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Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:24 pm

Butterfly wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:25 am
And again today, while I was in the garden, my magpie was hiding under the spotted laurel shrub :eek: . I didn't even see it but heard the leaves moving, and I thought it might be a cat hiding, but when I looked closer (and I was right next to it) I saw a magpie :faint: . I'm convinced now that its a tactic "hide somewhere close and grab the food as soon as she moves away before anyone else can" :laugh: . Its so bizarre :nod:
Along with all of the crow family Magpies are clever birds. They soon get to know a routine and those who are part of that routine. Your assumption may well be correct but as they are one of the largest of our garden visitors they could rock up at any time and bully the others away from the food.

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