Friday, January 17, 2020


Madpie, no it isn't a typo.  It's a combination of Mad and Magpie.
The magpies are back--a family of 2 adults and 2 young.
They disappeared for months after having to throw out
beef mince that was smelling up the fridge!
But they're back now.
However, there are new rules.  They get fed once in the afternoons.  As we are allowed to water the gardens for a total of 30 minutes on Wednesdays and Sundays, the ground should be soft enough for them to find their own food!

They usually hang out in the front garden in hope of food 
most of the day.
And we do mean 'hang out' in the case of one of the young.

Because the junk mail deliverers seem unable to read the
'No junk mail' stickers on the letterbox, the paper cylinder has been taped up.  Over time, some of the tape has come loose and
hangs down.
One of the young magpies finds this a great way to
'hang out' until dinnertime.

So we call him the Madpie.
Have a great weekend.


  1. Bol Bol that is the true definition of hanging around.
    Does the pack see this?
    Hugs Cecilia

  2. That is one funny bird. It sounds like they offer hours of entertainment for you.

  3. What a crazy bird - no wonder you call him the Madpie!!!

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  4. Birds aren't beggars,we're just smart.

  5. the MADpie might be kin to me the MADsnapper! ha ha.. he is adorable! and really big for a baby.... our TV is showing the red sky and smoke down under as I type this comment. prayers for all of you and your country... do magpies make as much noise as our big black crows?

  6. That madpie knows how to have fun!

  7. Well it can be very boring, waiting for dinnertime...

  8. I suppose it's better than being on Twitter all day! :-)!

  9. BOL MOL him fur sure are hanging out ;)

    Matt & Matilda

  10. We don't like that thing. We have turkeys and Canadian geese. We don't like them either.

  11. What a silly goose or we mean silly madpie!!
    Mabel & Hilda

  12. Mom always says birds are crazy. They do such weird stuff to amuse themselves.