a maggie's dinner?

To: "Barbara Allan" <>, "'canberrabirds'" <>
Subject: a maggie's dinner?
From: Robin Eckermann <>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 17:32:46 +1000
At 05:18 PM 30/06/2011, Barbara Allan wrote:
On leaving the Pinnacle around lunchtime today, I saw a magpie lift off from the dry grass somewhat less gracefully than usual. Dangling in its claws was a mouse ? probably live, from the amount of movement that went on. Another maggie quickly joined in. The two of them flew off too far for me to see what happened next. But I was interested to read in HANZAB that mice are a know prey item for magpies. b

In fact I too saw something similar and got a picture - albeit not a very good one - of the Magpie with a bedragled mouse in its beak. With all the baits around, I can only hope that they don't get any that have been poisoned. Maybe someone knows whether in fact mice on the way out due to the effects of rodent bait are a hazard for birds?


Regards ... Robin Eckermann
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