I have witnessed on two separate occasions this week a magpie kill a female blackbird.
One was in my garden and another at the top of my road. It had grabbed the blackbird by the neck and shook it like a terrier dog would.
It then flew into nearby trees and a pigeon flew straight at the magpie and had a bit of a dingdong.
When I went back indoors the magpie came back and retrieved the dead bird and flew off with it.
It feels like all out war between the birds around our area. I wish I could deter the magpies as they are scaring the smaller birds from out garden.
WHY NOT JOIN SONGBIRD SURVIVAL. I HAVE JOINED
It is doing such a lot of good work – trying to save our songbirds by scientific study.
Predator birds are killing our songbirds, but no one seems to be talking about it