Hi all, Im not sure wether you have magpies over there, they are beautiful black and white birds. Anyhow, we had a colony of about 6 very tame magpies in our area. They got very friendly towards us and we had this wonderful connection with them. On Friday a colony of magpies from another area decided that they should move in here and kick the others out, so they beat them all up, broke their backs and now they are all gone. I took 2 young ones in overnight but realised their injuries were too severe to treat so the vet euthanised them. They were such sweet little youngsters letting me feed them without a fight. We now have these new ones which dont know us, are not tame and dont sound the same. We are all feeling very empty and angry. Sorry, I needed to vent and if any Aussies are reading this, protect your local magpie colony cause this is what may happen.