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Blackbird nest destroyed

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Dynamite, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. Dynamite

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    Last night I had a blackbird nest with 3 young blackbirds in......this morning, the nest was wrecked and no blackbirds.
    I'm not impressed...jays or magpies I guess:mad:
     
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    It's what they do best.
     
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    Possibility a squirrel too
     
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    Always sad to see, as Mikey says it could be squirrels! They take eggs and chicks too!!
     
  5. tankman

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    So do woodpeckers.
     
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    Rats have been reported to raid nests ......up here we even get sheep eating eggs - our birds nest on the ground roundabout these parts in grasses as few trees and bushes and its amazing to see the damage a ground nesting bird endures .....that's why they are all rare !
     
  7. Dynamite

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    Ive already had 'operation squirrel' So I've ruled them out!
     
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    He he
     
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    A year ago i had a squirrel problem and like you mounted an operation to eliminate him and his partner.... plus offspring.......then there were his cousins.......and friends.... and 45 of them later they are still coming into the garden. So don't rule them out, there's more of them than you think!;)
     
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    I thinned out the Magpies and this year have a few pairs of blackbirds and a huge variety of songbirds.
    It's really nice to see and hear them at the feeders and singing their hearts out, especially in the early evening. ;)

    I often see the magpies giving my area a miss (they seem to know), ~ in previous years they really hammered all the other birds.
     
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    As above.i got myself a Larson trap just to help things along.
     
  12. Dynamite

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    Yes, I guess the new squirrels will say to each other look at all these trees with nuts on I can't believe no other squirrels live here......thuuuuuck
     
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    must be a southern thing ours go thwaaak
     
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    My garden backs onto woodland and hedgerow, yesterday there were six or seven magpies hunting the hedgerow for young chicks, the noise was none stop as they were communicating with each other in the pack, if only I could have taken the shot but they were the other side of the fence.
     
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    Shame
     
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    Never nice but that is nature and predation. you have to accept it.
     
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    twice last week my jack russel pup came in the house with very young blue tit chicks (dead) now there are no bushes in my garden for them to nest but a few doors up do have conifers all I could think of was magpies were taking out the nest and coming in my garden to eat and the dogs seen them off we never see any tree rats around the gardens but they are all over the nature reserve over the road
     
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    As Francis Urquhart said in House of Cards:
    " You might think that, I couldn't possibly comment" ;)
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    Fact of life I'm afraid;)
     
  20. Blackmax

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    Bloody Magpies! Horrible things!

    I've spend the last few days putting a log cabin up in the garden and the magpies have been raiding the blackbirds and starlings next all round the neighbourhood! So tempted to get the HW100 and teach them a lesson but I'm not sure what the neighbours would think if I was sitting on the roof of the cabin blatting them!
     

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