Magpie numbers also increasing

Greater number of magpies about I refer to Clive Hickman’s letter ( Express , Sept 28) about “More gulls than ever”.

Over the past couple of years we have also noticed an abundance of gulls, particularly seagulls, in our area, which is ten miles inland from the coast.

But, has anyone noticed there are now a great number of magpies too?

Denis Bowker