Demanding magpies

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 6 of the 8 to 12 that turn up are regularly eating out of my hand now, and the family tends to come twice a day. I give them sausage meat in the morning and peanuts or cashews in the afternoon. And they just stand quietly right at the back door most times, waiting for one of us to notice them, though sometimes they start carolling loudly announcing their presence. They all have personalities and I can now recognise one or two from the others.

Here are some pics taken yesterday…

Waiting for their food source

Waiting for their food source

Massing at the back door

Massing at the back door

So, do you have any food for me and my mob?

So, do you have any food for me and my mob?

Maybe I'll have a drink while we wait...

Maybe I'll have a drink while we wait...


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29 05 2012
Cathie

Its really nice to find a fellow feeder of magpies! I have befriended a male and female who visit my home regularly and often bring their chicks leaving them in our garden while they search for alternative food sources. As the chicks become older they often find their own way to my house and carol to get my attention when hungry. I find my magpies love preservertive & colouring free (organic is best) uncooked minced meat, grated tasty cheese, boiled rice and scrambled eggs. Your pics are just incredibly cute!!!

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