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There is a nationwide competition in Britain that is about to choose a national bird for the country. Some of the favourites for the title include the Robin, the Blue Tit, the Mute Swan, the Kingfisher, and the Hen Harrier. However, Alan Reynolds of Smetwick, suggests in the March 16 edition of The Guardian newspaper "...it has to be the Magpie; loud, cocky, bit of a geezer, always on the look for something to nick, it fills its nest with cheap, gaudy tat and predates on its smaller neighbours. Perfectly British". My, my, rather jaded, methinks.
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