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Magpie at Feeding Table

Postby wirralbirder on Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:25 am

Magpie at Feeding Table:

Hi All,

I have lived at my present address for 35 years and during which I never seen a Magpie (Pica pica) at the bird feeder. The bird is common enough around the area having been over the garden and on the rooves round about. Last week I mixed suet into the normal bird seed, next thing, wham, a Magpie on the table in no time. How did it know ??


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Re: Magpie at Feeding Table

Postby SteveMcBill on Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:40 am

Darned good eyesight I would think Harry.


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Re: Magpie at Feeding Table

Postby jamesmoliver on Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:03 am

I think in case you try putting seed on a tray on the floor you will find the pigeon pick eating from there against the feeders if you slowly pass this far away from the feeders say 1m an afternoon then the smaller birds are loose to consume without a fear and the pigeons are nevertheless getting fed.

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Re: Magpie at Feeding Table

Postby virginiawoolf on Thu May 02, 2019 1:36 pm

a bird got to eat :lol:
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