Mags and the Ginger Pot

Gouache on board
Framed in Tas Oak

“We can learn so much from nature, especially if we observe them in our human arena.

friendship with a magpie – even when adult males are protecting their nests during the swooping season?

One can form a

Science has just begun to provide feasible explanations for friendship in animals, let alone for cross-species

friendships between humans and wild birds.

‘Magpies may readily come to a feeding table and become tame enough to take food from our hand, but this

isn’t really “friendship”. However, there is evidence that, remarkably, free-living magpies can forge lasting

relationships with people, even without depending on us for food or shelter’.”



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