Originally posted by Lydia:
Congrats on your BLUE, Willem!
Awful news about the babies. Do magpies do that a lot?
Yes, they do. Magpies are very smart, they often work together as a group and they eat anything they can get their hands on, young birds, mice, frogs, etc. They even came into our house (just a few feet) to steal cat food. One bird entered, while the others stood on the lookout. They also love to harass other animals (for example our rabbit) as a group, like local mobsters. Very funny to see.