I often see Sulphur Crested Cockatoos at play, but Magpies always seem so serious in searching for food or defending territory. Even when caroling, they seem to scan their surrounds, just checking to make sure everything is as it should be. Lately, I’ve witnessed a young Magpie engaged in a few incidents that could be interpreted as playing. The latest one was just outside the study window, where a clump of grass and roots pulled (by us) from our garden became something to wrestle, and a treasure to carry around.
Here is a slide show of the highlights. I haven’t captioned the photographs individually, as this is largely self-explanatory: