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Rescued Magpie Becomes Lifelong Friend With The Family That Saved Her Life
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Rescued Magpie Becomes Lifelong Friend With The Family That Saved Her Life

After being rescued and nursed back to health by a young family in Newport, Australia, a magpie named Penguin has become a regular visitor and friend at the Bloom family’s home, playing with them and coming in to hide when it rains.

Penguin was discovered flying on the ground near a tree in 2013 by Noah, who is now 11. After being nursed back to health by husband and wife Cameron and Sam and their children (Reuben, 13, Noah, 11, Oli, 9), Penguin was allowed to fly free, but still returned often to spent time with the family. She plays catch, saunters through their home and even perches on their shoulders – all while Cameron Bloom takes beautiful pictures.

The bird waits for the family to leave their home before flying on her own way in the morning, and greets the kids when they get home from school; “It’s like a dog wagging its tail – she sits there in the tree and flaps her wings like she’s excited,” Noah’s father told ABC News.

More info: bloomphotography.comInstagram (h/t: abc.net.au, dailymail)

“Little baby magpie came into our lives when she fell from a tree at about 3 weeks old”

“We gradually nursed her back to health with a proper Magpie diet and lots of cuddles”

“She watches tv, jumps on the tramp with the kids, flies into our bed in the morning and cuddles up”

“I never thought she’d become as much a part of the family as she has. [The kids] love her like a dog, but better”

“She’s free to fly – she often will just hang out around us in the morning then when the kids go to school she’ll do her own thing”

“If you flap your arms like wings – she’ll flap her wings”

“She spends a fair bit of time cruising inside the house, picking up the kids’ scraps and playing games. She’s pretty domesticated”

“When the kids play handball here with their friends… Penguin just flies from kid to kid, sort of gets involved. It’s pretty fun. It’s chaotic”

“If other magpies are around she’ll make a beeline for the house and fly in here so she doesn’t get bombed and pecked – they really attack her”

“A few months ago there was another baby magpie, a local one. She started playing with it and it came into the house”

“Penguin and this one were just… talking and carrying on together. It was really cool”

 

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ashyda
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7 years ago

That's the cutest thing I've seen in a while!

RobertoGardella
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7 years ago

Lovely! Very well composed photos!

HélèneMarcotte
Community Member
7 years ago

Very Nice pictures ...I like the humanity of it all ....

JeremyJ
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7 years ago

Beautiful. I think the bond that has formed between the magpie and this family is amazing. The pictures are stunning as well.

AnaRadulovic
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7 years ago

wonderful story, wonderful family and wonderful photos!!

VictoriaRainert
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7 years ago

Greatest story of the day!

KarinJohann
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7 years ago

♥ ❤ cuteness overload ♥ ❤

RJazz909
Community Member
7 years ago

Awwwhhhh what a good 'lil birdie!!!!

ZalSlowix
Community Member
6 years ago

that is so magical. if i were rich, i'd make a movie about them!(hint!)

Bobcatthing
Community Member
7 years ago

that's why animal abuse should stop...

JohnT
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7 years ago

That's the cutest thing I've seen in my life!

ФилипДимитров
Community Member
7 years ago

Amazing !!

KeithColbert
Community Member
7 years ago

We had one like that once. She even came with us when we moved to another town.

desreid
Community Member
7 years ago

I love crows and Ravens.... I often shout at them 'Oi! Cheeky Mr Crow!'....lovely story of a very loveable magpie in Oz...

BarbaraCinnCorbin
Community Member
7 years ago

That love is real....

Rachel Montgomery
Community Member
4 years ago

We have a rescued magpie called paddy who is exactly the same, she runs around the house playing and sleeping, she’s just part of the family 💗

Rachel Bonilla
Community Member
4 years ago

It's simply awesome. I just love it.

LolaKristo
Community Member
6 years ago

Lovely story & photos. It seems that we have also got a magpie pet. It comes to our balcony regularly and waits to be fed. It has recently started to walk into the house when it sees us inside. It also brings us gifts - it spits out clusters of seeds at our balcony door. Have you had this experience with 'gifts' from magpies?

AmyMaggs
Community Member
7 years ago

Beautiful xxx

DianneClement
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7 years ago

totally wounderfull

KenriBasar
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7 years ago

Lovely Photography BTW.

RobertRuxandrescu
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7 years ago

These kids will grow up being amazing people. In fact, they are already.

YarodIsol
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7 years ago

Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :-)

HunterLillis
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7 years ago

This is an amazing story and terrific photos of a loving family!

GabrielleQuirk
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7 years ago

Magical

JoAnneKlein
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7 years ago

No matter the angle one views this series, it is magnificent, heartwarming, adorable, charming, and completely captured love between species

GirardMajax
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7 years ago

What type of camera could I use for a result like this?

ClarePomfrett
Community Member
7 years ago

This is so beautiful,and what a privilege to be adopted by a wild bird. It is amazing the relationship between the bird and family.

GastonBuhunny
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7 years ago

I've never seen a bird relax on its back before. cool.

GinaDinallo
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7 years ago

Awww

EdieNichols
Community Member
7 years ago

Aww! What a SWEET relationship! Thanks for sharing!!

HalukSunol
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7 years ago

Wonderful family found a lifetime friend

HamedVand
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7 years ago

tell me , how many time he/she peed on your head ?

MelanieBowland
Community Member
7 years ago

Totally awesome

JosephMcGoldrick
Community Member
7 years ago

So sweet. The bond between animal and man has become more distant and stressed with time. This is special to my heart and gives me faith.

JoanParker
Community Member
7 years ago

What a truly wonderful experience. God's creatures at their best. That Magpie knew a good family when it found them. Cherish every moment.

ChirenFuu
Community Member
7 years ago

It made me missed my bird pet "Itim" . T.T

LillianaHoffman
Community Member
7 years ago

Fantastic! It's like this with lots of wild animals that are raised by humans, they can't adapt to wildlife, but they are comfy with humans!

RosanneWoody
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7 years ago

Beautiful, just beautiful <3

LornaLake
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7 years ago

Wonderful story and photos are absolutely lovely too. I love that Penguin has choice and flies free. I hope there are more photos soon.

galarie69
Community Member
7 years ago

Very Nice!!

lemonhead
Community Member
7 years ago

What if the magpie has a disease? Its cute but it could be dangerous...plus most wild animals attack, no matter how tame they look

Shantel'leH
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7 years ago

So amazing

Lupylu
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7 years ago

What a lovely story with brilliant photos....

CherrillGavin
Community Member
7 years ago

Absolutely wonderful.photos are great.

JanWalker
Community Member
7 years ago

Beautiful, we enjoyed Magpies at our home and they would treat us to wonderful tunes mimicked from the radio

AgataGrajoszek
Community Member
7 years ago

The best story I saw in a long time, it is incredible!

TinadeRonde
Community Member
7 years ago

This is amazing! There's so much trust and love between the bird and the family, also very beautiful photos!

SilviaVago
Community Member
7 years ago

Es lo más hermoso que he visto ultimamente! qué ternura ese pájaro con la familia que lo rescató, estoy maravillada. generosa naturaleza!

SandyWitman
Community Member
7 years ago

Wow! A bird that doesn't know he is a bird! Amazing.

BarbBraun
Community Member
7 years ago

It really made my day! Lovely to see such an apparently well-adjusted family with a healthy love and respect for other species. Beautiful!

suzanne2086
Community Member
7 years ago

This is just great!!

Kayesie
Community Member
7 years ago

Wonderful ! Thank you, the children are adorable and the birds treasures.

LionelleGrosdemanche-dien
Community Member
7 years ago

Bonjour, cette histoire me surprend et m'émerveille. Elle est incroyable bien que je ne doute pas de sa véracité. Les animaux sont surprenan

LibaStambollion
Community Member
7 years ago

beautiful

PéLinssen
Community Member
7 years ago

Im in love!!!

SamZed
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7 years ago

Stunning pictures.

JoBrazier
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7 years ago

What a beautiful story and family you have. Such absolutely beautiful photos as well.

AngelitaWhite
Community Member
7 years ago

Adorable

SusanL.Miller
Community Member
7 years ago

I love this! So glad that the family lets Penguin fly and be a bird, but also be a treasured part of their lives. The photos are gorgeous!

KerryFleming
Community Member
7 years ago

And now I want a magpie.

SarahHovland
Community Member
7 years ago

So awsume

DianeNoland
Community Member
7 years ago

That's the neatest thing ever!

MelanieGillis
Community Member
7 years ago

Loooooooove!!! And the photography is incredible.

IreneManly
Community Member
7 years ago

That's awsome. We had a baby Robbin and we took care of May years ago. We were able to take it outside and she/he came back.

KristoferPutnam
Community Member
7 years ago

Exceptional story and pics of a very cool family of humans and bird...very uplifting, thank you.

LisaMair
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7 years ago

Who's the photographer? Beautiful pictures - captured it so well!

KyaraPeacock
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7 years ago

What a lovely family!

PearlDacks
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7 years ago

absolutely marvelous...such a loving family and the magpie seems to have bonded with all of the members...a delight to behold...thank you...

LeaOpitz
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7 years ago

omg this is one of the best stories ever!

JenniAmmendolea
Community Member
7 years ago

amazing stunning photos. Love it!

SweetAngel
Community Member
7 years ago

i love that cute bird

ClaraFlores
Community Member
7 years ago

loved it. wonderful. made my day

GaborDvornik
Community Member
7 years ago

Cool! I had a similar story with a crow - 35 yrs ago. :)

MargaretMayo
Community Member
7 years ago

Love this story

cest_nayce
Community Member
7 years ago

what a beautiful family and a beautiful pictures

LidijaMalkic
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7 years ago

love it!!!!!

RosemaryTurpin
Community Member
7 years ago

Wonderful pictures and a great story! That bird is sure relaxed around that family! I wish we folk could be that relaxed around each other

LaurenceJénoc
Community Member
7 years ago

amazing level of friendliness, while respecting the bird freedom on top of that... great!

FiTetsworth
Community Member
7 years ago

What a sweet lesson for the boys and a great life for Penguin. The photos are gorgeous, capturing your life perfectly.

TammyMetzgerLawrenz
Community Member
7 years ago

I also wonder why do the other magpies mistreat it?

TammyMetzgerLawrenz
Community Member
7 years ago

loved the story, pics and video. the children are so gentle with the magpie. you can see the bond. I wonder... what about bird poop? :0

missjoyful
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7 years ago

What a beautiful story!! Also a wonderful family!

JuneHotaling
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7 years ago

great pictures and great story lucky famly

LynnLuptak
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7 years ago

So cute! Aren't magpies like crows and those are capable of talking.

RichMcCormick
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7 years ago

So sweet and all that love in those photos!

LeslieClarkson
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7 years ago

Just wonderful!

JaneSchneer
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7 years ago

Beautiful and beautifully captured!

Jayne
Community Member
7 years ago

You helped a baby bird and what she has given back is priceless - enjoy x

NarasimhaJagirdar
Community Member
7 years ago

Wonderful.

CharlesSlavens
Community Member
7 years ago

A new high on my "Aw Shucks" list fur sure.

GeralyneScott
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7 years ago

I loved that! Great story.

GeralyneScott
Community Member
7 years ago

I love that! What a great story? Thanks for sharing.

LindaCarr
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7 years ago

Such a great story and I definitely enjoyed all of the beautiful pictures.

LindaCarr
Community Member
7 years ago

Such a very sweet story and amazing photos!

SusannCampbell
Community Member
7 years ago

Compliment's to the Mother of raising her children to love nature and it's birds.

BenRawls
Community Member
7 years ago

A friend had one years ago. They are smarter than most dogs

AlonBaker
Community Member
7 years ago

There is hope......

LizRice-Sosne
Community Member
7 years ago

Your photos and story are so wonderful - thank you, I loved seeing this.

MargitLarsen
Community Member
7 years ago

Fantastic good photos... .and the story is wonderful ! makes me even more dislike the human race for how "we" treat animals.

TerryVanhill
Community Member
7 years ago

Careful with the kisses and letting he/she put beak in mouth. Mamal saliva is toxic to birds.

JasmeetKaur
Community Member
7 years ago

superbly done.. the connection is so purely visible.. thanks for great work..

SarahofBorg
Community Member
7 years ago

OMG I want one!

JyotsnaMankikar
Community Member
7 years ago

Superb

KarungiDaphne
Community Member
7 years ago

Awesome!

darkphoenix
Community Member
7 years ago

omg, can I have one :D

MishellPkDas
Community Member
7 years ago

I like

MarionClark
Community Member
7 years ago

beautiful story...

AasbjørnOlavssonTveiten
Community Member
7 years ago

Love knows no boundries:)fly fly

JillForga
Community Member
7 years ago

Thank you to the family who gave her such love and a home! What beautiful people you! Thanks for all the pics! ❤️

DesireeHomann
Community Member
7 years ago

Beautiful story with beautiful pictures. Happy story for a change & we need more lovely stories like this one. Love Penguin.

HongLiangNg
Community Member
7 years ago

It's just too beautiful to look at ^_^

AnnegretWhitman
Community Member
7 years ago

That's lovely

MarieGardner
Community Member
7 years ago

Absolutely beautiful & heartwarming. Love the photos. This family should write a children's book about this.

سهرماموسى
Community Member
7 years ago

I always love story about domesticated animal...

SapthamiVinay
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7 years ago

Very cute :)

JudithHumphrys
Community Member
7 years ago

Cool ! Great photos.

Laura-JeanSmtih
Community Member
7 years ago

Living beauty. How wonderful!

AmandaClayton
Community Member
7 years ago

This reminds me of the magpie I rescued as a child. Very similar story - such fond memories

MarjorieSchuh
Community Member
7 years ago

This is a beautiful story!!!

AndreaMurry
Community Member
7 years ago

Wow so cute..!

SylviaGriffin
Community Member
7 years ago

This is such a wonderful example of in species respect!

RaymondFogliano
Community Member
7 years ago

I am so green wit envy

TheaHayes
Community Member
7 years ago

What I think is that birds are wonderful, sentient beings, and these photographs belong in a book so I can look at them forever.

Vodka
Community Member
7 years ago

where does she.......... poop?

AlicjaHolinej
Community Member
7 years ago

Very beautiful and comforting♥

DonnaBoden
Community Member
7 years ago

Always regarded magpies as villains 'til this - nurture over nature! Love the way Penguin speaks to Noah, beautiful bond & beautiful photos.

IsabelRomero
Community Member
7 years ago

Awesome!!!!

KathyMetts
Community Member
7 years ago

I love this, every bit of it! The photos are wonderful, and you are all very nice looking, too, including Penguin! Thank you for sharing!

Queenluxa
Community Member
7 years ago

lucky family! What a beautiful bird :3

MiguelAriza
Community Member
7 years ago

wao pictures are very talkative about the relationship betwen then a great example to the kids and bird itself, there still hope.

JoniRamsayHer-Weddings
Community Member
7 years ago

Luv this! Great photography. So happy they made the right choice by hiring a professional.

VictoriaRobertson
Community Member
7 years ago

We had a Jackdaw growing up who had been injured, he was so bright, great fun and it was an honor to have him in the family, stunning birds

VictoriaRobertson
Community Member
7 years ago

These images are amazing!

KathleenLanza
Community Member
7 years ago

BEAUTIFUL FAMILY! AND AWESOME PHOTOS! LUCKY BIRD AND HUMANS!

KennethLodato
Community Member
7 years ago

This story really made me happy, I hope she lives a long healthy life with her lovely family. :)

KennethLodato
Community Member
7 years ago

:)

CommentaryFortytwo
Community Member
7 years ago

LOVE this story and the photos are wonderful. What a great home for those kids, Mom and birds. (Great view, too). Australia is the best!

SarahDacquigan-Yukianki
Community Member
7 years ago

I love this! It's so sweet that a family is giving an animal a good life. Wish everyone could do it

P.BruxFHell
Community Member
7 years ago

Where's this magpie's tail feathers?

Clara-MarieBenoit
Community Member
7 years ago

beautiful story with a happy ending <3 thank you for the smiles !!! Oh beautiful photos <3 indeed the photo have feeling of love <3

JoanLong
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7 years ago

Delightful story! Fabulous pictures! Wonderful family!

MinaMina
Community Member
7 years ago

Beautifully photographed

RalphKing
Community Member
7 years ago

Amazing and so beautiful!

LoisHassardShaw
Community Member
7 years ago

Wonderful

EliseWolf
Community Member
6 years ago

It takes a lot of knowledgeable care to raise a baby bird so that it does not have nutritional deficiencies as an adult. This birds feathering does not look good at all. Handling birds is bad for their waterproofing and feather condition, and that is a life or death issue for a wild bird. Corvids are smart and live in family groups, so this is not surprising. Hopefully these folks got some advice and information about raising a wild bird. Please do not try to do this without a license in the US and training. So many "saved" birds are released just to live poor quality short sad lives. Sure its cute, but does this bird have healthy bird relationships? Has it bred yet? does it even know what to eat out there...don't do this

ashyda
Community Member
7 years ago

That's the cutest thing I've seen in a while!

RobertoGardella
Community Member
7 years ago

Lovely! Very well composed photos!

HélèneMarcotte
Community Member
7 years ago

Very Nice pictures ...I like the humanity of it all ....

JeremyJ
Community Member
7 years ago

Beautiful. I think the bond that has formed between the magpie and this family is amazing. The pictures are stunning as well.

AnaRadulovic
Community Member
7 years ago

wonderful story, wonderful family and wonderful photos!!

VictoriaRainert
Community Member
7 years ago

Greatest story of the day!

KarinJohann
Community Member
7 years ago

♥ ❤ cuteness overload ♥ ❤

RJazz909
Community Member
7 years ago

Awwwhhhh what a good 'lil birdie!!!!

ZalSlowix
Community Member
6 years ago

that is so magical. if i were rich, i'd make a movie about them!(hint!)

Bobcatthing
Community Member
7 years ago

that's why animal abuse should stop...

JohnT
Community Member
7 years ago

That's the cutest thing I've seen in my life!

ФилипДимитров
Community Member
7 years ago

Amazing !!

KeithColbert
Community Member
7 years ago

We had one like that once. She even came with us when we moved to another town.

desreid
Community Member
7 years ago

I love crows and Ravens.... I often shout at them 'Oi! Cheeky Mr Crow!'....lovely story of a very loveable magpie in Oz...

BarbaraCinnCorbin
Community Member
7 years ago

That love is real....

Rachel Montgomery
Community Member
4 years ago

We have a rescued magpie called paddy who is exactly the same, she runs around the house playing and sleeping, she’s just part of the family 💗

Rachel Bonilla
Community Member
4 years ago

It's simply awesome. I just love it.

LolaKristo
Community Member
6 years ago

Lovely story & photos. It seems that we have also got a magpie pet. It comes to our balcony regularly and waits to be fed. It has recently started to walk into the house when it sees us inside. It also brings us gifts - it spits out clusters of seeds at our balcony door. Have you had this experience with 'gifts' from magpies?

AmyMaggs
Community Member
7 years ago

Beautiful xxx

DianneClement
Community Member
7 years ago

totally wounderfull

KenriBasar
Community Member
7 years ago

Lovely Photography BTW.

RobertRuxandrescu
Community Member
7 years ago

These kids will grow up being amazing people. In fact, they are already.

YarodIsol
Community Member
7 years ago

Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :-)

HunterLillis
Community Member
7 years ago

This is an amazing story and terrific photos of a loving family!

GabrielleQuirk
Community Member
7 years ago

Magical

JoAnneKlein
Community Member
7 years ago

No matter the angle one views this series, it is magnificent, heartwarming, adorable, charming, and completely captured love between species

GirardMajax
Community Member
7 years ago

What type of camera could I use for a result like this?

ClarePomfrett
Community Member
7 years ago

This is so beautiful,and what a privilege to be adopted by a wild bird. It is amazing the relationship between the bird and family.

GastonBuhunny
Community Member
7 years ago

I've never seen a bird relax on its back before. cool.

GinaDinallo
Community Member
7 years ago

Awww

EdieNichols
Community Member
7 years ago

Aww! What a SWEET relationship! Thanks for sharing!!

HalukSunol
Community Member
7 years ago

Wonderful family found a lifetime friend

HamedVand
Community Member
7 years ago

tell me , how many time he/she peed on your head ?

MelanieBowland
Community Member
7 years ago

Totally awesome

JosephMcGoldrick
Community Member
7 years ago

So sweet. The bond between animal and man has become more distant and stressed with time. This is special to my heart and gives me faith.

JoanParker
Community Member
7 years ago

What a truly wonderful experience. God's creatures at their best. That Magpie knew a good family when it found them. Cherish every moment.

ChirenFuu
Community Member
7 years ago

It made me missed my bird pet "Itim" . T.T

LillianaHoffman
Community Member
7 years ago

Fantastic! It's like this with lots of wild animals that are raised by humans, they can't adapt to wildlife, but they are comfy with humans!

RosanneWoody
Community Member
7 years ago

Beautiful, just beautiful <3

LornaLake
Community Member
7 years ago

Wonderful story and photos are absolutely lovely too. I love that Penguin has choice and flies free. I hope there are more photos soon.

galarie69
Community Member
7 years ago

Very Nice!!

lemonhead
Community Member
7 years ago

What if the magpie has a disease? Its cute but it could be dangerous...plus most wild animals attack, no matter how tame they look

Shantel'leH
Community Member
7 years ago

So amazing

Lupylu
Community Member
7 years ago

What a lovely story with brilliant photos....

CherrillGavin
Community Member
7 years ago

Absolutely wonderful.photos are great.

JanWalker
Community Member
7 years ago

Beautiful, we enjoyed Magpies at our home and they would treat us to wonderful tunes mimicked from the radio

AgataGrajoszek
Community Member
7 years ago

The best story I saw in a long time, it is incredible!

TinadeRonde
Community Member
7 years ago

This is amazing! There's so much trust and love between the bird and the family, also very beautiful photos!

SilviaVago
Community Member
7 years ago

Es lo más hermoso que he visto ultimamente! qué ternura ese pájaro con la familia que lo rescató, estoy maravillada. generosa naturaleza!

SandyWitman
Community Member
7 years ago

Wow! A bird that doesn't know he is a bird! Amazing.

BarbBraun
Community Member
7 years ago

It really made my day! Lovely to see such an apparently well-adjusted family with a healthy love and respect for other species. Beautiful!

suzanne2086
Community Member
7 years ago

This is just great!!

Kayesie
Community Member
7 years ago

Wonderful ! Thank you, the children are adorable and the birds treasures.

LionelleGrosdemanche-dien
Community Member
7 years ago

Bonjour, cette histoire me surprend et m'émerveille. Elle est incroyable bien que je ne doute pas de sa véracité. Les animaux sont surprenan

LibaStambollion
Community Member
7 years ago

beautiful

PéLinssen
Community Member
7 years ago

Im in love!!!

SamZed
Community Member
7 years ago

Stunning pictures.

JoBrazier
Community Member
7 years ago

What a beautiful story and family you have. Such absolutely beautiful photos as well.

AngelitaWhite
Community Member
7 years ago

Adorable

SusanL.Miller
Community Member
7 years ago

I love this! So glad that the family lets Penguin fly and be a bird, but also be a treasured part of their lives. The photos are gorgeous!

KerryFleming
Community Member
7 years ago

And now I want a magpie.

SarahHovland
Community Member
7 years ago

So awsume

DianeNoland
Community Member
7 years ago

That's the neatest thing ever!

MelanieGillis
Community Member
7 years ago

Loooooooove!!! And the photography is incredible.

IreneManly
Community Member
7 years ago

That's awsome. We had a baby Robbin and we took care of May years ago. We were able to take it outside and she/he came back.

KristoferPutnam
Community Member
7 years ago

Exceptional story and pics of a very cool family of humans and bird...very uplifting, thank you.

LisaMair
Community Member
7 years ago

Who's the photographer? Beautiful pictures - captured it so well!

KyaraPeacock
Community Member
7 years ago

What a lovely family!

PearlDacks
Community Member
7 years ago

absolutely marvelous...such a loving family and the magpie seems to have bonded with all of the members...a delight to behold...thank you...

LeaOpitz
Community Member
7 years ago

omg this is one of the best stories ever!

JenniAmmendolea
Community Member
7 years ago

amazing stunning photos. Love it!

SweetAngel
Community Member
7 years ago

i love that cute bird

ClaraFlores
Community Member
7 years ago

loved it. wonderful. made my day

GaborDvornik
Community Member
7 years ago

Cool! I had a similar story with a crow - 35 yrs ago. :)

MargaretMayo
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7 years ago

Love this story

cest_nayce
Community Member
7 years ago

what a beautiful family and a beautiful pictures

LidijaMalkic
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7 years ago

love it!!!!!

RosemaryTurpin
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7 years ago

Wonderful pictures and a great story! That bird is sure relaxed around that family! I wish we folk could be that relaxed around each other

LaurenceJénoc
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7 years ago

amazing level of friendliness, while respecting the bird freedom on top of that... great!

FiTetsworth
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7 years ago

What a sweet lesson for the boys and a great life for Penguin. The photos are gorgeous, capturing your life perfectly.

TammyMetzgerLawrenz
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7 years ago

I also wonder why do the other magpies mistreat it?

TammyMetzgerLawrenz
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7 years ago

loved the story, pics and video. the children are so gentle with the magpie. you can see the bond. I wonder... what about bird poop? :0

missjoyful
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7 years ago

What a beautiful story!! Also a wonderful family!

JuneHotaling
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7 years ago

great pictures and great story lucky famly

LynnLuptak
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7 years ago

So cute! Aren't magpies like crows and those are capable of talking.

RichMcCormick
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7 years ago

So sweet and all that love in those photos!

LeslieClarkson
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7 years ago

Just wonderful!

JaneSchneer
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7 years ago

Beautiful and beautifully captured!

Jayne
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7 years ago

You helped a baby bird and what she has given back is priceless - enjoy x

NarasimhaJagirdar
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7 years ago

Wonderful.

CharlesSlavens
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7 years ago

A new high on my "Aw Shucks" list fur sure.

GeralyneScott
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7 years ago

I loved that! Great story.

GeralyneScott
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7 years ago

I love that! What a great story? Thanks for sharing.

LindaCarr
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7 years ago

Such a great story and I definitely enjoyed all of the beautiful pictures.

LindaCarr
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7 years ago

Such a very sweet story and amazing photos!

SusannCampbell
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7 years ago

Compliment's to the Mother of raising her children to love nature and it's birds.

BenRawls
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7 years ago

A friend had one years ago. They are smarter than most dogs

AlonBaker
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7 years ago

There is hope......

LizRice-Sosne
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7 years ago

Your photos and story are so wonderful - thank you, I loved seeing this.

MargitLarsen
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7 years ago

Fantastic good photos... .and the story is wonderful ! makes me even more dislike the human race for how "we" treat animals.

TerryVanhill
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7 years ago

Careful with the kisses and letting he/she put beak in mouth. Mamal saliva is toxic to birds.

JasmeetKaur
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7 years ago

superbly done.. the connection is so purely visible.. thanks for great work..

SarahofBorg
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7 years ago

OMG I want one!

JyotsnaMankikar
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7 years ago

Superb