Magpie Habits

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Subject: Magpie Habits
From: Ray Comer <>
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:18:59 +1000
A close friend has told us a very interesting story of magpies coming to his 
second floor balcony in Turner where he has been feeding them. It started off 
with just the one but then, over time it has become a family outing.
Last week one of the magpies arrived with a cricket in its mouth, trying to 
warble at the same time. The bird then deposited the cricket at his feet, 
warbled again, then left. This was repeated the next day.
I know there will be mixed views about feeding magpies in this way but I did 
wonder if others have any similar stories to pass on, or could suggest what the 
magpie is doing, 'feeding' or 'thanking' perhaps?

Ray Comer
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