Unusual behaviour of Magpies
We have a lot of Magpies in a nearby wood and they are always on the field at the end of our back garden. I counted 19 in a group a few weeks ago.
For the last few days we have had a pair of Magpies rearrange an old pigeon nest in a nearby Hawthorne tree. I can see it quite clearly and have had my binoculars out. They have been bringing twigs on a regular basis and have built a lovely little cup shaped nest. It's definatley not a Magpie nest, way to small and the wrong shape. We think the nest is a sort of trap for smaller birds to lay there eggs and for the Magpie to swoop in and take their eggs or their young later on. What do you think ? Iv never seen ths behaviour before.