The Magpies and Pied Currawongs are getting ready for Spring.
The other day I found a dozen of them feasting in our front yard on the berries of this bush.
They have also been visiting my backyard and raiding the vegie patch for straw.
This one found a Virginia Creeper vine offcut was more to it's liking.
So it carried it up to the carport roof
and onto the garage
and flew off with it's ill-gotten gains!
The next day she was back trying to pinch the plastic framework that supports my climbing Geranium :-(
That must be some nest she's building lol!
They can be fun to observe but Currawongs are predators who will kill and eat small birds.
I don't want to encourage them around here as we have a wonderful large wren population that we dearly love and would hate to lose them to these 'brutes'!
On another note...we have peas growing in the herb box!
They have germinated from the peastraw mulch that we used to help build the box up.
I've read that these peas are not so good for human consumption as they are generally small and hard and are mainly used for stock feed.
Has anyone had experience with harvesting and eating these peas?
I'm not sure if we should try for that or just use them for extra mulch.
Any advice would be appreciated :-)