Wildlife in my local patch

Hampshire UK

Mossy Magpie Mess

In the last few days I’ve noticed a real mess of scattered moss under a couple of the oak trees in the wood opposite.
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Yesterday we found out who the culprits were!

Two local magpies were stripping the moss from the upper branches – possibly to use for nest material or possibly to dislodge insects found there.

Author: Jackson

Jackson is a young person with an active interest in natural history. He has been asked to be a Local Patch Reporter, writing a regular nature blog about the wildlife in his area for BBC Wildlife Magazine.

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