Magpie Habits

To: "'Ray Comer'" <>, <>
Subject: Magpie Habits
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:50:54 +1000
Maybe he was wanting your help to peel the cricket........

-----Original Message-----
From: Ray Comer 
Sent: Monday, 30 September 2013 12:19 PM
Subject: Magpie Habits

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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