Susan Robertson via Canberrabirds <>
Mon, 8 Feb 2021 02:48:27 +0000
My daughter sent me this email and I could not give her any information on
this. Is her theory correct?
"I was sitting on the couch watching the bird bath, and a magpie flew down to
it. It went straight in. Then it seemed to lift something out of the water in
its beak. It looked like a lizard or a spider - it had some long bits hanging
down. Then the magpie put its prey back into the water and held it down with
its foot. It did this several times. After a few minutes it flew off with the
prey in its claws. I can only conclude it was drowning it."
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