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For most of the year the Australian Magpies are wonderful neighbours. Their carolling song is enjoyed by many in urban areas. They breed in Spring (August - October) and the magpies natural behaviour is to defend the territory around their nesting site. This may result in magpies swooping either people, pets or other birds and animals they perceive as a threat to their nest. Only some birds see people as a threat. Most will not swoop you. Swooping occurs for around 6 weeks, commencing when the adult pair is nesting and concluding when the the young leave the nest. Magpies are protected throughout NSW, and it is against the law to kill the birds, collect their eggs, or harm their young.
If you feel a magpie is a serious menace, it should be reported to Council 6568 2555 or the NPWS Coffs Coast Area office 6652 0900
For suggestions on how to live with magpies during the breeding season and additional information please click here National Parks and Wildlife Service.
This project was initiated by the Nambucca Heads Chamber of Commerce. It was funded by them, together with Council and formed part of a training course. The community adopted the projects and provided a huge range of ceramic items and tiles that a local artist, Guy Crossley, imaginatively incorporated into his overall concept. It has been greatly admired and photographed. Mr Crossley has also worked on other projects such as the whale table at Scotts Head and on various buildings throughout the Shire and can be contacted on (02) 6653 4339.
Customers can report faulty streetlights any time of the day or night by contacting Essential Energy's 24 hour contact centre on 13 20 80 or by logging onto their website at www.essentialenergy.com.au
Click here for more information if a tree on your neighbours property is causing you concern.
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