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Thread: First Magpie of the year

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    First Magpie of the year

    Got the fist bird in the Larsen today, thought I might as well may some inroads as seen plenty.

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    So far I've only got two blackbirds and one buzzard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Somerset View Post
    So far I've only got two blackbirds and one buzzard!
    Well at least your catching something! was it fun getting the buzzard out, I had youngster in one last year and it was a little tricky, but not half as aggressive as the owl I had at the start of the year.

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    I have been watching a pair at work nesting in one of our hedgerows. they nest there every year. I have said a few times that I will run one of my traps there, through the spring but never bothered. I think next month will be busy looking at how many there are about

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    I have loads to shoot at work, I had been trapping them but someone ran over the Larsen with the Manitou.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bumpy22 View Post
    I have been watching a pair at work nesting in one of our hedgerows. they nest there every year. I have said a few times that I will run one of my traps there, through the spring but never bothered. I think next month will be busy looking at how many there are about
    They get at it early, so they may benefit from the later nesting birds, I had one just before christmas but it was in much poorer condition than the beauty i got today, dust off that trap and get it working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco Stu View Post
    I have loads to shoot at work, I had been trapping them but someone ran over the Larsen with the Manitou.
    Bit of a pain that, completely f****d or salvageable?

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    I was thinking about this only this am saw no end of magies from the train this am, I will need to start ASAP just need to get that first decoy bird

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    I don't like putting callbirds out until April, if I am sure I can get one, but sometimes it takes a long time to catch the first one with bait. My best year was 300 Magpies and 90 Crows.

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    So a brace of them in this afternoon...3 nil is a good start IMO.

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