Easily bribed wth bananas, Lamas love bananas
Wasn't there a pop group called Bananallama?
Interestingly according to the RSPB, cats will only kill/capture the weak birds. They actually have no effect on the healthy bird population. From the RSPB website:
"Despite the large numbers of birds killed by cats in gardens, there is no clear scientific evidence that such mortality is causing bird populations to decline. This may be surprising, but many millions of birds die naturally every year, mainly through starvation, disease or other forms of predation. There is evidence that cats tend to take weak or sickly birds.
We also know that of the millions of baby birds hatched each year, most will die before they reach breeding age. This is also quite natural, and each pair needs only to rear two young that survive to breeding age to replace themselves and maintain the population.
It is likely that most of the birds killed by cats would have died anyway from other causes before the next breeding season, so cats are unlikely to have a major impact on populations. If their predation was additional to these other causes of mortality, this might have a serious impact on bird populations."
You will find magpies are the real enemy
I believe little the RSPB say.
Oh yes the magpies can be the problem
Its cats and farmers
you can soon sort them
When we 1st got a Larsen trap we caught 70 magpies with one trap in a summer just around our farm yard
We've had around 200 magpies around here in last 3 years
The difference in song bird numbers is unreal
I got that attached to the call bird I let it go at the end of the season lol
my bird escaped thought id give it a treat and put a chicken carcase in . opened the cage and it was off like a bullet it used to have fish and chips on a Friday dogmeat on sat and pidgeon when I used to shoot them
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