We have put two raptor perches up with cameras trained onto them. I thought we would get Magpies but, in actual fact, the results have been more wonderful than that.
This Tawny Owl visited the perch three times last night and once the night before:
A Sparrowhawk has used the perches several times to spot its hapless victims:
But, yes, we have had Magpies as well!
Oh, and this sweet little Blue Tit:
The cameras have to point up into the sky when they are like this and they are vulnerable to getting filled with rain and leaking leading to condensation problems and so we can’t leave them in this position for long. However, for now, they are really being successful. Maybe Barn Owl next?