Jul 18, 2023Liked by Laura Erickson

It leaves me wondering how the magpies detached the bird spikes from where they were supposed to be. It also reminds me of the time when a pair of Baltimore Orioles deconstructed a woven plastic tarp that we had in the yard and rewove it into their beautiful hanging nest in an adjacent aspen tree. Very creative.

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It sounded from the actual paper I linked to that the magpies pulled up whole strips of the spikes. It's all so interesting how birds figure out things!!

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