These are the younger magpies that like to hang around our clothes line waiting for the guy upstairs to throw down his scrap bread crusts. It can get annoying on washing day just because I can get the occasional dropping on my clothes or towels. Magpies don't generally like me either and they tend to want to 'go' me whenever they can or swoop and dive. I've been told that magpies are excellent at remembering faces so if you are nasty or aggressive towards them ie. "shooo you bugger.... get outta here" waving arms and yelling, they will always remember and will 'go' for you again and again. On that note, I don't look them in the eyes so I seem submissive and they will know that I mean nothing to them.
Big toughy I am!