The magpie in the books
|First Book Appearance||The Fox Cub Bold|
The Magpie appears during The Fox Cub Bold. He spots Bold running through the downland in broad daylight and mutters disapproval to himself about the fox's behaviour. When Bold lets a vole go free the magpie remarks to himself that the fox is not a great hunter and will have to improve or he won't survive long.
The magpie starts to feed on a dead wood pigeon, but Bold dashes up and causes him to take flight. The bird criticises Bold for not hunting live quarry and snatching a meal from a weaker creature than himself. Bold leaves the pigeon and the magpie warns him about the dangers of being around during the day, but the young fox ignores these remarks and the magpie flies away, before later returning to the remains of the pigeon.
The magpie does not appear in the TV series and his role is instead given to Crow.
|Minor characters from the book series|
|The Animals of Farthing Wood|
|Barn Owl • Betsy Griggs • Carp • Fieldmouse • Hare • Hedgehog • Horse • Jack • Leveret • Lizard • Mrs Hare • Mrs Pheasant • Mrs Vole • Pheasant • Pike • Rabbit • Rooks • Squirrel • Shrike • Tom Griggs • Vole|
|In the Grip of Winter|
|Edible Frogs • Ginger Cat • Paddock • Poachers • Stoat|
|Blaze • Dreamer • Mirthful • Ranger's cousin • Russet|
|The Fox Cub Bold|
|Magpie • Robber|
|The Siege of White Deer Park|
|Husky • Pace • Rusty • The Beast • Trip|
|In the Path of the Storm|
|Bats • Sooty|
|Battle for the Park|