Are magpies bad for the garden?
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
We have a pair of magpies making a very untidy-looking nest in the hawthorn tree at the bottom of our garden. I seem to remember hearing my dad mutter about magpies being awful birds and trying to trap/destroy them....I was in my ignorance quite happy to let the birds get on with their nest building and let live, but is that the right thing to do? Are magpies really that bad? Thanks!
- 25 Mar, 2008