European Magpie

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Subject: European Magpie
From: "Alan Stuart" <>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 21:14:13 +1000
Katarina wrote:
"Just a few comments on the European Magpie feeding habits. The gentleman
feeding the bird must have put out something more than just birdseed.
Magpies must be VERY desperate to eat seeds(sunflower, hemp, oats, barley
and wheat), in fact I don´t think I have ever seen that happen. Occationaly
they discover the odd peanut that is blended into our commercial birdseed
mixtures and show some interest. Usually they go for insects, food scraps,
dog food or anything that is edible(including road killed magpies!). Don´t
think the poor bird starved to death."
Perhaps it was feeding on insects hanging around the feeder?
I wasn't there and can only speculate.
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