Magpie in the Shade

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Magpie in the Shade

Postby Watto » October 12th, 2017, 1:38 pm

Its not that hot here today and the real story about this young magpie is that a few weeks ago it was blown/knocked out of the tree where the nest was and has spent its life on the ground pretty much since then. Mum and Dad still come and look after it and feed it (I'm not sure if it can fly) and it is getting a reasonable size now.
Anyway today it took up a shady spot under my Japanese Maple.
The good news is that mum and dad magpie seem to like me but they still swoop the poor old postie!
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Re: Magpie in the Shade

Postby Keep Calm and Ramify » October 12th, 2017, 4:21 pm

Classic example of an Australian native in a Japanese pot! :aussie:
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Re: Magpie in the Shade

Postby bodhidharma » October 12th, 2017, 6:33 pm

They become friendly pretty quickly the old Maggie. You need to get him under an Aussie tree Watto.
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Re: Magpie in the Shade

Postby Steven » October 12th, 2017, 6:51 pm

Great picture Watto. Looks like a young one.

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Re: Magpie in the Shade

Postby Watto » October 13th, 2017, 7:09 am

It is a young one but I still don't think I will man handle him/her/it to under an Aussie tree Bodhidharma, mum might take a dim view of that.
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Re: Magpie in the Shade

Postby kcpoole » October 17th, 2017, 2:41 pm

Cool maggie,
I used to have a family in my yard and I could hand fee the adults.
They enouraged the kids to let me feed them too :-)

tey have not visited this season so they must have come to grief somewhere

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