I received this from a reader today
I am totally dismayed and horrifield by what has happened and continues to happen in my surrounding area.
5 years ago I used to sit in my sunlounge watching and listening to the beautiful small birds in my garden and round about. Unfortunately a pair of Magpies moved into a large tree a couple of doors away.
To begin with the other birds outnumbered them and managed although attacked to raise some youngsters.
The situation today is unbearable and I feel so helpless, we are inundated with Magpies and they have just about distroyed the small bird population.