It's been war on the maggies at my place, though they are getting more wary. This morning I heard one calling and eventually saw a glimpse of it in the trees up the valley. So I pulled out the Falcon .22 (it was early morning so I had to be quiet, and the Falcon is mousefart quiet) and my rangefinder and sneaked to the corner of my deck. This was the position, rested on the pool fence
Maggie was in those kanukas, partially obscured. I lasered the kanuka it was in at 75 yards then added 2 more yards on the elevation turret for the depth the maggie was within the kanuka. I shot and for a few seconds nothing happened. Then it did the vertical plummet associated with being very dead. Here it is where it fell
and turned over, you can see it took a shot through the very top of the chest/lower neck
The best bit was that by late morning a hawk had cleaned it up and left a smear of feathers across the hillside. Sweet revenge for all those mid-air attacks that the hawks put up with from the dang maggies.