Hi, I have a question that Google can’t seem to answer for me!
We have an issue with magpies that are coming into our backyard to try and steal our food. TAMS isn’t helpful, as their advice is to steer clear of the area, walk don’t run etc but I can’t exactly avoid my backyard.
They’re not nesting in trees in our backyard, but in trees further away. Why they like our backyard, I have no idea.
I don’t want to feed them as that encourages them to come back and expect to be fed all the time and then get aggressive if you don’t. RSPCA also don’t recommend feeding, so I don’t want that as a suggestion.
So, I’m sort of stuck… How do I make our backyard less inviting and how on earth do they know we have food? Do they smell it or see it? Their nests as I said aren’t exactly close and they have to fly over a group of town houses before they reach our yard.