AT&T Park Going To The Birds

AT&T Park BirdsThe San Francisco Giants and their seagulls used to coexist quite nicely. The birds would flock to AT&T Park after the final out to feast on leftover popcorn, hot dog buns, pizza and even garlic fries. Lately, however, the gulls along with some hungry pigeons have become unwanted party crashers, arriving while the games are still being played, now becoming more aggressive and annoying the fans. 

The Giants are considering employing a resident falcon to intimidate the flying pests, hoping to have some of these falcons set up a home on one of the light poles.  

This is not the first time birds of prey have gone to dine at a major league park. Last season, Target Field in Minneapolis obtained a male American Kestrel, who became an instant fan favorite. The bird was given a Twitter account with the username TargetFieldHawk and was named Kirby (for Twins Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett) the Kestrel.