Drowning prey?.

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Subject: Drowning prey?.
From: Susan Robertson via Canberrabirds <>
Date: 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."

Susan Robertson

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