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common magpie

  1. Roadside magpie

    Roadside magpie

    Looking for birds along the roads ... 😀
  2. Eurasian Magpie

    Eurasian Magpie

    I don't get nearly so many now, and it's good to see them when they do turn up. Through window glass. Thanks for your comments and good birding. John
  3. Video: Magpie Bird Preens a Muntjac Deer at RSPB Rye Meads, Hertforshire, UK 05th June 2023

    Video: Magpie Bird Preens a Muntjac Deer at RSPB Rye Meads, Hertforshire, UK 05th June 2023

    Eurasian magpie preens a male Muntjac deer at RSPB Rye Meads, Hertfordshire, UK, 05th June 2023 (Preening starts @00:28). Magpies and deer sometimes display a symbiotic relationship where the deer will tolerate the magpie on its back in return for the magpie removing ectoparasites such as fleas...
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    Strange Magpie sound, 7 Mar, Central Poland

    I believe these sounds were repeated over and over by at least one Magpie perched on a treetop. I'd never heard it before and wonder what they could be or what function they could serve. A subsong would be my best bet, but isn't it too loud for a subsong, and shouldn't a subsong be more varied...
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    Common Magpie subspecies

    OK, I've been a little bit torn between posting it here, in Bird Identification Q&A and in Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature. While browsing through photos of Common Magpies in the Macaulay Library, I noticed an interesting feature: the white cross stripe above the rump varies in thickness between...
  6. Eurasian Magpie

    Eurasian Magpie

    Thank you for your comments, stay safe and well, and good birding! John
  7. Eurasian Magpie

    Eurasian Magpie

    Thank you for your comments, stay safe and well, and good birding! John
  8. Eurasian Magpie

    Eurasian Magpie

    Thank you for your comments, stay safe and well. John
  9. Eurasian Magpie

    Eurasian Magpie

    Thank you for your comments, stay safe and well. John
  10. Eurasian (Common) Magpie

    Eurasian (Common) Magpie

    This bird has been nibbling lichen. Carrion Crows do the same. It seems hardly worth the effort, but they must be finding something with food value. Thank you for your comments, stay safe and well.
  11. Eurasian Magpie

    Eurasian Magpie

    Thank you for your comments, stay safe and well, and good birding! John
  12. Eurasian (Common) Magpie

    Eurasian (Common) Magpie

    Thank you for your comments, stay safe and well, and good birding! John
  13. Eurasian Magpie (Common Magpie)

    Eurasian Magpie (Common Magpie)

    In mid-preen. Thank you for your comments, stay safe and well. John
  14. Eurasian (Common) Magpie

    Eurasian (Common) Magpie

    Busy gathering nest material. Not a brilliant shot but maybe of “behavioural” interest. Thanks for your comments, stay safe and well, and good birding! John
  15. Magpie trio

    Magpie trio

  16. Common Magpie

    Common Magpie

  17. Common Magpies

    Common Magpies

    Very little to be seen from my window for the last two months, practically no small birds, just the occasional crow, feral pigeon or Magpie (it was nice to get four this morning). It's the worst summer "bird drought" I can remember. The weather doesn't help, very windy. It was good...
  18. Common Magpie

    Common Magpie

  19. Common Magpie

    Common Magpie

    The tail of this individual did look a little shorter than average, but is foreshortened further in this view. I reckon the bird is doing its impression of a Dipper. There is some brown in the plumage: this is occasionally reported in Magpies but there seems no clear consensus on why it should...
  20. Pistachio !

    Pistachio !

  21. Common Magpie

    Common Magpie

  22. Portrait

    Portrait

  23. Common Magpie

    Common Magpie

  24. Common Magpie

    Common Magpie

    First time in the garden for me.
  25. Common magpie

    Common magpie

    Not many peoples most popular bird but they have some lovely colours in their plumage when the sun is on them.
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