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photoblog image Ford Green Hall and The Whitfield Valley Nature Reserve

Ford Green Hall and The Whitfield Valley Nature Reserve

 Magpie - these are renowned and often persecuted for their wicked ways

Ford Green Hall and The Whitfield Valley Nature Reserve

 Magpie - these are renowned and often persecuted for their wicked ways

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  • Martine
  • France
  • 21 Apr 2017, 01:55
Bel oiseau avec sa longue queue.
Martin from Stone: Just waiting for something to steal
  • Ray
  • United States
  • 21 Apr 2017, 02:03
It is an attractive bird, Martin, and looks a bit like a Thai bird called a Drongo!

There are magpies in Australia...similar shape to a crow, but a bit smaller...very intelligent, successful in urban environments...and, extremely aggressive when protecting their nests.
Martin from Stone: They sound very similar in activity to ours
But beautiful, none-the-less! Excellent shot of this one, Martin!
Martin from Stone: It is uncommon to see one so close
Excellent shot, indeed, Martin. Textbook.
Martin from Stone: Just now and again I get a good bird shot
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Apr 2017, 06:23
Wicked indeed and collectors of shiny things too but they're intelligent and beautiful looking birds..
Martin from Stone: A bit Spiv like
A very attractive looking bird Martin.
Martin from Stone: On the face of it, underneath lurks a thief with tendencies to bump off nestlings.
We do not have them here but I learned about them when in Australia. Kids have eyes glued to their backpacks and carry tennis rackets when walking to school.
Martin from Stone: That does sound like they have a big problem with them.
These characters are regular visitors to our garden.
Martin from Stone: They would have to patiently queue here behind all the corpulent wood pigeons.
I don't care for them I must confess
Martin from Stone: They have a nasty streak by our standards
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 21 Apr 2017, 17:15
They are inventive smile I once saw three of them feasting on a rabbit (was road kill most likely) in Ireland. Great shot.
Martin from Stone: avian undertakers along with their crow relatives
Very nice capture... a bird made from black and white...
Martin from Stone: Like they are dressed for a formal dinner

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