I had a chat with a neighbour the other day that I did not look forward too.
She throws food out and leaves it lying on the nature strip. The chicken carcase with stuffing followed by a fruit cake was just a bit excessive.
Luckily she took my advice on magpie nutrition seriously and is now aware of not feeding foxes, rats and stray cats.
I have done extensive observational scientific studies on what magpies eat.
In order out of 10 they are…
Slugs, slaters and snails 0 out of 10
worms 1 out of 10 ( chicks in nest fed worms for moisture)
centipedes 8 out of 10
crickets and mince meat (low fat) 9 out of 10
Arnotts Malt ‘O’ Milk biscuits 10 out of 10