Purfylle: Magpie Clan

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Sunday, 15 May 2016

Magpie Clan

Magpie with wasp


Australian magpie with wasp

Juvenile Australian Magpie

Australian Magpie

Peewee - definitely not a magpie, but often found sharing grazing area

Magpie giving me the eyeball

Magpie Clan

Magpie Clan

15 comments:

  1. Aren't they fascinating birds? I used to be really wary of them (superstitious) but ever since I moved here there is at least one, sometimes two on a good day, outside. Our ones are very naughty and fight with the blackbirds. Ours also have more blue in them. Great capture :) PS Sorry if you have this comment twice, something went wrong the first time. #MySundayPhoto

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    1. I love their song, and the blue is more prominent during mating season and is even more visible in UV. Cool huh?

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    2. Oh, and our magpies aren't corvid's like yours, they're actually more closely related to butcher birds.

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  2. They're very clever birds. I love the capture of the one with a bug! Great shots!

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    1. They are crazy smart! They even use tools apparently.

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  3. Beautiful detail in the photos, love watching birds

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. Looks like you should update your blogger profile, I've gotten so used to seeing photalife everywhere now.

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  4. A tasty snack to keep him going! Beautiful photos

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  5. What great captures! Especially the bug eating one. He looks impressed with his dinner

    Cat x

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    1. He was a bit worried I might try and steal it I think.

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  6. Pretty bird!
    Why are all the females so much more drab???

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    1. The young and females need the better camouflage to protect the babies from being stolen by predators.

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  7. They are amazing. I always love the sound that they make =)

    Lovely photos =)

    #mysundayphoto

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  8. I just love magpies. We have 3 around at the moment which I feed. They are so cheeky. Love the photos.

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