A Father Magpies Plea

Posted by The Magpie Whisperer on

Nesting season has come round. You may be familiar with my daunting sound. As I whoosh above, clapping my beak, I’m protecting my children, STAY AWAY! I shriek.

I love my kids with all my heart. I’m only protective to ensure their lives have a fair dinkum start.

Being a Magpie parent isn’t as easy as you may think. In just an instant our babies lives could be taken in a blink.

I ask for your compassion for only 4-6 weeks per year. The rest of the time, there is no reason to fear!

So please respect my personal space, and put in the effort of not ignoring the signs around the place.

After the season is over, you can have your walking and bike routes back, but for the time being please just find another track!

Guarding our nests, and predators galore, there are so many dangers I have to look out for. Menacing kids throwing sticks and stones, it’s no wonder we often end up with broken bones!

Please understand I’m more bark than bite, as I swoosh by I’m only trying to cause a fright.

Please don’t retaliate or scream and cuss. This doesn’t help matters and only aggravates us.

If you’re respectful to me, then I’ll return the gesture dude. Please, can’t we live to learn in harmony and end this needless feud?

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