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    Post by Joy on Mon 09 Feb 2015, 2:34 pm

    A young male Australian magpie has deciced to also pay us a visit. This is the second time he has dropped in & has visted us again recently. Seems to very used to humans so may have been domesticated to some extent. He is only a young bird who has only recently gained his adult plumage. His white neck is still a bit untidy at its edges. An adult male has a crisp white back of the neck & head patch. Young magpies tend to stand erect like this one unlike older adults who stand slightly more parallel to te ground. Hope the cat next door doesn't grab him.
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    Post by Joy on Mon 09 Feb 2015, 2:34 pm

    Heading for the Bat Cave.
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    Post by Joy on Mon 09 Feb 2015, 2:40 pm

    Leaving a deposit. Did that four times during this visit. It was Bruce's job to clean up the mess.
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    Post by Joy on Mon 09 Feb 2015, 2:40 pm

    Out of here. That's not mine!! I didn't do that!!
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    Post by Joy on Mon 09 Feb 2015, 2:43 pm

    Mr Innocent.

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    Post by granny on Mon 09 Feb 2015, 3:01 pm

    :hi: He is beautiful!!  So nice to have a little visitor.  (As long as Bruce is cleaning up the deposits. :rofl:)  That is one brave little guy to just come inside!  Hope I get to see many more pictures of Mr Innocent.  Great pictures.  Thank you so much Joy!!
                      :hello:  Granny
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    Post by Joy on Mon 09 Feb 2015, 3:13 pm

    Many thanks Granny.  :smile: He has no fear, just walks straight in through the back which is always open during the day. Has a look around strolls out then comes back in. Have hand-fed him a couple of times with tiny grapes which he whacked on the mat to 'kill' & some bread. Did the same with the larger pieces of bread. Whack!! Whack!! :laugh:   

    We hope he visits again, very soon.  :luck:
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    Post by MableShortt on Tue 10 Feb 2015, 12:28 am

    :photos:Neat that he just walks right in. :thanks:
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    Post by Joy on Tue 10 Feb 2015, 7:06 am

    Yes, it is, Mable.  :D Apart from his droppings he isn't a problem visitor/  :lol3:
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    Post by MableShortt on Tue 10 Feb 2015, 7:43 am

    Wonder what would happen if you put down a dish of bird seed inside for him? He'd probably bring his friends to eat with him. Neighbors can't complain if he's eating inside the house.
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    Post by Joy on Tue 10 Feb 2015, 10:16 am

    Magpies aren't social birds, tending to have their own territory, Mable, plus they don't eat seed. Don't think we would want a house full of birds pooping everywhere either. :laugh: They will eat bread occasionally if used to it but they are grub & worm feeders generally.
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    Post by MableShortt on Tue 10 Feb 2015, 10:48 am

    Ok they're like our Robins and Eastern Bluebirds. They will eat a mixture of lard (grease)and corn meal mix ...but prefer bugs and worms. You see the robins pulling the worms out of the ground. They do a little dance that it's said  to make the worms think it's raining and then the robins eat them.. I've seen them doing their little dance. We feed the blue birds the lard and corn meal mixture and also buy meal worms for them especially when they have babies in our box.
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    Post by Joy on Tue 10 Feb 2015, 11:11 am

    Australian magpies are much bigger birds than robins, Mable. We are discouraged from feeding native birds by National Park & Wildlife especially as we are surrounded by national parks.

    You must have a great deal of fun feeding your birds. We have several species of birds that are also worm & grub eaters in our yard. Keeps the lawn healthy.
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    Post by granny on Tue 10 Feb 2015, 9:01 pm

    :laugh:Hilarious!!  I have noticed it is very hard to kill a . You have to whack it real hard.  That little magpie would keep a big smile on my face.  Thanks so much.
                :goodone:  Granny
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    Post by Joy on Wed 11 Feb 2015, 4:10 pm

    Yes, they are characters, Granny.  :D Have to make sure their dinner is dead.  :flog:  :laugh:
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    Post by Joy on Mon 23 Feb 2015, 5:38 pm

    Our little friend young Mr Magpie came to give us a short visit late this afternoon. Came inside, pooped just inside the back door, had a little look & off he went foraging for dinner. 

    Has been two weeks since he last visited. Glad to see he's still alive.  :smile: :yes:
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    Post by Guest on Mon 23 Feb 2015, 7:37 pm

    Great pictures joy.
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    Post by Joy on Mon 23 Feb 2015, 8:45 pm

    Thanks, BigBilly.  :D We enjoy seeing him even if he does insist on leaving his 'calling card'.  :lol3:

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