How to make friends and influence smart birds
January 6, 2013 2:17 AM Subscribe
How do I make friends with corvids?
posted by digitalprimate to Home & Garden (12 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
I have a mated pair of Eurasian Magpies (pica pica
or in Dutch, Eksters
) that live around my back yard.
Inspired by this story
about a person who made friends with the local crows and jays, I've begun leaving bits of bread out on the table in the back yard for them. They seem to like that, but I have no idea what I should be leaving out for them since all the Dutch websites about them are instructions for getting them to leave (the Dutch generally consider them to be a pest).
So, how do I get these birds to like me and hang out with me when I'm in the garden? I'm looking specifically for tips about pica pica
because the only tips I can find are for other corvids.