Family doesn't let pet magpie go to its head
With her fascination with all that sparkles, Maggie the magpie might not be everyone's first choice as a family pet.
But Maggie has been adopted by a family in Cornwall after the tree she and her siblings were was nesting at Portreath was chopped down.
The dangerously underweight chick was found lying next to her sibling which had already died.
With an uncertain future, the little magpie was handed over to Gary Zammit, wildlife and conservation manager at Feadon Farm in Portreath.
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Gary took her back to the wildlife centre at the farm where he expertly looked after the bird, hand-feeding her back to health with the help of his family. His daughters named her Maggie.
Gary said: "Maggie is now doing great and proving to be a real character.
"Each evening she spends time with the family at their home where she causes a very welcome chaos."
Maggie enjoys stealing all manner of shiny objects from sweet wrappers to earrings- even if they are still on Gary's daughter Bethany's ears.
Visitors to the wildlife farm can meet Maggie at the Gwel an Mor resort.