Acquired another mouth to feed a few weeks back. This female Magpie started feeding out of a food dish we keep topped up for the two fowls who reside in the house yard. Gradually over time we improved her diet with some fresh mince. Now she rocks up at first light for her first feed and then a few more times during the day. Oddly she is a lone bird and is chased off by a family of three who live in this area. Still she persists and returns. I'm not sure why she allows them to chase her away because she is twice their size. For some reason she has been named Lola. Naturally feeding has to take place to the sounds of Eric Clapton's fine song “Layla”.
|Lola at 7.30 am waiting for her first feed|