It’s been around for at least 10 days now. I don’t really like magpies but I don’t want it to starve to death so have been putting some food out - it’s usually lurking in the shrubs (plenty of cover in our garden) but it always knows and comes straight out. It’s also hoovering up crumbs from our several bird feeders and is a frequent visitor to our bird baths for a drink.
TBH I’d have thought a cat or fox would have got it by now. Dh did google what to do, but advice was that a broken wing was not sufficient grounds for euthanasia, even if we could catch it, which I doubt.
It often shelters at night in a covered passage at the side of our house - the paving slabs are now generously decorated with splotches of poo! It’s evidently perching on a bike of dh’s - just as well not his fancy one - since the chain is now also splodged with magpie poo.
I’ve got a chicken carcass simmering up for stock at the mo so I’ll be putting some of the manky bits (the ones I used to strip off the bones for our dog when we had one) out for it later.
We shall see, but in the meantime we shall have to reclaim the pressure washer lent to dd and SiL ages ago, to de-poo our side passage.
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