Magpies up close and personal part 2

Yesterday I wrote about a family of Australian Magpies that joined us for afternoon tea in a roadside rest area south east of Mildura. Today I include several more photos taken at that time.

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Australian Magpie (black backed)

Australian Magpie (black backed)

Australian Magpie (black backed)

Australian Magpie (black backed)


7 Responses to “Magpies up close and personal part 2”

  1. Susan says:

    Nice photos! They’re really keeping their eyes on you–hoping for food, I’m sure.

  2. Trevor says:

    If we’d taken the lid off the biscuit tin — then it would have been a free for all, I’m sure.

  3. Jan says:

    magpies love humans, we were adopted by a family withing a couple of months of moving in to a new place. They would leave their juvenile in our front yard while they went hunting for the day, and in the end the juvenile started sitting on my daughter’s back as she lay in the sun reading. This juvenile left home to replaced by another, and now two more. Having read various articles and felt guilty at feeding them mince (they do get preservative free 4 star mince) I have just sent away for a 1kg box of Womboroo Insectivore mix – I used the recipe for supplementary feeding – but my magpies are spitting it out at my feet! Daddy maggie fed it to the babies but no-one else will touch it. Any ideas?

  4. Trevor says:

    Hi Jan – not sure what is happening there. You seem to be doing all the right things.

    Another of my articles called “Baby Magpie” has had over 400 comments about caring for magpies. You could read through those or even leave a question there for my readers to answer. Click on this link:

    Sorry I couldn’t be of more help.

  5. beverly doherty says:

    I have many magpies at my place. currently quite a few babies. I am softening up dog kibble and adding wombaroo to the mix. birds seem to be loving it, wondering if I am doing the right thing.

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