…with the sound of cheeping, whining magpies. Ye Gods, who’d be a magpie parent? On and on the young ‘uns nag – “feed me, feed me”- constantly hanging round wanting food.
I have so many questions! Are these magpies here the same ones I see in the next street? Are they the same ones who were hanging around last year? Will they dive bomb me? How smart are they anyway?
And here’s a fascinating little podcast to answer all those questions and more. It was on Radio National’s Offtrack program last week; it’s called The Colourful Life of the Australian Magpie and you can access it here.