Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Talking Magpies

"Magpies are the birds that everyone loves to hate. It is difficult to find anyone who has a good word to say about these handsome rogues: in many peoples' eyes, magpies are the avian equivalents of the football hooligan. Once regarded with superstitious awe, today the unfortunate magpie has become an object of hate. It is not unusual to hear mild-mannered old ladies insisting that magpies should be shot, or to read indignant letters in papers, suggesting that the Royal Society of the Protection of Birds (RSPB) should do something about magpies" via: