Killing magpie no solution
THIS time of year – every year, without fail – beachside paths become my running track.
Why? To get away from any form of tree canopy that could be home to nesting magpies.
I’ve never been a fan of the birds. I was swooped nearly every season when I was younger and fear the black and white feathered birds when I see or hear them this time of year.
If a magpie continually swoops people, especially children, in a public spot, action needs to be taken.
Action has been taken at Clarko Reserve in Trigg – 11 warning signs have been placed in the area.
If a person enters a public open space where there are 11 warning signs saying ‘Magpies swooping please avoid the area’ and they get swooped and injured, the responsibility lies with that person.
We’re spoilt for choice with public open space in that area; check out somewhere different.
Change your routine for a few weeks, a month to be safe.
Destroying this one menacing magpie won’t solve the problem.
Nesting season will be back again next year and chances are another protective bird will make Clarko Reserve home and we’ll be back where we started.
Let’s have some common sense and pass that on to our kids while we’re at it.