Similar round here at lambing time. Perfectly natural when you consider the damage they can do to a farm.On the farm the SiL , just before the start of the nesting season, shot every Magpie, Crow and Jackdaw he could see, because they would attack the cattle causing holes the size of the palm of your hand in their backs. Young Calves too.
The numbers of small birds and song birds he had around the place was unbelievable in the summer and autumn.
I don't like them. They kill for the sake of it.. biting heads off.. my baby white doves and baby lop eared rabbits. They attacked one of my friends when we were little.. Landed on her head, and leaned forward pecking her face. Her mum grabbed it but it held onto my friend's hair for dear life.I was wondering what people’s opinion of magpies are ?
do you like them / tolerate them / shoot them or trap them
being in the countryside, the locals here use Larson traps the catch and kill them
its amazing how many young lamb have to be put down because birds have pecked the eyes of young lamb.Similar round here at lambing time. Perfectly natural when you consider the damage they can do to a farm.
I've seen it first hand in the fields. As bad as a dog-worried ewe with its intestines hanging out. I have no problem with people protecting their animals whether pets or livestock. I object to any cruelty for its own sake and our projecting our moral values onto wild animals. I've shot a fox that was trying to attack my sitting peahen. I've shot a collie that was taking lambs. I love dogs and detest fox-hunting.its amazing how many young lamb have to be put down because birds have pecked the eyes of young lamb.
i worked in a local slaughter house so saw lots of the damage.
we can protect birds and kill other animals etc etc . it really is a sort of strange funny world we live in.
unfortunately the press etc dont seem to ever know the full truth in many things and unfortunately many folk never find the whole truth either.
it shocked me in the begining how many young lamb we had to kill because they couldnt see .
Blackbirds can be just as bad. One near here killed all the young wrens in a nest. We don’t get magpies here. We did get lots of ravens until the seagulls drove them away!Good looking and intelligent birds but with evil intentions.
They will search out nests of other birds and rob them of the chicks while the parents look on helplessly.
Very sad when you hear the plaintiff cries of a blackbird who’s nest has just been raided.
They get short shrift in our garden.
Blackbirds can be just as bad. One near here killed all the young wrens in a nest. We don’t get magpies here. We did get lots of ravens until the seagulls drove them away!