Can you kill Magpies UK?
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Keeping this in consideration, are Magpies protected in UK?
A great number of the questions that we get asked refer to nuisance birds such as Magpies and Gulls. Are they a protected species? Basically in the UK, all wild birds, their nests and their eggs are protected by law.
Also Know, what happens if you kill a magpie? "It is unlucky to kill a magpie or rob its nest, because if either of these are done they will kill all your chickens and geese," a source there said in 1884.
Additionally, is it legal to kill magpies in England?
Woodpigeons and crows can no longer be freely killed in England. Natural England now plans to introduce a legal system of licences to allow 16 species of birds, including rooks, magpies, Canada geese and non-native parakeets, to be controlled.
How do I get rid of magpies UK?
Deterrents for magpies
- Half-full plastic bottles or CDs hung up in trees to scare the predators away. Magpies don't like the way light reflects from the surface.
- GuardnEyes scarecrow balloon, available from Dazer UK.
- It may be possible to deter them by playing a tape of a crow or rook distress call.