Opinion: Balcatta reader shares photo of unusual magpieJuly 19th, 2018, 11:00AMWritten by Laura Pond Stirling Times Opinion The brown-coloured magpie. Picture: Melinda Tough. BALCATTA resident Melinda Tough shared these photos of an off-colour magpie. “This brown magpie has been around our house and local park for some time now,” she said.Have something to share? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch at www.facebook.com/StirlingTimes.