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Australian Magpie: Too Busy for Visitors

Australian Magpie, Gymnorhina tibicen

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This Magpie is in the middle of raising two very hungry young and it is in no mood to have anyone or anything messing about in its space.

I've been close swooped every day that I stop by. The nest is in the next tree to the Black-shouldered Kite clutch, so its inevitable that as Pogo said, "We Have Met The Enemy and He Is Us",.

Normally, a few minutes of talking with the aggrieved bird is enough for the attacks to reduce.

But

This bird is built of sterner stuff.

 

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Taken on October 22, 2021