magpie behaviour

To: 'Canberra birds' <>
Subject: magpie behaviour
From: Alison <>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2018 06:43:17 +0000

I’ve also watched juvenile magpies play with a tennis ball left in gutter at my neighbour’s (left by their visiting friend’s dog). I’ve also watched them roll down the slope of my neighbours front yard, walk up and do it again and again.




From: Suzanne EDGAR [
Sent: Monday, 10 September 2018 8:50 AM
To: 'Canberra birds'
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] magpie behaviour


Correction: I think my message was ambiguous: the runaway magpie was carrying the tennis ball in its beak as it ran



From: Suzanne EDGAR
Sent: Sunday, 9 September 2018 5:43 PM
To: 'Canberra birds' <>
Subject: [canberrabirds] magpie behaviour


In our back yard, 2 magpies from the 2016 brood of the gang who live over the fence in the Mormon campus have teamed up with the 1 from 2017 breed to form a gangette at our place; today they were play-fighting but then began playing with  & fighting over an old green tennis ball; one actually ran with the ball!! They also stand on 1 leg to beg from us when hungry.


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