Sadly I think Jnr has almost succeeded in removing the chicks from the territory.
I think there may be only one left and he has it pinned to the far edge of the plot.
No sightings as he has banned it from our garden, the church grounds and all roadsides.
It is very sad as there is little more joyous than two young magpies playing.
It is interesting as the parents do little to protect their young. Group pecking order rules and the chicks are at the bottom.
Theirs wings are tied.
Little chance of their survival if they cannot be taught to hunt.
Jnr fights with the group during border disputes but it is total self interest not for the good of the family.
Bit like humans really as whenever there is a power struggle it is the innocent who suffer.