Jane Tag

Those of you who have been in Perth for a number of years know that Spring is the season for the magpie. They nest in trees on main roads and are a menace as they swoop on school children and bicyclists - the whole thing is over in a month or so but it can be quite a nuisance while they are active. As they are a protected species of some sort - as opposed to schoolchildren who can be pecked with impunity - you are not allowed to protect yourself. Hey, if the school children had got to harry Butler first it might have been different...