Monday, March 14, 2005

Magpie residence

This is my tucker Posted by Hello

We have been fortunate to have a Magpie family accept our home as part of theirs.

In early spring we had a corralling from a young member of the family wanting attention, more importantly, wanting food. Mum & Dad looked on.

After persistant corralling he got his way and we fed him some bread. After that he came in the morning to start with, then up to 3 times a day corralling for his food.

I can see him laughing to his parents, this is easy, why go and look for it these people will feed me.

After a short time Dad joined in and really started to enjoy the attention. Mum is very timid and holds back to make sure everthing is 'safe'.

After about 8 or 9 weeks 'junior' was sent on his way, to make a family for himself and develop a home too.

We now have Mum & Dad calling on us still 2 to 3 times a day. Occassionaly they get fed some meat, Magpies are carnivouris, and they really make a strong song. When it doesn't appear on the next menu they get very objectionable.

We like our Maggies they give such a welcome song.

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