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My helmet-headed friend, Gimpy, the Masked Lapwing, enjoying a dip <3 ๐Ÿ’ฆ (Watch until the end to see the graceful exit ๐Ÿ˜› ) ๐Ÿ’‚โ€

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Mine bathing this morning

I have 2 regular magpies that visit me (Michael & Willy) and a family of Lapwings who every year produce 2 babies. Love my feathered friends.

We had a pair on our neighbors carport roof that tried to intimidate us when we walked out our front door. We were not bothered, we loved having them there ๐Ÿ™‚ such personalities!

Oh I love Plovers ๐Ÿ˜ And their babies are the cutest things ever!! I donโ€™t understand why people get so frightened of them. (Just like I donโ€™t get the fear of magpies either). ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

And I'd say that the Masked Lapwing is now seriously embarrased because it was caught on camera ... and the whole world is watching ...

He looks like he's wearing a hairpiece! Babies come to visit me out the back this year. Better keep feeding them.

I always get excited when I see you have posted something Magpie Whisperer!! Itโ€™s great to know there is an army of people out there who love magpies . Any suggestions for an occasional food treat please.

I wish our magpies here were like yours over there ! the magpies here have ripped the roof off two of my sheds, and frightened the hedgehogs, and cost me a lot. I still love them though but Ive had to stop feeding them, any suggestions ?

We love watching the pee wees bathing in the bird bath, very entertaining. She's like a little dancer the way she so delicately steps in & out & curtseys too.

Lol I don't know why people are so scared of magpies swooping, plovers are way more ruthless and savage when protecting their nests.

I love it ๐Ÿ˜ and Plovers too โ˜บ๏ธ They bathe so quickly that I thought you were filming in Time Lapse mode ๐Ÿ˜„

I have a family of magpies and ๐Ÿ˜ I love them
They have personality and come into my office many time a day to say hello

You donโ€™t need an expensive birdbath for birds to enjoy having a dip, I have an icecream container on the lawn and they love it

Wow yu must have the best garden for the birds. My mixture of birds do not toerate each other at all. Even with 5 bird baths they still fight over the one bath.

Oh I shouldn't have snorted laughing at the lil guys undignified trip ....but I did.
Never seen one quite so relaxed!!

Rob, can you please make sure the bowl out the front is filled up.
Oh, and both the cat ones too please

4/10 for the dismount. Russian judge 2/10.

Masked lapwing plovers are crazy when nesting or caring for their young, wide berth required.

What a lovely, funny Bird - I love his 'hair' cut ๐Ÿ˜‚

Birds SO relish bathing! Ans a nice recovery by Mr. Masked Lapwing!

Last years junior, also fell out of his bath on exit.

We know them as Plovers. Didn't realise they have another name.

That's what happens if you're too busy looking to see if anyone is watching you ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

Ni๐Ÿ…ฑ๐Ÿ…ฑa shaking it harder than Taylor Swift

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Aw poor bird. But he sure enjoyed his bath.

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2 weeks ago

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The best of friends ๐Ÿ˜Š Richard and Pip <3

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how wonderful and delightful, thank you.

Our magpies only have a small band of white feathers around the back of their necks. We have three baby's with Mum and Dad. This is one parent and baby.

In the mornings especially I have round 30-50 maggies in my back yard, they wait for me at the door!! Some take the food from my hand, I love them, especially the noises they make to let their mates know that foods there!! All sizes and ages a mixed bag. The other day a Seagull came in first time I have had one in the yard, he got a few beakfulls then the maggies chased it off!! Was so funny!!!

Years ago when I didn't know any better, I came across about 4 or 5 magpies in what looked like murder so I tried to break it up. The looks they gave me were impossible to describe!!

I love Magpies, they are very intelligent and are true comedians. We have a family of Maggies that have lived in our pine tree for many years. They visit daily and warble at my door if I forget to give them fresh water.

Just beautiful - I could sit and watch my magpies all day - they are so full of character and intelligence and playfulness ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

THANKS!! My kids and I saved a few babies long ago...One day a neighbor , "got rid of them"...because she said, "I hate birds." they were gone...I still love maggies.

One of my babies had his foot caught in the tree. Poor thing must have been there all day before I found him. He let me get him out with a few gentle pecks, then into the laundry to have a sleep and recover, and drink lots of water then wandered out to the lounge room to let me know he wanted to go out. With a hard peck to remind me it was dinnertime.

And I saw two parents with a little baby in Canberra, baby had more white down its back than the two parents (northern tribe) and I wondered if there had been some interbreeding either in the parents genes or by the female...leaving the male thinking it was his child. Have a video of them feeding it, better download and try to get it into FB. I agree you cant have too many magpie pics!

Thank you thank you thank you for giving us a little something to laugh about. They are so adorable!

One question, do they ever accidentally hurt each other?

Why do magpies suddenly drop down in front of each other? Is it an act of submission? There is a very rowdy young magpie in my area. He seems to be complaining and demanding things from the adult magpie all the time. The adult magpie and the sibling seem to get annoyed with him after a while and when they do he just drops to the ground.

Would love it more without the music. Their chatter alone is music to my ears. Wish we had maggies here in the States.

While there is a portion of Australia's wildlife would likely kill you one way or another, it is nice to see these goofy-assed birds being goofy-assed birds.

Beautiful footage, thanks for sharing. The Maggieโ€™s in my life arenโ€™t so relaxed. They visit a few times a day but are always on high alert. I have never tried to encroach on their space and Mrs Maggie talks to me but they arenโ€™t very laid back.

Could watch these beautiful birds for hours.There has been some bastard on the Central Coast of NSW that has killed at least 30 magpies and babies with poison.The story was in The Central Coast Express from Thurs 2nd nov.I hope they catch this mongrel.

Glennis Kay this reminded me of the magpie that used to frequent nan & popโ€™s old place at woombah!

Are these birds or dogs? Didn't know they were so playful! Have these birds been hand reared and raised by humans to be like this? It's very cute ๐Ÿ˜

I have never seem birds carry on like this! More like a couple of puppies or kittens! Very entertaining to watch!

Love my Magpies But not so happy with the one that decided l was to close to its nest Tried to tell it that I was a good supporter but didn't help at all

Think our mum and dad magpies have finally 'done' the parent thing,now just enjoying their treats and couple time! Reckon they would come inside if screen left open!

Love these guys! They played and rolled around as if they were puppies or kittens, such a delight to watch. Thank you for sharing

I noticed the younger bird has a bald patch on his head. I used to feed a family of magpies that had similar patches on their heads, young and old. Anyone know if that just like a birthmark situation or immune system thing? Just curious ๐Ÿ™‚

We play, they play - all of them. No matter how many feet they have or if they have feathers, fur or shells.

All lives matter ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿƒ

You don't want them near your grandkids Deanna.Could attack them .Remember dads excuse for bald head He used to tell us a Magpie pecked it out.

These guys are amazing! -- They play like CHILDREN and need to be given wayyyyyyy more credit than they receive! LOVE them! <3

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4 weeks ago

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The Magpie Whisperer calendars are being shipped out to countries all over the world! Calendars shipped within Australia, come with free online tracking ID... and that's not all, BONUS magpie postcards are also included, 6 of them! ๐Ÿ˜Š
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(Some envelopes may contain traces of magpie footprints ๐Ÿ˜‹)

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Big Boy came with the new little one. Then his concubine came and screeched wanting to be fed too. The little one (actually not so little, looks like it might be a cousin to a panda - so furry) we call it Baeh. Seems to have a good disposition. Eats from my beautiful wife's fingers. And Big Boy feeds it exclusively. An odd situation where Dad is the sole feeder.

I've watched you and your maggies quietly for quite a while now. I don't know you but am so proud of what you've done and feel privileged to watch The Whisperer grow . Go You

Karen, you could do a calendar of Maggies and/or Ravens and possibly include a selection of "water bowl soaking delicacies" ๐Ÿ˜‚

An update: Today a crow/raven pursued Big Boy and stole the big chunk of mince meat he was taking back to the nest. A really big crow taking food off a fully grown magpie.

Second piece of news, Big Boy came with two Baeh's. Was fun throwing meat to Big Boy who fed the two young magpies. One of them sneaked a few gobbles whilst Dad 's back was turned. What advice do you have if predator crows /ravens show up? We discussed trapping Dad and the young ones. Putting them in a cage until the young ones are bigger. Or can Parks and Wildlife intervene to remove the predators?

one of my regulars came the other day and I heard it imitating other birds, kookaburra, parrot, cocky are ones I could pick out, didn't know they imitated other birds : )

We feed up to 27 here at our home. Love the maggies. This one having a little nap on our bird bath ๐Ÿ˜Š

My girlfriend freckles called to me this morning but obviously her fledgling is taking his time. She hasnโ€™t bought him round yet. I miss them so much.

Today a Mum had a young one on the grass and they had an amazing chat(for at least 2 minutes) then she was showing it how to pluck food from the grass . Great to watch them

Just love the new calendar. Beautiful photos. Love the baby smelling the flower. Thanks. One for me and two others for Christmas presents.

Love love love my magpies. I have mother, father, 2 years ago baby (f), last years baby (f) and now 2 this year. Love them.

The Magpie Whisperer I was planning to order but it says they are on backorder? How long do you think it will take to get more in?

"Get your calendars here, folks! Hop right up and order today!" Great advertisers.

I want one WITH Pie prints AND a pie soundtrack!!!!...please

Can you make a magpie warble ringtone?

Aww look at them selling their calendars. Sooooo cute cute cute

Shared - hope you get a few more bites ๐Ÿ™‚

Annie... I think we should get one โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿฆ

That raven in the background is raven mad for being left out...

Martin Cooke Eraina Pope, something to remind you two of home!!

I only have 2 ATM. They both take the food away now, so must have chicks near.

Love the video mine have been this morning

I get heaps of maggies sitting on my fence, cause they want to eat the dog food.

Well done, thatโ€™s awesome news.

Order your Magpie Call ringtone here!

Juliana Sloan....follow this page. We need one of these calendars.

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1 month ago

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To celebrate reaching over 100,000 followers, (gobsmacked! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ) we've made this video starring R2-D2, when he used to rule the roost here at Magpie Manor <3 By the way, our Australian Magpie calendars are back! (check the comments below for more info)
P.S - The maggies do have other bigger baths to bathe in, but they choose to bathe in the smallest ones for some reason ๐Ÿ˜Š

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I notice your videos getting all over the internet. You'll have to take credit for improving the reputation of magpies in Australia and building support for them. Absolutely fantastic job, well done!!!

We have a family of magpies in our large gum tree. They come down to our front garden & entertain us every morning. The Mum feeds her two babies & then the babies roll around & play on the grass. They are truly beautiful

This is Ric..he comes and sits with me for afternoon drinks..
I'm patiently waiting for him and his two wives to bring the babies over soon..!
Love my Pies!

I was warned that the magpies are very territorial and dive bomb you at certain times of the year, so was a little weary of them. However, I haven't had that problem fortunately, even when out and about walking the dog. We have a family of magpies that return year after year with babies in tow. I can now hand feed the adults and sit in my yard and they happily wander around teaching their babes how to play and feed. At times the adults have walked into the house and sat warbling their merry tune. I love having them about, nature keeps you real in this crazy world of instant everything.

My neighbour (politely) asked if I could only feed "my" birds over in the park, not in my garden as the proliferation of birds was upsetting for her and her children. I can see their point esp at nesting time but it is a shame...and the maggies don't understand that I can't feed them anymore at the door....hmmm...

If I hear a magpie warble & see a kookaburra occasionally, I think all right with the world. I know it's not but just for a second.

I so wish I could put water out for the native birds but unfortunately every time I do that it attracts more of those awful Indian Myna birds to take up residence. They are taking over whole suburbs around Australia yet they are still not formally recognised as a pest species. Until the department of environment bloody addresses this disaster that is in plain view, our councils will continue to sit on their hands. Soon all our natives will be pushed out by these determined aggressive introduced species of Indian Myna birds. An urgent situation that nothing is being done about.

Magpies are so cheeky! We had a magpie that lived with us and she adored having a bath. So beautiful to watch. She loved splashing around! Then she would get out and lay down in the sun.

Thats so cute . I have a bird bath out for them , plus a small bowl on the ground near the back door for my old cat , all the birds except the minahs , go straight for the small bowl ๐Ÿ˜Š

I used to believe magpies were an invasive imported species. There was one who used to visit my balcony but I shooed it away with a broom. I regret not knowing what I know now - I wouldโ€™ve made friends with it sigh.

Just watched this video and I can hear a baby maggie outside begging for food from mum. Made a great accompaniment to the video!

A family of maggies live at my place. I so love their pre dawn birdsong. And they come into the house quite happily. Marvelous creatures.

Quick question. I have Maggies I my backyard as well as many others including Crows, only ones I don't like or want is the Crows. Is there any way of nicely getting the Crows to bugger off, as they eat all the food and dirty all the drinking water, any ideas please

Sharing about Big Boy. There was a currawong invasion. He arrived after battle, with two grown females in two. After the babies were born Big Boy made 3 sorties of trips to the nest a day, with 11-12 flights to the nest each sortie. From looking like a undertaker, hunched shoulders etc, Big Boy looks like a sleek alpha predator. He is in the pink of health and so regal. But he is a pussycat, who trots after the mother like a tiny tot. He lands on the mother's leg and waits to be hand fed. Haven't seen the babies yet. The buthchies and mynahs and the odd other birds all coexist in peace. The incredible thing is that they are wild birds.

It must be such a proud feeling. Your parents would be extremely proud. Thanks for all your help & congratulations ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Oh that gives me an idea for a water bath for my macdougall family especially now I can hear babies and with summer approaching ๐Ÿ™‚

It is raining here & I heard father maggie singing his heart out on a chair under the patio roof. He just kept singing. Love that in the mornings.

Yesterday I watched 2 rainbow lorrikeets bathing in our bird waterer for the first time Such clowns They actually roll to cover their backs with water

Love love love magpies. And their warbling is like no other bird song. We have of Maggie families around us but they are still pretty wild. At least they don't swoop us.

YOUโ€™RE BACK!!!!!! Iโ€™m so glad so see your little stinkers. Havenโ€™t had a whole lot to laugh about for a long time. Thank you so much for sharing.

Love Magpies,we have been feeding them for years,the father bird eats out of my hand and they have just had 2 babies,love them too

So funny,love magpies!
We have a bird seeder and bird bath in our back yard,the maggie's,parrots,doves and finches love it!
Love birds!

Iโ€™ve been making friends with the local magpies since I moved into a new place recently ๐Ÿ™‚ Iโ€™m hoping theyโ€™ll accept my offerings!

I miss my Magpie so much. I think about her all the time. She would sit on my shoulder and we'd go for walks along the river heaps of people would come up to meet her.

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We're stoked that The Dodo, made a little feature video of us. <3 At this time of the year when so much negativity is focused on these birds, thanks for helping spread the Australian Magpie love! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Humans make bloody wars for nothing? But birds are bad if they defend their own ? No wonder the planet is upside-down ! Sheeesh !

Best birds ever. My two maggie families save my sanity on a daily basis when I come home to them waiting for me in the yard. I luvs them <3

Our dear sweet elderly neighbour fed the birds, Kookas and magpies, everyday. They were her best friends up until the day she passed at 94 years of age.

I rode my bike down by the river a couple of days ago, and there was a male who swooped me as I went past. i'd say they were warning swoops, no contact, maybe a couple of beak clicks. So when I got past, kept riding, as far as I wanted to ride that day, I stopped and got some sappy wattle branch bits to stick in my helmet (to keep him a safe distance in case i riled him even more by going back again), and it sounds weird, but apart from keeping my eyes down, i just tried to think happy thoughts...non-confrontational thoughts...and he swooped again, but it seemed a little less. I'm hoping that if I do the same a few times he'll get to know me and that I'm no threat. Maggies a bit further on were calm and not bothered...

I watched a butcher bird swooping and attacking a cyclist the other day. You just have to be mindful, the swooping season doesn't last for ever. Love my maggies

Maggies are just misunderstood, they are the sweetest birds ๐Ÿฆ if you feed them they don't attack and they will remember that ๐Ÿ˜Š

Thank you for sharing your magpie experiences ! In all my years I have never had a problem with these lovely birds , I have hand reared young birds with the 'support' of other birds and have witnessed how caring these birds are ! I also learned very quickly that these birds learn to identify their friends and their calls and behaviours let me know if there are visitors or strangers in the area ! Much maligned by a few , loved and appreciated here ! ๐Ÿ™‚

They are the most wonderful birds I too love them. They seem to visit every time I am really stressed. Love them.

We've been making friends with a few in our area for the last 8 months. They come down for a feed, fly off to their nests, come back for more a couple of times through the day. How long will it take for them to bring their babies down for a feed? I am getting keen to meet my grand-babies.

Just made friends with a couple of maggies who live on the ridge behind our place. Theyre characters and they bring their friends to say hi!

Thanks for posting! Every post helps people who love every bird feel that they are not alone. And someone as gorgeous as yourself makes me feel like I am not the girl Friday.

I love my 3 magpies I use to have so many birds when I lived in boreen point I never thought I would have any birds come see me when I moved and the 1st visitors were magpies I have been where I live now for over 2 years and I have named them hop and daffodil and their baby peek a boo I had Maggie and mags and their baby pip when I lived in boreen point Qld I think about all my bird friends we had so many different kinds

We have a family of Maggie's here at our house, they have been 'members' of our family for years. We had to stop feeding them because of getting our new cat. However, she is adapting to them slowly and hopefully we can get back to where we were before puss. They share our home with a wattle bird who is very greedy, but has developed a relationship with our cat already, they are so much fun to watch !

I recently have two coming to visit in my garden to forage for worms. They have a nest in a big tree nearby and take it in turns to fly over. So beautiful and friendly too, I love them โคโค

I started feeding the magpies and babies living in the big tree next to my yard immediately i moved in. 3 adults and 4 babies. The adults stopped swooping the people and dogs walking by the fence and the babies often wandered around the yard. When the birds grew some left and a pair stayed and had babies. One baby magpie fell out of the tree and ended up wandering around the yard but couldn't fly high enough for the tall tree. So before dark i caught it in a soft towel and transported it to the tree across the street which I could reach the branch - it took two attempts to get it up into the tree safely. It's parent heard it squawk and flew to its aid but saw that i had captured the baby - so I waited to see if it would attack me. Hoping it wouldn't because I used to feed it before. It actually walked (not flew) across the road with me as I transported it to the smaller tree. It stood below me at my feet while I gently placed the baby on the branch (and it got a fright and dropped to the ground so I had to recapture it - with its parent watching).

It finally stayed in the tree on the branch and eventually made it up higher (after about an hour of me sitting on my front steps monitoring it to make sure it didn't fall out of the tree again )
I knew the parents slept in that tree at night so why i chose the tree. the baby got older and adopted me and would visit for food twice a day or just play in the yard. Sometimes he'd hop up the back steps into the kitchen or from the carport roof into the living room through the window if he saw me.
I also fed 3 magpies, 6 butcher birds adults and babies, 12 minor birds, baby kookaburra. Plus had a baby owl sit on my front steps for a few hours until the mother returned. Sadly I had to move but the neighbors said they will feed the baby magpie as he's friendly and followed them around the garden now. I visited the house 3wks later and took the birds some mince and he came to me along with the butcher birds when I called. The magpie knew my car. He wasn't hungry so that was a good sign. He's the resident magpie now.

I've been swooped in other areas by butcher birds. The next visit i took mince and fed him and others and whistled their whistle and they didn't swoop me. They just need to know you are not a threat. Mince is good and a bit of time to talk to them

I will have to do the same thing now in my new area as butcher birds living along the river walking track.

My dad lives rural and he's got a dozen birds visiting and lorikeets that left a baby with him to mind for 3hrs until they returned - he's animal whisperer as he's got possums too.

We have Jack and jill, they have been living in my area for years.

I always give them a little food here and there and this year they moved there nesting spot to a tree in front of our house, i thought that was lovely.

Im not stressed about them swooping becaues they dont, ive seen them swoop other animals but never a human, pretty sure they realise we are not a threat.

I love my Magpies and they love me back. I love that they trust enough to introduce you to their baby it's one of the best feelings in the world, welcome you in the morning and when you come home at night.

I'm sitting here reading this, with my birds calling me outside. They can see through my window i am up.

I have one magpie visit not every day who has half a beak top and bottom. Not sure how this would have happened. Appreciates softening the food. Another family have a growth on their feet which as they get older they stand on one leg and later cannot stand on either leg and so nest. Any thought any one?

I'm never really sure about the issue with Magpies swooping. Where a big hat if you're in a park. If it's know the park has nesting birds that are aggressive..don't go there. End of story

Such a beautiful bird. Intelligent, adaptable, courageous and protective of their family members. Take the time to get to know them, have relations with them, become their family. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿพ

I love all animals and we have a few of our own wild and free maggies.....But they can also be so aggressive with others - I had to grab a dove off 2 the other morning - they had pecked his eye and half of his head and needed to be put down when we got to the vet. Little sad

Love these birds in my garden. They bring me so much joy and peace. Hate it when the babies are moved on though! New ones arrive however and that's life I guess.

My mother in law now has three butcher birds (not magpies) visit her. The parent has bought the littlies in.

Anne Elizabeth Bryce Eishold Heidi Kraak If this journalism thing doesn't work out there's always scope to make a The Birds-like film starring magpies.

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2 months ago

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How precious is this video of a baby Australian Magpie hatching?! <3 Thank you, Shanelle, for posting this video of yours to our page!

This is what some Magpie fathers out there are trying to protect, please give them a break. If you see a sign in your area warning you about swooping birds, then do the sensible thing and STAY AWAY.

Would you go swimming in the ocean if there were shark warning signs placed on your local beach? Not likely! So what do you do? Naturally, you stay out of the sharkโ€™s territory until the sign has disappeared and itโ€™s safe to go back into the water.
Please try and treat Magpie warning signs with as much caution and respect... they are there for a reason, to help protect us, but the signs are utterly useless if people disregard them.

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Yes. There are instagram accounts that appear to just live off of all the magpie swooping.
So unfair.
The more these idiots go out and harass these birds, the worse the stigma attached to them becomes ๐Ÿ˜ก

We have a large group of Magpies - 15 in total and each year they introduce their new arrivals. They follow me around the yard and sometimes just come in for company. We love them. Also have a pair of Mudlarks, a pair of Willie Wagtails and this year a pair of Butcher birds. So blessed. Oh and we keep Australian parrots as a hobby so Galahs and Short and Long Billed parrots are also seasonal visitors.

We had this lovely one visit last yr, too impatient to wait outside for the food. She stills comes every year for extras to feed her babies.

We feed our local Magpies and they are above bar comedy value. And they don't mind waking me up early or having a late arvo warble when they reckon the kitchen is open. It's a living ๐Ÿ™‚

Hi Magpie Whisper fans - - For those who have been wondering how I got so close to be able to capture these amazing videos I'll give you a bit of background. 3 years ago Mabel & Murray built this nest perched high on the side of the building (3 floors up) where I work, unfortunately one day the winds were so strong that the nest blew off, absolutely devastating for all of us. So last year when they starting building the nest again we had to do everything we could so that they had every chance of survival, so in comes the cherry picker with some very kind hearted tradespeople who built them a house (milk crate) and secured it to the ledge. It has a roof to protect them from the elements and its right up against the window. And so Minnie and Moe were born, they are still around however flown the coup. Again this year they re-prepared the nest as the crows had devoured some of it, and 3 eggs were laid, with Milly hatching on Monday (yes we name them). Its the best experience anyone could ever wish for!! We are patiently awaiting the next arrival hopefully in the next day or so, some pictures of their before & after nest ... โ™ฅ

Magpie whisper question our newest female magpie keeps leaving us gifts! Not of the poo kind but frogs worms and sometimes like yesterday a baby snake dead but still..

saw a young lad throwing stones at them in the park in moora . i told him to give them some food . we have never been attacked by magpies , because we give them some kindness every day like food scraps

We have barn swallows that join us in the barn for the spring and summer while they raise two clutches of eggs. This year one enterprising pair decided to build a nest on the tenant's house porch. They continuously swooped at the tenants until they (the tenants) figured out they were protecting their nest and decided to use a different door in and out of the house. The swallows in the barn seem to know we (and our horses) are not a threat and do not swoop at us. Too bad people can't be more understanding of these lovely magpies - they are only protecting their babies.

You know you have an overactive maternal instinct when, upon viewing this video, your first emotion on seeing the baby bird lift its head and beg for food is to want to put your nipple in its mouth because youโ€™re currently a breastfeeding mother with your own little one and baby birds remind you of newborn human babies somehow! I AM SO WEIRD.

This is so precious ๐Ÿฃ. I have 2 mum's and dad (and the 2 runts from last year) coming in for a top up to what they are grubbing from the garden. Can't wait to meet the new babies.๐Ÿฃ

My Maggie minions tell me very quickly if I am late feeding the cats.. Yes, I know it's bad for them... But I'm not telling them they can't eat it! ๐Ÿ˜€

We.have magpies nesting and can hear a baby, first thing in morning I feed Mr. & Mrs Maggie love them.

It isn't that easy to just "STAY AWAY" from a magpie territory. There are times that it is the ONLY way you can go, another or alternative route could take you miles out of your way. I think this is a bit simplistic in thinking. Do I really WANT to annoy them ? No ! Can I avoid them ? If POSSIBLE, Yes.

our local magpie family like to clean up the dogs ( home cooked) leftovers....they recognise the dog when we are out walking & dont swoop ...dont even growl at him...๐Ÿคฃ

Magpies nesting in our back paddock again this year.๐Ÿ’•We have a feeding post for them, l go out tap on the plate and down they come for their feed.

I have a pair coming for food, more often then usual , and I was wondering if they had there babies.. the last breed was only one.. hope there is more than one this time. ๐Ÿ˜€

Gorgeous! I really miss my magpies. A flock of crows has moved in to the area and muscled the maggies out. ๐Ÿ™

Well done I have Mum (so gentle and the him the pig walks inside and stands by the fridge . This is there the third batch love them they know when i get home an give me a song for a treat

They lay three eggs and only raise the single chick. I guess they kick the other two out of the nest after the first hatches?

My magpies are coming to me for a little extra tucker. Not sure how many babies they have. Can't wait for them to come & visit

Have you set up a box in your trees, or have you got captive magpies and are breeding them? Didn't think magpies would use a box.

Cute. Now we know why the parents swoop down on predators . A very scary experience here in Oz. always reminds me of the Hitchcock movie

Fiona Young Giorgia showed me an egg she found at school and it looks like this, hopefully no kids get swooped ๐Ÿ˜‚

oohh wow so beautiful that first mouth open to the air omg i could cry for it! Thank you for sharing

So beautiful xx I have the pleasure in seeing willie wagtails born every year xx

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Befriending an Australian Magpie, is one of the most rewarding and positive experiences (trust me, I know all about this!) Once you've made friends with a Magpie, you have a friend for life.
Make time to educate yourself about these birds, and if youโ€™re open-minded and have a big heart, your opinion on these intelligent birds will surely change for the better. โค๏ธ

Many people have contacted us, describing how their views on Magpies have changed since coming across our content. We hope many more will continue to follow their lead! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Befriending an Australian Magpie, is one of the most rewarding and positive experiences (trust me, I know all about this!) Once you've made friends with a Magpie, you have a friend for life.
Make time to educate yourself about these birds, and if youโ€™re open-minded and have a big heart, your opinion on these intelligent birds will surely change for the better. โค๏ธ

Many people have contacted us, describing how their views on Magpies have changed since coming across our content. We hope many more will continue to follow their lead! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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I came to Australia from England in 1978. Some of my earliest memories in this country were of waking up on our Christmas holidays at Bonnie Doon caravan park to the sound of Magpies. My wife and I are about to redo our front garden and want to have only native plants to attract birds. Can you suggest any specific plants and trees that will attract magpies? We do have quite a few maggies around that already dig in the non-native lawn. We're replacing the lawn with a native grass.

I have been with my maggies for almost 5 years, but I'm in a rental and will be leaving in November... I feel sad and guilty that they won't understand why I'm not here any more ๐Ÿ™

Nicole Lewis - check this video out and the other amazing ones on her page. You'll totally change your perception of magpies. we used to have young maggies come have a feed on our lawn at our old place. I would whistle the same kind of tune and in a sweet voice say "hey maggie" every time they were nearby. They would come right up to say hi, literally a foot in front of me.

Do some consider them pests??? I think they are delightful and wish they lived here in Ohio where I live. I would love to have some Magpie besties!!!!

My magpie BB aka broken beak. She is blind in one eye and had only 1 leg. She's doing very well as you can see. Just wondering if she has eggs inside.

I hate it when the dad decides its time to chase the children away to nest again...he just bullied his 2 freemales away and l miss feeding them. One snuck back for a feed looking very sad but was soon chased off! Very sad

I heard an Australian ornitholgist expert in magpies talking on the radio. Sadly didn't get her name. She said magpies live up to 35 years and that people would love them even more if they knew about their longevity. They can recognise at least 10 human faces in their neighborhood and do not swoop the people that they recognise.

we have a pair that have been coming to our home for many many years. They bring their babies once they are flying and spend many hours entertaining us and the mother will sit on my knee while I sit in the sun watching them in the birdbath

I had made friends with a maggie family at our previous house, I miss them. When we were moving they came trotting inside the house (they had never done that before). Must have wondered what was going on. One time I was out in the front yard playing with the kids and had a sprinkler on. The hose was brown. Maggie, I'm sure thought it was a snake at first. It was like he was trying to protect us. Afterwards he proceeded to play in the sprinkler with us ๐Ÿ˜Šโค

I love them so much... gorgeous characters, I can get a head scratch in if I'm lucky, but they won't sit on me. They do come to sing for me regularly, and then, in nesting season when I go out to get the mail, they attack me too. It's all taken in good faith though. I tried to help an injured baby off the road and onto a tree and mum/dad and some other family members thought I may have been up to no good. They haven't forgotten my face and I'm happy to report bubs survived his awkward youth and has joined the neighbours and has a family of his own now. Just means I have to sport a hat when I go out. Their intelligence truly amazes me. You have a way with them though, none have allowed me to get that close!

Live in southern USA but when in Ca had a pet crow for 12 years what a wonderful experience getting to know the wonderful intelligent corvid family

There is nothing more heart warming than the sound of magpies chortling away in the morning. A few years ago I working in the Middle East for several years. I was fortunate enough to have a cassette tape of Australian bird calls, one of which was Magpies singing. I used to sit outside in our housing compound listening to this tape. The number of people who used to come out asking where the bird was, and what kind of bird it is was amazing. ๐Ÿ˜Š

I had 11 magpies and butcher birds that used to come in (of an afternoon they would all come in at once). Most would sit on me. I had 1 Maggie and I butcher bird, both only had 1 eye and they would sit on my shoulder and make me hand feed them. After 17 years they have died off but still a couple, but still have no bombings so I'm happy

You never gave that magpie a chance Peter Bo Russink. He just wanted to befriend you! Heading to Germany on Thursday. A pity that we can't catch up unless you are in Austria! Have a great summer holiday!

The most beautiful sound to me,is the chorus of maggies in the morning. I found an injured one recently, she was in a very bad way. Sadly, she didn't make it. ๐Ÿ˜ข

Been feeding mine for three years now they let me know when they are there . I also love the butcher birds that follow my magpies they swoop for the mince and I can directly throw it to thier mouths . Such beautiful animals โค๏ธ

We've had a magpie family visiting us for the last 5yrs morning noon & afternoon & have built a trusting relationship where they feed from my hand. They are such a beautiful bird!

Thank you as always, whatever mood I am in, watching your birds always lightens up my mood. W O N D E R F U L, and funny enough I am miles and miles away in Germany, but I am touched as if I were there with you and the birds. Much love to all of you

I've loved maggies all my life - I grew up hearing them carolling every day in a massive gum tree behind our house. I loved that sound, it was part of my childhood. When I moved from Ballarat East to Soldiers Hill (closer to the city) there were no magpies at all...then, a few years later, I heard their carolling again! I always said it just took them all a while to find me. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Ali K-Man, Lisa Hyatt check out this fabulous clip, it's awesome. They're such funny characters.

Stewart. Maybe just have something like one of these as a 'pet'? Feed it if we're home, it can drink from a puddle, exercises itself AND if we're nice he won't dive bomb us from behind lol.

Kim Hamilton, yeah I do hahahahahaha, they are lovely and so much nicer than people (some) just bought a pile of mince, off for a massive walk around the suburb for some bird therapy to get happy xxxxx

I loved our pet magpie like no other, he was orphaned and the best pet in the farm, he made our lives rich with laughter. I adore magpies. They are so cheeky and loving.

To the Maggie Whisperer - I have three young ones who have decidedly BROWN backs which I have not seen before. they do not have their adult plumage, yet, so do not know how it will change. they are a delight. The Native Ark Rescue here in W.Australia have urged people not to feed them [all Native Creatures - see problems in Fraser Is.] as, we tend to get to really know Maggies & feed them in our older years, therefore, we can 'disappear' & leave them unfed.

This baby magpie, I picked her mum up off the side of the road near my house about 2 years ago. She had an injured leg. Once she healed I let her go and she made the big old gumtree out the front her home. Mum never became friendly, but last spring she brought her 3 new babies to my verandah. This little girl still comes in daily and has breakfast. She and my rainbow lorikeet have become mates, and play with each other through the window

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Befriending an Australian Magpie, is one of the most rewarding and positive experiences (trust me, I know all about this!) Once you've made friends with a Magpie, you have a friend for life.
Make time to educate yourself about these birds, and if youโ€™re open-minded and have a big heart, your opinion on these intelligent birds will surely change for the better. โค๏ธ

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I used to have a magpie (named Bran) who would tap on my window every morning to get me out, one day he found a mate and had little ones. One morning he tapped on my window , I went out and he left me with his little ones to look after. Lol I was their baby sitter. Funniest thing ever.

I do think we have to be careful about making wildlife dependent on us. I also think it's important to feed them what they would eat in the wild. My parents have bought birdseed ever since they were able to start doing so, and those fatballs for the winter. We are a selfish race, and while it can be fun to befriend animals, we and our families then have a responsibility. People go on holiday, move house....and the animals are already dependent on you. Sorry to sound like such a sad sack, but true respect for animals comes from understanding and respecting their natures.

We are pensioners and buy 'no brand' devon knobs which we cut into small pieces....the Magpies, Kookaburras, a family of Butcherbirds , Peewees and now Corellas come each day . The Magpies and Butcherbirds have a very similar song and sing to us at the balcony door.
The Magpie babies are brought and taught we are safe and should the screen door be accidentally left open they will come inside but usually stand and wait .
They are close to taking the food from our hands but it is getting too hard to get low enough for them

And if you befriend even one magpie you will never be swooped in that neighborhood as they'll pass the word around

We had a family that nested in the same tree every year. We lived there for about 6 years. By the end of that time they would wait at the back door for bacon scraps. Mumma would teach the babies we were ok. I got to watch the babies play fighting on the kids trampoline! And they would sing for us, oh how they could sing!! I miss that! They are beautiful birds.

I live in a retirement village and there is a family of5 i have been feeding for 6 months with cheese and meat they prefer the cheese they sit on my clothes line and worble till i feed them and even tap on the door and Windows to get my attention they make my day

I love your videos and I enjoy your sense of humour! Unfortunately tjere are no Magpies in Austria! If I should ever have the chance to travel to Australia I would highly appreciate to learn from you! Best regards from Vienna

I adore the magpie family that visit me.....only the mumma eats from my hand so far but her husband is getting more confident..... any tips on what else to feed these darling birds other than mince?

I have a daily meeting with 'Dad' a bird I first met about 15 years ago. We quickly became friends, particularly as he learnt that I could provide a treat on a daily basis. He and his first partner raised several families usually either two to three youngsters. Some of these spent up to two seasons before being 'moved on' by Dad. Two seasons back Dad lost his partner who was electrocuted whilst feeding a young one across two electricity wires. Within a week Dad had a new partner who is considerably shyer than the previous one. She still collects a daily treat but I cannot hand feed her. This will sound silly to some people but, in my senior years, these maggies have helped me to understand what's important in life and it's certainly not 'things'!

Had one we named Henry but we think it really was Henrietta. Was great mates with our little dog and whenever we had visitors we couldn't tell which one was barking. Henry always would hang onto the men's trouser legs and onto women's skirts and swing back and forth. My mum at first would get up early to dig for worms for him then once she gave him mince he would turn up his beak at worms...no more worms. He slept at night in an old coolgardie safe and each morning would hop down and sit on a chair outside Mum and Dad's window and sing until one of them got up. We only once managed to get a fleeting photo of him as he seemed to sense when we were lurking about with a camera and would run and hide. One day he ran outside barking when a stray dog walked past and the "mongrel" got Henry on his back and pushed his little chest bones in..he only survived a day. Still miss him after 54 years but love talking to our local ones here and I am sure they know deep down how much we loved one long ago.

I wish everyone could experience what it is like to befriend these magnificent, adorable, funny, cheeky, intelligent, playful, loyal, (I could go on) beautiful birds. Seeing them every day and waking up to their "Good morning, I'm here! Could I please have some breakfast?" song, is the one of the most rewarding things in my life (and lunch and dinner songs...).
As well as having them just come and hang out at our house just to sing and play when they aren't hungry too. โค๏ธ They're my beautiful feathered friends โค๏ธ๐Ÿฆโค๏ธ๐Ÿฆโค๏ธ๐Ÿฆ

I LOVE Magpies.
I have a family in my street and they know me.
They bring their babies over to show them they can hop on my balcony and sing to me and I'll come and give them food. The older ones will take it from my hand.
When I go for a walk they will litterally come and look up and sing at me....if I see them and say hello they sing in response ...
My neighbours saw this the other day ..I was chatting to a mum and baby magpie.
They were on the path pulling worms out and we had quite a conversation about it.
This neighbour blanched in horror at the mad lady talking to the magpies and when she noticed they were replying she ran into her house!๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

My grandma found one that had fell out of its nest and barely had its feathers. He could say anything. He had the run of the house and yard. When the sparrows would fly in to eat, he would run up to them and say" what cha doin, huh? Are ya hungry?" And those sparrows wouldn't know what to think!

We had a family of magpies when I was a kid. Mum would put the chicken carcasses on the pump shed roof and they would all tuck in. We were never swooped. Not once. These magpies would be at our heels as we turned the soil in the vege patch. Love these birds, their personality and their song.

This is my current view, scrubland being turned into reserve. It will be lovely when done but the poor magpies have lost some food source in the meantime. I feed them beef mince in the mornings. Sometimes during the day if I'm sitting on the deck there are a few that are confident enough to come and say hello and sit with me for awhile, it's lovely โค๏ธ

At least 3x per day about 30 come for a feed of mince. Alpha male has a deformity - only tiny stubs for 'toes' he walk kinda funny and we call him No Toes. He's definitely a leader ๐Ÿ˜€

We loved our Maggie's, every year our little clan grew as they would bring their babies to meet us. They are such fun loving birds xx

I've always liked magpies I never understand why people don't like them . It's the same with pigeons a lot of people hate them and I really don't know why xxxx

We have a neighborhood magpie called "Maggie". She comes to say hellomost days. She even taps on the side door when she gets here. She is beautiful and always sings away.

We've had a few Magpie families over the years. They have all stayed for many years. At the moment we have a Magpie pair & their baby, as well as the occasional individual that I'm sure knows me from previous babies raised with us (all take food from our hands), a pair of Butcherbirds (one of them feeds from my hand), pair of Ravens, a Blackbird, a million Currawongs (I call them 'Squeakies' due to the little noise they make. Some take from my hand, others are shy), a pair of Indian Mynahs , a young Wattlebird, occasionally Native Mynahs, Rosellas, Lorikeets, King Parrots occasionally....all have such adorable unique personalities โค๏ธ

A few years ago I was fortunated to have a magpie nest in a near by tree, over the years I watched several families develop and they entertained us on a regular basis, they are amazing birds and we became very friendly throughout the time. One most memorable time for me was a snake was in our back yard near the clothes line, firstly the youngest bird flew down beside me & started squarking at the snake before I knew what was relly happening the whole family were there and they chased the snake out of our yard, I still cannot believe what I witnesed, they were protecting me.

Magpies are also amazing mimics. We befriended a group of maggies who would tap on our windows for food at the same time every day and were very unafraid of us. We had a cat at the time who used to meow at the door to be let in. One day, I heard meowing and opened the door to find a magpie standing on the mat looking up at me. Meowing. I'm not kidding. It was a perfect impression of our cat. It was a little bit surreal! It didn't come in...I think it just wanted a snack.

Daniel Graham I'll never forget the time I woke up (hungover, don't know if you were there or not) and went outside to eat brekky and a teen magpie came over to me and started singing to me
But after a while of me replying and him replying straight back I could have SWORN he was trying to talk to me
Was the strangest thing ever

Your backyard is most certainly magpie heaven ๐Ÿ˜Š Thank you for all the wonderful videos. We don't have magpies here in Ontario, Canada so I find it awesome I can enjoy your page. ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

We love the friendly magpie family who visit us. The mother (Maggie) has been coming for about ten years. And yes she brings her babies to us as well. Also have Kookaburras, Butcher Birds and Lorekeets. Plenty of others too but they're the quietest.

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4 months ago

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Thank you for this - just so adorable. I really needed this .Yesterday, i lost my best furry friend, Pansy, my 15 yr old kitty over the Rainbow Bridge. Pansy was my everything . Now, I have no more furry best friends. I am lost without Pansy. Thank you again for bringing me a smile - Bless you ๐Ÿ™‚

I had a pretty little pink quartz stone in my garden and it's gone. I suspect a magpie nicked it. They loiter with intent in the area.

I love when they run with their wings out, it's like they want to hug you (or air out their armpits) ๐Ÿ˜‚

Had a mum dad and baby now I just have mum and dad they keep chasing the baby away is this what happens?

thank you for your informative page. I have a wild baby magpie (from last year) whose parents are chasing him away - ready I suppose for their new spring baby. What can I do for the rejected baby- I feed them all - father is attacking him and he/she then resorts to crouching and sounding like a baby so that they will still accept him/her. Any advice would be appreciated.

I spotted my Darling (she has a damaged wing, easy to spot) on the road, slowed down, put my window down and told her to get off the road. She did ๐Ÿ˜‚

Since we lost our furry friend Bindi,1o months ago,three Magpies have befriended us.They come here everyday for their meat treats and are so lovable and friendly....they have been a blessing to us <3 :)..

When we were children we had a pet Maggie, he flew in our backyard one day and stayed.our He was so lovely followed us everywhere. Slept in the dogs kennel with the dog. Cat wasn't so keen on him tho. We would come home from school and call. "Maggie Maggie magpie where are you" and he would greet up. Lovely memories of a dear pet. Cannot remember what became of him โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Œ

Bella Otevrel I recon you need to try this for your anxiety. This girl has bad anxiety and the maggies help her... I think you should write to her on facebook and make a friend with someone who shares your similar situation. She could really be someone you become good friends with.... I love these guys, I had no idea how friendly they are and love this page, the magpie whisperer... take a look sweetheart I love her story....

LOL, Lyn!!!! Love this!!! Actually there's a woman over here who regularly feeds them bits of mince and groups of them wait in certain spots for her to arrive.

Very clever with the special effects, just the right music! Gave me a good laugh and my dog is fooled every time she hears your magpies indoors

My family had to reign in the two youngsters yesterday morning as they were annoying dad a little too much .. but like the death stare given with a little nip

we have 2 wild maggies. Have been visiting us for many years. they bring their babies when they are old enough also then off they go to find their own way when they are old enough and we start a new family again

Love it. Thank you. Great to watch and hear their song. Such an iconic and nostalgic Australian sound and for an Aussie living in U.K. Magpies here in UK don't sing. Will be watching your videos regularly.

I'm so sorry for your loss, Daveen. I feel your heartache as I have lost both dog and cat furry babies. They are in our hearts forever.

Isn't it nice how they walk to support their special magpie (you) that can't fly ๐Ÿ™‚

Ann Roses our two fears.. Magpies and "clown" circus music ...

your posts' are fabulous and create instant warmth and smiles! thank you!

Jason, look! Super friendly

We have 25 regulars that come for a visit every day. If I'm not up quick enough they tap on the window or door lol.

Erico Freitas olha que pรกssaros maneiros. ๐Ÿ™‚

I absolutely love the magpies. Thank you so much for posting videos and turning me on to them.

This is the perfect way to start your day - with a smile. <3

that's wonderful I love the way they walk with their wings out

I have a question: why don't they fly away, are their wings clipped? They're just beautiful

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Throwback to this time last year ๐Ÿ˜Š<3

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Made my day today. I had no idea that they had so much personality. Just like little kids playing. I love all my birds. I wish we had magpies here in TN. Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ

Disgusting habit I know but I smoke.. And I always have one with my head stuck out the bedroom window last thing at night. Well I leave the butt In an ashtray on the window sill with the window open. Each morning ( very early) I was being woken by tapping sounds, and each morning my ciggie butt was gone. One morning last week I heard the tapping... jumped up and caught the culprit, a magpie !! I felt awful that this bird had developed a habit and obviously concerned that I'd unintentionally poisoned it. I haven't had a ciggie out the window since but the magpie still comes and pops in the window.

I have a query about my 4 magpies. I usually hear them "waking up" around 7am, but the last week or so I am hearing them about 2am in the morning actually waking us up in their trees in the reserve next door to us....any thoughts about this behavior??

i just love watching these cute videos, i so wish we had them here in georgia.... but i have one question??? can you please inter act with the people that post comments??? it would be nice, to have you answer questions, and help people understand about these funny birds...

we have not seen your page in a while so hello We lost one our little ones he was a bit off and then nature took over before we could do any thing the elders ended his misery and he is now over the rainbow bridge bless his little heartxxx

We use to have sooooo many of them. Then the bird flu came and 90% died. It's been 7 years now and some are showing up along with house sparrows and red, yellow wing black birds

I love watching the magpies....they are such wonderful goof balls!!!!

So funny watching him using his wing to keep him from falling over.

This one came and said hello when we were staying in the Gold Coast few weeks ago

And new babies will soon be here to start all over again. Lol

Regan should try this with Trevor and the gang

We have this family of magpies in our street they were next door singing

I love their noises,
Mine are all starting their nest building I think, they nest in my yard yearly, so many this year all warbling their beautiful song

Frequently falling sideways and looking around to see who is watching? ๐Ÿคฃ

I love how he didn't even let go of the ball the tell the other one to go away haha

Love these guys. They are adorable ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š Always make me smile

I love watching them. They are better than human comedians

Now that boots has gone do you have any others who play in your garden?

Lapasrada Da. Reminds me when we fed them at yours and Dad's. Xx

I love how you leave lots of toys in the garden for Magpies to play with ๐Ÿ˜Š

Paula you need to put toys out!

*friend turns around*
*jumps 3 feet in the air and chases friend*

I love your videos of the magpies. Thanks for posting.

Het zijn jonge honden in een vogelpak.

David Gourlay reminds me of squawker ๐Ÿ˜Š

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I love going to visit R2-D2, Baldy and Mrs.R2. I also love giving people a giggle when they walk past and see us! We're just showing the people walking past, how wonderful magpies are <3
We get quite a few curious people stopping dead in their tracks, watching the magpies sitting there with a big smile on their face (with people often taking photos ๐Ÿ˜‚) Have a look in the mirror, 20 seconds into the clip!

โœด๏ธ A little bonus I added at the end of this video - A clear example showing how to tell the difference between a male and a female Magpie (a question I get asked quite a lot!) The adult male has a white back, while the adult female has a mottled grey back/nape ๐Ÿ˜Š

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I taught my grandkids to feed maggies when they came to visit ....funny thing was I would get home from work at different hours to find them at my backdoor for a feed ..I would ask my wife how long have the kids (thats what I use to call my maggies) been here ..and she wiuld tell me that tgey heard my motorbike coming and knew it was me and they will get food haha ..smart and beautiful little buggers lol ..they had tgeir own personalities ..and yes they all had names ..even bought there babys around each new season

This our McDougall family who have been visiting us for three years now.. the dad and I get along very well and the kidlets are quite boisterous while mum takes her time ๐Ÿ™‚

I see several people here feed their wild magpies but the mobile vet told me the other day not to feed mince especially. Preferably not feed them at all. What is everyone else doing? The Magpie Whisperer, your thoughts would be interesting too?

My Maggie family come running as soon as they see me too! Lol. The big daddy seems fearless with me now, sitting on my lap to steal the biggest piece of food I have.. lol.
The others stand around like this to wait their turn! Haha. They're all part of my every day now. ๐Ÿ™‚

He southern magpies have more white on their backs than the ones up north. I have noticed the white back evoking more pronounced in the wild. Beautiful funny birds. I have also seen a crow tease a magpies by stealing its toy and hiding it in another place. The crow then stood back and watched the Margie look for its toy. It was a top off a biro, a blue one. ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ

My grandmother fed her maggie and maggie may for 20 years and going into a home and leaving them behind broke her heart, luckily another neighbour took the baton and now looks after them. After we moved into our house we started getting visits from two friendly maggies and now we have mr and mrs who come in daily, they also recognise my car and show up as soon as I pull into the driveway.

I love the songs that a coupled Male and Female magpie make. Each day I feed them I ask them to sing, and they do. What I find amazing is how the two synchronise their song. Some parts are the same, some parts one maggie pauses while the other sings, then vice, versa. Sounds really odd, when only one is present and just sings THEIR PART only as they still pause in the places their partner should sing.

We have a family of Magpies that often come to visit and two that were recently brave enough to just stroll into our house for a sticky beak ๐Ÿ˜†

Lovely! Just like our resident maggies ๐Ÿ˜ƒ And we also have one who sounds just like R2D2! They are such a delight. They come to the back door several times a day, in between checking out the Chook yards where they take over the breakfast dishes while the chooks stand quietly by!

So they don't come to your yard any more? I'm in a rental, been here 4 years, but I do wonder what will happen when I eventually have to move. Hopefully I can still visit my birds at the park and they will do this ๐Ÿ˜€

Fantastic, they are so beautiful, we have a family of approx ten visit and the sit on our chairs behind us on our patio, not a bit afraid they don't care about our Labrador or for that matter anything else.

The Magpie Whisperer may I share this video? I think it might lift some people's spirits. R2 etc are amazing. We too have a family who visit and I often get 'serenaded' ๐Ÿ™‚

Love this! My hubby can mimic their song, we have a family of 7 that visit daily and they always have a sing along with hubby when he's home, waiting for him at the front gate ๐Ÿ™‚

I have mr and mrs magpie who come. Mr magpie has a deformed foot and l nivk named him eddie after eddie scissor hand he would eat out of my hand. He brings his new babies for food They say they are very good with facial recognition. One day l went out to feed him but he wouldnt come near me which was strange. He keep moving his head as to be che king me out. I finally realised why he wouldnt come to me so l went inside and took my sunglasses off which l dont often wear. As soon as l walked back out he came straight to me. I love how he warbles to let me know hes there. He actually snuck inside the house once when the door was open looking for food because l was late

Thank you so much. I m obviously like some others, love them passionately. One of the first criteria for my current house is that I had to be where I could hear them daily.

I've found the female is the grumpy one. The male comes in to get the food, he eats quickly and zooms off before cranky pants gets there. She is not as friendly as him. She must be really pissed off with looking after eggs or babies because she's even started attacking the butcher birds who come to eat. I've never seen her swoop a human though. Although I wouldn't put it past being the females that do swooping. She is cranky.

In SA most of the magpies have the white/grey go further down their backs.... this was the first thing I noted on my first visit to SA

We stared off with one, now have 6 most days. Love them. One now eats out of our hands, if we are a bit slow with dinner the yodelling starts up.

I loved when they bought their little babys around ..1 because mum and dad knew it was a safe place for them ..and 2nd because tgey are the funniest little babys around with their silly little antics haha....I told my grandkids that if you feed them some meat they wont swoop gou ...and that if a mummy or daddy magpie dies tgen the other one most often wont find anotger partner ...my grandkids love magpies and always want to give them food when tgey see one ...one grandaughter even gave one her school lunch one day at school ..a ham sandwich

sarebbero carine se poi non provocassero anche tanti danni. Da noi le hanno inserite per scacciare le zanzare ... ma fanno troppa confusione, mangiano le uova dei nidi di altri uccellini e poi sporcano ...

I have a family of 5 that live near me they visit me every day two or three times for their cheese they prefer that to meat they always eat the cheese first they are so cute.. I try not to get close and I don`t want anyone to hurt them

That's really a difference between male and female magpies, and not just age? That's interesting. Usually corvidae don't show any sexual dimorphism.

I hope so much that my coming internet provider will serve the possibilty to look all your videos... at the moment it's annoying trying to see a video... but soon ๐Ÿ™‚

I would love to see a comparison beween a female and a juvenile as there is a bit of confusion in our household about who is who.

This really put a smile on Normands face...he doesn't recognise lately...but THIS he did ..thankyou Mel

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5 months ago

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This is our little chat Boots and I had after arriving back home ๐Ÿ˜›

Just after I spent 2 months searching for Boots' new territory, which is a couple of kilometers away and finally finding him again, I had to leave him for 1 week!
Luckily, he was still in the same area when I went to visit him after my week away.

One of the ways I can tell the difference between all the magpies, is their warble. Each one has a unique voice (kind of like how us humans do!) which you learn to differentiate over time. As soon as I hear Boots' call, I'm 100% certain it's him and I know he's in the area <3 ... See MoreSee Less

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So special. They know when we love themโค๏ธ
They definitely are capable of trying to communicate with us.
I have had the experience of an orphan maggie I raised was with us for two years. The last day I saw him he came to me and had a very long conversation like he never had before. I just know now that he was saying goodbye โ˜บ๏ธ

LOL!! What a tongue-lashing Boots gave you! He's outa sorts with a lot of his neighbors lately. ๐Ÿ˜€ I'm SO glad you found him & that he didn't go far away to set up his own home. <3

I have two maggies , that have been visiting me for well over a year. one was just a little fluff ball , defending and learning by himself , bigger ones use to attack him . i ran out to his aid , but they chased him after peckinh him quite badly , actually thought they had killed him , he turned up on my doorstep 2 months later and is still here. calls for me for breakfast and we also have good conversations xx

I have the same kind of friendship with a Crow, really gave me a beak lashing after a recent hospital stay! Between my 2 cats and my crow friends, they have me well trained.

Does the aggressive attitude, contribute to who is the alpha male in a group of magpies?

And on any given day I'm wondering if this can change from a season to season with the same bird?

Or is it hereditary..

When I watch TV series' that were filmed in Australia, I often hear the magpies in the background and wonder what they're saying.

I love my 'free range' birds that come and go as they please...who let you know they have arrived and to get out there and be with them lol. Its always entertaining and educational... and yes, you do get to know the different birds with their warbles, its a wonderful thing. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’œ

We have three that visit on and off all day. They sing for their supper and are very gentle. One likes to eat out of hubby's hand. I have a story about one at work which is way to long to tell here. He was not happy that there was a dog where there shouldn't be and he was letting me know.

Yes like mine,i can tell the difference by there markings,and after a while you get to know there warble,i love them more than humans,โค

Luv to hear your magpie stuff, and all about your magpie family, Boots 'n all, lol Its so wonderful what they will give you for some trust and caring, friendship etc, Love to see your posts. ๐Ÿ™‚

Have had that from the you ones when dad tells him to go sits on the table look at me and tells me he is going away get a conversation for 6 minutes have got two of your books great work

Do these birds wear watches? Fed one in the arvo. a few days ago,low and behold each day same time sitting and waiting for his treat. A little kangaroo meat.

I would guess you made friends with one that led the others to you? Are they are family or mostly family? Great birds! Love their talking

I tell the difference with my magpies by their back feather patterns. They are all different like a finger print.

Thank you for letting us know!! I'm so happy he's ok!!

Boots - you are such a sweetheart - glad mommy found you and comes to visit you. So happy you are ok. ๐Ÿ™‚

He is so beautiful. He is definitely communicating with you! ๐Ÿ™‚

He still loves you, just don't make it so long between visits next time. ๐Ÿ˜‰

So relieved for you We are waiting for the return of our hand raised wallaby Been 4 days now

Rรฉmy Guintoli j'en suis sure que le chant des corbeaux te manque dรฉjร ... ๐Ÿ˜‚

Great news that you have found boots wooooooo hooooooo happy days ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

When I get home my magpie always calls out aww hello and it sounds just like I'm saying it

yes ...true they all have there own warble ...nice to know you can still see him

Magpies talking conversationally with made up dialogue is my new favorite thing.

I'm the same with my Maggie's. I can hear them from so far away and I know it's them!

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6 months ago

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Two years of the most amazing friendship with Boots, the wild magpie, has sadly come to a standstill.

Over 1 month ago, Boots was forced out of his territory by the alpha magpies, I haven't seen him since.
After seeing Boots day in, day out for 2 years since he was a juvenile, this has left a huge hole in my heart. But I did see it coming, it's what usually happens when they grow up and as hard as it can be, it's something I've had to learn to accept.
He's grown into such a big handsome boy. It's now his time to continue growing, by finding his own territory with his new girlfriend, Blossom. Hopefully they may even start their own family this Spring. At least I know he has Blossom looking out for him now and he's not by himself <3

I've searched high and low for him, listened out for his call I know only too well, but I haven't seen or heard 1 trace of him. This is the only disadvantage I see of becoming attached to a wild animal. BUT... I wouldn't trade it in for anything in the world! All of these precious experiences and memories, greatly outweigh the heartache of when it's time for them to leave "home" here at Magpie Manor. Look at what I'd be missing out on if I didn't allow myself to become so close!

I love and miss you Booty, and I'll never give up searching for you. Hopefully one day soon, we'll meet again my special friend <3

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Maybe he will bring his babys back to see you. That is what happened to me. But a female. When she came back her parents where terrible to her. But she did stay for a couple of days. Before it got to much. But her 2 babys stayed. And her parents are raising them along with 2 others. So i have the 2 parents. And four babes great me everycg morning. They are so naughty. And into everything.

we had a girl we called dot the mob kicked her out BUT big surprise 12months later she came back battered and looking terrible the old family let her back in we nursed her back to good health and she is family again

We had a beautiful little magpie girl named "Pew" . We raised her from a tiny little baby we found on the road. Pew lived with us for 3years and when I left for university she also moved out about mths later. My mum was devastated as she thought our beautiful Pew had been killed. I got a phone call early one morning from my very excited happy mum. Our Pew had come home and brought her 2 sweet little babies to show us. Mum sat on the verandah for about 2hrs while Pew sang and mum tried to sing along in her best Magpie worrble. Mum never saw Pew again after that amazing morning, but she always thought she could hear Pew singing early in the mornings. Pew was a true little gift from the animal gods.

What a love. I am so sorry...but I hope too he is doing wild things...I had a rescued squirrel finally disappear that I ador ed & sometime later he returned w his family teaching the babies to hang from /on my doorknob to get my attention for food...๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

I am crying right now as I look at your beautiful video and read this. I am so sorry. At least he has his girl friend with him. I hope and pray he is ok and just off doing his natural thing. Keep his memory alive and I hope he will come back to see his adopted " Mommy " - Hugs xxxx ๐Ÿ™‚

My girl this year has attached herself to our dog. Hope this allows her to stay around. She had an infection that affected her nerves. I didn't think she would make it but good vet advice and drugs brought her thru. When she gets chased she flies to Hank and perches on him. He barks when other magpies come close too. I guess we'll see when she becomes a full adult next year. Her warbles are heavenly.

I'm certain they think of you, you are stronger than me.

I welcome my wild family in my yard, provide clean water and the safety to be wild and free. I chat with them and admire them, but I must admit I try not to learn to tell them apart. One of my visitors says 'good boy' when he tries to get my attention. Another sounds like ramblings over a CB radio. They're very special to me.

I feel heartbroken for you. Such a close friendship. We have two maggies visit who have been around for years. They breed, look after the young for a year then chase them off forever. Breaks my heart seeing them go. Sometimes if some stray into their territory they battle in the sky. We've never bonded as close as you so it would really hurt for you. ๐Ÿ’”

Thankyou for sharing this ..a similar thing happened to me with the baby of a couple that I have had here daily for 5 years. He became so tame and we loved him so much but not long after he found his singing voice he disappeared leaving such a huge hole in our garden. He did reappear for one day with another bird but was given short shift by his parent. Tough love ๐Ÿ’” I still look for him but that's not the way it works in magpie world.

Ohhh, I know how you feel. After two years, the maggies chased away my sweet Baboo - a young butcherbird with a slightly deformed foot. I was heartbroken but realised this is the way of the wild. Over a year later, much to my surprise, Baboo flew into our warehouse and perched on my table as if he had never been away! I gave him some mince treats and he introduced me to his shy mate. It filled my heart with joy knowing he survived and went on to find a mate. They flew off, never to be seen again but it was very comforting.

He is beautiful. What a blessing that you have had him in your life, along with the other magpies. I fell in love with magpies the first time I visit Australia. And I tell you the truth, it's one of the things I love the most about your country! I hope to return one day soon and hear their songs and watch their antics once again.

Same with my magpie, he returned for a day with a gouge to his skull. His female partner I found dead on the road with another female. The babies attacked and chased away from my home. He waited until dark to be able to slip away undetected from the alpha pack on look out from the trees. Wish I knew he was ok. Will keep listening and searching for him.๐Ÿ˜ข

I know how you feel. I feed some stray cats near home and have fed a few of them for a couple of years now. I also find forever homes for them whenever I can and it breaks my heart every time one of them goes missing, even if just for a few days. I worry about them being hungry, cold or hurt as if they were mine. I hope your Boots has flown away to an even better future. <3

Sad for you. ๐Ÿ˜“I had the same strong and loving relationship with an orphan Magpie. She lived with us as a free bird to come and go as she pleased. Was part of our family for 2 years. The call of the wild was too strong in the end and we never saw her again. You have articulated my feelings about the loss very well. Thank you. They are the most incredibly affectionate and seemingly connected bird when you get close to them! It was 20 years ago and I still have to hold back a tear when I think of "maggot"
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I would bet on him returning in about 18 months or so. Most of our young ones that were chased off came back with their young ones to show off. Usually just the once. Some returned permanently, but only if a gap had opened up in the territories. Was always sad to say goodbye, but lovely to get a return visit with new babies. I can tell you that it is the males who go the furthest in search of new territory. Speads the genes and prevents inbreeding, although there is a small amount of that. What is saddest of all is when the older ones disappear. If one partner dies, the other usually soon follows. It was told to me by a scientist that they are so close that they die of a broken heart. Thank goodness they live a long time, as I could not bear to lose many that way. They are so dependant on each other that the grieving partner just gives up. Only had it happen once but we could not get mum to take any food after dad died. So sad.

I think he will return to you one day when he is a big and strong maybe with his own family. I believe he will always remember and recognise you. One day you'll find him waiting for you in the yard. He hasn't left . He's just making his own way in the world.

You both were so lucky cause you met once and let each other come so close....
I really and deeply envy you, dear, as you've learnt such a great and ignored thing like to get in touch to our wild instinctual inner side avoiding all constrictions and control we're used to.
Hope you'll meet again, and i hope you'll fall in love again that way with another free and wonderful soul like Boot!

The lump in my throat shares the emotions you must be feeling. What a special relationship you had with that beautiful maggie ... you are lucky to have shared the time you had ... and yet equally moved by the memories and the loss of daily closeness. The world is so much larger when the understanding comes of the lives of the wildlife around us here in Australia. We all are so lucky when we take the time ... open our eyes ... and our hearts ... to the beauty living around us.

What a lovely tribute to your friendship - All these beautiful pictures and videos.
I feel close to my little robin couple & their chicks but it comes nowhere near what you two had! Do you think you'll become close/attached to any of the other magpies now? A friendship just as strong perhaps?

We have 'Russell' whom we've befriended over 2+ years. He's nowhere near as confident as your friend, but on two occasions he went missing and I thought the worst, people here trap magpies, they are considered by some to be a pest ( if only they knew how helpful they are with insect control!). But he turned up, the second time, he's brought his family too....
We sure miss him but now know that he's doing his own thing and visits when hungry...or for a shower in the summertime, when we've not had rain for a while...just assuming he's a he!

He may come back, but be reassured, he will remember you. They have amazing memories and are so clever. I lost my male magpie, who I had been feeding for seven years last spring when about 15 juveniles moved in. He was hit by a car trying to defend his territory. His partner moved about 500 metres down the road and she is always overjoyed to see me when I walk through her new territory.

I feel ur heart , I'm experiencing the same thing . I thort my Fennel was finally gone hadn't seen him for a few weeks . I was glad and sad ! 2 days ago he visited . Sang a song , ate some food and left So beautiful , they take a piece of ur heart . Thanks for showcasing a wonderful and special friendship .

It's what the Adamsons went through with Elsa, & later George Adamson & Tony Fitzjohn with Christian & many other lions they rehabilitated back into the wild - a rare thing indeed, & achieved by only them. When we love a wild animal, that's how it is. You were blessed to have such a relationship with a magpie. Rest assured he will not forget you, nor you him <3

Hi, I love the Magpie Whisper posts and the fabulous photos. It has certainly raised awareness of the wonderful qualities of this species. For many people though, a way to tempt them into their lives is through food, most often human food. If you do feed wild birds, please read the following link and consider the impact of food choices on wildlife.
wildbirdrescues.com.au/feeding-native-birds/feeding-common-garden-birds/

Also contact your local wildlife rescue service for advice and tips. The best thing you can do to attract wildlife into your life is to plant appropriate plants and trees, mulch the garden and have a constant supply of fresh water, preferably in the shade.

I was so sorry to read about boots, i have followed your page and i have loved reading about all the antics he and the other magpies get up to and having a family of wild magpies myself and having had one put to sleep and others leaving their territory i can 100% sympathize with the way you are feeling, i pray that beautiful boots will find his way back to you somehow, it is such a privilege to have these beautiful wild birds befriend and trust us, please keep sharing your wonderful videos with us and know that for a while you had the privilege of sharing your life with boots. โค

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7 months ago

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As promised, here's the video of R2-D2, Baldy & Mrs.R2 warbling and talking on my car <3
Not only can Magpies recognise faces, they seem to be able to also recognize my car! They spot my car from the end of the road and know it's me! They usually come flying down from the treetops to meet me in our special 'meeting spot' and serenade me ๐Ÿ˜Š

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My maggies absolutely recognise me and my husband and son. Without a doubt, they are talking to us when they warble so beautifully. Mr Magpie comes in the back door and goes over to the fridge where I keep their beef mince. If we accidentally leave the door open and are reading in bed in the morning (retired!!!) he comes through the house and sings at the bedroom door - get up and get my breakfast, please!

Lol it does sound like R2D2 lol
Yes my local maggies recognise my car too and they sometimes fly along side it as it comes into my estate and follow me to me driveway , they somehow conveniently know when I've done groceries and tend to do it then, then try to follow me into the house the With shopping bags! Lol

Thanks for sharing - I have missed your sweet musical and playful posts. It has been a while. Over here in the States - Washington State to be exact - I feed my backyard birdies - go thru 10 lbs of wild bird seed per week, but we sure don't have these beautiful magpies. But, we have beautiful blue jays, gold finches, robins, sparrows, mourning doves, red finches, rufus sided twoweeds ( these are the cutest - they flit with their tiny feet all over the patio ). I just enjoy our little wild life - oh yes, the squirrels and the stray kitties too ๐Ÿ™‚

Our Magpies are the same! They spot our car from a few blocks away from home and are waiting on the deck as we come up the steps! They are AMAZING....we love them. ๐Ÿ™‚ Cool video!

I got a morning serenade from about 20 magpies as I walked my liddle dawggie last week! They all flew down into position from all over the park to either perch on a fence or a little embankment at the park and we walked through singing to us. An amazing beautiful moment. After we had walked through they all flew back to their positions in the park. I always say hello to them and compliment them on their beautiful singing. I've taught my dog not to chase them too so they knew he wasn't going to disturb them, some were only about five feet away.

A lady I work with feeds a couple of magpies. Rhonda and Katut, and she will park her car some way away from work and they will be waiting for her by the time she gets out of the car. they then fly or walk with her to work and insist that she hurry up and feed them. She has also been walking around the street and Rhonda flies down, scaring all the ordinary people who think she is swooping them, and walks along the footpath with Jenny. When she goes on holiday they will often not bother coming to the back door even though we will feed them for her.

An interesting factoid (related to me by a friend) - In World of Warcraft, they use the voices of magpies through certain woods to make it sound more 'creepy' to those who aren't familiar with our Australian bird. My friend just takes her character for a walk through those same woods because she finds it comforting... ๐Ÿ˜…

Omg there are more then just us who have Magpies as wild pets. Ours have names. 1 was really thin when we met him. He follows Phil around daily walking behind him. Flys into shed and if being picked on under his seat. That Maggie looks for Phil even flys in through window or walks in through door of house and right past me to find Phil. They sit on fence outside bathroom and sing to him while in shower. Know his truck and fly beside him up the street and land on roof rack.

I moved nearly 2 months ago and miss mine of over 10 years now, but that's the sad part of renting and been booted out just when your mothers inheritance comes alive and you can finally buy a house where there are some amazing maggies here that are coming for a feed (and the currawongs) It's nice to have a new family but i do miss my others, i was even trying to explain it to them how i wished i could take them with me too :(. it didn't matter i would of only had 6 months or so left where i was so thankyou my mother the biggest Magpie carer in Brisbane and she will be forever missed by all souls. I'm not going to leave these new friends in a hurry (BTW my old ones used to see me 5 streets away in my car and see the car then fly and meet me at home)

they definitely recognise cars and people! I used to walk home from work and would be "welcomed" by a magpie who was waiting for his daily meal of mince. he'd spot me from miles!

I'm missing my magpie generations of family after our move. We used to fill their swimming pool ( a stainless steel container) every morning and they'd arrive for their bath like clockwork, taking turns at it in an organised manner. Then they'd line up on the porch railing to give us a serenade. Also liked to play games pinching pegs from the basket and bringing them to the back deck and think it was clever. They never swooped on us. I believe they recognise people. I only hope the new residents are magpie friendly people.

my story is years ago my daughter had a horse on agistment one day I went out and a magpie was caught up in the fence I rescued "him" and he flew away - then every time I went out he would appear out of nowhere and say hello when my daughter went out nothing - then one day she went out in my car and there he was - obviously knew the sound or look of my car I would sometimes give him a bit of bread not always so he came to say hello, not for the treat this went on for years until the horse had to leave that paddock.

My years that I lived downunder was wonderful! Had maggies that came and stayed (always had mince meat for them) and loved when they brought their young ones! Even taught one to say a few things and that was caught on by the chick! Miss those maggies as I am back in the states after 7 wonderful years in Australia and back on Galveston Island, TX. Australia will always have a big piece of my heart. And yes... they knew us and our vehicle as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

Apparently they are also one of only a handful on animals that can also recognise themselves in a reflection which is very cool I think โ˜บ๏ธ

About 4 years ago we fed a family of maggies, then we did the same the next year when the babies had babies but then we got another dog who is not fond of birds in her yard...Anyway, we say hello to all the maggies we see around our area as we believe they know who we are & we never get swooped!

They are funny birds....arrogant little buggers sometimes... we have a family at our model aircraft club and they walk around on the runway when ever they feel and will not move even when something is boring down on them!

There are truly blessed by the hand of god people, i think and believe animals know who has been touched, and you are touched by magpie angels, i love what you do for them...

Ours know us and have been coming for years with their new babies. They tap on our windows for attention and sing and warble beautifully. We know them and recognise their individual personalities. We truly appreciate the joyful contact we have with them. I am sure everyone else in our area think they are their personal birds also -they watch from trees and houses afar and arrive as soon as they see us.

Thoroughly agree.. magpies come into our yard for some morning mince. Then bring their family. They warble each morning early to wake us and are such mimics. I have about 14 come in and "talk" to me. Just love their characters.

My mum had a bond with generations of maggies. One very cold wet windy winter we noticed a nest and one of the parents with a broken off lower beak. We kept the nest and them fed with cat food in an ice cream
Bucket in the fence ( and our nine cats locked up). Result- all chicks survived and each new generation was presented to mum. They'd sing and call until she came out as they'd all ( around 20) at one point sang on the clothesline . Really eye opening and lovely to see. She would converse and they'd pause and then answer. Me and my son however are dive bombed pretty regularly . Different suburbs and even states!

We have roughly 50 in our backyard and feed them by hand. Def wake us up with there singing which is beautiful and for the breakfast. Adore and love them to pieces. Such gorgeous birds they are. Word of advice feed them oatmeal when it's cold they love it as its soft food and for a treat potato chips they looooove pecking at ๐Ÿ˜€

Sounds like my babies here. I have 6. 4 little ones + there is another group, which comes down our street & they get chased by the adults. You know they can talk if you talk to them for awhile. They love music & sing/warble their own songs.

Omg thought I was the only one with this story my lot around 30 of them would I think ??๐Ÿค” hear my old van come up my street they'd latterly fly towards me and done would perch on top of roof racks and take a short ride on top lol !! Very smart feathered souls

Our Maggie's and Currawongs come and tap the window every morning for their mince. They are getting curious about the cat flap and have opened it a few times as well.

We had a family of maggies at our holiday house years ago and as soon as we pulled in the drive they we o the back lawn signing to us and would follow us in the house, knowing I brought them mince to eat.. Cheeky beggers. We had one that came in and checked out my husband cereal bowl on the kitchen table quite often seeing if it was worth a look at.

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The Magpie Whisperer

Best friends, Whiskers & Tailor <3

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I had bird surround sound watching this...my maggies were outside making their maggies noises when I clicked play, and stopped when it finished...spooky lol

The expressions are priceless

Let's hold claws. <3

I might stick with these guys after last night's footy game.

See how playful Maggies can be Josh Soderman, just like the two at the track on Thursday!!

They look so cute and happy, just chilling there

Claudia Allan this is the lady I was talking about in the park ๐Ÿ™‚

The first time I saw this behaviour I thought it was murder! Definately not fun1

What always blows me away is how safe the bird must feel to lie on it's side or back.

Still feeding Ng mum and dad plus last years three bubs very near day the terrors?

They are beautiful, my maggie boy was scared away by his Dad.

wow there tamed i have magpies to there names are Necky Chesty beacky Skinny Feathers fethers rose sparkle clever

I wish we had Magpies here in Florida

Danny Foxell, I love these birds โค

how sweet this is!!!

chillin"

good to see you again love your page

They just make me happy ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

That bird is barking lollll

Love magpies

holding hands, i mean feet, claws?

Love them holding footsies together

Pull the other leg, it plays peck your eye out!

BFF forever by the looks of it ...

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The Magpie Whisperer

Richard & Pip <3

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Absolutely delightful...I have always adored magpies & their little antics...love watching your clips highlighting how scrumptious they are to watch...thank you.

I'v never seen anything play like these cuties do! Those feet and legs in the air are so adorable!!!

Oh I love to see your beautiful friends playing. They must bring you so much joy to be around. Their antics are hilarious. The safe haven you have provided for them to play and explore while free is beyond awesome!!

Awwwweee jeez almost Kim Kim Hamilton, I actually just walked over the park across the road with a big lump of mince meat and eight of them chased me,I looked like a lunatic!!!!

Becky Erga The first bird I heard when I arrived in Australia! I couldn't believe those lovely sounds were from a magpie. A little more musical than the Canadian ones!

Do male and female magpies mate for life? And why does it appear they act just like kittens or cats? Are they mimmicking learned or observed behaviour or is this natural? Thanks for the posts...

I tell you what, Sarah Anne Jarvinen, even if your house looks like a mess:....because of these-----now these birds are a huge gift, and nothing can take away these experiences, personally, I would easily drop the housework to a minimum, cause it is a lifetime- lasting- place of happiness greetings from Germany

oh i love magpies there such funny little things have a family that have hatched out there babies at our place for years love there song every morning & arvo

I have been getting little gifts left on my door mat, bits of grass, sticks, broken pegs, bottle tops and lots of other things does anyone else get them?

I will never get used to seeing these birds laying on the ground with feet in the air - and how they play with their feet. Such wonderful birds!!!

how cute is that! They just love your backyard! Lucky birds to have you and you to have them, so wonderful to watch all of this from the comfort of home, thank you for bringing a smile to my face every time I see a video, your magpies are super adorable

walk my dogs every day the maggies stand near by dont even fly off and when it maggie season they have facial reconition don't swoop myself or dogs but seen some boys on the oval near me and they went the boys no one harmed.

They are SOOO funny!!! so much trust...thank you for these vids...they make my day! =)

bahahhaha!!! look at him just laying there with his legs straight up.

Reece This is why I heart them. Always playing and getting up to mischief

Not often you find birds on their back Josh Soderman, but they're playful, mischievous birds!

Myriah Esse so cheeky! These are native AU birds, they're very mischievous & vocal

I wonder if their increased leisure time (from feeding) will lead to accelerated evolution?

Love my maggies. Every year they come back with new young. Some survive some dont. Always love watching.

Nellie Jones - this page is a nice connection to home :]

Thanks for posting-I love these and always brighten my day x

They play just like my dogs do on their backs, pawing at each other, I love it!

That's how my magpies play. I thought they were fighting at first but then saw what fun they were having!

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Such beautiful and intelligent creatures!! Watching your videos always puts a smile on my face

omg these guys are adorable....silly, cheeky monkeys...lol it...thanks for sharing!

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