In some circles, the Australian Magpie is a maligned bird. They will aggressively defend their territory at times. Occasionally they will prey on smaller birds and when breeding, some individuals will attack anyone or anything that comes within cooee of their nest tree.
However, their rich carolling call is very easy on the ear, and I reckon they look smartly dressed in their contrasting black and white plumage. Wild birds will sometimes tame easily. Stories abound of 'pet' wild Magpies being hand fed and even venturing indoors for a handout.
This morning, these two were sharing a leftover dog bone in the front yard.
Meanwhile, an Eastern Rosella watched their antics from a nearby vantage point.
Yep, not too much wrong with our 'maggies' in my book.
PS: As I write this, I can hear rain on the roof - yippee!