Magpies fingered for small bird loss

Palmer, David
November 2007
Farmers Weekly;11/2/2007, Vol. 147 Issue 18, p69
Trade Publication
The author focuses on the loss of many small wild birds in Northamptonshire, England due to magpies. He relates that many farms in the area were opencast-mined for iron ore in the 1950s and was left with neither trees nor hedges in sight. He notes that when the wildlife returned, so did many raptors, including magpies.


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