Where have the magpies gone?

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Subject: Where have the magpies gone?
From: john harris via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2023 03:05:49 +0000
There is a general - and disturbing - decline in many iconic Australian birds 
including the Magpie and the Kookaburra. This is due to a combination of 
factors including encroachment on their territories by urban development, 
clearing of habitat and other factors such as secondary poisoning by eating 
poisoned rodents  etc. I hope this does not apply to Flynn. There are plenty 
here in Nicholls (Gungahlin), now made more obvious by the constant squawking 
of the young, a good 6 months after leaving the nest. Magpies do not go far to 
breed and tend to stay in what they regard as their territory. I do not have 
and answer for you but I would be interested to know your observations this 
time next year.

> On 16 Jan 2023, at 1:23 pm,  wrote:
> Please reply to Michael if you can help with his query.
> Thanks
> Margaret Robertson

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