Usually when you rescue birds, you don’t expect them to hang around after they are healthy enough to be set free. But that is not the case with Penguin, a Magpie who was rescued by an Australian family based in Sydney.
The Magpie was first spotted by their son Cameron Bloom after it had fallen down from her nest during a cold and windy day. She had no feathers and she might have died soon if left behind. But the family wasn’t about to do that.
They took her to the vet. clinic to have her examined and ask the veterinarian if it was possible to raise the tiny Magpie chick at home. Per the vet’s advice, it was, but Magpies would require a lot of attention.
The family of five took on the challenge and eventually managed to nurse the Magpie to full health. After some time, she was released back to the wild. But the Magpie did not venture too far away from the loving family that had given her a second chance at life. Instead, she nested in one of their backyard trees. Even more surprising, she never really left her home, she comes and goes as pleases and interacts with the family just like the rest of the family members.
The photographs below document her social interactions with her family.
She is probably thinking, “if you were hungry I’d bring you a little worm and place it right in there”.
Supervising that homework gets done.
Practicing music lessons.
Time for a family photo.
Sharing her food.