Incredible moment friendly MAGPIE visits man fixing neighbours fence

A recruitment consultant has been left stunned after a magpie spent three hours sitting on his shoulder as he fixed his neighbour’s fence.

Riordan Hanan revealed the bird had been saved as a baby and nursed back to health by someone living in Rowlands Castle, Hants. 

It meant the bird wasn’t afraid of humans, and hopped onto Mr Hanan’s hand to take a look at what he was doing.

Footage showed the bird standing on the man’s forearm as he took a break from digging. In another clip the bird was on his shoulder. 

Riordan Hanan revealed the bird had been saved as a baby and nursed back to health by someone living in Rowlands Castle, Hants

Riordan Hanan revealed the bird had been saved as a baby and nursed back to health by someone living in Rowlands Castle, Hants

Mr Hanan (pictured), a recruitment consultant, couldn't believe it when the bird perched on his shoulder during a three-hour visit

Mr Hanan (pictured), a recruitment consultant, couldn’t believe it when the bird perched on his shoulder during a three-hour visit

The black and white bird, usually known for stealing shiny objects in an effort to attract a mate, perched on Mr Hanan’s shoulder.

He said: ‘It was a pleasant surprise when the bird approached me. I had never seen one get so close before.

‘I put my hand out and gave her a little stroke, then she hopped onto my shoulder and spent three hours with me.

The black and white bird, usually known for stealing shiny objects in an effort to attract a mate, perched on Mr Hanan's shovel

The black and white bird, usually known for stealing shiny objects in an effort to attract a mate, perched on Mr Hanan’s shovel

It perched on his shoulder

The magpie is known to others on the street, as she often approaches humans, according to Mr Hanan

The magpie is known to others on the street and often approaches humans, according to Mr Hanan. It perched on his shoulder, left

‘She would hop on to the spade too as I was digging.’

The magpie is known to others on the street and she often approaches humans, according to Mr Hanan.

He added: ‘My neighbour told me that magpie is known by people on the street.

‘She was saved as a baby as she broke her wing, and when she went back to the wild, she didn’t go far as she trusts humans.’

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