The critters that are causing problems for me are magpies. We have baby blackbirds in our garden and they keep trying to kill them. I am doing a good impression of mad housewife, with running out to the garden and balcony to shout at them. I even heard some of the neighbourhood kids copying me, by shouting ''get out of here, magpie'' I did manage to keep the baby birds alive though, even if I now have a reputation as the village lunatic. It is also probably a good thing that I have inadvertedly initiated the local kids in to chasing the magpies away, because they have much more energy for it than I do.