Magpies on the increase?
Hi, This afternoon I was having a quiet mug of coffee in the conservatory when I noticed a great deal of action in a nearby tree. its a large tree and there must have been approximately 12 to 14 Magpies moving around the branches very quickly. Some were dropping down the tree like squirrels do and they seemed to be chasing one another as in a game. I have seen 3 Magpies together in our garden in the past, they like to forage in the guttering around our conservatory and workshop. They also chatter in our apple tree mixing with the crows, they also graze on the lawn but I have never seen such a large number together doing what seemed like a competition or some circus act. Has anyone else noticed Magpies behaving like this and has anyone any idea what was going on with them.