[Fwd: [BIRDING-AUS] Hand rearing a baby Magpie]

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Subject: [Fwd: [BIRDING-AUS] Hand rearing a baby Magpie]
From: Mark Kliene <>
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 16:11:10 +1000
In regards to baby Magpies, last week whilst travelling to work i just avoided
running over a juvenile maggie - and carelessly the driver behind me hit it and
did not stop,so i reversed back - it was obviously dazed and wobbly with a bit
of blood on its beak and some loss of tailfeathers.Not being able to do much for
it and with its parents just a metre or so above me,i had to leave it.I have
also noticed a number of disoriented youngsters wandering near roadsides near
home - so i suppose everyone just take a little extra care with all this
breeding associated activity around us.


Mark Kliene.
P.S. My workmate came across a flock of 16 Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoos today
flying over Canterbury Road in Croydon.

Russell Woodford wrote:

> Can anyone help with some advice here, please?  My suggestion would
> be to leave the bird where it is in case a parent was continuing to
> feed it.  I guess it's a bit late for that now ...
> Replies to Erin, not Birding-Aus please.
> >From: "BARLOW Erin <BSO>" <>
> >To: "" <>
> >Subject: Hand rearing a baby Magpie
> >Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2000 15:58:17 +0800
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> >Good afternoon Mr Woodford
> >
> >Today I visited your website, Birding-aus looking for any information that
> >may be available on hand rearing a baby magpie. I came across him yesterday
> >on my way home noticed that he couldn't fly. He has obviously fallen from
> >his nest. He doesn't seem hurt at all which is fortunate. He is fully
> >feathered but only has very short tail feathers and most of his body
> >feathers are very downy. I am using a syringe (without needle obviously) to
> >give him water and this seems to be working quite well. Can you please
> >advise how much I should try to give him and how often. (I am away from the
> >house at work from 7.30 am and my husband is usually home from about 4 pm.)
> >I understand that he is a carnivore and therefore we have tried feeding him
> >small pieces of mince until we find out what is more appropriate.
> >
> >Any advice would be much appreciated.
> >
> >Kind regards
> >
> >Erin Barlow
> >
> >ph 08 9622 4709 w
> >ph 08 9574 1320 ah
> >
> >Erin Barlow
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> >
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