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Magpies "Rule"

Observed: 12th May 2013 By: John PilkingtonJohn Pilkington’s reputation in BirdsJohn Pilkington’s reputation in BirdsJohn Pilkington’s reputation in BirdsJohn Pilkington’s reputation in Birds
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Description:

Two Magpies are now regular visitors together; this being the slightly smaller of the pair. The slightly larger one, in particular, now controls access to the garden and its food, regularly buzzing Jackdaws and Starlings, whilst generally tolerating the Sparrows.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica) interacts

Comments

the naturalist man's picture

Magpie

When did the magpie become the black-billed magpie? I missed that clever piece of nomenclature.

Graham Banwell

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John Pilkington's picture

Multiplication

The 2 regular visitors have today become 4. The volume of Magpie calls over the past couple of weeks has increased significantly, so assumed there was a nest with pre-fledgling birds not far away. It seems that they are now "out and about" accompanying parents on food searches.