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I think you mean naturalist Barry, Naturists are the ones that like to get their kit off.   Worms do good work Barry, (and Norm, in case your getting silly ideas) they condition the soil.   I do

Left to the conservationists, we will over-run with vermin, be it foxes, badgers, magpies, crows, Herring Gulls, cormorants, mink, otters, thieves, burglars, ...... There have to be controls.

I do like nature and for over 20 years I've encouraged wildlife into my garden and made my garden wildlife friendly but there is now a problem, one fox has developed a taste for hedgehogs and has lear

Sorry they do but only a few in the flock breed but its a flock no-less ,we get a mix of magpies and jackdaws happily co-existing all times of the year in our back field and that includes nesting time

 

No idea if its a pecking order that controls the few that breed but i am sure if you kill the breeding ones others will take over the cycle if theres time.

 

At the moment theres a pair of jackdaws and a magpie removing hair from the bull lol

 

Unfortunatly opening the back door with the camera caused the bull to come down expecting a treat dislodging its barbers

 

PS if you want to kill magpies without the neighbours noticing a slice of bread expanded foamed glued to a bit of board will keep the bird occupied long enough to dispose of it with an air rifle .

Put the bait out in the dark and wait at dawn they will spot it lol

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Believe NOTHING anyones says or writes unless you witness it yourself and even then your eyes can deceive you

 

There is only one opinion i listen to ,its mine and its ALWAYS right even when its wrong

 

Its far easier to curse the darkness than light one candle

 

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Grangers law : anything i say will  turn out the opposite or not happen at all!

 

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Sorry they do but only a few in the flock breed but its a flock no-less ,we get a mix of magpies and jackdaws happily co-existing all times of the year in our back field and that includes nesting time

 

No idea if its a pecking order that controls the few that breed but i am sure if you kill the breeding ones others will take over the cycle if theres time.

 

At the moment theres a pair of jackdaws and a magpie removing hair from the bull lol

 

Unfortunatly opening the back door with the camera caused the bull to come down expecting a treat dislodging its barbers

 

PS if you want to kill magpies without the neighbours noticing a slice of bread expanded foamed glued to a bit of board will keep the bird occupied long enough to dispose of it with an air rifle .

Put the bait out in the dark and wait at dawn they will spot it lol

:clap3: I don't have a problem with neighbours seeing what I do but don't want to upset any by dropping a magpie in their garden or a pellet or pellets causing distress. :clap3:

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:clap3: I don't have a problem with neighbours seeing what I do but don't want to upset any by dropping a magpie in their garden or a pellet or pellets causing distress. :clap3:

If the board is in your garden then no pellets nor birds will be flying about over theirs

This should make sure

https://m.youtube.com/watch?t=5s&v=VsSYngXbCc0

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Believe NOTHING anyones says or writes unless you witness it yourself and even then your eyes can deceive you

 

There is only one opinion i listen to ,its mine and its ALWAYS right even when its wrong

 

Its far easier to curse the darkness than light one candle

 

Mathew 4:19

Grangers law : anything i say will  turn out the opposite or not happen at all!

 

"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical." Thomas Jefferson

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If the board is in your garden then no pellets nor birds will be flying about over theirs

This should make sure

https://m.youtube.com/watch?t=5s&v=VsSYngXbCc0

Nice but I'd have to register it as a firearm. I have guns to do the job but not had a clear shot yet, it will come. :clap3:

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Nice but I'd have to register it as a firearm. I have guns to do the job but not had a clear shot yet, it will come. :clap3:

:clap3: Yipppee, problem solved without a shot being fired. My neighbour has had the tree cut down so the magpies are no longer looking in to my garden. Not a suitable tree near by so shouldn't be too much problem now. :clap3:

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:clap3: Yipppee, problem solved without a shot being fired. My neighbour has had the tree cut down so the magpies are no longer looking in to my garden. Not a suitable tree near by so shouldn't be too much problem now. :clap3:

That sounds a bit paranoid that the birds were 'looking' into your garden ! I would understand if they had a camera or microphone on a pole lol

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Believe NOTHING anyones says or writes unless you witness it yourself and even then your eyes can deceive you

 

There is only one opinion i listen to ,its mine and its ALWAYS right even when its wrong

 

Its far easier to curse the darkness than light one candle

 

Mathew 4:19

Grangers law : anything i say will  turn out the opposite or not happen at all!

 

"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical." Thomas Jefferson

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er, hedgehogs predate on newts Norm, so that fox may be protecting your newts!

 

 

:clap3: Newts breed more productively than hedgehogs if the right conditions are provided, unlike hedgehogs. But 5 ponds I've released young newts into have been filled in, 2 with builders asbestos waste, reported but no convictions. If I killed a cat, court case, kill newts and frogs, NFA. :cry:

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Norm,

 

I am in favor of responsible maintenance of urban wildlife. In Missouri the Department of Wildlife will assist. It does require an agreement of minds.

 

Jim,

Where exactly do immigrants fit in. (Ohh wait - - - - - we call those vermin controls war)

 

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:clap3: The RSPCA gets donations from cat and dog loving old ladies, I don't think they get much from hedgehog lovers or fox killers. :uhuh:

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Isn't that tantamount to admitting that killing Magpies is what a "bad" neighbour would do?

:uhuh: No, most of my neighbours understand what magpies do to the local bird population and actually encourage me to shoot them. I'd only be a bad neighbour to a vegetarian. :clap3:

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