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Are magpies a nuisance in your garden?

Old 22 April 2009, 09:01 PM
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It's just birds in general for me they keep ****ting on my car, and they are nesting just above my bedroom so I get skwarking every morning arghh!!!!

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Old 22 April 2009, 11:05 PM
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Pigeons - vermin; fortunately the local Sparrowhawk took a liking to them and snaffled all seven within 2 weeks. Have you seen the mess they make?

At last a bit of peace, as they were waking me up in the mornings.
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Old 22 April 2009, 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by tanyatriangles View Post
They rarely actually come down in my garden, since it's divided into areas by rose-arches etc.

However, they DO sit in the trees watching the smaller birds, and are nest robbers. Once they discover a nest, they'll take eggs and fledlings and don't stop until that nest is empty.

I know it's nature's way, and they have to eat too, but I'm afraid that Mr Webley comes out if I see one nearby

They are EXTREMELY feral, if they SEE you, they are gone.

I reckon they need culling, but can't see it happening.

A mate who races pigeons has a trap, it works VERY well, it has two chambers, the first bird goes in after food, once it's in, it will call another, which is, in turn, trapped. The first is then dispatched, and removed, leaving the second to call it's friends etc etc. He can get 6 or 7 in a day.

Dispatched how ?
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Old 22 April 2009, 11:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Rater4 View Post
Before you start shooting at living creatures having had no shooting experience or any idea about how to deliver a humane kill could you please just outline for us the non-lethal alternatives you have tried?

and you are ??
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Old 23 April 2009, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by pimmo2000 View Post
and you are ??

The biggest troll on SN
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Old 23 April 2009, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by sarasquares View Post
The biggest troll on SN

Sounds like he considers himself to be somewhat important ..

Dad ? is that you ?
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Old 23 April 2009, 11:27 AM
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So SS, what rifle did you end up with??
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