Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge-Wk-43


Maggie vs Magpies



On Saturday we decided to try to feed some magpies which had been loitering around our backyard.

They did not take much encouraging to venture out of the trees and take some bread.

magpie_0031This morning Maggie realised that there was…
magpie_0033food on the trampoline.  While she sniffed around for a mere crumb…
magpie_0035she was being closely watched by magpie.

magpie_0054Her every move was scutinised until…
magpie_0056magpie decided, enough was enough, and…
magpie_0057put on a show which had our brave and fearless Maggie…

back pedalling just a little.

magpie_0059Although startled…
magpie_0060Maggie forced her starving body to keep sniffing for food…
magpie_0078until she realised she was outnumbered.

Two against one was not fair and she left the birds to their food.


magpie_0086And the magpies laughed and laughed as Maggie slowly walked away and left them to their breakfast.



Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge


15 thoughts on “Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge-Wk-43

  1. Pingback: Magpie makes bread more edible, video | Dear Kitty. Some blog

      • Tell her she’d have such a soft touch in me, she’d be even more “starving”. Do any of your magpie friends swoop on you? There used to be a formidable pair in Mackay, I’d walk blocks to avoid them.


      • I’ll pass on your message 🙂 Swooping is a natural part of magpie life. If I run into a particularly annoying pair I simply carry a stick resting on my shoulder…a golf club will do. It appears to throw the maggies right off their game. And no-one is hurt.


    • Your Grandmother doesn’t know what she is missing out on 😉 . Although she is not on her own. This was another set of shots which were not fully appreciated until on a computer monitor….I was watching Maggie and could not see the antics/expression of the magpie until then.


    • They came to within 6 feet of the house the other day at morning cuppa. Couldn’t see them but they were letting me know they were there. Don’t think I have heard noisy seagulls.


    • I’m glad you enjoyed it. Re the tripod…my hands shake so much that the few times I have attached a camera, or any sort, to a tripod, I have been concrend that I would drop the camera. Hence, no tripod with my Nikon shots…although the VR is well and truly turned on. 🙂


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