It never ceases to amaze me the patience of parent birds towards their ever hungry, demanding babies. A family of Magpies regularly visit my backyard for a free loading feed and drink. The antics of the youngsters often has me smiling. "The Squarkers" , there are 2, never seem to stop pestering the parents to feed them, even when they are standing amongst the food! Mothers magpies in particular seem incredibly patient to me and just keep stuffing things down the neck of "the squarker", until its too full to squark. Funny to watch.