The Cadging Magpie

9 Feb


I’m not sure which species holds the trophy for most prolific cadger in our local park. It’s a toss-up between the highly intelligent Magpie and the cheeky Noisy Miner.

I suppose that their impressive manner works in their favour, for I think that overall, Magpies have a slightly higher rate of success. Certainly this one has achieved exactly what it set out to do. 🙂

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4 Responses to “The Cadging Magpie”

  1. davidprosser February 9, 2014 at 8:39 am #

    For all their reputation for being birds of ill luck I like magpies. They seem very intelligent birds and very smart in their two-tone outfit. Of course if I ever see ‘One for Sorrow’ I always remember to say, “Good day Mr Magpie, I hope the family are well” just in case…….
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp February 9, 2014 at 9:40 am #

      That superstition and the rhyme to counteract it are not well known in Australia. The bad press they receive is normally due to swooping over the heads of humans during the bird’s breeding season. (Notice how carefully I phrased that.) 🙂
      xxx Massive Hugs xxx

  2. Odie Langley February 9, 2014 at 10:24 am #

    What a joy to see new creatures almost daily that I haven’t seen before. Great shot of that handsome bird. The movie I posted about The Reef, is an Australian movie as well. It is good however sad.

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp February 9, 2014 at 10:36 am #

      Thanks, Odie 🙂 I’m glad to be able to introduce you to our delightful wildlife. 🙂

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