Feed me, please?

19 12 2008

The local family of magpies is growing up, and the parents have decided that humans are a good source of food. So a couple of weeks ago, a couple started coming on to the back veranda and just standing near the back door looking plaintively at us. Silly me — I found something to feed them, and now they come back pretty much every day. I should get a standing order for mince (ground beef) with the butcher! 😉 Some days there’s a just a few; other days we get the entire extended family — I think 12 is the largest number I’ve counted so far.

The reconnaisance magpie standing at the back door

The reconnaissance magpie standing at the back door

Let's bring in some more troops

Let's bring in some more troops

Hell, let's bring the whole family!

Hell, let's bring the whole family!


Actions

Information

2 responses

22 12 2008
Craig

That’s hilarious! Great photos too Rhonda.
My uncle used to have a pet magpie, they’re clever birds.

Here, there’s an abundance of crows, who compete with our dogs for dry biscuits. Especially now there’s snow over everything.

30 01 2009
Demanding magpies « At Random

[…] 30 01 2009 A couple of weeks ago I posted about the maggies that were now coming to the back veranda for a feed. Well, things have moved up a notch! About 5 or […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.




%d bloggers like this: