Friday, April 17, 2009

Heckle and Jeckle

We won the war with the local pair of
magpies that wanted to build a nest
in the tree three feet from the front
door. We didn't want to listen to
squawking baby magpies at 5 o'clock
in the morning all summer so we ripped
out their nest five times. They just
continued to rebuild hours later.
Finally wrapped the tree with deer
netting and they moved a few houses
down the street. We are over populated
with magpies in the neighborhood; they
raid songbird nests and eat the eggs or
newly hatched babies. Robins, meadowlarks,
and other songbirds aren't as numerous
as they once were in our area.

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