Mostly Harmless

For those who are unfamiliar with them, magpies are bird that get very territorial and protective of their young ones during spring. They show this by swooping on their perceived threat and attacking with their beak and sometimes their claws.


  1. Aww, they are rather cute. I have been watching a cheeky one hopping in my front garden collecting material for a nest, it is driving my housebound cat crazy LOL

  2. Ok, THAT made me laugh. A magpie picture is the last thing that I was expecting to see on your blog today!

  3. They're a nice bird (most of the year). A beautiful warbling song. Very intelligent too - I like how they'll happily walk across a road and only fly at the last minute if a car looks dangerously close.


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