Magpies warbling

To: "'Alan McBride'" <>, "'David Stowe'" <>
Subject: Magpies warbling
From: "Tony Russell" <>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 17:17:58 +0930
Must be the season for warbling. A couple of families currently warble
for hours around my place in NE Adelaide.  Sounds great, and like Philip
says, don't worry about the why, it's just the sounds they make, just
like any other bird call.


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To: David Stowe
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Subject: Magpies warbling


They challenge the Grey Butcherbirds in Bilgola too. Though I have to  
say the bitcherbirds go all day while Magpie is pretty much morning  




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On 17/04/2007, at 16:47 , David Stowe wrote:

Heaps of Magpies warbling in the mornings at our place at North Rocks  
(near Parramatta, Sydney).
THere is a large family that lives around our townhouse complex and  
they are quite used to people. I don't feed them but do have a bird  
bath that they come to. I have been regularly serenaded while eating  
my breakfast 2 metres from them on the verandah.
They may be common but it is a beautiful way to start the morning.  
Especially when the Grey Butcherbird goes off as well!


On 17/04/2007, at 2:21 PM, Graham Turner wrote:

> I've just been asked another question by a non-birder that has me
> stumped. I remember as a youngster hearing magpies doing a pleasant  
> warble, often in the morning. But I can't ever remember hearing  
> them around Sydney. Is this because there is just too much  
> background noise? Is it because they don't warble? Or am I just not  
> hearing it for some other reason?
> Would love to know what others think, what happens in other cities.
> Cheers
> Graham Turner


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