A NUMBER of reports regarding dead pigeons in Llanrwst and the Conwy Valley area have been made.

Garry Lloyd Jones, formerly mayor of Llanrwst, discovered three dead birds in his garden on Sunday, September 5, the latest in a number of sightings he’d encountered in recent weeks.

After flagging it on Facebook, others from the Conwy Valley region said they had also spotted dead pigeons in the area lately.

Mr Jones then reported the matter to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and Conwy County Borough Council.

A Defra spokesperson said: “Where dead or sick wild birds are reported to the Defra helpline, we will investigate as necessary as part of our disease surveillance work.

“Results for dead wild birds that have tested positive for avian influenza are routinely published on gov.uk."

A spokesperson for Conwy County Borough Council added: “Mr Jones is doing the right thing by reporting his concerns and has spoken with the duty officer in Regulatory Services.

“We’ve advised Mr Jones to follow the guidance on the wales.gov.uk website: Report and dispose of dead birds (gov.wales/report-and-dispose-dead-birds) and telephone 03459 335577.”