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