Magpies attacking blackbird and nest
A blackbird has a nest in a conefer in my back garden. The eggs have hatched and the chicks are being well-fed by their mother BUT today there was an almighty commotion and when I looked out, a magpie was swooping down and chased the mother from the nest. It took a chick from the nest but paniced when it saw me and dropped the chick. The chick hit a rock in my garden and died after 5 minutes. Is there anything that I can do to stop this from happening again? Is it likely that the magpie will try and take the other chicks?. I was right gutted and angry. Any advice would be very welcome!