Should be recieving my Stuffed Magpie from Bob soon, Thanks Bob Not sure If I'll really need to but Im planning to burn a CD with some Magpie Chat recordings. Would their alarm calls be the best for bringing them in?
Ive found a few samples on the net but they arent very good quality. Does anyone on here have some decent Wav or mp3 recordings they could share?
You would only be calling them in to photograph of course.
I found some on the RSPB site
Do a Google search.
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A match box half full with matches sounds very similar to a Magpie when you shake it, I have known this to work.
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A dozen pellets in a plastic film can, shaken rapidly definitely gets them interested.
All joking aside, it is illegal to use a recording to kill or take any wild bird, inlcuding vermin species - stick with the matchbox and decoy.
...sure you really do mean photograph them Zico and the quip about lead being exactly that a quip..... After all ofcourse you know that what you're proposing is completely illegal and you wouldn't possibly be so idiotic as to discuss breaking the law on an open forum?
What part of this 'hypothetical' situation is illegal? If magpies are causing damage (i.e. eating eggs etc) aren't they covered by the general licence? Or is is the decoying that isn't allowed?
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...shooting magpies completely OK, electronic aid to call them definately not OK.
Yup - specifically the Wildlife & Countryside act, makes it illegal to kill or take any wild bird by use of a sound recording.
To be honest I don't know the reason.
It is in the Wildlife and Countryside Act. It's not just the DEFRA list you should go on.
As an example you can't shoot Starlings in England, but you can in Wales.
I know that's nothing to do with Magpies but just an example of legislation that can trip you up.
Thanks for the Heads up..