I have just seen behaviour from a Magpie that I haven't observed before, and I was wondering if anyone else has spotted similar behaviour?
He took a piece of toast from my next door neighbour's feeder, hopped about 2 yards away from it and poked it into the lawn. he then started to pick up blades of grass to cover up the food. I thought I was seeing things but then he repeated it with another piece of toast.
We have loads of magpies around here and I have seen them dunking food into water to wet it before eating it, but I have never seen a magpie caching food like this before.