As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Thursday, 12 December 2019

One for sorrow, dozens for joy: Bird-loving woman spends time socialising with 50 magpies every morning - and says it helps her relax

Caring woman started feeding an injured magpie and now finds yard overrun 
Up to 50 magpies are waiting for her at 5.30 in the morning for breakfast
Woman thinks birds are hungry because of the drought and bush fires
Neighbours have joined in feeding the birds and aren't bothered by noise

PUBLISHED: 03:17, 4 December 2019 | UPDATED: 07:39, 4 December 2019

A bird loving woman who started caring for an injured magpie now finds her home inundated with them in the early hours of every morning. 

The woman, who lives in Oxenford in Queensland, doesn't mind the early wake up call and finds it  ''relaxing' to start each morning spending time with the birds.  

 'I usually get up at 5.30 in the morning and come out with my coffee and they are here waiting for me' Collette Dunn told 7 news

Each morning when Colette comes out with her morning coffee, she founds dozens of magpies waiting for breakfast

With a gourmet menu on offer each morning including dried crickets, meals worms, sunflower seeds, oats and premium mince, it is no wonder the birds keep returning for more. 

Good samaritan Colette started feeding the magpies after she found an injured one in her backyard. 

'It all started with one that we started feeding that had a broken beak. He told his friends!' she told the ABC

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