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ringed birds

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by stu s410, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. stu s410

    stu s410 Engaging Member

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    Hi everyone, hope ur all well. Just a quick question. I don't normally shoot jays in my back yard only on my shoot but theres so many about at the moment and what with spring coming I took one out. When I recovered it I found that it was ringed by the British Museum requesting me to inform them if found. Has anyone else come across this before and did u inform them. Cheers stu s410:up:
     
  2. a1gunner

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    a Jay:confused:

    i have seen them on pigeons but not on a Jay, i alway look for a righ first but if it is a pest then you sould be with in your right to controll the pest as the owner canot keep control of it
     
  3. simply james

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    as above if its a pest i dont think you have to inform any one,its not like a racing pigeon that belongs to some one,with pigeons i always try to cheque there feet before taking my shot.
     
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    They ring wild birds to find there distrobution ie how far they have traveled from where they were ringed etc.If you let them know(I would not say that you shot it but say you found it dead)they will send you info about where and when it was ringed.It goes for any wild bird that has a ring.I used to do that sort of thing years ago.Bob
     
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    didn't I see that Jays have been removed from the defra list?
     
  6. simply james

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    i dont know if they have mate.
     
  7. Buzz

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    2008 list

    Greater Canada Goose ​
    Branta canadensis

    Crow ​
    Corvus corone

    Dove, Collared ​
    Streptopelia decaocto

    Gull, Great Black-backed ​
    Larus marinus

    Gull, Lesser Black-backed ​
    Larus fuscus

    Gull, Herring ​
    Larus argentatus

    Jackdaw ​
    Corvus monedula

    Jay ​
    Garrulus glandarius

    Magpie ​
    Pica pica

    Pigeon, Feral ​
    Columba livia

    Rook ​
    Corvus frugilegus

    Woodpigeon ​
    Columba palumbus

     
  8. sharpshooterpete

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    jays have been removed from the defra list they are no longer allowed to be shot. ive been told by quite a few people now.
     
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    never seen a jay in my life so i dont think it will be worying me:confused:
     
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    jays

    Hi again, just been on the defra website myself. I ended up at the Natural England website and the jays are still on the general licence But please prove me wrong if I am cos' I don't want to shoot anything I shouldn't.
     
  11. Buzz

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    I didn't just guess at the list I put up...I got that off the Natural England website listed as 2008 licence...just copied and pasted.
     
  12. stu s410

    stu s410 Engaging Member

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    What?

    As I said 'just been on the defra website myself' so I gathered that. Just thought I'd cheak it out and back u up as it were!
     
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    This is the latest license from Defra
     
  14. stu s410

    stu s410 Engaging Member

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    I think they're protected in Northern Island.
     
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    Do you need a licence to shoot pigeons etc now?:eek:
     
  16. sharpshooterpete

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    the latest license that andy posted was for 2007 when does the 2008 license become available on the defra site. i don't know 100% if jay is taken off but i have been told it has been.
     
  17. Buzz

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    Stu, my comments were aimed at Sharpshooterpete, not you. He said they were off the licence and they obviously aren't.
     
  18. andyhawkx3

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    l have only seen one living specimen, (all the others, were stuffed) in my life...that alot of years son, even though my land owner wanted it shot, l deliberately missed...when..if u ever see one, l don't think u would kill it ether;)
     
  19. stu s410

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    Sorry m8, won't happen again!
     
  20. sharpshooterpete

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    sorry mate i weren't being rude, i had a very quick look for the list the other day and couldnt find it. i then came on here and saw a post about it, i was just saying what i had been told by afew people but i was wrong...

    pete.
     

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