Magpie

Given that there are so many of them it’s surprising that I don’t see more dead magpies. The folk at the Birds In Backyards web site have a fact sheet on Gymnorhina tibicen, and a short recording of magpie song. There’s nothing quite like cycling around Newcastle during dive-bombing season and having your ear nipped, but I’d have to lose an eye or something before I ever stooped to putting wire aerials on my helmet.

Dead magpie

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