We are having alot of magpie problems here in Calgary, the little buggers have now pecked the flowers off all my begonias! They are also taking over the yard so that now the sparrows and robins are afraid to come into our yard for water. Now the crows look like they might want to join this little party. Any ideas on how to get rid of them?? I have seen bird traps (can't afford that) and also people shooting them, but I doubt that is legal in the city, and we don't have the means anyway. Is there any humane way of getting rid of them?