I have been posting to a Facebook group called Australian Magpies but I thought it about time I kept the record going.
What a difference a year makes.
Renee and beryl the proud parents. Last year Renee’s son drove the chicks away as soon as they left the nest but this year he also mated with Beryl and has a genetic stake in their survival.
They are at the stage where the parents are cutting right back on the feeding so the chicks are forced to become independent.
Beryl eats first and then feeds the chicks.
Renee just feeds himself and Jnr is the best father ever and feeds the chicks first.
Lots of competition between the chicks and they fight over the food and they all miss out. A life lesson there somewhere.
This is 2 off the chicks pursuing one of their favorite activities.