mrbun96's picture

Magpie eating tomatoes

Young magpie have their beak into everything, but I very surprise to see one youngster pecking at a crop of tomatoes on our allotments. It was trying the orange or near rippened fruit, making a hole and apparently getting to the inside juice and flesh. Made a lot of damage.
Any views on magpie diet or have seen this behaviour?

Mike B



Syrphus's picture

Magpies are very adaptable.

Magpies are very adaptable. In Arctic Norway they behave (or did some years ago when I was there) like our Starlings, scavenging anything, so eating the odd tomato does not seem too much out-of-character.



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