!! .. 2 years ago he had a sky-light window put in and he hangs out of that window EVERYDAY!! banging these two lumps of 4 by 2 wood together to scare the pigeons out of the garden, he does it dead on 8am in the morning and once in the early evening
( the 8am session is exactly what I need when I have had barely any sleep; all night!)
... secondly last year I was near our kichen sink talking with my partner(the part of the kitchen that overlooks the garden )when all of a sudden our chat stopped as we saw a very strange sight from (you guessed it!) the other side of the fence it looked like two black bags on a pole going up and down!, we laughed like hell, then i went out for closer observation , well I don't know how I didn't laugh out loud, the man had on a long pole a large black rubber bat (it was massive!!) with huge orange like marble eyes!!( I peered through a hole in the fence and he was chasing up and down his garden with it (I think the pigeons thought we got a right one here bat's don't come out in the day!) ..this happens quite a lot of and on in the day !!
he also has plastic falcon that he keeps moving round and round the garden but the pigeons sit on it frequently!!!( by the way it is hardly Trafalgar square there is only TWO flippin' pigeons!!
now I think the man is in his early 70's but I don't know if you agree but I really think he needs a different hobby, maybe a spot of gardening or say, go swimming , before I ring for the men in white coats for the dude!!